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New York attorney general announces contractor scheme to cheat employees

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 1:04pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced Lalo Drywall Inc. and its owner, Sergio Raymundo, have admitted to cheating eight workers at a Harlem housing project out of roughly $800,000 in wages over a 17-month period.

LearningRx marketers to pay $200,000 to settle deceptive advertising allegations

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:58pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the developers and marketers of the LearningRx “brain training” programs have settled to pay $200,000 and agreed to stop making allegedly false and unsubstantiated claims.

Federal judge grants Arkansas right to intervene in U.S. Labor Department case

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:48pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced a federal judge has granted Arkansas and nine other states the right to intervene in a case that challenges the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Advice Exemption Rule.

FTC bureau director comments on Jerk.com owner court decision

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection, has released comments on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit's decision to uphold an FTC summary decision against John Fanning, creator of Jerk.com.

California attorney general targets Pong Marketing over illegal gambling allegations

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:35pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced her office has filed a lawsuit against Pong Marketing & Promotions Inc. for allegations of illegal gambling. 

2 Alabama residents allege Hobby Lobby's coupons misleading

Robbie Hargett May 26, 2016, 12:21pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Two Alabama residents are suing Hobby Lobby, alleging its coupons and sales mislead consumers.

California consumer alleges Suited Connector sent spam texts

Robbie Hargett May 26, 2016, 12:12pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California man is suing a consumer industry company, alleging it sent text messages without consent.

Illinois consumer alleges Life Protect 24/7 made unsolicited calls

Robbie Hargett May 26, 2016, 12:08pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois man is suing a medical alert systems company, alleging it called his cellphone without his consent.

FTC adds three defendants in alleged tech support scam

Mark Iandolo May 25, 2016, 2:57pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it has added three new defendants to an ongoing case against an alleged tech support scam.

California customer alleges Utz falsely represents chips

Robbie Hargett May 25, 2016, 12:25pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California man is suing a food company, alleging it misrepresents certain potato chips.

Intercept alleges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's actions void

Robbie Hargett May 25, 2016, 12:18pm

FARGO, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - A payroll processing company is suing the Consumer Financial Protection Board, alleging its director has unconstitutional power.

3 consumers allege Kellogg's misrepresents 'whole grain' crackers

Robbie Hargett May 25, 2016, 12:12pm

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Three women are suing Kellog's, alleging it misrepresents certain of its crackers.

Environmental coalition sues EPA over wastewater guidelines

Sean Fowler May 25, 2016, 9:44am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia, seeking to force it to revise and publish new guidelines for the handling of oil and gas waste, in particular wastewater associated with the oil mining method known as fracking.

Rising shareholder class actions an 'important issue'

Carrie Salls May 25, 2016, 9:34am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – With a Cornerstone Research report recently revealing that the number of accounting securities class action lawsuits went up again in 2015, Dorsey & Whitney LLP partner Thomas O. Gorman told Legal Newsline that “firms would be well advised to carefully evaluate their compliance programs and internal controls to ensure they are effective.”

Department of Education increases investigations into website compliance with ADA

Andy Jones May 25, 2016, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – School districts and educational institutions across the country take heed: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has recently opened as many as 350 nationwide investigations to determine whether educational agencies’ websites are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Complaints about Subaru Outback's lights preceded class action

Taryn Phaneuf May 25, 2016, 9:13am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The federal agency responsible for taking consumer complaints about vehicle defects has recorded roughly 90 complaints about 2010 and 2011 Subaru Outbacks whose exterior lights allegedly fail frequently and prematurely.