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NYC asbestos judge sets plans for new rules governing cases

Aug. 31, 2015, 3:33pm by John O'Brien

Judge Peter Moulton won't grant the stay asked for by defendants in NYC asbestos lawsuits, but he will allow defendants to work with plaintiffs attorneys to create new rules in the case management order. NYC's asbestos docket was rated the most plaintiff-friendly by a national legal reform group last year. more...

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Florida judge sues Homeland Security over alleged data breach

Sep. 1, 2015, 2:06pm by Shaun Zinck

A Florida judge is suing the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) over an alleged breach in security that saw government employees’ information potentially released.

Men sue Sallie Mae for allegedly collecting illegal penalties, making harassing phone calls

Sep. 1, 2015, 2:01pm by Hannah Cole

Three Florida men are suing national loan provider Sallie Mae and its third-party debt collectors over claims of illegal actions.

Counsel in StarKist class action could earn up to $4 million for settlement

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:35pm by Jessica Karmasek

The company settled the action, brought over alleged short-weighted cans of tuna, for $8 million in cash and $4 million in vouchers.

NYC apartment building owners sent notices for allegedly failing to comply with rent-regulated law

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:31pm by LocalLabs News Service

About 194 New York building owners were sent notices by the state for failing to fulfill the law's rent regulation requirements even though the owners accepted lucrative tax breaks, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.

Oregon sues Liquidation LLC for alleged car title loan scam

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:29pm by LocalLabs News Service

The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit against Liquidation LLC for allegedly operating an illegal car title scam, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said.

Citigroup to pay $4.5M for allegedly overcharging customers on their investment accounts

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:27pm by LocalLabs News Service

Citigroup will reimburse customers around the country more than $4.5 million as a result of a settlement with the state regarding overcharged fees on investment accounts, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Wednesday.

Purdue Pharma to make internal program restricting promotion of powerful painkiller permanent

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:24pm by Shaun Zinck

An agreement reached by the state of New York and Purdue Pharma will make the manufacturer’s internal program, which looks to prevent the promotion of painkillers to certain health care providers, permanent, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Thursday.

Visionworks to pay $100K to Maryland for losing servers with customers' personal information

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:20pm by LocalLabs News Service

Visionworks will pay the state of Maryland $100,000 to settle a lawsuit over alleged data breaches the company had in 2014, state Attorney General Brian Frosh said on Wednesday.

Kentucky joins other states asking US Education Department to erase student loans from Corinthian College students

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:17pm by LocalLabs News Service

Kentucky joined the effort of several states voicing the need to help students who were victimized by the now closed Corinthian Colleges for-profit school, state Attorney General Jack Conway said on Tuesday.

Korean-American Grocers agree to educate members on synthetic marijuana

Sep. 1, 2015, 1:14pm by Shaun Zinck

Washington, D.C., has reached an agreement with the Korean-American Grocers Association of Washington that will require the company to educate members on the sale of synthetic drugs, Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine said on Aug. 5.