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California challenges Energy Department's delay in enforcing energy efficiency standards

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 9:28am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 3 that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general in opposing the U.S. Department of Energy’s delay in enforcing several energy efficiency standards.

Law firm accuses Time Warner of phone harassment

Mike Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 9:26am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Time Warner and other companies, alleging violation of federal law and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Auto safety group accuses FTC of violating law

Mike Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 9:26am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A California auto safety company is suing the Federal Trade Commission, alleging violation of federal law.

Kiss My Face sued over body lotion

Mike Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 9:25am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A San Francisco consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a cosmetics company, alleging fraud, liability, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

Environmental groups allege Interior Department violated law

Mike Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 9:25am

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department, alleging violation of federal law.

Connecticut Supreme Court upholds lower court's ruling in malpractice suit, clarifies doctrine

Pam Wright Apr. 24, 2017, 9:12am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court on April 11 affirmed a lower appellate court’s ruling that a patient’s amended claim that a doctor botched a spinal surgery through improper use of a surgical instrument related back to a previous claim alleging negligent use of a different instrument.

Consumer accuses Earthwhile Endeavors of false advertising

Louie Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 9:04am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a health products business, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Consumer accuses Verizon of fraud

Wadi Reformado Apr. 24, 2017, 9:03am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A Brooklyn consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Verizon, alleging fraud and unfair competition.

Class action filed against Bargain Bunch

Louie Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 9:03am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Bargain Bunch, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

EEOC settles retaliatory discrimination case with food management company for $35,000

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 9:00am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 10 that ABL Management, a food management company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will pay $35,000 after allegations of retaliatory discrimination.

District of Columbia settles with lawyer accused of notario fraud for $250,000

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:47am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 18 that Unlimited Technology and Solutions Corporation (UTS) and owner Mardoqueo M. Sanchez will pay $250,000 in restitution to settle allegations of unlawful immigrant-consultant services.

Georgia joins 14-state coalition supporting Trump's '1-in, 2-out' executive order

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:47am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced April 19 that his office joined a 14-state coalition supporting President Trump’s executive order aimed at reducing governmental regulation. The order mandates that for every regulation created by the government, two must be dropped.

Iowans eligible for Corinthian Colleges restitution

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:46am

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced April 20 that more than 500 Iowans who were students of schools operated by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. will be eligible for cancellation of federal student loans.

D.C. joins coalition urging Labor Department to stop delaying fiduciary rule

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 20 that he has joined a coalition of attorneys general led by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller in urging the U.S. Department of Labor to lift its delay on implementing a rule.

Florida attorney general targets mortgage service provider for alleged misconduct

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:43am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced April 20 that her office, along with the Florida Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Drew J. Breakspear, has filed a lawsuit against Ocwen Financial Corporation of West Palm Beach and its subsidiaries, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC and Ocwen Mortgage Servicing Inc., for alleged mortgage servicing misconduct.

Appeals court decides Texas Tech promotion case won't be reheard

Mike Helenthal Apr. 21, 2017, 12:57pm

An appeals court judge for the 7th District of Texas this month denied a motion to rehear a case filed by Texas Tech University professor and associate dean James Wetherbe, who claimed he was the subject of defamatory statements that derailed a promotion.