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Mafia reference in racketeering lawsuit used to lure reporters, accused attorneys say

John O'Brien Mar. 24, 2017, 8:50am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys accused of a “Mafia-style” racketeering scheme are fighting allegations they conspired to develop professional plaintiffs for the purpose of bringing class action lawsuits.

Shoppers claim LuLaRoe overcharges sales tax

Wadi Reformado Mar. 23, 2017, 11:23am

PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) — Women's clothing company LuLaRoe is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly overcharging sales tax.

L.A. water group accuses waste management company of pollution

Wadi Reformado Mar. 23, 2017, 11:22am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A nonprofit water protection group is suing USA Waste of California, Inc., claiming the corporation discharges polluted stormwater from its industrial facility in violation of federal law.

Stockholder brings class action against Netflix

Wadi Reformado Mar. 23, 2017, 11:20am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against Netflix and two of its top executives, alleging the media company understated the impact of its subscription price hike in violation of federal law.

Delaware Supreme Court extends suspension of attorney for allegedly concealing ethical violations

David Hutton Mar. 22, 2017, 10:17am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court has sided with the Board on Professional Responsibility to extend the suspension of attorney S. Harold Lankenau.

PLF: New Seattle ordinance obliterates landlords' rights

Charmaine Little Mar. 22, 2017, 9:57am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has taken a stand against a new ordinance in Seattle that is intended to prevent discrimination in rental property; but is now being accused of doing just the opposite.

North Dakota Supreme Court denies construction company new trial over faulty structure

Glenn Minnis Mar. 22, 2017, 9:53am

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision denying a local construction company a new trial after it was ordered to pay out nearly $900,000 for one of its structures found to be faulty.

The NFL allegedly failed to pay cheerleaders a fair wage

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:21am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — An anonymous Jane Doe recently filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League and 27 of its teams for allegedly not paying their cheerleaders a fair wage in violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Consumers allege Canada Dry ginger ale not made with real ginger

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:20am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a soft drink maker, citing alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Class action targets Just Born's candy products

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 9:18am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Just Born Inc., citing alleged false advertising and violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act.

Users accuse Yahoo! Inc. of lax security measures

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:15am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Users have filed a class action lawsuit against Yahoo! Inc., citing alleged breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, negligence and unfair competition.

Wishbone dressings use soybean oil despite olive oil claims, lawsuit alleges

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 9:14am

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Couple say Wells Fargo falsely advertised free account

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:12am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co., citing alleged unfair competition.

Mo. SC rules underinsured motorist coverage was not ambiguous in fatal accident case

Laura Halleman Mar. 21, 2017, 10:53am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri on March 14 reversed a lower court’s opinion, finding in favor of an insurance company following the death of a woman in a motor vehicle accident.

Wash. Supreme Court allows for punitive damages in unseaworthiness case

Chandra Lye Mar. 21, 2017, 10:50am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s decision in the case of an American Seafoods worker who was injured on a company trawler and is now seeking punitive damages.

Montana high court agrees Consumer Direct not responsible in wrongful death case

Melissa Busch Mar. 20, 2017, 8:52am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Montana recently upheld a district court’s ruling in a wrongful death case brought against Consumer Direct, a provider agency of a personal assistance program.