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Law professor: Consumer board justified in suit against payment processor

Robert Lawson Oct. 13, 2016, 11:35am

BISMARCK, N.D. — A pending District Court lawsuit may have broad implications for the entire payment processing industry, a third party and go-between for merchants and consumers. 

Appeals court upholds dissolve of consent degree in 'unusual' Florida case

Robert Lawson Oct. 3, 2016, 8:22am

It doesn't pay to wait 15 years if you're trying to proceed with a motion on a consent decree, as Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Gerald Maatman points out.

Side agreements with environmental regulators an uphill battle in court

Robert Lawson Oct. 3, 2016, 8:19am

A recent case in Illinois federal court has brought attention to the fact that organizations need to pay close attention to specific and strict requirements of the environmental regulators, even when they have come to so-called side agreements with them. Why? Citizen lawsuits.

Class action against Nuun & Company lasts less than a month

Robert Lawson Sep. 1, 2016, 10:01am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A lawsuit filed by a New Yorker against a drink tablet manufacturer didn't last long.

WWE calls Buff Bagwell royalty lawsuit 'meritless'

Robert Lawson Aug. 30, 2016, 2:50pm

HARTFORD (Legal Newsline) — Not long after filing a lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) over royalty payments, former professional wrestling star Marcus Bagwell heard the attorneys for WWE fire back publicly about the allegations against its organization. 

Kroger included in tainted peas case

Robert Lawson Aug. 15, 2016, 9:20am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newline) —Kroger Co. has been listed as a defendant in a recent class action lawsuit filed on behalf of customers who became ill with listeria following the ingestion of vegetables grown by Pictsweet Co. and processed by CRF Frozen Foods. 

Virginia Medicaid case booted after circuit court questions jurisdiction

Robert Lawson Aug. 7, 2016, 12:46pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – In July, the 4th Circuit Court in Virginia ruled that a district court never had jurisdiction in a qui tam suit against several medical labs by the Commonwealth of Virginia over alleged Medicaid false claims, though no party or district court made the request.

Ninth Circuit throws out suit against fomer NFL star Theismann

Robert Lawson Jul. 19, 2016, 11:56am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)—The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently dismissed a false advertising suit against celebrity endorser and former NFL player Joe Theismann.