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Group fighting false advertising wants example made of Carter's

Sean Fowler Jun. 10, 2016, 9:38am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - According to a group that fights deception in advertising, a recent lawsuit against a clothing retailer for use of deceptive pricing on its website is an effort to prevent dishonest companies from getting an advantage.

What is 'healthy?' FDA to re-consider meaning of term

Sean Fowler May 25, 2016, 9:48am

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-evaluating the meaning of the term "healthy" for use on food labels.

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.

EEOC motion in San Jose bakery lawsuit example of new recipe, attorney says

Sean Fowler May 18, 2016, 9:03am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A contentious discrimination case will continue in California, after a U.S. District Court Judge rejected a move made by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that is becoming more common.

W.Va. worker, EEOC win 'Mark of the Beast' case

Sean Fowler May 18, 2016, 8:24am

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - This year, a West Virginia coal mining company must pay more than $500,000 to one of its employees who took exception to its use of a hand scanner.

Discrimnatory pay accusations against CFPB reflective of trend, group says

Sean Fowler May 17, 2016, 8:51am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces allegations of unequal pay for its minority employees, a national committee that monitors such cases says the CFPB needs to look hard at its practices before the situation gets worse.

New Jersey Civil Justice Institute concerned about consumer lawsuit spike

Sean Fowler May 13, 2016, 12:18pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A civil justice reform organization in New Jersey continues to be concerned about an increase in the number of lawsuits filed under a New Jersey business conduct law.

Department of Education to review accrediting complaint from state AGs

Sean Fowler Apr. 29, 2016, 9:57am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – After receiving a call from several state attorneys general for a national college accreditation agency to be stripped of its status, the Department of Education (DOE) is considering their argument.

Fourth Circuit holds insurance policy covers defense of data breach class action

Sean Fowler Apr. 26, 2016, 1:42pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - While a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruling on a data breach insurance case was presented in a way that limits its impact, it's still a significant win for the insured, a Los Angeles attorney says.