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Investors allege Target made misleading statements

Robbie Hargett Jun. 7, 2016, 3:18pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Investors are suing Target and two of its chief officers, alleging it misled investors over its Canadian operations.

San Diego man alleges Select Comfort engaged in price scheming

Robbie Hargett Dec. 18, 2015, 12:19pm

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego man is suing a bedroom accessories retailer over claims it deceptively advertises its merchandise at phantom discount prices.

Scottrade sued after security breach allegedly compromised customers' information

Robbie Hargett Dec. 16, 2015, 1:39pm

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman is suing a discount retail brokerage firm after a data breach allegedly compromised the personal and financial information of millions of customers.

Joplin tornado victims to receive refunds from contractor

Ashley Perry Oct. 2, 2014, 10:20am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment on Tuesday against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design Inc., which allegedly failed to provide Joplin tornado victims with construction materials and home-repair services.

Missouri AG obtains judgment for scammed Joplin tornado victims

Ashley Perry Oct. 1, 2014, 12:09pm

Attorney General obtains judgment against contractor who scammed Joplin tornado victims. Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design, Inc. for the failure to provide construction material and home-repair services paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado.

Calif. SC backs employee's right to bring private attorneys general action

Kyla Asbury Jul. 2, 2014, 8:10pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has ruled that the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 does not violate the principle of separation of powers under the California Constitution and that the Federal Arbitration Act does not preempt a state law that prohibits waiver of PAGA representative actions in an employment contract.

Calif. SC rules newspaper carriers are entitled to class treatment as employees

Kyla Asbury Jul. 2, 2014, 2:53pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has ruled that newspaper carriers are entitled to class treatment as employees rather than being required to pursue individual claims in a class action lawsuit against Antelope Valley Newspapers by four newspaper carriers.

California Justice Baxter to retire

Bryan Cohen Jun. 20, 2014, 6:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - California Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvin Baxter announced on Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in the November general election.

Target can tax coffee sold to go, Calif. SC rules

Kyla Asbury Jun. 3, 2014, 8:04pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has affirmed the Court of Appeals decision that Target was not at fault for charging sales tax on hot coffee sold "to go."

Calif. SC calls decision 'profoundly flawed' in 'rare beast' of a class action

Kyla Asbury Jun. 2, 2014, 6:21pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has issued a decision on a class action lawsuit against U.S. Bank National Association in Alameda County Superior Court.

Federal Circuit clarifies law on 'race to judgment' in concurrent federal, PTO proceedings

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 8, 2013, 4:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A federal appeals court ruled last week that federal trial and appellate courts are required by statute to dismiss pending patent cases if the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the asserted claims through reexamination.

Koster files lawsuit against contractor who allegedly cheated Joplin victims

Bryan Cohen May 17, 2013, 5:00pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Thursday against a Dana Point, Calif.-based contractor and his company for allegedly cheating victims of the Joplin tornado.

Calif. SC sides with Apple in customer info ruling

Nathan Bass Feb. 18, 2013, 7:43pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has ruled that Apple's solicitation of the addresses and phone numbers of customers purchasing iTunes' downloads is not prohibited under the state's Credit Card Act.

Calif. SC allows online retailers to require customers provide addresses, numbers

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 8, 2013, 3:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that online retailers are allowed to require customers to provide their home addresses and phone numbers to make credit card purchases.

Calif. SC enforces arbitration provision in suit against condo developer

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 22, 2012, 11:15am

Baxter SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, upheld a binding arbitration provision in a homeowners association's governing documents.

Eight settle La. AG's drug-pricing charges for $38 million

John O'Brien Jul. 25, 2012, 4:45pm

Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Eight drug makers have settled fraud charges brought by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for a combined $38 million.

Calif. SC: Charter cities can set policies on prevailing wages

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 3, 2012, 12:20pm

Kennard SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court said this week the state's charter cities have the right to establish their own policies concerning government-mandated construction wage rates, also known as prevailing wages, on purely municipal construction projects.

Report: Drug company settles lawsuits for more than $250 million

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 23, 2012, 12:12pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. reportedly will pay more than $250 million to settle nearly 100 lawsuits over the sedative propofol.

Rulings go against Calif. redevelopment agencies

Bryan Cohen Dec. 29, 2011, 2:00pm

Werdegar SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Assembly Bill 1X 26 and struck down Assembly Bill 1X 27 on Thursday, resolving challenges filed by multiple organizations and cities.

Former R.I. AG candidate files suit against state SC justice

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 22, 2011, 10:35am

Suttell PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - A Rhode Island lawyer who made an unsuccessful run for attorney general in 2010 is suing the state's Supreme Court chief justice and others in federal court for an "unfounded" investigation of his law practice.