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Fishermen's groups sue Trump administration over Obama-era marine monument designation

Louie Torres Mar. 29, 2017, 9:14am

Several commercial fishermen's groups are suing top federal officials, including President Trump, over last year's designation of a 5,000-square-mile offshore area in New England as a national marine monument that restricts fishing.

Juror sues JP Morgan over debit card payment system

Wadi Reformado Mar. 29, 2017, 8:45am

A man selected for jury service has filed a class action lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase & Co., alleging that the financial institution's debit cards that were used to pay jurors resulted in unfair fees.

Advocacy groups file lawsuit over Trump’s ‘one-in, two-out’ regulation executive order

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 16, 2017, 3:12pm

The groups take issue with President Donald Trump’s Jan. 30 order, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” which calls for rescinding two government regulations for every new rule introduced, along with interim guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, Feb. 2.

Animal rights group alleges U.S. agencies didn't respond to livestock petition

Wadi Reformado Jan. 31, 2017, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — An animal rights group is suing U.S. agencies, alleging violation of federal law.

Whole Foods alleged to have not paid bonuses under Gainsharing program

Louie Torres Jan. 18, 2017, 9:55am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A former and a current employee of Whole Foods allege they were not paid bonuses.

Environmental groups sue FDA over keratin hair straighteners

Louie Torres Dec. 22, 2016, 9:35am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Two environmental groups are suing the FDA, alleging violation of federal law.

Feds seek to halt merger between Alaska Air, Virgin America

Louie Torres Dec. 14, 2016, 8:55am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal government has filed a lawsuit to stop the merger of two airlines over claims it would lessen competition.

Government officials accuse Federal Election Commission of violating law

Louie Torres Nov. 16, 2016, 9:20am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Four current or former government officials and two private citizens are suing the Federal Election Commission, alleging violation of federal law.

Consumer group accuses egg distributor of deceptive representation

Michael Abella Oct. 11, 2016, 11:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A Minnesota consumer group is suing egg distributors, alleging false and misleading representations.

Unnamed company wins ruling against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dawn Geske Oct. 4, 2016, 4:40pm

A judge has ruled against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's efforts to release the identity of a John Doe company under investigation by the organization.

U.S. accuses Nexstar, Media General of unfair business practices

Michael Abella Sep. 19, 2016, 9:01am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government is suing Nexstar and Media General, alleging unfair business practices.

U.S. government sues Newman Broadcasting, its president for fraud

Louie Torres Sep. 14, 2016, 10:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against a broadcasting company and its president for alleged fraud. 

Courts raising bar for data breach class actions

Andrew Burger Aug. 29, 2016, 3:07pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Reports of data breaches have become commonplace, prompting U.S. courts to raise the bar on associated class action lawsuits.

Individual alleges violation of Freedom of Information Act against federal agency

Wadi Reformado Aug. 17, 2016, 11:06pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — An individual is suing the United States Office of Special Counsel, claiming the agency violated the Freedom of Information Act when the plaintiff requested documents that were withheld from him by the defendant.