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Phoney Lawsuits: Comcast wants access to 'professional' plaintiff's prior testimony

John O'Brien Jun. 5, 2017, 8:54am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - On May 16, attorneys for Comcast asked a federal magistrate judge to force a New Jersey plaintiffs firm to hand over transcripts of depositions given by its client, Jan Konopca. Comcast is a defendant in one of 31 lawsuits filed by Konopca in New Jersey federal court.

Stockholder alleges coal and coke company, board members broke law

Mike Torres May 23, 2017, 8:52am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — A common stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against a Chinese coal and coke company, alleging violation of federal law.

Environmental group accuses New Jersey city of violations

Mike Torres May 15, 2017, 9:20am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — An environmental group is suing a New Jersey city, alleging violation of state and federal law.

N.J. firm argues for sanctions against accuser; Debt collector says RICO case should proceed

John O'Brien Apr. 24, 2017, 2:34pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey firm accused of a “Mafia-style” racketeering enterprise has asked a federal judge to punish the debt collection company that made those allegations.

Phoney Lawsuits: TCPA defendant awaits application of Pa. decision to N.J. serial plaintiff

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 12, 2017, 12:06pm

TRENTON, N.J.(Legal Newsline) – In a federal court in New Jersey, a company targeted by a Polish immigrant who has filed more than 30 lawsuits is trying to avoid contributing to his apparently growing bank account, as the case draws to a close.

Class action suit accuses Samsung of spying on consumers

Wadi Reformado Mar. 30, 2017, 1:10pm

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and other parties, alleging that Samsung's high-tech televisions contain hidden devices that record consumers' private communications. 

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.

Third Circuit overturns decision on standing in Horizon data breach case

Charmaine Little Mar. 20, 2017, 8:41am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A data breach case against Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. might be far from over after the plaintiffs scored a major victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Phoney Lawsuits: How a Polish immigrant apparently sued his way to $800K

John O'Brien Mar. 15, 2017, 8:31am

FDS Bank says the man no longer qualifies for Social Security disability benefits because he has made approximately $800,000 from filing 31 lawsuits. FDS says he made less than $30,000 in 2009 working construction before creating a scheme to manufacture claims under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Phoney Lawsuits: Attorneys accused of racketeering, manufacturing claims

John O'Brien Mar. 15, 2017, 8:30am

One company recently brought into the world of litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act doesn’t like what it sees. BrandRep is taking its anger out on Beverly Hills, CA, attorney Todd Friedman, one of the most prolific lawsuit-filers in the country.

Consumers say Wisconsin debt collector misrepresented money owed

Wadi Reformado Feb. 15, 2017, 9:27am

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — Wisconsin consumers from Marinette, Stockbridge and Clintonville have filed a class action lawsuit against a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

N.J. borough alleges it purchased six defective turf fields from Fieldturf USA

Wadi Reformado Jan. 18, 2017, 9:53am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey borough has filed a class action lawsuit against field turf manufacturers over allegations their product is defective.

Consumers allege Ambit Energy adds additional charges to monthly bills

Wadi Reformado Dec. 6, 2016, 9:27am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Three New Jersey consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a Texas energy provider alleging it uses unlawful budget billing practices.

Consumer claims Forever 21's TOS conditions are illegal under New Jersey law

Louie Torres Nov. 8, 2016, 7:52am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey woman consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based retailer over the terms of service on its website.

Facebook's user requirements allegedly violate New Jersey's truth-in-consumer act

Wadi Reformado Sep. 14, 2016, 10:21am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — An individual has filed a class action lawsuit against a social media platform, alleging it violates the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer, Contract Warranty and Notice Act.

Sharp again defeats New Jersey class action over flat screens

Noell Wolfgram Evans Aug. 17, 2016, 9:21am

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Sharp Electronics, for a second time, has defeated class action claims over its flat screen televisions brought before Judge William Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Doctors file class action lawsuit over osteopathic association’s membership fees

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 8, 2016, 12:59pm

A group of some 32,000 osteopathic physicians claim the American Osteopathic Association’s requirement that they purchase an annual membership at a cost of nearly $700 is illegal and “serves no purpose.”