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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.”