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California consumer accuses HGH manufacturer of deceptive advertising

Michael Abella Oct. 25, 2016, 12:50pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer is suing a Utah manufacturer, alleging false and misleading advertising.

Sixth Circuit denies rehearing in Nationwide data breach class actions

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 25, 2016, 11:23am

Nationwide Insurance filed a motion for rehearing en banc, or a rehearing by the full court, after a majority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sided with the plaintiffs last month, saying it would be “unreasonable” to expect customers to wait for “actual misuse.”

Consumer accuses herbal supplement distributor of false advertising

Michael Abella Oct. 25, 2016, 7:56am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer is suing an herbal supplement distributor, alleging breach of warranties and false advertising.

D.C. Circuit to decide fate of rule governing fax ads

Joe Dyton Oct. 24, 2016, 10:00am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A decade-old Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule and a 2014 change to that rule will be revisited to determine exactly which type of advertising faxes require an opt-out message under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Under foreign non-lawyer ownership rules, U.S. litigation funder opens law firm in London

Seth Sandronsky Oct. 24, 2016, 9:20am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Burford Capital, a leading third-party litigation funder in New York, has opened Burford Law in London.

New to the U.S., litigation funding company commits more than $1.5 million to class action against Chevron

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 24, 2016, 9:12am

According to a copy of the litigation funding agreement, Therium Litigation Funding IC currently has $1.7 million invested in the class action lawsuit against the oil giant. Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Chevron Corp.’s motion in August, requiring the agreement be released.

PETA alleges Dade City public zoo violated Endangered Species Act

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 21, 2016, 3:41pm

TAMPA (Legal Newsline) — PETA is suing a Dade City zoo, alleging it illegally exploited tiger cubs. 

Law firm alleges client failed to pay off $177,000 loan

Wadi Reformado Oct. 21, 2016, 3:26pm

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A New York city law firm is suing a California man, alleging he has failed to pay back the money owed to the plaintiff.

SEC announces changes to modernize reporting for exchange-traded funds

Mark Iandolo Oct. 21, 2016, 2:08pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week it will adopt changes to modernize and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by registered investment companies and to enhance liquidity risk management by open-end funds.

Forcerank to pay $50,000 after allegations related to fantasy stock trading games

Mark Iandolo Oct. 21, 2016, 2:04pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week that New York-based Forcerank LLC will pay $50,000 after allegations it offered illegal complex derivative products to retail investors through mobile phone games described as “fantasy sports for stocks.”

Consumer alleges transport service provider violated phone privacy law

Philip Gonzales Oct. 21, 2016, 12:53pm

Consumer accuses Lyft Inc. of unlawful business practicesSAN DIEGO — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Lyft Inc., a transport service provider, citing alleged unfair business practices.Bryan Teague filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on July 7, in the U.S.

Citizens United loses fight in donor disclosure dispute

Quinten Plummer Oct. 21, 2016, 11:36am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Charitable organizations must still disclose donor's names, address and the amount of total contributions in order to solicit funds in New York after a U.S. district judge dismissed a complaint filed by Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced earlier this month.

Complaint about University of Phoenix's alleged TCPA violation concludes quietly

Quinten Plummer Oct. 21, 2016, 11:20am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- A lawsuit accusing the University of Phoenix of violating the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA) has been quietly put to bed.

Investor alleges HCP artificially inflated stock prices

Michael Abella Oct. 21, 2016, 8:49am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An investor has filed a class action lawsuit against a real estate investment trust and its leaders over allegations they misrepresented that assets were secure and unimpaired.

Held & Hines alleges Philadelphia woman did not pay for legal services in Fashion Digital case

Wadi Reformado Oct. 21, 2016, 8:48am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York partnership alleges a Philadelphia woman has not paid for legal services it provided.

Couple claim Specialized Loan Servicing misapplied loan payments

Wadi Reformado Oct. 21, 2016, 8:47am

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – An Alabama couple have filed a class action lawsuit against a Highland Ranch, Colorado, mortgage servicer over allegations it misapplied payments on the debt.

Consumer accuses Gap, Banana Republic of listing misleading sale prices

Louie Torres Oct. 21, 2016, 8:46am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against several apparel retailers alleging they falsely advertised the item on their websites as discounted.

FTC announces settlement with 29 defendants in alleged skincare deception scheme

Mark Iandolo Oct. 21, 2016, 8:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week a group of 29 defendants has been banned from deceptive marketing and billing tactics after the defendants allegedly used these tactics to promote skincare products.

New Jersey attorney general targets contractor that allegedly defrauded Sandy victims

Mark Iandolo Oct. 21, 2016, 8:45am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced charges this week against Richard R. Woodard of Clearwater, Fla., and his company, Willwood Builders Corporation (Willwood Builders).

Massachusetts attorney general releases report highlighting health care spending disparities

Mark Iandolo Oct. 21, 2016, 8:44am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced this week a report examining how health care spending is distributed in the commercial insurance market in Massachusetts shows that after controlling for health status, more money is spent on patients in higher income communities.