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Head of DOJ Criminal Division admits oversight of prosecutors in some districts lacking

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 8, 2016, 5:59pm

“The Limits of Federal Criminal Law,” a panel discussion held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Thursday, included Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, and attorneys Cristina Arguedas, Ben Hatch, John Richter and Joseph Savage.

'All natural' claims again at center of class action

Robert Lawson Dec. 7, 2016, 10:16pm

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — What is natural? The courts are constantly looking at how to resolve this very issue, according to a Minnesota attorney, as is the case with another food ingredient labeling lawsuit, this time against spice maker McCormick & Company. 

SEC announces settlement with United Airlines' parent company over flight reinstatement for public official

Mark Iandolo Dec. 7, 2016, 10:09pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Dec. 2 that United Airlines’ parent company will pay $2.4 million to resolve allegations that shareholders had to foot the bill for a public official securing convenient flights.

SEC files charges against Expedia employee for allegedly hacking executives

Mark Iandolo Dec. 7, 2016, 10:08pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Dec. 5 that it has filed insider trading charges against Jonathan Ly, an Expedia employee, for allegations of hacking senior executives in order to trade on company secrets.

DOJ settles for $350,000 with developers that allegedly violated ADA at six housing complexes in Mississippi

Mark Iandolo Dec. 7, 2016, 10:07pm

GULFPORT, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 5 that a group of development companies responsible for six multi-family housing complexes in southern Mississippi will pay $350,000 after allegations of violating the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

UT law professor calls attorney general's union firefigher contract suit uninformed

Robert Lawson Dec. 7, 2016, 2:25pm

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a lawsuit against the city of Austin over firefighters who allegedly engaged in union activities at taxpayer expense, but a law professor from the University of Texas in Austin is skeptical of the allegation. 

Boston financing company accuses debt elimination companies of swindling merchants

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 7, 2016, 11:57am

Forward Financing LLC filed its lawsuit in a Massachusetts federal court last month, alleging Protection Legal Group LLC and Corporate Bailout LLC are scamming businesses and keeping payments from its company.

Consumer files class action over L'Oreal hair care product

Louie Torres Dec. 7, 2016, 9:11am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A New York woman is suing L'Oreal, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

CFPB wants Zero Parallel to comply with civil investigative demand

Louie Torres Dec. 7, 2016, 9:09am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing a California business, alleging breach of contract and violation of federal law.

Three consumers accuse Alabama hospital of unjust enrichment

Louie Torres Dec. 7, 2016, 9:07am

MOBILE, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Three Alabama consumers are suing an Alabama health facility, alleging breach of contract, tortious interference and unjust enrichment.

PhD Fitness facing class action over Creatine HCL

Louie Torres Dec. 7, 2016, 9:05am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — Three consumers are suing a California fitness company, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

California consumer accuses Pinnacle Foods of false advertising

Jenie Mallari-Torres Dec. 7, 2016, 9:04am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A California man is suing a food company, alleging false advertising.

Consumer accuses whiskey makers of fraud

Jenie Mallari-Torres Dec. 7, 2016, 9:02am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A New York City man is suing liquor manufacturers, alleging breach of warranty, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.

Employee alleges bonding companies did not pay commissions

Louie Torres Dec. 7, 2016, 8:59am

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) — An Ohio man is suing bonding companies, alleging breach of contract and fraud.

Sixth Circuit backs Kentucky county's right-to-work ordinance; Illinois advocates look on with crossed fingers

Taryn Phaneuf Dec. 6, 2016, 10:17am

To stop the flow of manufacturing jobs out of Illinois, policy experts and reformers in the state, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, have pointed to enacting right-to-work laws that seem to do the trick in nearby states, such as Michigan and Indiana.

Minnesota attorney: AutoZone class action similar to frequent flyer suits

Robert Lawson Dec. 6, 2016, 9:50am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A Minnesota attorney from Kennedy & Kennedy law firm says a recent lawsuit filed against AutoZone over its customer loyalty reward program is similar to those that were filed against airlines in frequent flyer miles disputes.

FTC announces stipulated order in payday loan scam case

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:43am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a stipulated order Nov. 30 against Jason A. Kotzker that resolves charges that he and his co-defendants received personal information from people who thought they were applying for payday loans online and sold it to a scam that tapped consumers’ bank accounts and credit cards without consent.

EPA settles with Canyon Plastics over alleged Clean Water Act violations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:42am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 1 that it has reached an agreement with Canyon Plastics Inc., resolving allegations of federal Clean Water Act violations.

Texas, 17 other states accuse U.S. over new rules defining 'critical habitats'

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:42am

MOBILE, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that Texas and 17 other states have filed a lawsuit against the federal government alleging overreach when it comes to new rules expanding the definition of “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species.

SEC charges Onix Capital with fraud, freezes assets

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced fraud charges and an asset freeze Dec. 1 against Onix Capital LLC, an asset management company based in Miami Beach, Florida, and owner Alberto Chang-Rajii, a Chilean national who fled the country early this year.