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Space travel laws need to balance 'competing interests'; Experts weigh in

Amanda Robert Jun. 28, 2017, 11:55am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - How does one establish proper policy and regulation without stymying innovation in the space travel industry? That’s a question scientists, legal experts and lawmakers from around the world have been working to answer since the 1960s.

Joseph Saveri Law Firm says Criden & Love sought referral fee it didn't earn

Wadi Reformado Jun. 28, 2017, 9:20am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — A law firm is suing Michael E. Criden P.A. d/b/a Criden & Love P.A., a Florida corporation, alleging breach of contract.

General Electric allegedly in violation of antitrust laws for Baker Hughes acquisition

Wadi Reformado Jun. 28, 2017, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The United States is suing General Electric Co. and Baker Hughes Incorporated, alleging breach of antitrust laws.

Oregon nonprofits sue Commerce Department, FEMA for policy that could harm environment

Mike Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A group of nonprofit organizations is suing The U.S. Department of Commerce, Wilbur L. Ross, The National Marine Fisheries Service, Samuel D. Rauch III, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Robert Fenton, alleging violation of federal law.

Federal government and Iowa, Mississippi and Montana say DuPont-Dow merger violates Clayton Act

Wadi Reformado Jun. 28, 2017, 9:18am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The federal government and several states are suing The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, alleging the proposed merger between the two companies would violate federal law.

Arbitration the result of Calif. court's decision in TransactionPoint cases

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 28, 2017, 9:17am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – On June 9, the California's First Appellate District of the Court of Appeal released its decision on the cases of homeowners who sued their brokers for receiving allegedly undisclosed kickbacks from third party services through the real estate software TransactionPoint.

EEOC sues juvenile detention center management company in Arkansas over allegations of pay discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:55pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 12 against G4S Youth Services Inc. for allegations of paying a female facility investigator less than it paid the male employee who formerly held the position.

Oregon House of Representatives advances public record reform legislation

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:55pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum announced June 12 that her public record reform legislation, Senate Bill 481, was unanimously advanced in the state’s House of Representatives.

Federal appeals court strikes down FCC limits on intrastate inmate calling services

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced June 15 that a federal appeals court struck down federal limits on the price for inmate calling services.

D.C. and Maryland AGs sue President Trump for alleged violations of Emoluments Clauses

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced June 12 that they are suing President Donald Trump for allegations of violating the Constitution’s Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses.

EPA proposes two-year stay on certain requirements of 2016 New Source Performance Standards

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The EPA announced June 13 that it will ensure portions of the agency’s 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry do not take effect until after a reconsideration process.

Massachusetts AG cites three staffing agencies for role in Unwrapped wage scheme

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 12 that her office handed out $80,000 in citations to three staffing agencies that supplied workers to a reusable bag factory in Lowell.

Connecticut AG joins bipartisan coalition evaluating drug makers' role in opioid crisis

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced June 15 that he is working with a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general to determine whether pharmaceutical manufacturers engage in unlawful practices while selling prescription opioids.

Brooks Brothers allegedly shared customer data without permission

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 12:53pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Brooks Brothers Group, alleging breach of contract, fraud and invasion of privacy.

Atlanta firefighters' pension fund says Synchronoss made false statements about its business

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 12:53pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — A firefighters' pension fund has filed a class action lawsuit against Synchronoss Technologies Inc. and its executives, alleging violation of federal law.

Woman files class action over New York & Company pricing practices

Mike Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 12:53pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against New York & Company, alleging negligent misrepresentation and unfair competition.

Class action claims GM sold Cadillacs with defective headlights

Wadi Reformado Jun. 27, 2017, 12:52pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors, alleging breach of warranty, liability and negligence.

N.J. judge dismisses lawsuit over J.Crew's receipts

Kathy Kaye Jun. 27, 2017, 12:30pm

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey federal judge on June 6 dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against retailer J.Crew was for lack of proof that the plaintiff experienced any concrete harm as a result of J. Crew’s alleged actions.

Company seeks dismissal of class action over Real Ham Bone for Dogs product

Angela Underwood Jun. 27, 2017, 12:05pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A pet products company is seeking to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by a consumer alleging she was misled into buying the company's Real Ham Bone for Dogs product.

Eddie Bauer files motion to dismiss Veridian class action over security breach claims

Russell Boniface Jun. 27, 2017, 12:03pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – On June 15, Eddie Bauer filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit by Veridian Credit Union claiming a data breach at the retail chain was caused by a lack of adequate security measures.