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Baron & Budd adds to earlier case, sues Nissan on behalf of all U.S. customers

Tara Mapes Sep. 28, 2016, 1:45pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A second class action from the law firm Baron & Budd against Nissan over its timing chain tensioning system aims to include a nationwide group of consumers.

Conn. AG appeals judge’s order to revamp education policy

Tara Mapes Sep. 28, 2016, 1:44pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – In a response to a Sept. 7 decision ordering Connecticut to revamp its school system, Attorney General George Jepson announced the state’s appeal on Sep. 15.

Dun & Bradstreet settles TCPA class action lawsuit for $10 million

Chandra Lye Sep. 28, 2016, 1:43pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Dun & Bradstreet has settled a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action lawsuit for an amount that a Chicago attorney and professor feels is significant.

U.S. settles with Seattle, resolving city's liability at Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:49pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced a settlement with the city of Seattle that resolves liability for alleged injured natural resources at the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site.  

FTC settles with Nutraclick after allegations company duped consumers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:48pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Nutraclick, a nutritional supplement and beauty product marketer, has agreed to settle allegations that it charged consumers monthly fees without consent.

Crystal Clean to pay $500,000 after allegations of violating EPA's PCB rules

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:47pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Crystal Clean LLC of Elgin, Illinois, will pay $400,000 for new energy-efficient lighting at several schools in Gary, Indiana, to resolve allegations of violating rules regarding the handling of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced.

CFPB targets Ariz. auto title lenders

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:46pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has filed lawsuits against five title lenders in Arizona – Auto Cash Leasing LLC, Interstate Lending LLC, Oasis Title Loans LLC, Phoenix Title Loans LLC and Presto Auto Loans Inc.  

Two customers accuse bodybuilding supplement businesses of misleading advertising

Michael Abella Sep. 27, 2016, 3:45pm

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — Two Illinois customers are suing bodybuilding supplement manufacturers, alleging unfair, deceptive and misleading business practices.

Customer accuses Modern Jewelry of fraud

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 27, 2016, 3:44pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A San Diego County man is suing jewelry distributors, alleging breach of warranty, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.

Wayne Farms to defend itself against EEOC lawsuit over firing policy

Dawn Geske Sep. 27, 2016, 3:25pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Wayne Farms has denied any wrongdoing in a case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging it discriminated against its employees because of their disabilities.

Hillary lawyer had trouble with email while working for Bill

Legal News Line Sep. 27, 2016, 12:58pm

WASHINGTON – Cheryl Mills, personal counsel to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former deputy counsel to President Bill Clinton, bore a judge’s blame for a bad search of email at the White House in 1998. 

Official: MTBE contamination cleanup left Rhode Island 'out a lot of money'

Carrie Salls Sep. 27, 2016, 12:10pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Although a lawsuit filed by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) against 34 gasoline manufacturers is still in its early stages, similar cases filed in other jurisdictions have resulted in positive results for plaintiffs looking to recover the costs related to the cleanup of gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

CFPB's press release misleading, attorney says

Tara Mapes Sep. 27, 2016, 11:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A recent press release from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau doesn't represent the actual allegations to which a for-profit education company has settled, a Philadelphia attorney says.

U.S. announces permanent injunction, civil penalty against former Commercial Recovery System official

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 11:41am

SHERMAN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced that the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas has entered a stipulated order for permanent injunction and civil penalty judgment against David J. Devany. Devany is a former vice president of Commercial Recovery System Inc. (CRS).

Multiple states seek to join Arkansas' action against Delaware over MoneyGram funds

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 11:39am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has notified the U.S. Supreme Court that attorneys general from California, Iowa, Maryland, Oregon, Washington and the commonwealth of Virginia seek to join Arkansas’ complaint against Delaware.

U.S. backs consent decree for 30 Hop Restaurant after allegations of failing to meet ADA standards

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 11:38am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that 30 Hop restaurant and bar in Coralville, Iowa, will enter a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations of violating the new construction requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Attorney: Litigation financing industry finding leads in new ways

Chandra Lye Sep. 27, 2016, 11:29am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A new start-up has been using algorithms to search out civil lawsuits for investment purposes with the expectation of a big payoff. To attorney Robert Sheridan, Legalist is a sign the legal financing industry is getting more sophisticated.

In one state, testimony 'made for litigation'; In another, part of $127M in verdicts

Carrie Salls and John O'Brien Sep. 27, 2016, 9:41am

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – How much could rules governing which experts can testify in civil trials matter? In the case of Johnson & Johnson, so far it's possibly $127 million - and likely to grow.

U.S. reaches $30 million deal with NAHC after allegations of False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2016, 2:54pm

The Department of Justice has announced that North American Health Care Inc., along with John Sorenson, chairman of the board, and Margaret Gelvezon, senior vice president of reimbursement analysis, will pay a total of $30 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

SEC announces $9.3 million deal with Ernst & Young, resolving auditor independence allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2016, 2:53pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Ernst & Young, one of the major public accounting firms in the United States, will pay $9.3 million after allegations that two of its audit partners violated SEC impartiality rules because they got too close to its clients.