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Heritage among those facing lawsuit filed by 20 AGs

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 17, 2017, 1:02pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The attorneys general of 20 states filed a lawsuit against Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc., Auribindo Pharma USA Inc., Citron Pharma LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA) Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. on Dec. 15, 2016.

Ninth Circuit ruling allows landlords to seek more damages against bankrupt tenants

Ethan Bailey Jan. 17, 2017, 12:47pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will help California landlords seek and claim more damages against tenants who file for bankruptcy.  

Honeywell retirees appeal dismissal of lifetime health care benefits suit

Melissa Busch Jan. 17, 2017, 12:39pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Retirees of Honeywell International Inc. have appealed an Ohio federal judge's ruling that found the company did not need to pay them lifetime health care benefits.

Florida's top court addresses Economic Loss Rule

Christopher Knoll Jan. 17, 2017, 12:36pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – This past December, the legal landscape for manufacturers in contractual privity with another party was altered.

Trial can proceed in Boston Police Department drug test discrimination case

Christina Suttles Jan. 17, 2017, 12:11pm

BOSTON (Legal Newline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has reversed summary judgment in favor of the city of Boston after a faction of the Boston Police Department alleged the department’s hair follicle drug-testing method has a discriminatory impact on African-American officers.

Dollar General among those facing lawsuits over aloe gel

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 17, 2017, 12:07pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The Dollar General Corp. is fighting a lawsuit filed on Dec. 13 that alleges its aloe gel is not what it claims to be. In fact, the suit alleges that the product in question is essentially “worthless.”

Class action accuses Dole Foods of fraud over health benefits

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 12:01pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer is suing Dole Foods, alleging breach of warranty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Class action filed against Carrier

Wadi Reformado Jan. 17, 2017, 12:00pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — Six consumers are suing Carrier and other heating and air conditioner suppliers, alleging design defect and product liability.

U.S. government accuses mental hospital of fraud

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 11:59am

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government is suing a Milwaukee mental hospital, alleging fraud, unjust enrichment and violation of federal law.

California consumer accuses loan company of telephone harassment

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 11:58am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing a loan company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Four consumers accuse glue company of false advertising

Wadi Reformado Jan. 17, 2017, 11:57am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Four consumers are suing a glue business, alleging design defect and product liability.

Stockholder alleges corporation, board violated law

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 11:55am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) -- A public stockholder is suing a a corporation and its board of directors, alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of federal securities law.

West Coast 'super tort' against Monsanto could spread to other states

John Breslin Jan. 17, 2017, 10:20am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A private law firm in line to earn millions representing the state of Washington has been active in recent years donating to candidates for state attorney general.

Calif. Supreme Court: No immunity extension for tribal payday lenders

Ethan Bailey Jan. 17, 2017, 10:18am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two federally recognized tribes have been denied immunity protections from California payday lender regulations after a recent state Supreme Court decision.

False Claims Act settlement with United Shore can provide guidance, attorney says

Sara McCleary Jan. 17, 2017, 10:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that United Shore Financial Services (USFS) will pay $48 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. The agreement was announced on Dec. 28 and was reached after a nearly two-year long investigation.

New FCC rule to add paperwork for TV, radio stations

Kristin Regula Jan. 17, 2017, 10:12am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Broadcasters can add a new regulation to follow when airing political advertisements.

FTC takes action against D-Link for its allegedly insecure wireless routers and internet cameras

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 10:03am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a complaint Jan. 5 against D-Link Corp., a Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer with a U.S. subsidiary.

EPA reaches agreement with Smith Cove for cleanup of Callahan Mine Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 6 that a settlement has been reached to facilitate cleanup of the Callahan Mine Superfund Site in Brooksville, Maine.

Pa. AG suing construction company; Complaints include unfinished work on barn

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:24am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a civil lawsuit Dec. 20 against Lloyd A. Davis and his company, LD Construction LLC, for allegations of engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices.

Maine AG files suit over Volkswagen's alleged national fraud scheme

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:21am

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) – Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced a lawsuit Jan. 6 against Volkswagen AG and its affiliates Audi AG and Porsche AG, as well as their American subsidiaries, for selling diesel automobiles with defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions controls.