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Woman alleges Rite Aid's after sun gel does not contain aloe as listed on label

Wadi Reformado Sep. 21, 2017, 9:10am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles woman alleges that an aloe vera product she purchased at a pharmacy chain does not contain aloe vera.

Consumers claim T.J. Maxx's Compare At prices are 'fictitious' and 'inflated'

Wadi Reformado Sep. 21, 2017, 9:04am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two New Jersey consumers allege that T.J. Maxx stores misrepresents the amount of the price reduction of items.

Medical device maker seeks U.S. SC review in case over ‘mass action’ removal

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 21, 2017, 5:36am

Cordis Corp. filed its petition for writ of certiorari, or review, with the nation’s highest court last month. The company, which makes IVC filters, wants the court to reaffirm defendants’ statutory right to remove cases of “national significance” to federal court.

Consumer accuses food business of false advertising

Wadi Reformado Sep. 20, 2017, 1:05pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A California man has filed a class action lawsuit against a food business, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Woman, hit by bus in New Jersey while walking down street, gets new shot at trial

Russell Boniface Sep. 20, 2017, 9:33am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has reversed summary judgment by a lower court against a passenger hit by a commuter bus.

Insurer can't recover $465K it spent fighting med-mal case; Ala. SC says statute of limitations had tolled

Carrie Salls Sep. 20, 2017, 9:20am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a Shelby Circuit Court summary judgment that awarded Benchmark Insurance Co. $465,000 in its indemnification lawsuit filed against a pharmacist employed by Southern Medical Inc.

New Jersey secures restitution for consumers harmed by allegedly bogus travel company

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:55pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 13 that a Superior Court judge has ordered Denyse H. Turner and her company RX 4 Fun Travel LLC to pay $277,000 and shut down operations permanently.

Virginia alleges Allied Title Lending violated state laws, made illegal loans

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:45pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit Sept. 13 against open-end credit plan lender Allied Title Lending LLC, doing business as Allied Cash Advance, for allegations of making illegal loans.

U.S. settles with South Carolina medical center after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 11 that Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina LLC (FMC) will pay $1.56 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act through physician kickbacks.

Apple to install price information displays in New Jersey stores

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:15pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 12 that Apple Inc. will install continuously available price information displays for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple watches and other devices in its New Jersey stores.

Washington state to send checks to consumers affected by alleged price-fixing scheme

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:00pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 14 that his office will send checks in the mail to consumers affected by an alleged price-fixing scheme by LCD manufacturers.

Texas accuses 'reputation management' company of abusing legal system

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:45pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Sept. 11 that he has filed a petition in Harris County District Court against Solvera, an online reputation management company, for allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Justice Department settles housing discrimination case against Indiana city

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 14 that the Housing Authority of the city of Anderson, Indiana, which owns and operates 143 public housing units in the city, after allegations of discrimination against residents based on sex and disability.

California leads coalition suing Trump administration over fuel efficiency standard delays

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:15pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 11 that he is leading a coalition of five attorneys general suing the Trump administration for its allegedly illegal delay of a fuel efficiency standards rule.

Doctor fighting sexual abuse lawsuit doesn't have to turn over previous complaint

Carrie Salls Sep. 19, 2017, 3:01pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by a doctor who didn't feel required to turn over a sexual abuse complaint to a separate patient who sued him.

U.S. settles with two N.Y. hospitals for $4 million after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 13 that MediSys Health Network Inc., which owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital and Medical Center, two hospitals in Queens, New York, will pay $4 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act via improper financial relationships with physicians.

U.S. accuses former head of Deutsche Bank subprime lending of fraud

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 2:49pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 11 that it has filed a lawsuit against Paul Mangione, former Deutsche Bank head of subprime trading.

Car insurers don't have to pay out after man shot in car

Kacie Whaley Sep. 19, 2017, 2:00pm

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a ruling that car insurance companies named as defendants in a lawsuit are not responsible for paying recovery fees to the parents of a man who died in a vehicle from gunshot wounds.

Calif. court shapes class action against Gel Spice, Big Lots over lead content

Olivia Olsen Sep. 19, 2017, 2:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered to grant in part and deny in part a motion to dismiss and strike filed by Gel Spice Co. Inc. and Big Lots Stores Inc. over the allegedly high lead content in turmeric products.

Judge rules for asbestos lawyers, trusts facing investigation from state AGs

John Breslin Sep. 19, 2017, 2:00pm

A judge has dismissed a complaint from a number of states that the four biggest asbestos trusts failed to answer claims they were mismanaging the funds and failed to reimburse Medicare and Medicaid costs, Legal Newsline has found.