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Stockholder alleges company, board violated federal law

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 1:12pm

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) — A shareholder is suing a company and its board, alleging they provided misleading information to public stockholders regarding the sale of the company. 

Third-party funders that chased Liberian judgment face sanctions by federal judge

Taryn Phaneuf Aug. 23, 2016, 12:38pm

PHILADELPHIA — Called out for violating a U.S. district court order, a group of third-party litigation funders faces sanctions in a case that a defense attorney says illustrates the dark side of a growing industry.

Johnson & Johnson appeaing multimillion-dollar verdicts in talcum powder cases

John Breslin Aug. 23, 2016, 12:28pm

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson believes it has “strong grounds” for appeals against two multimillion-dollar jury verdicts that linked the company’s talcum powder product and ovarian cancer.

Harley-Davidson agrees to settlement after allegations of Clean Air Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 23, 2016, 11:37am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Harley-Davidson Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group LLC, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company Inc., and Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations Inc. (collectively Harley-Davidson) have agreed to settle allegations of Clean Air Act violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced.

Fifth Circuit deems gun rights more important than employer rights, attorney says

Brent Zell Aug. 23, 2016, 11:25am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court recently reinstated a lawsuit brought by an employee who alleged he was wrongly terminated for possessing a concealed weapon on company property.

CFPB receives thousands of comments on proposed arbitration rules

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 23, 2016, 11:14am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent agency of the federal government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector, published its proposal in the Federal Register on May 24, with a 90-day comment period. All comments were due no later than Monday.

Fight over airline e-cigarette ban focuses on 'agency overreach'

Carrie Salls Aug. 23, 2016, 10:42am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) are continuing their fight against a final rule enacted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes on airplanes. The groups have filed an opening brief in response to a petition for review of the rule that was filed in April.

Consumers allege offender monitoring products were falsely advertised

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 23, 2016, 9:39am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer from California and another from Michigan have filed a class action lawsuit in the Golden State against a company over offender monitoring products.

California advertiser files suit against Google alleging click fraud

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 23, 2016, 8:51am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Google is being sued by California advertiser Gurminder Singh, who alleges breach of implied covenant and that the internet giant failed to protect the plaintiff from fraudulent clicks.

Employers challenge new OSHA regulations regarding drug testing

Whitney Wright Aug. 23, 2016, 8:41am

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) - Several employers filed suit July 8 against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. 

Stockholder alleges California corporation, board broke federal law

Louie Torres Aug. 22, 2016, 3:18pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder is suing a California technology company and its board members, alleging they made false statements recommending stockholders to tender their shares to support a proposed transaction.

Consumers allege corporations violated Washington gambling laws

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 3:01pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — A group of more than 30 consumers is suing multiple companies, alleging violation of Washington state and federal gambling laws.

Stockholder accuses TiVo corporate officers of misrepresentation

Legal News Line Aug. 22, 2016, 1:41pm

SAN JOSE — An Ohio woman is suing TiVo and and its corporate directors, alleging negligent misrepresentations and omissions.

Two engineers accuse former employer of violating wage law

Michael Abella Aug. 22, 2016, 1:14pm

BOSTON (Legal Newline) — Two Massachusetts engineers are suing a technology company, alleging violation of the company's paid time off plan.

San Diego County plaintiffs accuse debt collectors of fraud

Michael Abella Aug. 22, 2016, 12:40pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — Two San Diego County residents are suing debt collectors, alleging unlawful, unfair, and fraudulent business practice.

EEOC targets KASCO for allegedly discriminating against employee who practices Islam

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 12:15pm

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against KASCO LLC, a St. Louis company that manufactures and sells butcher supplies and meat processing equipment, for allegations of discriminating against an employee, Latifa Sidiqi, her adherence to Islam and her Afghan descent.

Wal-Mart pays former employee $90,000 after alleged disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 12:11pm

ROCKFORD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay a former, long-term employee $90,000 to settle allegations of disability discrimination.

New York attorney general joins coalition backing EPA greenhouse gas regulations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 12:07pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a statement supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas industry.

Southwest Kia allegedly violated FTC administrative order, must pay $85,000

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 12:01pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that three Dallas area auto dealers collectively known as Southwest Kia will pay $85,000 in civil penalties after allegations of violating an FTC administrative order barring them from deceptive advertising.

My Pillow to pay New York $1.1 million after allegations of failing to collect, remit taxes

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2016, 11:59am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — My Pillow Inc. will pay $1.1 million after allegations of knowingly failing to collect and remit New York sales taxes on sales made to New York consumers through its website and over the phone, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.