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Shoppers claim LuLaRoe overcharges sales tax

Wadi Reformado Mar. 23, 2017, 11:23am

PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) — Women's clothing company LuLaRoe is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly overcharging sales tax.

L.A. water group accuses waste management company of pollution

Wadi Reformado Mar. 23, 2017, 11:22am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A nonprofit water protection group is suing USA Waste of California, Inc., claiming the corporation discharges polluted stormwater from its industrial facility in violation of federal law.

Stockholder brings class action against Netflix

Wadi Reformado Mar. 23, 2017, 11:20am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against Netflix and two of its top executives, alleging the media company understated the impact of its subscription price hike in violation of federal law.

Bill to limit use of forced arbitration clauses reintroduced

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 22, 2017, 1:14pm

U.S. Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., along with U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., reintroduced the Arbitration Fairness Act March 7. The legislation, previously introduced in 2011 and 2015, would eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights and antitrust cases.

Delaware Supreme Court extends suspension of attorney for allegedly concealing ethical violations

David Hutton Mar. 22, 2017, 10:17am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court has sided with the Board on Professional Responsibility to extend the suspension of attorney S. Harold Lankenau.

PLF: New Seattle ordinance obliterates landlords' rights

Charmaine Little Mar. 22, 2017, 9:57am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has taken a stand against a new ordinance in Seattle that is intended to prevent discrimination in rental property; but is now being accused of doing just the opposite.

North Dakota Supreme Court denies construction company new trial over faulty structure

Glenn Minnis Mar. 22, 2017, 9:53am

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision denying a local construction company a new trial after it was ordered to pay out nearly $900,000 for one of its structures found to be faulty.

The NFL allegedly failed to pay cheerleaders a fair wage

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:21am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — An anonymous Jane Doe recently filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League and 27 of its teams for allegedly not paying their cheerleaders a fair wage in violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Consumers allege Canada Dry ginger ale not made with real ginger

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:20am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a soft drink maker, citing alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Class action targets Just Born's candy products

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 9:18am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Just Born Inc., citing alleged false advertising and violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act.

Users accuse Yahoo! Inc. of lax security measures

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:15am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Users have filed a class action lawsuit against Yahoo! Inc., citing alleged breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, negligence and unfair competition.

Wishbone dressings use soybean oil despite olive oil claims, lawsuit alleges

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 9:14am

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Couple say Wells Fargo falsely advertised free account

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:12am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co., citing alleged unfair competition.

Proposals aimed at splitting Ninth Circuit again introduced

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 21, 2017, 4:41pm

Various legislation has been introduced this Congress aimed at restructuring the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the largest of the nation’s 13 courts of appeals. The circuit’s judges contend a split would be harmful, while Democrats argue partisan politics is at the center of the push.

Mo. SC rules underinsured motorist coverage was not ambiguous in fatal accident case

Laura Halleman Mar. 21, 2017, 10:53am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri on March 14 reversed a lower court’s opinion, finding in favor of an insurance company following the death of a woman in a motor vehicle accident.

Wash. Supreme Court allows for punitive damages in unseaworthiness case

Chandra Lye Mar. 21, 2017, 10:50am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s decision in the case of an American Seafoods worker who was injured on a company trawler and is now seeking punitive damages.

Asbestos 'double-dipping' reform bill nixed by Idaho statehouse committee

Christopher Knoll Mar. 21, 2017, 9:32am

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – An attempt by the Idaho House of Representatives to vet the claims of asbestos victims against the availability of trust funds set up two decades ago has been shot down.

House Democrats argue DOL’s proposed delay of fiduciary rule could hurt savers

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 20, 2017, 2:01pm

The U.S. Department of Labor said earlier this month it would move forward -- under the direction of President Donald Trump -- with its efforts to delay the April 10 applicability date of the new “conflicts of interest” rule. The department said under its proposal the applicability date of the rule and related exemptions would be extended to June 9.

Montana high court agrees Consumer Direct not responsible in wrongful death case

Melissa Busch Mar. 20, 2017, 8:52am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Montana recently upheld a district court’s ruling in a wrongful death case brought against Consumer Direct, a provider agency of a personal assistance program.

Miss. Supreme Court rules in favor of insurance companies in couple's appeal

Zachary Lewis Mar. 20, 2017, 8:48am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A couple have lost their appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court against two insurance companies in an attempt to assert rights to additional payments in a loss-of-consortium suit.