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Vroom Inc. accused of sending spam texts

Wadi Reformado Jul. 26, 2016, 6:17pm

LOS ANGELES – A California individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against an online used car company alleging it sent spam texts to advertise its services.

Z Foods Inc. to pay more than $1.4 million after allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2016, 4:39pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that leading dried fruit processor Z Foods Inc. will pay $1,470,000 in damages after allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation.

Missouri federal judge ends class actions against retail brokerage firm Scottrade

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 26, 2016, 3:47pm

Soon after the Missouri-based firm announced last year that its network had been breached in 2013 or 2014, several of its customers filed putative class action lawsuits based on the breach. Judge Shirley Padmore Mensah, in an order earlier this month, said the plaintiffs’ allegations were too speculative and shot down comparisons to other data breach class action cases.

T-Mobile accused of performing unauthorized hard credit check

Louie Torres Jul. 26, 2016, 3:03pm

LOS ANGELES – A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a phone service provider alleging it misrepresented the nature of a credit check.

AMA: Lawyer ads alarming prescription drug users, jeopardizing health care

Jessica Karmasek Jul. 26, 2016, 1:47pm

According to a Washington, D.C.-based firm that tracks mass tort litigation advertising, the number of ads focused on drug and medical device litigation has grown in recent years -- and so has the amount of money being spent on such ads.

LogMeIn case dismissal good news for consumer protection claim defendants

Carrie Salls Jul. 26, 2016, 10:04am

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — An order by an Eastern District of California magistrate judge dismissing a class action filed against LogMeIn over the termination of the company’s free app could be good news for defendants facing fraud-based consumer protection claims in California.

California adopts asbestos defense, but defendant loses case anyway

Kerry Goff Jul. 26, 2016, 10:01am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)  — The California Supreme Court in May formally adopted the "sophisticated intermediary doctrine," which provides an additional defense that manufacturers and suppliers can assert against asbestos and other product liability claims in California.

Judge certifies class in Wis. case against auto replacement parts

Whitney Wright Jul. 26, 2016, 9:43am

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — Judge Lynn Adelman has granted class certification in an aftermarket automotive sheet metal parts class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Class-action filed against Pictsweet Co., others over alleged Listeria-contaminated peas

Legal News Line Jul. 25, 2016, 3:57pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class-action suit has been filed against a grocery chain and frozen vegetable manufacturers over allegations that a man's family was sickened by Listeria.

Escapes Inc. and owner to pay $60,000 for alleged deceptive business practices

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2016, 3:52pm

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — Escapes Inc. and its owner, Constance Catanise, will pay $60,000 in restitution after allegedly conducting deceptive business practices, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

CFPB takes action against Santander Bank for alleged illegal overdraft services

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2016, 3:48pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that Santander Bank N.A. will pay $10 million for its alleged illegal overdraft service practices.

Woman alleges All Day Energy Greens product caused husband's death

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2016, 3:46pm

OWENSBORO, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A widow residing in Philpot, Kentucky alleges that the Indianapolis dietary supplement manufacturer of All Day Energy Greens sold contaminated products that caused her husband's death.

Galliker Dairy Company to pay $35,991 after allegations of unsafely managing hazardous substances

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2016, 3:44pm

The Galliker Dairy Company will pay $35,991 to resolve allegations that it failed to safely manage a hazardous substance at its dairy products manufacturing plant in Johnston, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.

Enbridge agrees to spend $110 million on improving oil spill prevention measures

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:38pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership has agreed to a settlement and will spend at least $110 million on measures to prevent spills and improve operations across its pipeline system, as well as pay $62 million in fines, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced. The settlement comes after the company allegedly discharged more than 20,000 barrels of oil in Marshall, Michigan and Romeoville, Illinois.

Delaware provides $2 million grant funding for nonprofits battling recidivism

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:33pm

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced that the state has set aside $2 million for community-based efforts aimed at reducing recidivism among adults and juveniles released from Delaware correctional facilities. Denn noted that workshops will be held in in August to help nonprofits apply for grants.

Tristar Products, Product Trend settle allegations of deceptive advertising to NY consumers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:30pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Tristar Products LLC and Product Trend LLC have settled after allegations of deceptive advertising practices, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

EPA announces $60,000 fine levied against Galvco for alleged hazardous waste violations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:26pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that steel galvanizer Galvco Maryland LLC will pay $60,000 to settle allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations at its manufacturing facility in Baltimore.

Arkansas AG joins coalition asking Congress to rein in recent regulation expansions

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:23pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that she has joined a coalition, which includes 15 states, that is asking Congress to better regulate and, when necessary, rein in federal agencies’ recent regulation expansions.

2 consumers accuse health care products company of false advertising

Wadi Reformado Jul. 22, 2016, 3:46pm

LOS ANGELES — Two consumers are suing a health care products company, alleging false advertising. 

FTC announced industry ban against Partners in Health Care Association

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 1:28pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced Gary L. Kieper and Partners in Health Care Association Inc. (PIHC) have been banned from selling health care-related products and from telemarketing.