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Attorneys for former investment adviser want full D.C. Circuit review of SEC decision

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 30, 2016, 2:22pm

In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a petition for review of a 2013 decision by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judges. The judges barred Raymond J. Lucia and his company from associating with a financial adviser, broker or dealer and revoked the company’s investment adviser registrations.

American Airlines hit with class action over rebooking

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 1:14pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — A Chicago man is suing American Airlines, alleging breach of contract by forcing him to rebook a flight.

Attorney: After five years, over-regulation by CFPB a concern

Kate Jacobson Sep. 30, 2016, 1:04pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Five years after its inception, officials for the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) are looking back on its accomplishments.

Students allege NYU failed to provide quality education

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 11:36am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Three students are suing New York University, alleging breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.

Spokeo defense not good enough for Gannett in class action over USA Today app

Tara Mapes Sep. 30, 2016, 11:26am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- Gannett Satellite Information Network has suffered a second denial of a motion to dismiss a case filed against it alleging violations of the Video Protection Privacy Act (VPPA). 

NCAA faces seven more concussion-related class actions

Quinten Plummer Sep. 30, 2016, 11:26am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Just as football season was preparing to kick off, the National Collegiate Athletic Association got hit with another round of lawsuits related to concussions student athletes endured while engaging in collegiate sports.

Life360 app invites don't violate TCPA, district judge rules

Quinten Plummer Sep. 30, 2016, 9:55am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Though a Michigan man received at least one unsolicited text message from a mobile app, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has absolved Life360's developer from alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Alleged forged signatures the subject of class action against debt collectors

Tara Mapes Sep. 30, 2016, 9:48am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit filed in Michigan federal court claims debt collectors used affidavits with forged signatures when filing lawsuits.

Florida consumer accuses Publix of false advertising

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 29, 2016, 2:55pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A Florida consumer is suing a food distributor, alleging false advertising, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.

Patient blames St. Jude for allegedly defective implant

Wadi Reformado Sep. 29, 2016, 2:54pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois patient is suing health care providers, alleging their negligence caused the plaintiff to be implanted with a defective device. 

Stockholder alleges energy company, board violated federal law

Wadi Reformado Sep. 29, 2016, 2:52pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — A Tennessee stockholder is suing an energy company and its board, alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of federal law.

Wells Fargo shareholders file class action, allege bank execs ‘concealed’ source of record sales

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 29, 2016, 2:23pm

On Tuesday, the bank, no doubt feeling the pressure from federal lawmakers and others, announced that the independent directors of its Board of Directors have launched an investigation into Wells Fargo’s retail sales practices and related matters. CEO John Stumpf will forfeit his salary and awards -- valued at more than $41 million -- amid the independent investigation.

Attorney: U.S. SC should be tempted to review DOL's tip-pooling rule

Kristin Danley-Greiner Sep. 29, 2016, 1:06pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- In a win for tipped employees and a blow to businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industry, the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently refused to rehear a case regarding a controversial tip-pooling regulation.

Names of DOJ attorneys who 'misled' judge scrubbed from court doc; DOJ not volunteering info

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 29, 2016, 9:51am

The U.S. Department of Justice won't release the names of attorneys whose conduct in a high-profile immigration case was called

Arizona customer blames Banner Health for hackers' attack

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 29, 2016, 9:16am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — An Arizona woman is suing a Phoenix-based health system, alleging breach of contract, fraud and negligence.

Baron & Budd adds to earlier case, sues Nissan on behalf of all U.S. customers

Tara Mapes Sep. 28, 2016, 1:45pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A second class action from the law firm Baron & Budd against Nissan over its timing chain tensioning system aims to include a nationwide group of consumers.

Conn. AG appeals judge’s order to revamp education policy

Tara Mapes Sep. 28, 2016, 1:44pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – In a response to a Sept. 7 decision ordering Connecticut to revamp its school system, Attorney General George Jepson announced the state’s appeal on Sep. 15.

Dun & Bradstreet settles TCPA class action lawsuit for $10 million

Chandra Lye Sep. 28, 2016, 1:43pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Dun & Bradstreet has settled a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action lawsuit for an amount that a Chicago attorney and professor feels is significant.

U.S. settles with Seattle, resolving city's liability at Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:49pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced a settlement with the city of Seattle that resolves liability for alleged injured natural resources at the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site.  

FTC settles with Nutraclick after allegations company duped consumers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:48pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Nutraclick, a nutritional supplement and beauty product marketer, has agreed to settle allegations that it charged consumers monthly fees without consent.