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Consumer accuses hair-growth manufacturer of fraud

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 3:27pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A California woman is suing two hair-growth products, alleging fraud, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment.

Windsor Inn to pay $200,000 after allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation

Mark Iandolo Aug. 24, 2016, 12:39pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced R.V. Associates Limited, doing business as Windsor Inn, will pay $200,000 after allegations of violating federal sexual harassment and retaliation laws.

EEOC targets Wayne Farms for alleged discrimination against disabled employees

Mark Iandolo Aug. 24, 2016, 12:30pm

DECATUR, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against Wayne Farms LLC, alleging illegal discrimination against a class of employees because of their disabilities.

Resident accuses Santa Monica of commerce discrimination

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 12:22pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A local resident is suing Santa Monica, alleging the city will not let her and others rent our their properties on a short-term basis.

Two Florida medical clinics to pay $17 million to settle deceptive marketing allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 24, 2016, 11:38am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that two Florida companies will pay $17 million after allegations of deceptive marketing related to erectile dysfunction medications and services.

WLF: Disbarment, criminal charges should be possibilities for corrupt attorney

Karen Kidd Aug. 24, 2016, 8:42am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Federal prosecutors should consider criminal charges against the lawyer who pursued Chevron for alleged contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon after an appeals court upheld a lower court's ruling that it was all a fraud, a public interest attorney said during a recent interview.

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 appealing 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.