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Madison County has 181 asbestos trials scheduled for this week

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 1, 2014, 6:09am

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – As the end of the year approaches, there are approximately 181 asbestos cases scheduled for trial on Dec. 1 in a single Madison County, Ill., courtroom, with only one claimant residing in the local jurisdiction.

California sues tribe over online gaming

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 10:25am

California Attorney General Kamal Harris recently filed a lawsuit against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel over allegations of unlawful Internet gaming.

S.D. hospital to pay $84K over Medicaid claim mistakes

Mark Payne Dec. 1, 2014, 10:27am

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Wis. AG sues Oregon woman over allegedly inflated costs of subscriptions

Mark Payne Dec. 1, 2014, 10:29am

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen recently filed a complaint against an Oregon woman and her periodical subscription business for allegedly sending misleading or false marketing mail pieces.  

Va. ruling will provide rebates to some Appalachian Power Company customers

Mark Payne Dec. 1, 2014, 10:35am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia's State Corporation Commission (SCC) has ruled that a power company earned too much profit and must refund customers $5.825 million over the next six months, state Attorney General Mark Herring said on Wednesday. 

Lawsuit seeks to block Oiltanking, Enterprise merger

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 10:35am

An Oklahoma man has filed a class-action lawsuit to block the merger of two Texas oil companies.

MDL judge suggests remanding hundreds of asbestos cases involving punitive damages

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Dec. 1, 2014, 10:49am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The asbestos multidistrict litigation court recently suggested remanding hundreds of asbestos cases back to the district court for resolution of all matters, including punitive damages for the first time.

U.S. PTO establishes pilot unit for pro se filings

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 1, 2014, 10:50am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has established a special pilot unit to better help inventors filing patent applications on their own.

Hurricane Sandy victims allege insurance scheme

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 10:54am

Two victims of Hurricane Sandy filed an individual and class-action lawsuit against an insurance company and several associates claiming they schemed to manipulate a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program for profit.

Takata, four automakers face class-action lawsuit over air bag controversy

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 11:05am

A Georgia man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. and several automakers over the installation of faulty air bags in millions of vehicles in the United States.

Class-action lawsuit filed in connection with sale of Apco Oil and Gas

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 11:12am

A class-action lawsuit claims Apco Oil and Gas Inc. breached its fiduciary duties by failing to maximize shareholder value during a proposed sale to co-defendant Pluspetrol Resources Corporation.

Former employee claims Office Depot didn't pay overtime

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 11:19am

A Michigan man is suing Office Depot, claiming the company didn't pay him overtime even though his job regularly required him to work more than 40 hours per week.

Vizio allegedly misled consumers about the refresh rates of its televisions

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 11:32am

Vizio Inc. allegedly misrepresented the refresh rates of its LCD televisions, a class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Nov. 24 claims.

RICO class action alleges post-Sandy scheme to manipulate FEMA program

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 1:41pm

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Two victims of Hurricane Sandy recently filed a class action lawsuit against an insurance company and several associates, claiming they schemed to manipulate a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program for profit.

Class action filed against Takata over airbags

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 1:53pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - A Georgia man recently filed a class action lawsuit against Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. and several automakers over the alleged installation of faulty airbags in millions of vehicles in the United States.

Class action filed over Apco Oil and Gas sale

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 2:04pm

TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit claims Apco Oil and Gas Inc. breached its fiduciary duties by failing to maximize shareholder value during a proposed sale to co-defendant Pluspetrol Resources Corporation.

Office Depot hit with overtime pay class action lawsuit

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 2:11pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - A Michigan man is suing Office Depot, claiming the company didn't pay him overtime even though his job regularly required him to work more than 40 hours per week.

Class action says Vizio misrepresented refresh rate of its TVs

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2014, 2:15pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Nov. 24 alleged Vizio Inc. misrepresented the refresh rates of its LCD televisions.

Missouri man sues DISH Network over blacked-out channels

Shaun Zinck Dec. 1, 2014, 5:11pm

A Missouri man filed a class action lawsuit against DISH Network, alleging the company should have lowered his bill for blacking out certain stations.

Class action filed against Honda, Takata over defective airbags

Shaun Zinck Dec. 1, 2014, 5:50pm

A class action lawsuit filed in Florida alleges a large airbag manufacturer failed to fix defects in its product that could cause the airbags to explode and cause serious injury or death.