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Simmons Foundation gave $2.5M to Columbia Univ. over four years; Simmons firm received 26 asbestos referrals over same period

Legal News Line Dec. 1, 2015, 9:15am

Asbestos lawyer John Simmons stands to make millions more on referrals from Dr. Robert Taub than Simmons' foundation gave Taub’s clinic.

CFPB explains proposal to prohibit anti-class action language in arbitration clauses

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 1, 2015, 10:23am

The bureau says it continues to seek feedback from stakeholders -- including consumer groups, industry groups and those representing class action lawyers -- before formally announcing a rule.

California woman alleges malpractice against Law Offices of Steven M. Johnson

Robbie Hargett Dec. 1, 2015, 11:44am

ABILENE, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is suing a Texas law office and its agents over claims of professional malpractice.

Kate Spade faces price-scheming suit

Robbie Hargett Dec. 1, 2015, 11:55am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two women are suing a designer brand for allegedly falsely advertising original prices and corresponding price discounts.

Chicago man alleges drug retailers sell non-therapeutically equivalent drug

Robbie Hargett Dec. 1, 2015, 12:08pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago man is suing food and drug retailers for selling him a drug that was not therapeutically equivalent to the one prescribed by a physician.

Court throws out class action against airline over purchased in-flight services

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 1, 2015, 1:56pm

A federal judge last week dismissed the lawsuit, filed by a New Jersey woman in March, concluding that the federal Airline Deregulation Act preempted all of her claims.

Suit claims unsolicited Hubbard House faxes are illegal

Robbie Hargett Dec. 2, 2015, 10:30am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A certain Chicago restaurant is being sued over claims of sending unsolicited fax advertisements.

Maryland man alleges AOL misrepresented services

Robbie Hargett Dec. 2, 2015, 10:39am

GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland man is suing AOL over claims the company misled him into purchasing a subscription service to retrieve emails lost when his account was hacked.

Federal court won’t certify GM class action over religious accommodation claims -- at least, not yet

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 2, 2015, 1:20pm

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, despite granting the automaker’s motion to dismiss the class action complaint, granted the plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint. The court said the class in the original complaint was not “ascertainable.”

Suit alleges Mayo Clinic made false Medicare claims

Robbie Hargett Dec. 2, 2015, 2:55pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A woman is suing the Mayo Clinic and two of its doctors over alleged false claims made to Medicare.

Suit claims Faruqi firm breached contract

Robbie Hargett Dec. 2, 2015, 3:01pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman is suing her former employer, a New York law firm, over claims it did not pay her according to the parties' contract.

Orange County woman claims deceptive advertising against e-liquid sellers

Robbie Hargett Dec. 2, 2015, 3:07pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Orange County woman is suing manufacturers and sellers of e-cigarette products over deceptive misrepresentation of their e-liquids.

U.S. House committee report slams CFPB for campaign against vehicle finance companies

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 3, 2015, 9:30am

The report, released last week by the House Financial Services Committee, includes internal documents showing that the “disparate impact” theory being used by the bureau to build discrimination cases against auto lenders is weak.

Osiris, chief officers sued over claims of artificially inflated stock prices

Robbie Hargett Dec. 3, 2015, 1:08pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A man is suing a Maryland regenerative medicine products company and several of its chief officers over claims of artificially inflated stock prices.

Federal judge rules against Apple workers who wanted overtime for bag checks

Anna Aguillard Dec. 3, 2015, 1:15pm

In November, a California federal court judge granted summary judgment to Apple after employees sought overtime pay for time spent in bag checks.

Duluth couple alleges Per Mar fraudulently overcharged customers

Robbie Hargett Dec. 3, 2015, 1:21pm

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Duluth husband and wife are suing a security services company over claims it overcharges its customers.

FDA revisiting what 'natural' means on food labels; Efforts could affect pending class actions

Anna Aguillard Dec. 3, 2015, 1:28pm

In light of a spark in class actions against food product manufacturers, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced recently that it is revisiting the use of the term “natural” on food labels.

NYC asbestos firm seeks info behind study on lucrative consolidated trials, will drop it if defendants stop mentioning it

John O'Brien Dec. 3, 2015, 2:31pm

Plaintiffs lawyers practicing in New York City’s controversial asbestos court are attempting to subpoena the authors of a recent study that showed trials featuring multiple plaintiffs result in larger per-claimant verdicts than individual trials.

Federal judge grants final approval in consumer class action over Target data breach

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 3, 2015, 2:50pm

Judge Paul Magnuson OKed the $10 million settlement agreement last month. Target will pay plaintiffs’ class counsel up to $6.75 million in fees and costs.

Suit claims Flotek misrepresented data to investors

Robbie Hargett Dec. 3, 2015, 3:28pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Investors are suing Flotek Industries and several of its executives after allegedly misrepresenting data and product effectiveness to investors.