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Federal judge sides with NFL, dismisses class action over Super Bowl tickets

Jessica M. Karmasek Mar. 2, 2015, 8:54am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League a year after it was sued for allegedly violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act in selling Super Bowl tickets.

Shorter University facing class action over students' stolen info

Legal News Line Mar. 2, 2015, 9:36am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - A Georgia university is the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging student information was stolen from the university in September.

W.Va. Senate unanimously passes asbestos trust claims act

Chris Dickerson Mar. 2, 2015, 1:01pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate on Friday unanimously passed Senate Bill 411, creating the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act and the Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act.

Stockholders file class action lawsuit against 3D printer manufacturer

Shaun Zinck Mar. 2, 2015, 4:40pm

A 3D printing manufacturer is being sued in a federal securities class action case over misleading statements made by one of the company's subsidiaries.

Report: Heitler out as judge of NYC's controversial asbestos court

John O'Brien Mar. 2, 2015, 4:59pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The judge who oversaw New York City’s asbestos litigation docket while it became one of the most controversial courts in the nation has reportedly been replaced.

Honda being sued over transmission defect in 2015 Acura

Shaun Zinck Mar. 2, 2015, 5:23pm

A major automobile manufacturer is being sued over possible transmission defects in one of its 2015 models.

Volaris Aviation accused of deception tied to IPO

Shaun Zinck Mar. 2, 2015, 5:25pm

A Mexican airline is the subject of a federal securities class action lawsuit that alleges the company didn't disclose important financial information before its initial public offering.

Replaced NYCAL judge was 'hands-off,' allowed asbestos plaintiffs bar to 'run the show,' defense attorneys say

Jessica M. Karmasek Mar. 3, 2015, 9:10am

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Recent reports in the New York media paint the New York City Asbestos Litigation court and its former chief judge as essentially dirty, giving special treatment to a certain plaintiffs law firm and paving the way for hefty paydays.

Georgia pension files shareholder suit against Mexican airline

Legal News Line Mar. 3, 2015, 10:31am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A Mexican airline is the subject of a federal securities class action lawsuit that alleges the company didn't disclose important financial information before its initial public offering.

Transmissions in 2015 Acuras aren't shifting properly, lawsuit says

Legal News Line Mar. 3, 2015, 10:35am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A major automobile manufacturer is being sued over alleged transmission defects in one of its 2015 models.

Stockholders sue over Stratasys-MakerBot merger

Legal News Line Mar. 3, 2015, 10:38am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A 3D printing manufacturer is being sued in a federal securities class action case over alleged misleading statements made by one of the company's subsidiaries.

Federal prosecutor steps down to challenge Hood for Miss. AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Mar. 3, 2015, 10:45am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A former federal prosecutor has decided to run for Mississippi attorney general, pitting himself against three-term attorney general Jim Hood.

NYCAL selects 108 cases, 56 from Weitz firm, for extremis cluster

John O'Brien Mar. 3, 2015, 1:23pm

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The court that hears asbestos cases in New York City has placed 108 cases on a docket designed to accommodate plaintiffs in extreme critical condition.

Dietary supplement maker sued over health benefits claim

Shaun Zinck Mar. 3, 2015, 4:52pm

A dietary supplement maker is being sued over allegations it falsely advertises that one of its products could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Class action says MegaRed supplement doesn't reduce risk of heart disease

Legal News Line Mar. 4, 2015, 9:20am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A dietary supplement maker is being sued over allegations it falsely advertises one of its products could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).

Transport company sued over alleged secret surcharge

Shaun Zinck Mar. 4, 2015, 10:05am

A class-action lawsuit filed against an energy transport company on Feb. 23 alleged the business assessed an undisclosed surcharge against individuals it leased vehicles from and failed to clearly state the compensation to the plaintiffs in lease contracts.

Alabama electric cooperative sued over profits

Shaun Zinck Mar. 4, 2015, 10:15am

An Alabama electric cooperative was sued on Feb. 23 over allegations it didn't refund profits back to its members as required by state law.

Patent licensing firm wins $533 million infringement verdict against Apple

Jessica M. Karmasek Mar. 4, 2015, 1:10pm

TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A federal jury has sided with a Texas-based licensing company, awarding it nearly $533 million after finding that Apple Inc. infringed a series of its patents in producing and selling the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Senate Democrats introduce STRONG Patents Act; supporters claim it’s more ‘balanced’

Jessica M. Karmasek Mar. 4, 2015, 3:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A trio of Senate Democrats have introduced their own patent reform legislation that, they say, would target patent abusers but also strengthen patents and American innovation.

Class action says Benchmark Energy assessed undisclosed surcharge when leasing vehicles

Legal News Line Mar. 4, 2015, 3:05pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed against an energy transport company on Feb. 23 alleged the business assessed an undisclosed surcharge against individuals it leased vehicles from and failed to clearly state the compensation to the plaintiffs in lease contracts.