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Federal court grants states’ injunction, delays EPA ‘Waters’ rule

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 1, 2015, 12:01pm

A North Dakota federal judge said in his order, issued Thursday, that it “appears likely” the federal Environmental Protection Agency failed to comply with certain requirements in promoting its “Waters of the United States” rule.

Payday loan enterprise targeted by legal action

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 1:08pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a payday loan enterprise Aug. 4 for allegedly collecting money from people who didn't owe, said CFPB Director Richard Cordray.

Maryland Attorney General's Office recovers $11.9M for residents in FY15

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 1:11pm

The State of Maryland reclaimed $11.9 million by the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division during Fiscal Year 2015, Attorney General Brian Frosh said on Thursday.

Korean-American Grocers agree to educate members on synthetic marijuana

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 1:14pm

Washington, D.C., has reached an agreement with the Korean-American Grocers Association of Washington that will require the company to educate members on the sale of synthetic drugs, Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine said on Aug. 5.

Kentucky joins other states asking US Education Department to erase student loans from Corinthian College students

Legal News Line Sep. 1, 2015, 1:17pm

Kentucky joined the effort of several states voicing the need to help students who were victimized by the now closed Corinthian Colleges for-profit school, state Attorney General Jack Conway said on Tuesday.

Visionworks to pay $100K to Maryland for losing servers with customers' personal information

Legal News Line Sep. 1, 2015, 1:20pm

Visionworks will pay the state of Maryland $100,000 to settle a lawsuit over alleged data breaches the company had in 2014, state Attorney General Brian Frosh said on Wednesday.

Purdue Pharma to make internal program restricting promotion of powerful painkiller permanent

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 1:24pm

An agreement reached by the state of New York and Purdue Pharma will make the manufacturer’s internal program, which looks to prevent the promotion of painkillers to certain health care providers, permanent, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Thursday.

Citigroup to pay $4.5M for allegedly overcharging customers on their investment accounts

Legal News Line Sep. 1, 2015, 1:27pm

Citigroup will reimburse customers around the country more than $4.5 million as a result of a settlement with the state regarding overcharged fees on investment accounts, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Wednesday.

Oregon sues Liquidation LLC for alleged car title loan scam

Legal News Line Sep. 1, 2015, 1:29pm

The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit against Liquidation LLC for allegedly operating an illegal car title scam, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said.

NYC apartment building owners sent notices for allegedly failing to comply with rent-regulated law

Legal News Line Sep. 1, 2015, 1:31pm

About 194 New York building owners were sent notices by the state for failing to fulfill the law's rent regulation requirements even though the owners accepted lucrative tax breaks, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.

Counsel in StarKist class action could earn up to $4 million for settlement

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 1, 2015, 1:35pm

The company settled the action, brought over alleged short-weighted cans of tuna, for $8 million in cash and $4 million in vouchers.

Men sue Sallie Mae for allegedly collecting illegal penalties, making harassing phone calls

Hannah Cole Sep. 1, 2015, 2:01pm

Three Florida men are suing national loan provider Sallie Mae and its third-party debt collectors over claims of illegal actions.

Florida judge sues Homeland Security over alleged data breach

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 2:06pm

A Florida judge is suing the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) over an alleged breach in security that saw government employees’ information potentially released.

Uber sued over alleged unwanted text messages

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 2:13pm

The popular vehicle-for-hire company Uber is being sued for allegedly sending customers’ unwanted text message to their cell phones.

Toyoda sued for allegedly price fixing car hoses

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 2:19pm

Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation is accused in a recent civil lawsuit of allegedly conspiring to fix prices for their products in the United States.

Oil pipeline operator Plains Holdings sued by investors over burst pipe

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 2:31pm

Plains Holdings, a large crude oil and liquid energy pipeline operator, is being sued by investors for allegedly failing to comply with federal regulations, which led to a large oil spill in California.

Uber sued over alleged illegal text messages to customers

Legal News Line Sep. 1, 2015, 2:32pm

Uber, the popular taxi-like service, is being sued for allegedly making text messages to customers’ cell phones.

Johnson & Johnson sued over alleged trans fats in margarine products

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 2:37pm

Johnson and Johnson is being sued in federal court over claims one of its margarine products is falsely labeled as having no trans fats.

Best Buy sued for canceling purchases of gift cards listed at steep discount

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 2:40pm

Best Buy is being sued for allegedly canceling gift cards that were purchased at a steep discount on its website.

Federal judge finds Internet advertising patent valid

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 2, 2015, 12:48pm

The decision is the first in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to find a patent passed both parts of a new two-part test for validity.