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Class action against Nuun & Company lasts less than a month

Robert Lawson Sep. 1, 2016, 10:01am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A lawsuit filed by a New Yorker against a drink tablet manufacturer didn't last long.

Five attorneys sanctioned in Ark. class action suit

Dawn Geske Sep. 1, 2016, 10:05am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – While initially calling out 16 lawyers for possible sanctions on both sides of a class action settlement, a federal judge has ordered five of those attorneys to be sanctioned.

Serial plaintiff's days might be numbered

Jenna Spinelle Sep. 1, 2016, 10:15am

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — Cory Groshek has applied for hundreds of jobs and, though he has barely worked a day at any of them, he’s still managed to receive plenty of payments from those companies.

U.S. Rep: Obamacare killing healthcare market, legal reform needed

Karen Kidd Sep. 1, 2016, 12:01pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Litigation reform should go hand-in-hand with healthcare reform, but don't expect any substantive reform of the Affordable Care Act anytime soon, says a congressman from North Carolina.

D.C. Circuit affirms SEC's use of administrative law judges

April Bamburg Sep. 1, 2016, 12:15pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - On Aug. 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected a petition for review of a decision by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative law judges.

FTC targets online academic journal OMICS for allegations of deceiving consumers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 1, 2016, 12:17pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged OMICS Group Inc. and two affiliated companies with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding fees that range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Priest and hedge fund manager files defamation lawsuit against Bloomberg over news article

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 1, 2016, 2:32pm

Father Emmanuel Lemelson, the chief investment officer of Lemelson Capital Management, argues the article, published in March, has hurt his business and his standing within the Eastern Orthodox Church. Bloomberg had the lawsuit removed to a Massachusetts federal court in August.

U.S. settles with owners of Michigan apartment complexes who allegedly violated Fair Housing Act

Mark Iandolo Sep. 1, 2016, 2:33pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The owners and operators of seven Michigan apartment complexes have agreed to settlements resolving allegations of violating the Fair Housing Act, the Justice Department has announced. The defendants allegedly discriminated against families with children.

FTC announces settlement with ringleader of alleged IWorks billing scheme

Mark Iandolo Sep. 1, 2016, 2:34pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that the ringleader and two other defendants of the alleged IWorks online billing scheme have agreed to settle allegations of taking more than $280 million from consumers.

Kentucky lawyer accuses Lawyer.com of defamation

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 2, 2016, 9:27am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A Kentucky attorney is suing website operators, alleging defamation.

Conn. dentist settles for $1.3 million after allegations of violating state laws

Mark Iandolo Sep. 2, 2016, 9:28am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has announced Dr. Jesus Villegas and his pediatric dental practices – Fairfield Pediatric Dentistry LLC in Milford and Haven Pediatric Dentistry LLC in West Haven – will pay $1,367,466 to resolve allegations of violating sate laws.

Snapchat defends procedures after facial recognition class action

Kristin Danley-Greiner Sep. 2, 2016, 9:40am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The popular social media platform Snapchat faces allegations by two Illinois users that it stores information that makes them susceptible to identity theft.

District court sides with Texas attorney general in fair housing case

Mark Iandolo Sep. 2, 2016, 12:02pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a federal district court ruling that states the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) complied with the Fair Housing Act concerning distribution of low-income housing tax credits.

Eighth Circuit dismisses privacy class action against video game retailer

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 2, 2016, 2:28pm

The federal appeals court agreed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in granting GameStop’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, brought over an alleged breach of its privacy policy.

New York woman alleges General Mills is harming consumers through deceptive advertising

Mark Iandolo Sep. 2, 2016, 6:32pm

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York woman is suing General Mills Inc. claiming the company’s products are falsely advertised and harmful to consumers.

EPA and NHTSA release standards for heavy-duty trucks to reduce carbon pollution

Mark Iandolo Sep. 2, 2016, 6:41pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in order to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon pollution.

Kentucky man claims Cabela's repeatedly called him to collect alleged debt for another person

Michael Abella Sep. 2, 2016, 7:02pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A Kentucky consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a sporting goods provider over collection calls he kept receiving for another party.

Class action against Samsung claims defective washers 'explode' during spin cycle

Wadi Reformado Sep. 2, 2016, 7:16pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Three women have filed a class action suit against a South Korea company alleging that it manufactures and distributes washing machines that are defective in nature and explode during normal use.

Walgreens accused of false advertising of aloe vera product with no actual aloe vera

Mark Iandolo Sep. 3, 2016, 8:34pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois woman is suing Walgreens for allegedly selling an aloe vera product that contains no actual aloe vera.

Pilot alleges United Airlines failed to give him sick leave benefits while he was deployed

Mark Iandolo Sep. 6, 2016, 8:53am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing United Airlines for not giving him proper benefits when he was on assignment with the U.S. Air Force.