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Baxter Healthcare to pay $18M in penalties, forfeiture

Mark Iandolo Jan. 19, 2017, 9:42am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced Jan. 12 that Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter) will pay $18.158 million after allegations it failed to follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) while manufacturing sterile drug products in North Carolina.

Woman suing Chipotle for billions over photo has $100 to her name

Gianni da Costa Jan. 18, 2017, 2:27pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Faced with unemployment and only $100 to her name, a California woman has sued fast-food giant Chipotle for $2.2 billion over the allegedly unlawful use of a photo.

Uber employee alleges breach of contract

Louie Torres Jan. 18, 2017, 9:55am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A Washington man is suing Uber, alleging breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

Whole Foods alleged to have not paid bonuses under Gainsharing program

Louie Torres Jan. 18, 2017, 9:55am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A former and a current employee of Whole Foods allege they were not paid bonuses.

Man alleges HP falsely advertised feature on printers

Wadi Reformado Jan. 18, 2017, 9:54am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges he purchased a printer that did not come with a feature that was advertised.

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. alleged to have not provided consumer report disclosure

Wadi Reformado Jan. 18, 2017, 9:54am

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Two New York residents allege a supermarket chain obtained a consumer report when they applied for employment without including a disclosure.

N.J. borough alleges it purchased six defective turf fields from Fieldturf USA

Wadi Reformado Jan. 18, 2017, 9:53am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey borough has filed a class action lawsuit against field turf manufacturers over allegations their product is defective.

Students claim Charlotte law school misrepresented that it was ABA-compliant

Wadi Reformado Jan. 18, 2017, 9:48am

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Three Charlotte School of Law students allege the school misrepresented the compliance of its law programs.

Consumer claims J.R. Carlson Laboratories aloe vera supplement does not contain aloe

Wadi Reformado Jan. 18, 2017, 9:47am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a nutritional supplement doesn't contain aloe vera as advertised and has filed a class action lawsuit.

Heritage among those facing lawsuit filed by 20 AGs

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 17, 2017, 1:02pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The attorneys general of 20 states filed a lawsuit against Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc., Auribindo Pharma USA Inc., Citron Pharma LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA) Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. on Dec. 15, 2016.

Ninth Circuit ruling allows landlords to seek more damages against bankrupt tenants

Ethan Bailey Jan. 17, 2017, 12:47pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will help California landlords seek and claim more damages against tenants who file for bankruptcy.  

Honeywell retirees appeal dismissal of lifetime health care benefits suit

Melissa Busch Jan. 17, 2017, 12:39pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Retirees of Honeywell International Inc. have appealed an Ohio federal judge's ruling that found the company did not need to pay them lifetime health care benefits.

Florida's top court addresses Economic Loss Rule

Christopher Knoll Jan. 17, 2017, 12:36pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – This past December, the legal landscape for manufacturers in contractual privity with another party was altered.

Trial can proceed in Boston Police Department drug test discrimination case

Christina Suttles Jan. 17, 2017, 12:11pm

BOSTON (Legal Newline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has reversed summary judgment in favor of the city of Boston after a faction of the Boston Police Department alleged the department’s hair follicle drug-testing method has a discriminatory impact on African-American officers.

Dollar General among those facing lawsuits over aloe gel

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 17, 2017, 12:07pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The Dollar General Corp. is fighting a lawsuit filed on Dec. 13 that alleges its aloe gel is not what it claims to be. In fact, the suit alleges that the product in question is essentially “worthless.”

Class action accuses Dole Foods of fraud over health benefits

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 12:01pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer is suing Dole Foods, alleging breach of warranty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Class action filed against Carrier

Wadi Reformado Jan. 17, 2017, 12:00pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — Six consumers are suing Carrier and other heating and air conditioner suppliers, alleging design defect and product liability.

U.S. government accuses mental hospital of fraud

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 11:59am

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government is suing a Milwaukee mental hospital, alleging fraud, unjust enrichment and violation of federal law.

California consumer accuses loan company of telephone harassment

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 11:58am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing a loan company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Four consumers accuse glue company of false advertising

Wadi Reformado Jan. 17, 2017, 11:57am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Four consumers are suing a glue business, alleging design defect and product liability.