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Miss. Supreme Court rules in favor of insurance companies in couple's appeal

Zachary Lewis Mar. 20, 2017, 8:48am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A couple have lost their appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court against two insurance companies in an attempt to assert rights to additional payments in a loss-of-consortium suit.

Third Circuit overturns decision on standing in Horizon data breach case

Charmaine Little Mar. 20, 2017, 8:41am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A data breach case against Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. might be far from over after the plaintiffs scored a major victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Lawsuit: Old Spice deodorant caused side effects

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 8:32am

NEW YORK — Five consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Procter & Gamble, alleging breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, product liability and violations of the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act

New York attorney general comments on case related to West Carthage's village justice

Mark Iandolo Mar. 17, 2017, 8:29am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 24 that Delmar House, the former village justice for the village of West Carthage Court in Jefferson County, entered a guilty plea in court after allegations of abusing his position as a judge by trading lenient treatment in exchange for sexual favors.

Environmental groups allege EPA violated law

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 8:29am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Environmental groups are suing the EPA, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.

FTC approves final order in Boehringer-Sanofi asset swap case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 17, 2017, 8:28am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 24 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final order settling charges that Boehringer Ingelheim’s $13.53 billion asset swap with Paris-based Sanofi would likely be anti-competitive. 

Customer alleges Walgreens overcharges for insulin pump supplies

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 8:28am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois man is suing Walgreens, alleging fraud, unfair competition and unjust enrichment.

Two customers accuse Menard of fraud

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 8:26am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — Two Illinois consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Menard, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment.

Ohio settles with operator of alleged charitable door-to-door scam

Mark Iandolo Mar. 17, 2017, 8:26am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced March 7 that Darnell Robinson, the operator of an organization called “Teens With Dreams” that collects money through door-to-door solicitations by children, will settle allegations that the money collected went to him rather than charity.

FTC provides comments to Ohio Senate on proposed dental hygienist bill

Mark Iandolo Mar. 17, 2017, 8:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 9 that its staff has submitted a comment to the Ohio State Senate on proposed legislation that would broaden dental hygienists’ ability to work without a supervising dentist on-site.

GM sues asbestos trusts over payments to former employee’s widow

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 16, 2017, 11:15am

According to its four complaints, General Motors LLC has been making weekly payments of death benefits. The company contends it should have been informed that its former employee’s widow also has been receiving payments from the trusts.

EPA withdraws request for information from oil, gas companies

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2017, 9:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced March 2 that it is withdrawing its request that owners and operators in the oil and natural gas industry provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations, effective immediately.

'Loser pays' litigation could help accelerate infrastructure projects, scholar says

Charmaine Little Mar. 16, 2017, 9:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A light is shining on the financial status of many environmentalist groups that have the potential to file lawsuits in hopes of stopping infrastructure plans and whether they have the funds needed to cover court costs under the

Arizona Supreme Court to decide liability in take-home asbestos exposure case

Dee Thompson Mar. 16, 2017, 9:25am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court is considering whether a company should be liable for injuries caused by an employee taking home asbestos fibers on his clothing, years ago. It will hear oral arguments on April 25 in the case of Quiroz v. Alcoa.

UnWrapped, president to pay $1.2 million to settle multiple wage, labor violations allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2017, 8:48am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 10 that UnWrapped Inc. and President Steven Katz will pay roughly $1.2 million after allegations of numerous wage and hour law violations and retaliation against employees.

Texas, 18 other states urge EPA to end alleged federal overreach

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2017, 8:48am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced March 7 that he has joined 18 other states in a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging an end to alleged federal overreach. 

Bosley Medical accused of violating federal law

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 8:47am

LOS ANGELES — A Louisiana man has filed a class action lawsuit against a California company, alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Class action filed against Lenny & Larry's cookies

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 8:46am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a food manufacturer, alleging breach of implied warranty, fraud, product liability and unjust enrichment.

Lawyers group sues N.Y. AG over law requiring reporting of donations

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 8:45am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A nonprofit lawyers group is suing the New York Eric Schneiderman, alleging violation of federal law.

Class action targets claims made by Valeant's sunscreen

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 8:44am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Two California consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies, alleging design defect, liability, negligence and product liability.