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California leads coalition opposing EPA's proposed 27-month delay to methane reduction rule

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:45am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 9 that he is leading a coalition of 14 attorneys general, the state of Colorado and the city of Chicago in submitting comments in opposition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 27-month compliance delay of an Obama administration public health rule.

Massachusetts health care company owes $750,000 after allegedly forcing consumers to pay bills

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:44am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 9 that Apria Healthcare LLC (Apria) will pay more than $750,000 to resolve allegations of directly billing people for services covered by the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth).

District of Columbia secures settlement with Florida debt relief company, owner

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:43am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Aug. 8 that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Office of Consumer Protection has reached a settlement agreement with YF Solution LLC, a Florida debt relief company, and its owner, Grace de Paz.

Pink products could leave businesses blue if California ever passes gender discrimination bill

Angela Underwood Aug. 16, 2017, 8:05am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A bill that would have required companies to determine whether their products appealed to certain genders and price them accordingly didn't go far this year in the California Legislature, but it will reappear in the future.

Oral arguments set Aug. 24 in $1.15 billion lead paint public nuisance case

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 15, 2017, 4:05pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly three years ago, a California judge ordered a group of three paint makers to pay $1.15 billion to 10 California cities and counties to remediate what the judge decided was the “public nuisance” of lead paint in homes.

Nevada strengthens law governing financial planners

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 15, 2017, 1:15pm

The revised state law, which became effective July 1, essentially requires investment advisers and stock brokers now to abide by the same fiduciary standards as others in the financial industry.

California court won't dismiss Odwalla and ZICO Beverages 'no sugar added' lawsuits

Kacie Whaley Aug. 15, 2017, 12:41pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two drink companies who were sued for allegedly misusing their "no sugar added" labels have had their motions to dismiss the cases denied.

Herbal supplement maker accused of cheating Vietnamese

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 12:39pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a dietary and herbal supplement manufacturer over claims it exploits the lesser-educated Vietnamese population with its advertising.

Calif. SC affirms medical board's investigation of prescription drug records

Carrie Salls Aug. 15, 2017, 12:38pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of California ruled on July 17 that the Medical Board of California did not violate a patients’ rights clause of the state’s constitution when it secured information from the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) regarding patients who had been prescribed a controlled substance without a court order allowing the release of the information.

New Jersey Supreme Court keeps alive nurse’s disability discrimination lawsuit

Todd Barnett Aug. 15, 2017, 12:07pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – On July 12, the Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed an appellate court’s revival of a nurse’s disability discrimination lawsuit against Saint Clare’s Health System.

Judge's 'well-rounded decision' decertifies class action over Kraft cheese; Plaintiffs respond with new motion

Chandra Lye Aug. 15, 2017, 11:54am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A federal court has decertified a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods over one of its natural cheese products in a move that an attorney is calling a "well-rounded decision."

City Club of New York seeks to nullify permit modification for Pier 55 project

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:14am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation alleges that a permit issued for a pier project in New York is unlawful.

Sierra Club, Environmental Integrity Project file suit against Pruitt over alleged inaction on petition

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofit environmental groups allege that U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has failed to respond to their petition.

Consumers allege Amazon upgraded accounts to Prime without their knowledge

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:14am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Five consumers allege that Amazon charged them additional fees for ordering products from its website.

Morningstar Inc., Prudential Investment Management Services accused of racketeering

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:13am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina man has filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that investment analysts caused injury to him and his money and property.

Consumer claims Wells Fargo & Co. charged unnecessary and unwanted fees on auto loans

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:13am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Mississippi man alleges that automobile loans from a certain financial institution added unnecessary and unwanted auto collateral protection insurance and additional fees.

California Cattlemen’s Association, two others file suit over designated amphibian habitat

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:12am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Three nonprofit organizations in California are seeking to enjoin regulatory burdens on the owners of land designated as critical amphibian habitat in 2016.

Pret A Manger sandwich wraps alleged to be packaged with slack-fill

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:12am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges that Pret A Manger wraps are deceptively packaged.

Justice Department secures $115,000 in back pay for workers

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 10 that Barrios Street Realty LLC, a company in Lockport, Louisiana, will pay roughly $108,000 to 12 U.S. workers after allegations the company violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

EEOC secures $2 million for former, current disabled UPS employees

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:44am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Aug. 8 that United Parcel Service (UPS) will pay $2 million to roughly 90 current and former employees after allegations of nationwide disability discrimination.