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California joins coalition urging appointment of independent counsel to review possible Russian interference

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2017, 9:02am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 11 that he has joined Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and a coalition of 20 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Justice to appoint an independent special counsel to look into possible Russian interference in the presidential election.

Voting groups allege California government officials violated law

Mike Torres May 17, 2017, 9:02am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Four voting groups are suing California government officials, alleging violation of federal law.

Class action filed against NHCash.com

Mike Torres May 17, 2017, 9:01am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Five consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a New Hampshire financial business, alleging misrepresentation in debt collection.

Vitamin Shoppe sued over Garcinia Cambogia Extract

Mike Torres May 17, 2017, 9:00am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A San Diego woman has filed a class action lawsuit against a vitamin business, alleging breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty and negligent misrepresentation.

Missouri SC sides with Humane Society in kennel owner’s defamation lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek May 16, 2017, 11:28am

The state’s high court, in an April 27 decision, agreed with the nation’s largest animal protection organization in a lawsuit brought against it by a Salem, Missouri, woman whose dog kennel was named one of the worst “puppy mills” in the state by The Humane Society of the United States.

Calif. court rules against appeal filed by Sierra Club, others over vineyard permit

John Sammon May 16, 2017, 10:15am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two Sonoma County vintners received a judgment in favor of their proposed wine making operation when an appeal by the Sierra Club was turned back by the state’s 1st Appellate District Court of Appeals.

Court rules woman's termination from North American Bus Industries not warranted

Zachary Lewis May 16, 2017, 10:09am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has reversed a judgment from the Calhoun Circuit Court in a wrongful termination lawsuit against. North American Bus Industries Inc. (NABI).

Miss. SC rules med-mal plaintiff needed expert to testify

Shanice Harris May 16, 2017, 10:03am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Defendants in a medical malpractice claim have won their appeal at the Mississippi Supreme Court, as the court ruled May 4 that the plaintiff failed to support his claims with expert testimony.

Ore. SC allows claim for loss of chance at recovery in med-mal case

Dee Thompson May 16, 2017, 9:56am

EUGENE, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon ruled on May 11 that it would reverse a decision by a court of appeals in a medical malpractice case involving the “loss of chance” legal theory.

Trump's decision to delay fiduciary rule might improve final version

Jessica Karmasek May 16, 2017, 9:43am

Uday Singh, a partner in the financial institutions practice of A.T. Kearney, a global strategy and management consulting firm, argues the 60-day holdup already has proven somewhat beneficial, in that new information has emerged.

Consumers accuse olive oil producer of false labeling

Mike Torres May 16, 2017, 9:42am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against an olive oil producer, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Annie's Homegrown sued over 'natural' claims

Mike Torres May 16, 2017, 9:42am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a salad dressing producer, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

EPA signs proposed rulemaking to approve North Dakota's Class VI injection wells

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced May 9 that the EPA has signed a proposed rulemaking to approve North Dakota’s application to implement and enforce its own Class VI Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.

EPA settles with Potomac Electric Power Company for $54,000

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:41am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 11 that Potomac Electric Power Company will pay $54,000 after allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations at its maintenance facility in Washington D.C.

Washington governor signs bill approving conditions for government contracts

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:41am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced May 8 that Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law his bipartisan bill to ban businesses that have willfully violated wage theft laws from being awarded government contracts.

California to receive $66 million in additional settlement with Volkswagen

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:40am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 11 that Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California has approved a $250 million settlement with Volkswagen.

EEOC targets New Jersey IT staffing company for alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:39am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 9 against Diverse Lynx, an IT staffing company in Princeton, New Jersey, for allegations age discrimination.

EEOC settles with Georgia restaurant for $20,000 after allegations of sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:39am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 8 that El Chaparro Inc., a Tex-Mex restaurant in Covington, Georgia, will pay $20,000 after allegations of sexual harassment.

New York taxi driver allegedly took advantage of refugees fleeing U.S.

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:38am

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 10 that Northern Taxi and its owner and operator, Christopher Crowningshield, will pay $2,500 in penalties and costs and make business practices changes after allegations of repeatedly violating state and local laws.

EPA settles with Maryland wood treatment plant that allegedly violated hazardous waste laws

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:36am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced May 11 that Reliance Treated Wood Inc. will pay $69,000 after allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations at its wood treatment facility in Federalsburg, Md.