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Nordstrom sued over pricing

Louie Torres Feb. 22, 2017, 4:19pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) — An Alaska woman filed a class action lawsuit against Nordstrom, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

California consumer alleges Re/Max violated phone harassment laws

Louie Torres Feb. 22, 2017, 4:18pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Re/Max, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Stockholder accuses pharmaceutical company, officers of fraud

Louie Torres Feb. 22, 2017, 4:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A Tennessee stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company and its officers, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation and violation of federal law.

Class action filed over Jolly Ranchers

Louie Torres Feb. 22, 2017, 4:17pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California man is suing Hershey, alleging fraud and unfair competition.

Linda Singer changes firms, not focus

Taryn Phaneuf Feb. 22, 2017, 2:22pm

A plaintiff's attorney who’s built a reputation for representing attorneys general and other public entities has traded one prominent law firm for another.

Attorney: Ruling in birthday reminder case against Facebook a blow to free speech

Karen Kidd Feb. 22, 2017, 12:49pm

A recent decision by a federal court in California not to dismiss a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case against Facebook is a blow to First Amendment freedom, a TCPA defense attorney based in Costa Mesa said during a recent interview.

Virginia Supreme Court rejects battery claim against spinal surgeon

Chandra Lye Feb. 22, 2017, 12:48pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a trial court while making a distinction between tort of battery and tort of negligence in medical cases.

North Carolina customer accuses Walmart of phone violations

Louie Torres Feb. 22, 2017, 9:32am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — A North Carolina man has filed a class action lawsuit against Walmart, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Changes proposed to Virginia Bar's advertising rules

Deb Rogers Feb. 22, 2017, 9:31am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Technology has changed the way almost everyone does business, and lawyers are no exception.

Consumers accuse Inventure Foods of false advertising

Wadi Reformado Feb. 22, 2017, 9:28am

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — Residents of St. Clair County, Illinois, and St. Louis have filed a class action lawsuit against Inventure Foods Inc., citing alleged fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unfair competition.

Attorney: Teamwork necessary for CFPB, N.Y. attorney general to sue RD Legal Funding

David Hutton Feb. 22, 2017, 9:28am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A company accused of scamming 9/11 heroes and NFL concussion victims is facing an uphill legal battle, according to one lawyer.

Court imposes shorter suspension for nurse who discharged patient during snowstorm; Patient died from hypothermia

Melissa Busch Feb. 22, 2017, 9:21am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Court recently refused to uphold a two-year suspension against a nurse who was accused of professional misconduct for releasing a disoriented, sparsely dressed patient into a snowstorm in 2008. The patient died just feet from the hospital.

Ky. bill would prevent medical peer reviews from being used as evidence in malpractice cases

S. Laney Griffo Feb. 22, 2017, 9:15am

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A new bill that would limit access for plaintiffs in medical malpractice suits to hospital peer reviews as evidence has passed the Kentucky Senate.

Truth in advertising 'enforcer' sues Conagra over 'butter' cooking spray

Jenie Mallari-Torres Feb. 22, 2017, 9:12am

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — A Florida consumer is suing Conagra, alleging misleading advertising, fraud by inducement, negligent misrepresentation and fraud by concealment.

Oregon woman claims Issues & Answers Network violated phone call laws

Louie Torres Feb. 21, 2017, 5:12pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — An Oregon woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Issues & Answers Network, Inc., and Does 1 through 10, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

California woman claims Sue Bee products are not all-natural

Michael Abella Feb. 21, 2017, 5:09pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A California woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sioux Honey Association, citing alleged deceptive and misleading business practices.

Orange County man says Express overcharges for shipping

Michael Abella Feb. 21, 2017, 5:09pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)  — An Orange County, California, man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Express, LLC and Does 1-10, citing alleged fraudulent and/or deceptive practices.

Women say certain L’Oreal, Matrix Essentials products don't contain keratin as advertised

Michael Abella Feb. 21, 2017, 5:08pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against L’Oreal USA, Inc. and Matrix Essentials, LLC, citing alleged false, deceptive and misleading advertising.

Wash. SC: Medical device manufacturers have duty to warn hospitals, too

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 21, 2017, 3:32pm

The court majority, in its Feb. 9 opinion, said hospitals need these warnings to credential the operating physicians and to provide optimal care for patients.

D.C. attorney general targets local personal care aid, alleging Medicaid fraud

Mark Iandolo Feb. 21, 2017, 9:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Jan. 27 that his office has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Deborah Kale, a personal care aide, for alleged Medicaid fraud.