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Stockholder alleges corporation, board violated law

Louie Torres Jan. 17, 2017, 11:55am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) -- A public stockholder is suing a a corporation and its board of directors, alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of federal securities law.

West Coast 'super tort' against Monsanto could spread to other states

John Breslin Jan. 17, 2017, 10:20am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A private law firm in line to earn millions representing the state of Washington has been active in recent years donating to candidates for state attorney general.

Calif. Supreme Court: No immunity extension for tribal payday lenders

Ethan Bailey Jan. 17, 2017, 10:18am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two federally recognized tribes have been denied immunity protections from California payday lender regulations after a recent state Supreme Court decision.

False Claims Act settlement with United Shore can provide guidance, attorney says

Sara McCleary Jan. 17, 2017, 10:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that United Shore Financial Services (USFS) will pay $48 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. The agreement was announced on Dec. 28 and was reached after a nearly two-year long investigation.

New FCC rule to add paperwork for TV, radio stations

Kristin Regula Jan. 17, 2017, 10:12am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Broadcasters can add a new regulation to follow when airing political advertisements.

FTC takes action against D-Link for its allegedly insecure wireless routers and internet cameras

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 10:03am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a complaint Jan. 5 against D-Link Corp., a Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer with a U.S. subsidiary.

EPA reaches agreement with Smith Cove for cleanup of Callahan Mine Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 6 that a settlement has been reached to facilitate cleanup of the Callahan Mine Superfund Site in Brooksville, Maine.

Pa. AG suing construction company; Complaints include unfinished work on barn

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:24am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a civil lawsuit Dec. 20 against Lloyd A. Davis and his company, LD Construction LLC, for allegations of engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices.

Maine AG files suit over Volkswagen's alleged national fraud scheme

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:21am

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) – Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced a lawsuit Jan. 6 against Volkswagen AG and its affiliates Audi AG and Porsche AG, as well as their American subsidiaries, for selling diesel automobiles with defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions controls.

Kansas AG joins bipartisan coalition regarding class action settlement with United Healthcare

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:21am

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Dec. 30 that he has joined a bipartisan coalition of 14 state attorneys general in filing a brief in federal court asking for the court to reject a proposed class action settlement with United Healthcare.

DOJ charges former VP of Poseidon Concepts Corp. with securities fraud

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:17am

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced Jan. 6 that Joseph A. Kostelecky has been charged with operating a $100 million securities fraud scheme while acting as the vice president of Poseidon Concepts Corp.

FTC, Schneiderman target marketers of Prevagen

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Jan. 9 that they have charged the marketers of dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims about the product’s ability to improve memory.

FTC issue paper concludes that consumers are being harmed by resort pricing practices

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 5 the release of an issue paper authored by an FTC staff economist concluding consumers are likely being harmed by resort price listing practices.

Kansas AG seeks penalties from three roofers

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:13am

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Dec. 16 that three roofing contractors have been banned from doing business in the state due to temporary court orders.

Massachusetts publishes archive of data breaches and personal security violations

John Myers Jan. 17, 2017, 9:08am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts-based victims of data breaches now have a new way to find out about how their personal information and data has been affected, thanks to a new archive published by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR).

Pa. AG files lawsuit against contractor

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:05am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a consumer protection lawsuit Dec. 20 against Shawn Gerety and BuildTREND Construction LLC for allegations of violating the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HIPCA) and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

SquareTrade hit with class action

Wadi Reformado Jan. 12, 2017, 8:58am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A Brooklyn man is suing a California business, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Cab companies sue Uber, State of Massachusetts

Louie Torres Jan. 12, 2017, 8:57am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -— More than 30 cab companies are suing Uber and the State of Massachusetts, alleging unfair competition and violation of state law.

Starbucks facing FCRA class action from rejected applicant

Wadi Reformado Jan. 12, 2017, 8:56am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — A Colorado man is suing Starbucks, alleging violation of federal law.

TCPA claim filed against Infogroup

Wadi Reformado Jan. 12, 2017, 8:54am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing a data solutions business, alleging invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.