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Louisiana senator emerges as possible roadblock to overturning consumer-protection rule

John Breslin Aug. 14, 2017, 6:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) is still reviewing whether he will vote in favor of overturning a new rule by a consumer protection agency that forbids financial companies from including contract clauses that bar class-action law suits.

Consumer claims Green Sprouts teether is falsely advertised as being BPA free

Wadi Reformado Aug. 11, 2017, 9:35am

SACRAMENTO, cALIF. (Legal Newsline) – A California woman has filed a class action lawsuit over claims that a certain brand of infant teething product contains bisphenol A.

Hormozdi Law Firm alleges GKIC sent unwanted junk fax

Wadi Reformado Aug. 11, 2017, 9:34am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Norcross, Georgia, law firm alleges that a Chicago company specializing in small business marketing sent it a junk fax.

Direct sales company Nerium International accused of running pyramid scheme by distributors

Wadi Reformado Aug. 11, 2017, 9:34am

LOS ANGELES – Two California individuals allege that direct sales company Nerium International operates a pyramid scheme.

University of Southern California files motion to dismiss FACTA class action suit

Zachary Lewis Aug. 10, 2017, 9:12am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A motion to dismiss has been filed by the University of Southern California against a class action lawsuit accusing the college of violating the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).

Consumer claims 7-Eleven's aloe after-sun product is falsely advertised

Wadi Reformado Aug. 10, 2017, 9:11am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges that a product advertised to contain aloe vera contains no aloe in it at all.

California officials seek dismissal of suit claiming violation of National Voter Registration Act

Kacie Whaley Aug. 10, 2017, 9:10am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – After being sued by various voting groups, California government officials have filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that the plaintiffs allegedly fail to state a claim and have already sued about the same claims previously.

NHCash.com files motion to dismiss suit, cites arbitration clause in agreement

Sara McCleary Aug. 10, 2017, 9:09am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Online money lender NHCash.com has filed a motion to dismiss a case against it in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

New Mexico, private firm teaming to sue Dollar General over its motor oil

Wadi Reformado Aug. 9, 2017, 7:41am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – The New Mexico attorney general alleges Dollar General falsely advertises its brand of motor oil.

Nonprofit alleges federal Infrastructure Council violates Federal Advisory Committee Act

Wadi Reformado Aug. 9, 2017, 7:40am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit with an interest in infrastructure and projects related to water resources has sued President Donald Trump and two federal departments over the establishment of the Infrastructure Council.

FTC finalizes Sherwin-Williams divestiture agreement

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced July 28 that, following a public comment period, it approved a final order resolving concerns that the Sherwin-Williams Company’s acquisition of the Valspar Corporation would likely be anti-competitive.

EEOC accuses Ohio company of sex-based discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 2 against R&L Carriers Inc. and R&L Shared Services LLC, companies based in Wilmington, Ohio, for allegations of refusing to hire qualified females as dockworkers and loaders.

EEOC secures $160,000 settlement with Taylor Shellfish in racial harassment case

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced July 31 that Taylor Shellfish, the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the United States, will pay $160,000 after allegations of racial harassment.

EEOC targets Honolulu car company, alleging disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:30am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 31 against Cutter Mazda of Honolulu for allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC alleges Guam resort discharged employee due to gestational diabetes

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:29am

TAMUNING, Guam (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 27 against Verona Resort & Spa, a hotel resort and spa in Tamuning , for allegations of discharging a pregnant employee with a disability after failing to provide her with an accommodation.

EEOC targets parking management company, alleging gender, age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:28am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 2 against Eagle Parking LLC, a full-service parking management company, for allegations of gender and age discrimination in employment.

FTC developing initiative to help cut down unwanted, illegal robocalls

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:28am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 1 that it is working on an initiative to help industry efforts to stop unwanted robocalls before they reach consumers.

EEOC alleges CSX Transportation guilty of company-wide sex-based discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:27am

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 2 against CSX Transportation for allegations of sex-based discrimination in employment.

SEC secures $800 million settlement with alleged overseas stock manipulator

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Aug. 2 that Joe Yiu Cheung, an alleged overseas stock manipulator, will pay close to $800,000 and be barred from the penny stock industry.

Suit against doctor accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks during exam tossed out by Va. high court

Dee Thompson Aug. 8, 2017, 11:51am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia doctor accused by a former patient of making inappropriate sexual remarks during an examination has prevailed in the lawsuit filed against him by the patient.