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Judge to decide whether VitaCraves class action should be dismissed

David Hutton Aug. 8, 2017, 10:10am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton recently oversaw a hearing on Bayer's motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented the number of multivitamins that are contained in bottles of One A Day VitaCraves chewable vitamin supplements.

Company gets boost as it seeks to sue anonymous critics

David Hutton Aug. 8, 2017, 10:04am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A business services company has received a favorable ruling in its attempt to find out the identities of anonymous users who criticized it on the website Glassdoor.

Lennie & Larry’s seeks dismissal of second complaint over cookie labeling

John Sammon Aug. 8, 2017, 9:38am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Lennie & Larry’s Inc., a California company accused of exaggerating the health benefits of the cookies and protein muffins it makes, has asked a federal judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit.

Abbott seeks dismissal of Similac GMO allegations

John Severance Aug. 8, 2017, 9:08am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge will consider a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories on Aug. 24 in San Francisco.

Gerber seeks dismissal of class action over Good Start Gentle formula

Todd Barnett Aug. 8, 2017, 9:02am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – On June 22, Gerber Products Co. asked a federal judge for the dismissal of a class action lawsuit brought earlier this year over Good Start Gentle formula.

Shareholders sue Lexmark

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:29am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A manufacturer of printers and related supplies is accused of violating federal securities laws.

Union Pacific Railroad Co. alleges lead, other substances are contaminating Fort Worth property

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:28am

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The owner of a Texas property that was previously leased for decades is seeking payment to help clean up hazardous substances allegedly left on the property by a previous tenant.

Woman seeks refund from Live Nation, others for postponed Janet Jackson tour

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:26am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California concert-goer is seeking a refund for tickets she purchased for a postponed tour.

Judge dismisses case alleging Blistex used deceptive packaging for lip product

John Severance Aug. 8, 2017, 8:26am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of lip product manufacturer Blistex, which filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleged Blistex had used deceptive packaging in selling one of its products.

Consumer claims Clearly Natural Essentials products contain artificial ingredients

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:26am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer claims the Clearly Natural Essentials product line is falsely and deceptively advertised.

Exxon Mobil Corp., Reeves Boomland Inc. and Bi-State Southern Oil Co. accused of violating FACTA

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:25am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man claims that he has been placed at a heightened risk of identity theft because more than five digits of his credit card number were printed on receipts from a gas station chain.

Landowners affected by proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline challenge eminent domain

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:25am

ROANOKE, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Land owners in Virginia and West Virginia are challenging a proposed gas line that would travel through their properties.

Woman files suit against Petland, others after puppy allegedly dies from parvovirus

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:07am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a pet store chain misrepresents the health of its animals.

Candy eater complains that flavored gummies don't have fruit

Wadi Reformado Aug. 8, 2017, 8:06am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that certain products made by The Organic Candy Factory do not contain ingredients represented on the packaging.

Massachusetts secures $5.6 million settlement with parking management company

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:04am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 31 that LAZ Parking Limited LLC will pay $5.6 million after allegations of failing to detect and deter millions of dollars in theft from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

Washington AG sides with agricultural workers in case against Dovex Fruit

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:02am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 1 that his office has filed a “friend of the court” brief supporting agricultural workers in Carranza and Martinez v. Dovex Fruit Company.

Massachusetts AG joins coalition opposing cuts to low-income energy assistance programs

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:01am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 31 that she has joined a coalition of 35 attorneys general and state consumer advocate agencies in drafting a letter to Congress about low-income energy assistance programs.

Justice Department intervenes in complaint against Los Angeles, alleging fraudulent use of HUD funds

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:01am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 1 that it has filed a complaint to intervene against the city of Los Angeles and the CRA/LA (formerly the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles) alleging the fraudulent securing of millions of dollars in housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

U.S. secures settlement with Harcros to audit 28 facilities for potential Clean Air Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:00am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 31 that Harcros Chemicals Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of violating provisions of the Clean Air Act.

Barclays to pay $32 million to Massachusetts, nonprofits after alleged interest rate scandal

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 7:59am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 2 that Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. (Barclays) will pay $32 million after allegations of manipulated interest rates.