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FTC approves Washington state supermarket application to divest store it bought during merger case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 19, 2017, 12:25pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced it has approved SuperValu Inc.’s application to sell one of two supermarkets bought in 2015 after Safeway and Albertsons merged and were required to divest 168 stores.

FTC settles with companies accused of misrepresenting participation in APEC CBPR system

Mark Iandolo Apr. 19, 2017, 11:16am

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it has approved final orders with three companies following allegations of deceiving consumers through the misrepresentation of company participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system.

D.C. reaches settlement with debt collection company over allegations of illegal collections

Mark Iandolo Apr. 19, 2017, 11:06am

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announced April 14 that his office has settled with Collect Pros LLC, a California-based debt collection company, and Michael Ross, who owns and manages the company.

Wells Fargo to pay $5.4 million, settles allegations of terminating employee for whistleblowing

Mark Iandolo Apr. 19, 2017, 10:55am

The U.S. Department of Labor announced April 3 that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to compensate and reinstate a former bank manager who lost his job after reporting suspected fraudulent behavior to superiors and a bank ethics hotline.

Mississippi SC upholds ruling in Winn-Dixie injury case

Noell Wolfgram Evans Apr. 19, 2017, 10:49am

On March 30, in a 5-to-4 decision, the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's ruling in plaintiff Cynthia Kuljis' case against Winn-Dixie Montgomery LLC.

Consumer accuses bodybuilding supplement supplier of fraud

Mike Torres Apr. 19, 2017, 10:29am

A Michigan man has filed a class action lawsuit against a bodybuilding supplement provider, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Government accuses explosive detection companies of unfair competition

Mike Torres Apr. 19, 2017, 10:18am

The U.S. government sued four companies, alleging unfair competition and violation of federal law.

Second public comment period on DOL’s fiduciary rule ends; some groups say more time is needed for review

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 18, 2017, 1:26pm

The U.S. Department of Labor’s controversial new rule mandates financial professionals who service individual retirement accounts, including IRAs and 401(k) plans, to serve the “best interest” of the savers and disclose conflicts of interest.

Dog owner sues, claims she was duped into buying fake ham bone

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 9:45am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A Missouri consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a pet foods business, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Consumer accuses oregano distributor of false advertising

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 9:42am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A Washington, D.C., consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against an oregano distributor, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Rhode Island court reinstates man's lawsuit over work injury

Charmaine Little Apr. 18, 2017, 9:41am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A former Rhode Island state employee won his latest battle in a negligence case based on a Supreme Court opinion; but he still has a war to fight.

Foreclosure action involving fill-in judge upheld by Montana high court

Carrie Salls Apr. 18, 2017, 9:39am

&&& HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Montana said a retired judge who was temporarily hearing some cases in the District Court of the 11th Judicial District, in and for the County of Flathead was right to grant summary judgment to Capital One, NA in a mortgage foreclosure proceeding.

Maine Supreme Court upholds decision to deny disability retirement application for teacher

Zachary Lewis Apr. 18, 2017, 9:36am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed a decision made by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MPERS) board of trustees (the board) denying a teacher’s disability retirement application earlier this month.

Courts overrule jury's verdict in $78K lawsuit blaming property owner for fall

John Myers Apr. 18, 2017, 9:29am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has affirmed a Superior Court's ruling to overturn a jury's finding of $78,101 in a personal injury lawsuit.

New Jersey appeals court overturns quantum meruit jury verdict

Chandra Lye Apr. 18, 2017, 9:25am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on April 10 reversed the decision of a jury in a construction case that involved the awarding of damages under a quantum meruit theory.

Minn. SC rules for employer in pregnancy discrimination case

Zachary Lewis Apr. 18, 2017, 9:20am

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court on April 5 reversed a Court of Appeals judgment in a case involving pregnancy and sex discrimination.

New Jersey: Two members of major pay-to-play scheme plead guilty

Mark Iandolo Apr. 18, 2017, 9:04am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced April 12 that two former executives of Birdsall Services Group (BSG) have pleaded guilty for allegations of participating in a scheme to avoid the state’s pay-to-play law through having firm employees make $1 million in corporate political contributions illegally.

Maine Supreme Court dismisses dog bite case against owner's employer

John Myers Apr. 18, 2017, 9:03am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Maine has affirmed a summary judgment dismissing a $75,000 personal injury lawsuit.

California participates in multistate settlement with Western Union

Mark Iandolo Apr. 18, 2017, 8:53am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 12 a multistate settlement with Western Union that resolves allegations that third parties were using the service to defraud consumers.

Consumer financial board issues proposal to facilitate compliance with 2015 HMDA rule

Mark Iandolo Apr. 18, 2017, 8:52am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced April 13 that it has issued a proposal to facilitate compliance with the 2015 updates to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rule.