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ADT Corp. alleged to have placed telemarketing calls to Florida man

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a security company unlawfully called him for marketing purposes.

Physician alleges he was terminated in retaliation from DC hospital over complaints

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland physician alleges he was retaliated against and lost his job after he filed whistle-blower complaints.

Oasis Energy alleged to be calling consumers for marketing purposes without consent

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Cook County, Illinois man alleges an energy company unlawfully called him to promote and offer the sale of electricity.

Federal court keeps alive much of class action over '8' on bottles of Old Charter Bourbon

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A federal court has granted parts of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims Old Charter Bourbon is reaping the benefits of a false and misleading label.

HSBC will again have to defend self in case over recorded calls

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court last month reversed a decision issued earlier in a San Diego County court, effectively reinstituting a consumer’s complaint against a financial services company for allegedly illegal phone call recording.

Kansas urges Supreme Court to support states' ban on electioneering near polling places

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Feb. 14 that he has joined a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to find that states may lawfully ban electioneering near polls.

Consumer financial board releases 5-year strategic plan, refocuses mission

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Feb. 12 that it has released a five-year Strategic Plan, which includes updates to its mission, strategic goals and strategic objectives.

FTC targets nation's 3 largest dental supply companies, alleging anti-price discount conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 12 that it has sued the nation' three largest dental supply companies over an alleged conspiracy to not provide discounts to a certain customer segment.

FTC mails $2.9 million to 72,836 victims of alleged payday loan scheme

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 15 that it is mailing a total of more than $2.9 million to 72,836 victims of an alleged payday loan scheme conducted by CWB Services LLC.

Arizona joins coalition urging Congress to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment

PHOENIX — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has joined a coalition of 56 states and territories urging Congress to help protect employees from sexual harassment by ending forced arbitration agreements.

Maine, FTC target alleged weight loss supplement scammers

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced Feb. 6 that the state will work with the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Marketing Architects Inc., a Minnesota company, for allegations of using false, misleading and deceptive claims while marketing and promoting the weight loss supplements “AF Plus” and “Final Trim.”

Paris may join U.S. governments suing energy producers over global climate change

PARIS (Legal Newsline) – City officials in Paris appear poised to enter the trend of government officials using lawsuits to fight global climate change by suing energy companies.

New Jersey court upholds $225 million settlement regarding Bayway Refinery

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has upheld a settlement between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and ExxonMobil over damaged sites at the Bayway Refinery.

Talent agency not liable for injuries at Ala. Cannibal Corpse show

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A talent agency was exonerated recently by the Supreme Court of Alabama regarding incidents allegedly leading to a teenager’s injuries on the grounds that the multi-national company did not fall under the state’s jurisdiction.

Rhode Island community center cleared after teen stole van, caused fatal accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Exonerating a Providence community center in a tragic 2010 accident involving a stolen vehicle, the Supreme Court of Rhode Island recently upheld a Providence County Superior Court’s opinion that the facility had no liability in the incident.

Woman alleges Drunk Elephant LLC eye serum doesn't work as advertised

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York woman alleges she paid $73 for an eye serum that did not work as advertised.