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Doctor accuses Hartford Insurance Company of unpaid benefits

By Annie Hunt | Apr 27, 2016

LOUISVILLE — A disabled doctor is suing Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Company, alleging the company breached his insurance contract and failed to pay his benefits.

After nine years, Janssen settles South Carolina's Risperdal case for $124M

By Annie Hunt | Mar 14, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced last month that he and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals have finally reached a settlement in the state's Risperdal case, ending a nine-year legal battle.

Class actions alleging economic loss on the rise, professor says

By Annie Hunt | Feb 5, 2016

Though products liability cases alleging personal injury may be on the decline, the amount of products-related class action lawsuits filed by consumers claiming economic loss has increased, a Michigan State University law professor says

USC Prof: Select Comfort price-scheming lawsuit shows consumers driven to 'get a good deal'

By Annie Hunt | Feb 4, 2016

A San Diego man claims that Select Comfort sold him merchandise at a deceptive sale price, raising yet another multimillion-dollar price-scheming accusation against a major retailer.

WLF urges Fifth Circuit to uphold fraudulent-joinder doctrine

By Annie Hunt | Feb 1, 2016

The Washington Legal Foundation has called on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold the right of defendants to remove cases to federal court.

FLSA lawsuits break records in 2015 and set to rise in 2016

By Annie Hunt | Jan 29, 2016

2015 proved to be a record-breaking year for the number of lawsuits filed in federal court under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and 2016 will probably break that record, a Seyfarth Shaw attorney says.

False Claims Act lawsuits continue to produce billions for DOJ

By Annie Hunt | Jan 14, 2016

The Department of Justice announced in December that it recovered more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving the False Claims Act for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

JPMorgan will pay $150 million settlement in case brought by Ohio pension fund, others

By Annie Hunt | Jan 13, 2016

JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently reached a $150 million settlement with the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System over claims that Chase hid up to $6.2 billion in losses incurred in a trading scandal.

FTC warns 32 companies using environmental 'green' seals

By Annie Hunt | Jan 13, 2016

In September, the Federal Trade Commission issued warning letters to five manufacturers of environmental certification seals and 32 businesses that use those seals, cautioning that the certifications do not comply with the FTC’s “Green Guides.”

Attorney: Class actions over background checks performed by employers increasing steadily

By Annie Hunt | Jan 8, 2016

In September, a woman filed charges against Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. over allegations that the national restaurant chain violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act in its application documents.

Judge dismisses car hacking lawsuit against automakers

By Annie Hunt | Jan 7, 2016

On Nov. 25, a U.S. District judge dismissed a class action lawsuit against Ford, Toyota and GM, ruling the claim that cars were susceptible to electronic hacking had no evidence of personal injury to support it.

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