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Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee forsake tuna merger following DOJ scrutiny

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The company behind Chicken of the Sea International and Bumble Bee Foods LLC recently discarded their plan to merge after the Department of Justice related serious misgivings about the proposed transaction’s harmful effect on competition.

Electrolux, GE end acquisition plans after four-week trial

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Electrolux and General Electric announced that they have abandoned a purchase plan which would have created a virtual monopoly under pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, which filed suit against the firms July 1.

Massachusetts settles with Hess Oil over funding fraud allegations

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the resolution of claims involving falsified information by Hess Corp. last week in Boston, ordering damages payable to the Commonwealth and a private trust for alleged fallacious funding applications.

Texas AG praises ‘victory for the taxpayers’ with Austin dismissal

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Ken Paxton, Texas attorney general, responded to the court’s decision supporting the Travis Appraisal Review Board in a lawsuit filed by the city of Austin to “rewrite” state tax policy this week in Austin, Texas.

New York’s AG Schneiderman leads 25 jurisdictions upholding EPA’s Clean Power Plan

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – In the wake of multiple lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office led a 25-member-strong coalition to intercede in the EPA’s defense last week in New York.

Florida woman sues Chipotle, alleging deceptive consumer practices

A Florida woman is suing Chipotle, alleging misrepresentation and unfair trade practices in product purchases made in 2011 and thereafter.

Consumer sues R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., alleging fraudulent marketing

A California resident is suing a U.S. tobacco giant, alleging damages from deceptive marketing of electronic tobacco products along with unfair competition from 2013 to the present.

Consumer initiates class action against Time Warner over alleged intrusive calling practices

A California resident brought a class action lawsuit against Time Warner Cable, a U.S. satellite television provider doing business in Los Angeles County, alleging damages from deceptive and intrusive telemarketing practices beginning in 2014.

Man brings class action suit alleging Facebook invaded privacy

A man is suing Facebook on allegations that the ubiquitous online business has committed privacy law infringement in the state of Illinois.

Woman sues food business alleging fraudulent marketing practices

A woman brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of herself and other New York State consumers against a New Jersey-based food manufacturer doing business in New York, claiming product misrepresentation. Maureen Jones sued John Wm.

Consumer sues HVAC company for allegedly defective products

A Kern County, California, man brought a class-action suit against a Tennessee manufacturer on Wednesday for allegedly defective heating and air conditioning products.

Vermont city sues EPA for alleged anti-consumer practices

A New England city sued a federal agency on Wednesday, alleging it violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the Clean Water Act and other legislation.

Bourbon drinker sues Jim Beam for alleged false advertising

A San Diego County man sued Jim Beam, alleging deceptive business practices and advertising. 

Consumer files suit against supplement manufacturer

A California woman filed suit against a nutritional supplement manufacturer on claims of breach of express and implied warranty, violation of trade and advertising law, and negligence.

Condo owners' suit alleges fraud over terms

Three California consumers have sued a group of Nevada hotel businesses, alleging breach of contract and good faith in a property-ownership regulation dispute dating back to 2006.

Law firm sues couple for breach of contract

A Ventura County, California law firm brought suit against two Florida residents on Feb. 10 in the U.S.

Woman's lawsuit targets bill-paying service's surcharges

A Florida woman has sued a funds-transmission service company on Feb. 10 in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, alleging unlawful surcharges on her utility bills from 2011 to the present.

Doctor alleges breach of contract by medical group

A Spotsylvania County physician has brought suit against a Cardiology practice and six medical professionals in the Spotsylvania County Circuit Court, Virginia on Feb. 6 alleging fraud and breach of contract. Patrick J.

Woman sues medical manufacturer for injuries

A San Diego County woman brought a class action suit against a medical product manufacturer and four individuals in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, on Feb. 6, alleging unfair trade practices.

Missouri suits alleges Walgreens misrepresented supplements

Two St. Louis County individuals sued a large American retailer claiming fraudulent sale and labeling of certain nutritional supplements in the U.S.