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20 Attorney Generals send plea to Senate to fight abusive lending practices

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — Led by Colorado's Cynthia Coffman, a bipartisan multi-state coalition of Attorneys Generals recently sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging its members to reject legislation that would hamper efforts to fight abusive lending practices.

California AG applauds state supreme court's ruling on gun microstamping

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

Following the California Supreme Court’s rejection of gun industry advocates’ complaints about “microstamping,” a weapons-identification system regulation, Attorney General Xavier Becerra praised the results, calling the state a leader that would “not go backwards.”

California Attorney General alleges Navient mishandled student loans

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently sued federal student loan servicer Navient Corporation and two subsidiaries, alleging misconduct in loan administration and collection affecting up to 1.5 million Californians.

Arkansas AG's office adds division to fight public corruption

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently established a new sector within the AG office’s Special Investigations Department called the Public Integrity Division, assigning two extra investigators to focus on public corruption.

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

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 22, 2018

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.

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

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 21, 2018

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

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 21, 2018

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.

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

By Carol Ostrow | Dec 8, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Dec 8, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Dec 8, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Dec 8, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Dec 8, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 18, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 18, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 18, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 11, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 10, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 23, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 23, 2015

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

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 20, 2015

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

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