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Judge creates 16 classes for lawsuits against Dollar General over its motor oil

By Charmaine Little | Apr 15, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A class certification request in a lawsuit against Dollar General over the labeling of motor oil was granted in part and denied in part in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Western Division on March 21.

Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.

Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Lawsuit alleges texts from Americans for Prosperity were unlawful and used to 'spread political ideology'

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man alleges nonprofit Americans for Prosperity sent unlawful text messages to "spread its political ideology" and has filed a suit in federal court.

Kanye West's lawsuit against us is 'baseless,' EMI Music says; Rapper wants out of royalties deal

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - If a music publisher gets its way, a lawsuit filed against it by rapper Kanye West will be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Court denies True Organic Products' motion for injunction in fertilizer false advertising case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 21, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in California has denied an organic fertilizer seller's motion for preliminary injunction in a false advertising suit against a competitor, stating that the company failed to establish it would suffer injury if the injunction was not issued.

Class action lawyers can benefit from new push for automatic renewal laws; Two states and D.C. follow California's lead

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawyers can take advantage of a recent trend in state legislation to adopt measures similar to a California law that prevents the automatic renewal of certain memberships and subscriptions, like to gyms and magazines.

Virginia doesn't want one of Bloomberg's environmental prosecutors sent to its AG's office

By Charmaine Little | Mar 14, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia’s two houses of its General Assembly have taken a stand against Bloomberg Philanthropies' attempt to hire environmental activist lawyers to sue major companies such as Exxon and Chevron over global warming.

DoorDash failed to pay all tips to Dashers, class action states

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Two DoorDash drivers have filed a class action suit over allegations the on-demand food delivery service did not pay them 100 percent of tips as advertised.

The Capri Sun drink pouch is the subject of a new lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Capri Sun drinks has filed a suit against a Pennsylvania company over allegations it continued to use a trademark-protected drink pouch after an agreement expired.

Class action lawyers pounce after Hill's Pet announces dog food recall

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits are rolling in against a major pet nutrition food producer after it recalled canned dog food products because of potentially elevated amounts of vitamin D.

'Funniest person in the world' says Laugh Factory still owes him more than $70,000 after winning 2016 contest

By Charmaine Little | Feb 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A comedian says Laugh Factory failed to pay him a $100,000 prize in full after winning the Funniest Person in the World contest in 2016.

Tough Mudder faces $4.3 million lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 22, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A minority shareholder in a company that organizes endurance events alleges he has sustained $4.3 million in losses as a result of the company's refusal to honor its contractual obligations.

California court sides with Dark Horse drivers in wage lawsuit, reverses denial of class certification

By Charmaine Little | Feb 20, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the state of California, 5th Appellate District said it reversed a lower court’s order that denied a wage lawsuit class certification because the lower court used improper legal criteria.

California court dismisses man's suit over neighbor's demolition of Laguna Beach house

By Charmaine Little | Feb 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A man’s attempt to have his case over a house demolition heard in court instead of a local commission was denied by the Court of Appeal of the State of California in the 4th Appellate District, Division Three on Feb. 13.

California appeals court reverses Tilly's demurrer in on-call scheduling case

By Charmaine Little | Feb 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A former sale clerk's lawsuit against an Irvine, California-based corporation over on-call scheduling has been revived by the Court of Appeal of the state of California, in the 2nd Appellate District for Division Three when it reversed an order from a lower court that sustained a demurrer (or objection) on Feb. 4.

Man suing pawn shop over interest rate gets good news from Arkansas Supreme Court

By Charmaine Little | Feb 19, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – On Feb. 7, the Supreme Court of Arkansas reversed an order that denied a man’s third attempt for a class certification in a lawsuit against a pawn shop over allegations of charging excessive interest.

Mass. State Police to face discrimination lawsuit from Chinese-American lieutenant

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts State Police Lt. Warren Yee provided enough evidence to continue his discrimination case against the department, causing the Massachusetts Supreme Court to reverse a summary judgment in favor of the department and remand the case back to a lower court.

Judge: Evidence lacking in class action alleging Orijen dog food was harmful to pets

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge in Wisconsin has dismissed a class action lawsuit, finding no evidence to support allegations that a brand of dog food was contaminated with heavy metals.

California court upholds motions to strike cartoonist/blogger's wrongful termination suit against LA Times, others

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Political cartoonist and blogger Frederick Theodore Rall III lost his appeal against Los Angeles Times Communications as the publication and its related entities were granted their motions for an anti-SLAPP to strike his lawsuit altogether.

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