SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for the cosmetics company Kiss My Face have asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss the complaint alleging its use of the term “natural” misleads customers, stating the plaintiffs have “largely disregarded” the court’s previous orders to amend their complaint.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – On March 13, California’s 4th Appellate Court, Division One issued a ruling that reversed the San Diego County Superior Court's decision that favored a mortgage servicer, finding that mortgage companies can be considered debt collectors under the state's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Employers may find themselves in more federal court cases after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in February ruling that whistleblowers are not protected under the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act unless they file a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice has yet to release long-promised clarifications on the Americans with Disabilities Act that would help judges handle lawsuits that claim businesses’ websites are not handicap-accessible - and the blame isn't on just one of the country's last two, very different presidents.
Oregon Attorney General ordered to rewrite ballot title on proposed bill to limit legislators' service
SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon has sent a proposed bill back Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for modification after a resident filed a ballot title change for Initiative Petition 19 (IP 19). The man claimed that the title did not accurately describe the immediate impact if the bill passed, most notably that the state would impose an eight-year service time limit for legislators the first time.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Chief Justice James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ordered plaintiffs in multiple lawsuits against a construction company to consolidate their lawsuits, which focus on damages and losses suffered by a power outage in July.