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Calif. lawmaker glad to see advocates targeting alleged use of trans fats

Glenn Minnis Dec. 23, 2016, 9:33am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- Pinnacle Foods - the maker of such well-known products as Swanson pot pies, Hungry-Man frozen meals and Duncan Hines cake mixes - is facing a class action suit in California, alleging the company engages in false advertising in the promotion of some of its food products.

Plaintiffs in Harley-Davidson class action 'duped,' their attorney says

Glenn Minnis Dec. 21, 2016, 9:56am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -- Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc. faces a class action lawsuit alleging the engine on one of its most popular motorcycles has a common design defect that could pose a danger to riders stemming from excessive overheating.

Missouri trial lawyers respond to St. Louis' 'hellhole' designation

Glenn Minnis Dec. 20, 2016, 2:19pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The president of Missouri's plaintiffs lawyer organization says an annual report that this year singled out St. Louis as the jurisdiction most in need of legal reform is designed to scare state lawmakers.

Michigan attorney general intervenes in Consumer Reports case to defend state law

Glenn Minnis Dec. 9, 2016, 9:42am

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has thrown his support behind a federal lawsuit filed by a Michigan man against the publishers of Consumer Reports magazine accusing publication owners of violating state privacy laws in the way the company systematically profits from the unauthorized sale of subscriber information.