Hanna Nakano News

Company's defamation claim against whistleblower proceeding in Ala. court

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 9, 2015

Whistleblower protections are not extended to an employee who was fired after attempted to deliver a letter complaining about workplace conditions, according to the ruling of a Montgomery Circuit Court.

Attorney: Federal consumer protection agency should enforce laws, not create them

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 26, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a new rule that would ban companies from using arbitration clauses that block class action lawsuits.

Future of case against Best Buy could depend on if consumers are seen as gullible

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 23, 2015

Best Buy is facing a lawsuit after claims the company rescinded orders made by consumers without their permission.

Professor/whistleblower sues Citigroup for $800 million, plans to donate to charity

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 23, 2015

“My ultimate motivations are both justice, and the money that I’ll get, which I will be donating to charity,” Rasmusen said.

Pay-to-play fantasy sports sites told to stop operating in Nevada

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 21, 2015

Pay-to-play daily fantasy sports websites operating in Nevada have been warned: get a license, or get out.

Energy policy group seeks SCOTUS review of Colorado's renewable energy standard

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 20, 2015

The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to answer whether Colorado is acting within the bounds of the Constitution by placing manufacturing requirements on electricity that comes into the state.

EPA threatens $20 million fine on Wyoming man who built a pond on his farm

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 19, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has levied $20 million dollars in fines against a Wyoming man who built a stock pond in his front yard.

CALA says courts should be used for justice, not greed in case against Twitter

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 15, 2015

Members of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse in Texas work to raise awareness about the negative impact of lawsuit abuse – that courts be used for justice, not greed.

Chipotle: Proposed class action over non-GMO products has no merit

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 13, 2015

The restaurant chain claims that two of the lawsuit's major arguments -- over beverages and animal feed -- are "baseless."

Lawsuit against Facebook without merit, according to Lawsuit Watch Organization

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 13, 2015

A lawsuit filed against Facebook by a man who doesn’t even have an account with the social media website is a clear example of a frivolous suit and threatening Illinois' economy, according to an organization that fights against lawsuit abuse.

Anti-tobacco group: Too early to know lasting effects of e-cigarettes

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 9, 2015

A California man has filed a class action against R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., claiming the company engaged in unfair and deceptive marketing in regards to their electronic tobacco products.

Mortgage community not impressed with new CFPB regulations

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 8, 2015

The changes, announced last week, will help consumers in rural areas access the mortgage credit they need.

Consumer advocacy group says Johnson & Johnson should have cut back on oils years ago

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 8, 2015

The manufacturing giant faces a lawsuit in federal court over claims that it falsely labeled its margarine products.

TGI Friday's sued for allegedly sending text messages without consent

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 7, 2015

Man claims the restaurant franchise sent him multiple advertisements via text messages without his permission, in violation of federal law.

Alaskan Medicare money in limbo; medical software company sued

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 7, 2015

A group of medical facilities in Alaska have filed a class action lawsuit against a company they say kept them from receiving Medicare reimbursement they depended on to stay afloat.

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