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U.S. SC won't hear appeal of Google's win against Authors Guild

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Google achieved victory in April when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a case in which Google was being sued for copyright infringement.

Justice Department opposes Iron Mountain, Recall merger

WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Justice Department is suing to prevent the merger of two of the nation's largest hard copy record management services.

Stays lifted on evaporated cane juice class actions due to delay of guidance from FDA

Stays of three class action lawsuits have been lifted because of continued delay of Food and Drug Administration guidance, according David Biderman, a partner in Perkins Coie's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Short-term rental industry should celebrate recent N.Y. ruling, attorney says

The short-term rental industry should be thrilled by a recent New York appellate court ruling in favor of a man who found himself targeted by his town after renting out one of his rooms over the Internet, a Ballard Spahr attorney says.

Alaska SC upholds state contract to firm whose bid exceeded specified page length

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False Claims Act penalties increasing in 2016

Due to the passage of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015, the maximum civil penalties for fraud against the government have now been increased to $11,000 for 2016.

Indian film distributor sued over allegedly misleading company statements

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - An Ontario, Canada resident is suing distributors of Indian films claiming they made false or misleading statements about their business and operations.

Cheerios Protein cereal allegedly does not contain enough protein

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – General Mills, producer of Cheerios and breakfast cereals, is facing trouble over allegedly misleading its consumers.

Ford being brought to court over its PowerShift Transmission

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Ford is facing a lawsuit over claims that its PowerShift Transmission is defective.

Cincinnati suing liquid aluminum sulfate manufacturers and distributers over price manipulation allegations

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) –The City of Cincinnati is suing manufacturers and distributors of liquid aluminum sulfate over claims of price fixing.

Judge: Consumers should look at labels to figure out ingredients, not pictures

A "common sense" ruling has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought by a woman who felt she should have been able to rely on the pictures on a package of food to tell her what was in it, rather than looking at the ingredients list, an attorney says.

American Pro Energy facing lawsuit over claims it violated telephone spamming laws

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two Los Angeles citizens are filing a lawsuit against American Pro Energy over claims of telephone spamming.

7-Eleven requests wage lawsuit be moved to federal court

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – 7-Eleven is requesting a case in which two former employees are suing the company for lost wages and compensation to be heard in federal court.

Wild Planet Foods sued over claims that canned tuna is underweight

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – An Aptos resident is suing a producer of canned tuna over claims that its product is underfilled.

Freight companies seek to have lawsuit moved to federal court

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – National Freight Inc., and Interactive Logistics Inc., want a case over wage dispute to be heard in a federal court.

Thunder on the Mountain organizers face lawsuit over claims of not refunding tickets

FORT SMITH, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Several concert goers are suing music festival organizers for not refunding their tickets after cancellation of the festival.

Cloud hosting service Egnyte Inc. facing lawsuit over claims it renewed services without consent

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A file sharing and cloud hosting company is facing a suit over claims it renewed services without authorization.

Wonder Wax sued over allegedly misleading claims of product's effectiveness

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Wonder Wax are being sued over claims that the product is misleading and does not offer painless hair removal.

Scottrade faces lawsuit over personal data breach

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A group is suing Scottrade claiming that its failure to safeguard their personal information resulted in their personal identity being abused.

California man claims Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen sends text message spam

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man has filed a lawsuit against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen over claims of text message spam.