NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Though it might look like the world’s worst attempt at a bribe, Herr’s had a reason to send a couple of empty potato chip bags to a federal judge presiding over a class action lawsuit against it.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer accused by his opponents of exploiting the blind to recover millions of dollars from shakedown lawsuits is now representing a deaf man who has sued a dozen media outlets.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - It’s likely that a Polish immigrant is taking advantage of a federal law to score hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be allowed to.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Former students still saddled with college loans were urged by lawyers and debt-relief companies to stop making payments because filing a lawsuit was an easier way to get out of debt, according to racketeering allegations against two law firms.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A two-hour hearing on frivolous lawsuits before a U.S. Senate committee may have lacked focus on pending legislation but did produce a few noteworthy moments - including Sen. Al Franken’s assertion that there are “bad actors” filing meritless lawsuits, though he is opposed to the reforms presented.
A Tennessee man, described as a professional plaintiff and sleuth with three cell phones, is allowed to continue one of his many lawsuits after faking interest in a free home security system to identify whom he wanted to sue for calling him about it.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A new paper says lawyer advertising is scaring patients into not taking their medications, leading to dozens of serious incidents – including six deaths from individuals who stopped using their blood-thinner.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal agency is keeping its research secret as it forces a controversial rule that will harm consumers and businesses alike, a fellow regulator is telling members of a U.S. Senate committee.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A battle of opinions has broken out between the heads of two regulatory bodies, with the Comptroller of the Currency criticizing a controversial rule that he says will increase costs in the financial services industry for the sake of creating lawsuits.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) - Asbestos attorneys from the main firm in one of the largest – but apparently not busiest – dockets in the country told Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday of their plan to push their dormant cases through the system to eliminate a backlog of nearly 30,000 lawsuits.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - What’s it worth for plaintiffs attorneys suing companies over their websites on behalf of blind clients to take the case to trial? In the only example, those lawyers have been awarded more than $100,000 for their efforts.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - One St. Louis man appears to have gone from product-to-product trying to find a windshield wiper fluid he can trust when it’s warmer than negative-20 degrees outside – but, unsatisfied, he recently filed eight class action lawsuits in one day.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs attorneys who target food and beverage companies with class action lawsuits are showing no signs of slowing down, according to analysis from international law firm Perkins Coie that also shows California’s lawyers are the most active.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - Jelly Belly Candy Co. is again asking a federal judge to toss the lawsuit of a mother of six who now says she was tricked into buying its exercise jelly beans while trying to find a healthy snack for her family.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Two weeks after a federal consumer protection agency took steps to finalize a controversial rule regarding class action lawsuits, the U.S. House of Representatives has disapproved by acting to kill it.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - As the director of a federal consumer protection agency seemingly fights for his job, he has gone forth with plans to finalize a controversial rule – and a court challenge seems imminent.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Targeted by class action lawyers in several states, MyPillow is defending itself against claims that its special offers violate the consumer protection laws of several states.