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Federal courts taking another look at transgender individuals' rights under Title VII

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 30, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Seemingly at odds with some recent activities by the federal Department of Justice, federal circuit courts in various parts of the country seem poised to take a new look at various kinds of gender and gender-identity discrimination.

N.Y. lawyers sue 40-plus companies on behalf of blind man in a month

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 27, 2018

BROOKLYN (Legal Newsline) – A class action suit on behalf of Eugene Duncan and other visually impaired plaintiffs is moving forward against Popular North America Inc. potentially in order to test the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Kona beer class action not proceeding as plaintiffs initially visualized

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 21, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Late last year, a California court, after dismissing some claims, allowed class action plaintiff Theodore Broomfield to move forward with an amended complaint regarding a line of beer and alleged false advertising.

Proposed settlement in Cuisinart class action: $300K for attorneys, replacement blades and warranties for customers

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit over blades for Cuisinart food processors has reached a settlement, with consumers receiving $15 and plaintiffs attorneys seeking $300,000 in fees.

DOJ memo addresses 'parasitic' whistleblower cases under False Claims Act

By Justin Stoltzfus | Feb 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice is changing its stance on procedure for actions under the False Claims Act, a law that targets companies that cheat government offices and is often used by whistleblowers who can be awarded a significant percentage of what is recovered.

New York federal court uses "settlement week" to ease backlog

By Justin Stoltzfus | Feb 7, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York recently tried an innovative approach to expediting cases and taking on a backlog of litigation.

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