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Fla. AG Bondi to seek U.S. SC review of 'no surcharge' challenge

By Karen Kidd | Mar 17, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will appeal a loss in four companies' constitutional challenge to the state's "no surcharge" laws, which bar surcharges on credit card purchases, to the U.S. Supreme Court, a spokesperson said.

Lawsuit financing company dismisses case against Herzog Law Firm, plans to refile

By Karen Kidd | Mar 11, 2016

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina legal finance company has dismissed its Texas fraud case against a property casualty insurer, a law firm and a national bank, but it appears it plans on refiling in a different state.

Class actions against Seagate over hard drives combined

By Karen Kidd | Mar 7, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two class action lawsuits against Seagate Technology, both claiming the manufacturer knowingly sold defective hard drives, now are combined into one after a U.S District Court judge approved a motion to relate the two cases.

Plaintiffs claim defense playing 'Monday morning quarterback' in attempt to overturn $11M verdict in bellwether hip implant case

By Karen Kidd | Mar 7, 2016

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The case of a failed hip replacement of a Utah woman who received an $11 million jury award in a bellwether trial late last year isn't over yet, as the defense has filed routine post-trial motions.

Maker of fetal gender ID kit 'stands behind' product as it faces class action

By Karen Kidd | Mar 7, 2016

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – As the deadline to respond inches closer, the makers of a fetal gender identification kit aren't saying much about a $5 million class action lawsuit's claims that its product doesn't actually work.

Historically high number of patent disputes will continue in 2016, group says

By Karen Kidd | Mar 7, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – An annual report that tracks patent disputes confirms a continued trend in the increasing number of such disputes, a rise that the authors of the report say will likely continue into 2016.

U.S. Supreme Court to examine Ninth Circuit's overtime pay decision

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The issue of whether certain auto dealership employees deserve overtime pay hangs in the balance as the U.S. Supreme Court, now down one justice, prepares to hear a potentially precedent-setting case, a North Carolina attorney says.

NYC Marathon operator says processing fee for applications isn't illegal

By Karen Kidd | Feb 23, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The organization that runs the New York City Marathon, in a response to a class action lawsuit that alleges the method used to select participants amounts to an illegal lottery, is defending its practices.

Lyft settles class action but would still be impacted by Uber verdict, attorney says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 22, 2016

A now-settled class action lawsuit brought by Lyft drivers in California probably will have little bearing in the lawsuit against another ride-hailing service, Uber, set to go to trial in June, a Los Angeles attorney says.

Federal judge says patent board didn't adequately explain reasoning in decision

By Karen Kidd | Feb 16, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board failed to explain why it ruled the way it did in a dispute, a federal judge has ruled.

Minn. SC extends time for whistleblowers to file suit; Attorney says other questions unanswered

By Karen Kidd | Feb 12, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – Despite affirming an extended statute of limitations, a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision leaves unanswered questions in certain cases filed under the state's Whistleblower Act, an attorney familiar with the legislation says.

Class action attorney urges consumers to research pre-paid debit card brands

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2016

Caveat emptor, the old Latin saying "let the buyer beware," is good advice for prepaid debit card purchasers, an attorney for a Missouri man suing a prepaid debit card company says.

Maker of Milo's Kitchen pet treats plans fight against "Made in USA" class action

By Karen Kidd | Feb 2, 2016

The manufacturer of Milo's Kitchen dog and cat treats will "vigorously defend" itself against allegations of label misrepresentation filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court, a company spokesperson said.

Tyson vows to fight class action, says pet treats are made with American ingredients

By Karen Kidd | Feb 1, 2016

Tyson pet treats accurately include "Made in the USA" on their labels, a company spokesperson recently said in response to a federal class action lawsuit filed earlier this month that says otherwise.

Fla. federal judge makes rare ruling against feds in False Claims Act case

By Karen Kidd | Jan 29, 2016

Dismissals in whistleblower lawsuits, like the one recently granted by a Florida federal judge in a $10 million False Claims Act case, are extremely rare, an attorney says.

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