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Judge to rule on order appointing Mueller to investigate Trump

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas Ellis has taken under advisement a motion that challenges the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller to investigate President Donald Trump.

Lawsuit: Prominent lawyer Watts bashed class actions to recruit farmers at 40% fee in GMO corn litigation

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Texas plaintiffs lawyer Mikal Watts is being accused by a colleague and farmers of shady behavior and criticizing the class action mechanism in massive litigation over genetically modified corn sold by Syngenta.

Lawyers to get 75 percent of $9.8 million whistleblower suit against K-Mart; Tillery's take - $5.7 million

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Madison County Record

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel awarded three fourths of a $9.8 million settlement to lawyers who sued failing retailer K-Mart.

Group fixed 'societal wrong' by funding lawsuits vs. Lois Lerner and IRS, but won't break even

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A conservative political group that funded watchdog litigation against Lois Lerner and the Internal Revenue Service won’t be making any money off its investment but has helped “correct a societal wrong,” court papers state.

Limbaugh assigned to Dicamba MDL over Herndon; Attorneys say SDIL disposition time nearly slowest of all

From
Madison County Record

EAST ST. LOUIS – Multi district litigation against Monsanto involving weed killer Dicamba will go before District Judge Stephen Limbaugh at the Eastern District of Missouri, in spite of calls for the Southern District of Illinois.

Herndon denies summary judgment to State Farm in $9 billion RICO case

From
Madison County Record

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon on Feb. 6 denied summary judgment to State Farm on a $9 billion racketeering claim.

Victims of IRS's tea party bias - and taxpayers - must see Lois Lerner's testimony, lawyer says

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Lois Lerner, formerly of the Internal Revenue Service when it discriminated against applicants for tax exemptions based on their viewpoints, claims Americans have no right to read statements she made under oath about why she did it.

Chevron, Western Nuclear settle allegations related to uranium mine waste on Navajo land

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 9 that Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Western Nuclear Inc. have settled in separate agreements over allegations related to uranium mine waste at the Mariano Lake and Ruby Mines on the Navajo Nation.

Nebraska alleges Stabl Inc. has not paid more than $1 million in penalties

OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A Nebraska corporation is alleged to have not paid penalties to the state for environmental violations and instead fraudulently transferred assets.

CitiMortgage, Safeguard Properties accused of charging for unnecessary inspections

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois homeowner has filed a class action lawsuit against a mortgage service provider and its vendor over allegations he was subjected to unreasonable and unnecessary property inspections.

Pension funds allege Stericycle's fraudulent practices harmed them

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two pension funds allege they suffered damages because of a company's fraudulent practices.

Consumer board releases Project Catalyst innovation report

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced a report highlighting various market developments that have the potential to produce benefits for consumers.

CFPB details $11 million in supervisory actions for thousands of consumers in recent report

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Oct. 31 a Supervisory Highlights report that shows how the agency’s recent supervisory actions have returned more than $11 million to more than 225,000 consumers allegedly harmed by college loan servicers.

Clinton email contractor Platte River Networks says it acted only as a broker

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — Platte River Networks, email contractor for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, has never managed information any more than a car salesman fixes cars.

Bank of America, Merrill Lynch et al allegedly conspired to violate antitrust law

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Employees with a welfare and pension fund and all others similarly situated have filed a class-action lawsuit against several businesses for alleged conspiracy and violation of antitrust laws.

Washington D.C. attorney general warns consumers of potential DMV-related 'phishing' scams

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine has announced, according to the District’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), that D.C. residents are being targeted by an alleged “phishing” scam.  

Hillary lawyer had trouble with email while working for Bill

WASHINGTON – Cheryl Mills, personal counsel to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former deputy counsel to President Bill Clinton, bore a judge’s blame for a bad search of email at the White House in 1998. 

CFPB announces leadership changes within the Bureau

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced leadership changes within the agency, including new employees at the following positions – associate director for supervision, enforcement, and fair lending; principal deputy general counsel; and deputy chief operating officer.

Stockholder accuses TiVo corporate officers of misrepresentation

SAN JOSE — An Ohio woman is suing TiVo and and its corporate directors, alleging negligent misrepresentations and omissions.

Ex-pro wrestler alleges WWE failed to pay royalties

Woodstock, Georgia resident accuses World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. of failure to pay royaltiesHARTFORD U.S.