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Doctor’s class-action suit claims junk fax transmissions clog machines

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida physician is suing two skin care companies claiming their unsolicited fax campaign violates the 2005 Junk Fax Protection Act.

FTC accuses weight-loss firms of using spam to promote products

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission is suing two firms selling weight-loss products over claims they allegedly sent unsolicited emails that spoofed the recipients’ contact lists and then directed them to fake news websites.

Class-action suit accuses shoe store of deceptive advertising

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is suing an shoe retailer claiming it used deceptive and misleading advertising to market the exclusive merchandise it sells online and in its stores.

Consumer claims Dream Bone could harm dogs

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer is suing a dog food manufacturer claiming its allegedly false and misleading product labeling for dog treats could pose a health hazard for pets.

Investor accuses pharmaceutical company of financial impropriety

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York investor is suing a pharmaceutical company, alleging it violated Securities and Exchange Commission rules, damaging the value of the stock he purchased.

California consumer alleges online training business made unauthorized credit card charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing an online vendor of computer training courses, alleging it automatically renewed his subscription to the service without his authorization.

Consumers accuse SolarCity of telemarketing harassment

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Two New England consumers are suing the nation’s largest installer of residential solar energy systems, alleging the defendant made numerous, unsolicited telemarketing calls to consumers.

Farmers challenge constitutionality of N.D. corporate farming law

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – Three farms and a nonprofit claim the state’s bans on corporate-owned farms that date back nearly a century harm businesses, rather than offering protection.

Oracle faces accusations of investor fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing database software maker Oracle and its corporate officers over claims it falsified statements about the company’s performance in an alleged attempt to boost its stock price.

Court OKs combining 16 consumer suits accusing retailers of misleading product labeling

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in several lawsuits alleging certain makers of Parmesan cheese falsely labeled their products have reached an agreement to combine the litigation.

Investor’s class action seeks restitution for alleged IPO fraud

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing the consumer electronics firm Fitbit, alleging it defrauded investors in its initial public offering.

Prisoners allege jail’s phone system spied on calls to attorneys

Two California men once prisoners in San Diego jails are accusing a Texas telecommunications company of illegally recording phone calls between them and their attorneys.

California consumer accuses software company of unauthorized charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -– A California man is suing a software firm, alleging it charged his credit card without authorization to auto-renew a subscription to its products.

Labor union sues pharmaceutical companies for alleged deceptive business practices

The Minnesota Laborers Health and Welfare Fund is suing Allergan, Warner Chilcott, Zydus and Cadila for unjust enrichment in a dispute involving medicine for ulcerative colitis.

Allegedly mislabeled pet food prompts consumer protection class action

A Massachusetts woman is suing Blue Buffalo, alleging the company's pet food did, in fact, contain byproducts and preservatives.