Tara Mapes News

Two federal courts deliver differing decisions in lawsuits with Spokeo defense on same day

By Tara Mapes | Nov 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - In October, two U.S. district courts came to opposite conclusions regarding Spokeo’s interpretation regarding the disclosure requirements of proving concrete injury under the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA).

District court tosses all 13 counts in rare data breach case against grocery store

By Tara Mapes | Oct 28, 2016

BENTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has tossed all 13 counts in data breach case against a grocery store, noting the plaintiffs were too general in their allegations.

Whirlpool responds to class action lawsuit over allegedly malfunctioning ovens

By Tara Mapes | Oct 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Whirlpool has responded to a California couple's suit that accuses the company of knowingly selling malfunctioning self-cleaning ovens to consumers.

Wynn Las Vegas: EEOC lawsuit is 'irresponsible' and 'ill-conceived'

By Tara Mapes | Oct 13, 2016

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) - Wynn Las Vegas argues that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit against the casino/resort business ignores some basic facts. 

Class action claims Samsung knowingly sold exploding washing machines for at least three years

By Tara Mapes | Oct 13, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Three women have filed a class action lawsuit against an electronics company for allegedly manufacturing and distributing washing machines that explode.

Post Foods faces class action over allegations of deceptive cereal box advertising

By Tara Mapes | Oct 6, 2016

Two California consumers are suing Post Foods, alleging false advertising and unfair competition.

Woman alleges Galaxy S7's water-resistant claims are false after toilet drop causes phone to malfunction

By Tara Mapes | Oct 4, 2016

A California woman is suing Samsung, alleging fraud, false advertising and unjust enrichment for selling a water-resistant phone she claims didn’t resist water at all.

Spokeo defense not good enough for Gannett in class action over USA Today app

By Tara Mapes | Sep 30, 2016

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- Gannett Satellite Information Network has suffered a second denial of a motion to dismiss a case filed against it alleging violations of the Video Protection Privacy Act (VPPA). 

Alleged forged signatures the subject of class action against debt collectors

By Tara Mapes | Sep 30, 2016

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit filed in Michigan federal court claims debt collectors used affidavits with forged signatures when filing lawsuits.

Baron & Budd adds to earlier case, sues Nissan on behalf of all U.S. customers

By Tara Mapes | Sep 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A second class action from the law firm Baron & Budd against Nissan over its timing chain tensioning system aims to include a nationwide group of consumers.

Conn. AG appeals judge’s order to revamp education policy

By Tara Mapes | Sep 28, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – In a response to a Sept. 7 decision ordering Connecticut to revamp its school system, Attorney General George Jepson announced the state’s appeal on Sep. 15.

CFPB's press release misleading, attorney says

By Tara Mapes | Sep 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A recent press release from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau doesn't represent the actual allegations to which a for-profit education company has settled, a Philadelphia attorney says.

Refund not enough for woman suing Welspun over alleged Egyptian cotton fraud

By Tara Mapes | Sep 16, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina customer is suing a textile company, alleging it fraudulently marketed certain bed linens as made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton.

Judge orders Connecticut to revamp school funding

By Tara Mapes | Sep 14, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn (Legal Newsline) -- In a decision that could result in the restructuring of the public education system in Connecticut and have a ripple effect in educational lawsuits across the nation, a judge has ordered the state to completely revamp its educational system.

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