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FTC approves final order in Baxter-Claris $625 million acquisition

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 8, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 30 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final order against Baxter International Inc., resolving allegations that Baxter’s proposed $625 million acquisition of Claris Lifesciences’ injectable drugs business would be anti-competitive.

Investors allege Target made misleading statements

By Robbie Hargett | Jun 7, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Investors are suing Target and two of its chief officers, alleging it misled investors over its Canadian operations.

San Diego man alleges Select Comfort engaged in price scheming

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 18, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego man is suing a bedroom accessories retailer over claims it deceptively advertises its merchandise at phantom discount prices.

Scottrade sued after security breach allegedly compromised customers' information

By Robbie Hargett | Dec 16, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman is suing a discount retail brokerage firm after a data breach allegedly compromised the personal and financial information of millions of customers.

Joplin tornado victims to receive refunds from contractor

By Ashley Perry | Oct 2, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment on Tuesday against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design Inc., which allegedly failed to provide Joplin tornado victims with construction materials and home-repair services.

Missouri AG obtains judgment for scammed Joplin tornado victims

By Ashley Perry | Oct 1, 2014

Attorney General obtains judgment against contractor who scammed Joplin tornado victims. Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design, Inc. for the failure to provide construction material and home-repair services paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado.

Calif. SC backs employee's right to bring private attorneys general action

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2014

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has ruled that the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 does not violate the principle of separation of powers under the California Constitution and that the Federal Arbitration Act does not preempt a state law that prohibits waiver of PAGA representative actions in an employment contract.

Calif. SC rules newspaper carriers are entitled to class treatment as employees

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has ruled that newspaper carriers are entitled to class treatment as employees rather than being required to pursue individual claims in a class action lawsuit against Antelope Valley Newspapers by four newspaper carriers.

California Justice Baxter to retire

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - California Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvin Baxter announced on Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in the November general election.

Target can tax coffee sold to go, Calif. SC rules

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 3, 2014

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has affirmed the Court of Appeals decision that Target was not at fault for charging sales tax on hot coffee sold "to go."

Calif. SC calls decision 'profoundly flawed' in 'rare beast' of a class action

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 2, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has issued a decision on a class action lawsuit against U.S. Bank National Association in Alameda County Superior Court.

Federal Circuit clarifies law on 'race to judgment' in concurrent federal, PTO proceedings

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A federal appeals court ruled last week that federal trial and appellate courts are required by statute to dismiss pending patent cases if the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the asserted claims through reexamination.

Koster files lawsuit against contractor who allegedly cheated Joplin victims

By Bryan Cohen | May 17, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Thursday against a Dana Point, Calif.-based contractor and his company for allegedly cheating victims of the Joplin tornado.

Calif. SC sides with Apple in customer info ruling

By Nathan Bass | Feb 18, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has ruled that Apple's solicitation of the addresses and phone numbers of customers purchasing iTunes' downloads is not prohibited under the state's Credit Card Act.

Calif. SC allows online retailers to require customers provide addresses, numbers

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 8, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that online retailers are allowed to require customers to provide their home addresses and phone numbers to make credit card purchases.

Calif. SC enforces arbitration provision in suit against condo developer

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 22, 2012

Baxter SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, upheld a binding arbitration provision in a homeowners association's governing documents.

Eight settle La. AG's drug-pricing charges for $38 million

By John O'Brien | Jul 25, 2012

Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Eight drug makers have settled fraud charges brought by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for a combined $38 million.

Calif. SC: Charter cities can set policies on prevailing wages

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 3, 2012

Kennard SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court said this week the state's charter cities have the right to establish their own policies concerning government-mandated construction wage rates, also known as prevailing wages, on purely municipal construction projects.

Report: Drug company settles lawsuits for more than $250 million

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 23, 2012

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. reportedly will pay more than $250 million to settle nearly 100 lawsuits over the sedative propofol.

Rulings go against Calif. redevelopment agencies

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 29, 2011

Werdegar SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Assembly Bill 1X 26 and struck down Assembly Bill 1X 27 on Thursday, resolving challenges filed by multiple organizations and cities.

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