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Amazon.com sued over allegedly defective solar eclipse glasses

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 31, 2017

Plaintiffs in the proposed class action lawsuit, filed in a South Carolina federal court this week, accuse the online retailer of selling “unfit” glasses and criticize Amazon for its last-minute email recall of the product.

SquareTrade's lawyers claim plaintiff's request for forensic copy of Amazon storefront is 'overreaching'

By Pam Wright | Apr 6, 2017

Attorneys continue to square off in a class action lawsuit brought against California's SquareTrade Inc. that alleges the company deceived consumers with a fraudulent protection plan sold on Amazon.com.

Ralph Lauren sales price suit points to questions about pricing deception

By Jamie Kelly | May 23, 2016

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline)—Claims that Ralph Lauren offered “phantom markdowns” on its products are in line with what consumer advocates have said they found with other stores using sale prices to potentially mislead customers.

After ruling, Office Depot and Staples abandon merger

By Karen Kidd | May 13, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A judge's Tuesday ruling on the Federal Trade Commission's request for an injunction halted a proposed $6.3 billion Office Depot and Staples merger.

Judge grants summary judgment in FTC's lawsuit against Amazon

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 28, 2016

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a federal judge granted its request for a summary judgment in the agency’s lawsuit against Amazon for allegations of billing consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children.

VHU Express cited $80,000 for allegedly failing to pay employees in Amazon dealings

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 1, 2016

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced VHU Express Inc. and its owner Lisa Bythewood have been cited more than $80,000 in restitution and penalties for allegedly violating the state’s wage and hour laws.

California man alleges Amazon.com concealed additional charge

By Robbie Hargett | Feb 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A Los Angeles man is suing Amazon, alleging it falsely advertises its services.

Texas non-practicing entity files lawsuit against Amazon, Best Buy, others over USB hub patent

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 6, 2015

Minero Digital LLC claims the 26 defendant companies are infringing on its patent, which link together more than one USB-enabled device at a time.

Class action alleges The Honest Company is anything but honest

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 8, 2015

Los Angeles man files lawsuit against the eco-friendly company, started by actress Jessica Alba. The proposed class action, filed in a California federal court, seeks at least $5 million in damages.

Jogger alleges Adidas running shoe has defects

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A Westchester County man is suing Adidas, alleging its SpringBlade shoe is defectively designed and manufactured.

Retailers to pay $300K for allegedly selling toy guns banned by NY state law

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 12, 2015

Several major retailers will pay a combined $300,000 to the state of New York for allegedly selling “imitation weapons” that are banned by law, said state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday.

Amazon eBook customers receive credits from 2013 settlement with state AGs; private lawyers earned more than $11M in case

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 24, 2015

Class counsel, including plaintiffs law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, received more than $11 million in fees and expenses as part of deals made with five publishers

Webinar offered to help educate patent attorneys on demand letters

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 3, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - One of the nation’s leading continuing education providers is offering a webinar to better educate attorneys on how to handle patent infringement letters.

Prolific patent lawsuit filer already has filed 100 infringement lawsuits against retailers

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 1, 2015

PLANO, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Texas-based company that was tagged the most prolific patent “troll” in 2014 filed an additional 40 infringement lawsuits in May -- and all over the same patent.

Prolific patent lawsuit filer continues to bring lawsuits in Texas federal court

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 12, 2015

PLANO, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Texas-based company that was tagged the most prolific patent “troll” in 2014 has filed a string of patent infringement lawsuits in recent weeks.

House subcommittee moves forward with patent TROL bill

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A U.S. House subcommittee has advanced a piece of patent reform legislation that would rein in abusive demand letters.

Patent licensing firm wins $533 million infringement verdict against Apple

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 4, 2015

TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A federal jury has sided with a Texas-based licensing company, awarding it nearly $533 million after finding that Apple Inc. infringed a series of its patents in producing and selling the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Class action claims Amazon overstates savings

By Legal News Line | Jan 21, 2015

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit against online retailer Amazon.com alleges the company falsely advertised that its products were lower in cost than its competitors.

Class action alleges Amazon.com's pricing deceives customers

By Shaun Zinck | Jan 21, 2015

A class action lawsuit against a major online retailer claims the company falsely advertised that its products were lower in cost than its competitors.

Stop selling toy guns without orange stripes, N.Y. AG tells major retailers

By Mark Payne | Dec 19, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent cease-and-desist letters to several large U.S. retailers on Thursday after they allegedly sold illegal toy guns to consumers in the state. 

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