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Lyft drivers sees damages over allegations employment was misclassified

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Lyft drivers are alleging that they were misclassified as independent contractors and that Lyft unlawfully placed the cost of doing business to its drivers.

Welch Foods wins motion to move deceptive marketing case to New York

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) -- Welch Foods Inc. has been given permission by a New Jersey federal court to move a case involving alleged deceptive marketing to New York, where a similar lawsuit had been filed against the corporation.

Juice Organics products do not repair hair, lawsuit claims

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The makers of a hair care line are alleged to have falsely represented that the products can repair damaged hair.

American Sugar Refining Inc. alleged to have failed to disclose nonnatural ingredient in organic agave nectar

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims that an agave nectar labeled as organic contains nonnatural, nonorganic ingredients.

Hanesbrands seeks dismissal of fraud suit over L'eggs 'run resistant' hosiery

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Hanesbrands Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss an amended class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of New York regarding a brand of hosiery.

Man alleges Barclays Center denied employment because of misdemeanor in background check, files class action

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges he was unlawfully denied employment because of the results of a background screening.

Gold Peak Tea 'no preservatives' advertising is deceptive, New York consumer claims

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges that a tea beverage manufactured by Coca-Cola is falsely advertised as having no preservatives.

Woman accuses Uber of phone harassment; Texts were without her consent, she claims

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A New York woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Uber, alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Now Health Group sued over liver detoxifier

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A Brooklyn consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a health products company, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

U-Haul named in class action

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A New York customer has filed a class action lawsuit against U-Haul, alleging breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and unfair competition.

Dunkin' Donuts customer sues chain over steak in sandwiches

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A New York customer has filed a class action lawsuit against Dunkin' Donuts, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Costco sued over liver pills

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A New York consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Costco, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Judge denies injunctive relief for plaintiff in Newman's Own pasta sauce case

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge in New York has come to several conclusions on issues involving a class action suit against the Newman’s Own company alleging deception over its “all natural” pasta sauce labels.

Queens property owners allege MTA released hazardous materials

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — Queens property owners have filed a class action lawsuit against New York's MTA, alleging negligence caused hazardous materials to be spilled on the plaintiffs' property..

New York state, commissioner allege company is polluting environment

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York state and the state's environmental commissioner are suing New York companies, alleging violation of federal law.

Consumer accuses vitamin supplement company of negligent representation

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A New York consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a vitamin supplement company, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

N.Y. environmental agency sues over alleged toxic release

A New York state environmental agency is suing a former dry cleaner and related parties over an alleged violation of federal law relating to a hazardous substance release.

Consumer claims J.R. Carlson Laboratories aloe vera supplement does not contain aloe

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a nutritional supplement doesn't contain aloe vera as advertised and has filed a class action lawsuit.

Forever 21 alleged to have sent unwanted marketing text messages

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Queens County resident alleges a New York company sent her unwanted text messages.

Consumer alleges Newman's Own pasta sauce is not all-natural

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Queens County resident alleges a brand of pasta sauce is mislabeled as all-natural and has filed a class action lawsuit.