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Cab companies sue Uber, State of Massachusetts

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -— More than 30 cab companies are suing Uber and the State of Massachusetts, alleging unfair competition and violation of state law.

Dietary supplement maker sued for alleged protein spiking

The maker of a dietary supplement was sued on March 19 for allegedly spiking its products to artificially inflate the level of protein.

Massachusetts mobile tech company sued over 'pyramid scheme'

An online and mobile marketing company is being sued over allegations it conducted a pyramid scheme to get new investors to give money to the company.

Just Energy Group reaches $4M settlement with Massachusetts

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley reached a $4 million settlement with Just Energy Group, Inc. on Tuesday over allegations that it participated in deceptive business practices.

Mass. energy company to pay $4 million settlement

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley reached a $4 million settlement with Just Energy Group, Inc. on Tuesday over allegations that it participated in deceptive business practices.

Aspen Dental to pay $1 million settlement for alleged false advertising

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley reached a settlement on Monday with Aspen Dental Management, Inc. and Aspen Dental Associates of New England, P.C. for alleged misleading advertising and marketing practices.

Tough Mudder organizers sued

A class-action lawsuit filed on Friday against Tough Mudder, Inc. alleges breech of contract after the company moved the location of one of its obstacle course events.

Deputy director of CFPB leaving agency; acting deputy director named

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Raj Date, the No. 2 official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is stepping down.

W.Va. judge denies motion to dismiss suit by Massey investors

Berger BECKLEY, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge this week denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by former Massey Energy shareholders.

R.I., Mass. settle with Buzzards Bay oil spill company

Coakley WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Department of Justice, the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of Rhode Island have announced that they have settled with parties allegedly responsible for the Buzzards Bay oil spill.

Mass. SC rules for out-of-state business in sales tax dispute

Marshall BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The Commonwealth of Massachusetts may not collect taxes on merchandise sold by an out-of-state company to Massachusetts residents, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Mortgage lender to pay $10M to Massachusetts

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Fremont General Corp. is paying $10 million to settle allegations brought by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that it gave out unfair home loans.

Mass. AG to argue before U.S. Supreme Court

Coakley WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will argue before the United States Supreme Court Monday in a case over drug analysis certificates and a defendant's right to confront his accuser.

Merrill Lynch settles with N.Y.

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Facing a possible lawsuit from New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Merrill Lynch & Co. agreed Thursday to buy back the auction rate securities it had sold before the ARS market collapsed in February.

While Cuomo waits, Merrill Lynch settles Mass. claims

Merrill Lynch BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Another seller of auction rate securities has settled allegations that it misled customers.