BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court's recent unanimous ruling limiting civil asset forfeiture may have bearing on a finance company's similar civil rights lawsuit filed earlier this month against the city of Revere, Massachusetts.
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BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts consumer alleges a type of cereal sold by Trader Joe's is misleadingly represented as being primarily sweetened with honey when sugar is the primary sweetener.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware man who is currently a student at Harvard University alleges is discarding its own policies in a sexual assault allegation case.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts man seeks to stop advertisements from two law firms in Chicago and Alabama targeted at Uber drivers.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts resident alleges she purchased a generic prescription blood pressure medication that was contaminated with a probable human carcinogen.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts consumer alleges an online payday lender unlawfully charges more than 500 percent interest and claims it is exempt from usury laws because it is wholly owned by a Native American tribe.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Labaton Sucharow revealed it has agreed to pay referral fees to outside lawyers in almost a third of its open lawsuits, responding to prodding from the judge overseeing the scandal-tinged, $300 million State Street Bank & Trust case.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Massachusetts consumers allege a brand of cereal is deceptively marketed as if it is primarily sweetened with honey.
CSX Transportation alleges recycling company misrepresented it was insolvent to avoid paying judgment
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A rail transportation company alleges a Massachusetts company made fraudulent misrepresentations to avoid paying a judgment.
The federal judge who unleashed a wide-ranging investigation into the fee practices of Labaton Sucharow was unimpressed by the class action firm’s agreement to install an ethics monitor and revamp its rules.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Securities class action firm Labaton Sucharow has reached a tentative truce with the special master investigating questionable activities that include a $4.1 million referral fee paid to a lawyer who did no work but served as the middleman between Labaton and an Arkansas pension fund that served as lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against State Street Bank and Trust.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts has ruled in favor of a medical equipment supplier that was alleged to have overcharged health care systems.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization concerned with protecting New England's environment alleges a resort in Cape Cod, Massachusetts is discharging pollutants into U.S. waters.
Judge approves Harvard professor's settlement with American Airlines over baggage fees; Almost $3M to attorneys
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Harvard business professor's class action lawsuit against American Airlines over allegations the air passenger carrier wrongly charged for checked bags is well on its way to being settled, according to federal court documents.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Canada Dry Ginger Ale are alleged to falsely label the beverage as made from real ginger.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit environmental advocacy organization alleges a storm sewer system in Massachusetts is discharging storm water without authorization.
Labaton Sucharow, having failed to get a federal judge to recuse himself, asked him to turn over records of any out-of-court communications with the special master probing allegations that Labaton overcharged its clients and improperly shared part of its $75 million fee.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts resident alleges that L.L. Bean customers who purchased products before the company changed its guarantee did not receive what they bargained for.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts dental clinic alleges Yelp "intentionally resurrected plaintiff's sole one-star review" after it declined to purchase advertising on the site.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – An insurance company alleges a dialysis business operated an illegal profiteering scheme.