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Suit over fraud allegations filed against American Renal Associates, American Renal Management

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – An insurance company alleges a dialysis business operated an illegal profiteering scheme.

Advanced Thermal Technologies alleged to have submitted false claims to federal government

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts small business is alleged to have submitted false and fraudulent claims to the federal government to receive awards.

Woman alleges child, slave labor is involved in production of Hershey chocolate products

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts consumer claims that she would not have purchased Hershey chocolate products or paid as much for them if Hershey had disclosed alleged child and slave labor in the production of its chocolate.

Consumer files suit against maker of Snickers, Milky Way over allegations child labor is involved in supply chain

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts woman alleges a food conglomerate fails to disclose that child labor is involved in the cocoa beans it uses in its products.

Judge delays release of critical report on $75 million State Street class action fee

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Boston has delayed for another month the release of a special master’s report on allegations that class action lawyers submitted inflated bills to obtain $75 million in fees for negotiating a $300 million settlement of a securities class action against State Street Bank and Trust.

Consumer claims child, slave labor involved in production of Nestle chocolate products

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts woman alleges a food conglomerate does not disclose on its packaging for chocolate products that child and/or slave labor is purportedly involved in the supply chain.

Judge upholds unfair competition claims in suits against Uber by Mass. taxi companies, dismisses antitrust claim

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal magistrate judge has ruled in more than seven consolidated actions combining more than 30 lawsuits filed by dozens of cab companies against Uber.

T-Mobile Northeast files suit against Massachusetts city over denial of permit for facility

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts city is facing a suit from a telecommunications provider over its denial of a permit to construct a facility.

Backpage.com asks court to dismiss latest complaint related to alleged sex trafficking

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Backpage.com LLC, Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacy and James Larkin are asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to dismiss a lawsuit filed June 12 against them by three Jane Doe plaintiffs who allege that the defendants’ website was used to force them to participate in sex trafficking.

Rhode Island sues companies involved in 2003 oil spill

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The state of Rhode Island and its Department of Environmental Management are suing a vessel owner and its operators over environmental damage stemming from an oil spill.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc., Sexy Hair Concepts files second motion to dismiss shampoo suit

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. and Sexy Hair Concepts have filed a second motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the companies made false claims about the contents in Healthy Sexy Sulfate-Free Soy Moisturizing shampoo.

Opioid company sued by former employee under False Claims Act

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated from her job with an opioid pain medication pharmaceutical company.

Passenger claims American Airlines breached contract by charging baggage fees

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – An American Airlines passenger alleges that the company fails to honor its contract with customers regarding baggage check fees.

The TJX Cos. Inc., others alleged to have inflated thread counts of products

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Massachusetts consumers allege they purchased bedding that falsely advertised the thread count.

Unnamed plaintiffs say they were victims of human trafficking, suing Backpage.com

Unknown individuals are suing Backpage.com LLC, Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacey and James Larkin for allegedly facilitating their sexual exploitation.

Attorneys' 'falsehoods' cause dismissal of Namenda case; Milberg appealing

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys are appealing a decision by a Massachusetts federal judge to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit because of deceptive practices by them.

Ulta, Sexy Hair Concepts allege consumer doesn't have constitutional standing to file shampoo complaint

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Sexy Hair Concepts and Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. have filed a motion to dismiss a suit brought by a Massachusetts woman over alleged sulfates and salt in shampoos.

Vitamin Shoppe sued over muscle-building supplement

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against New Jersey-based Vitamin Shoppe Inc., citing alleged negligent misrepresentation of its glutamine products.

Sexy Hair Concepts, Ulta sued over shampoo

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — A Massachusetts consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a hair products business, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Cynosure settles unwanted fax class action for $16 million

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Cynosure Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to settle allegations that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by faxing unwanted advertisements to ARcare Inc.