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Conn. ruling could be 'death knell' for class action plaintiffs suing over 'spring water' claims

By John Breslin | Jul 24, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit claiming Nestle bottled water produced and distributed as "100 percent spring water" is a fraud has been dismissed by a court because federal law preempts any action citing state statutes.

Seattle businesses subject to fines if schedule isn't posted two weeks in advance

By Richard Jones | Dec 22, 2016

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) -- Seattle recently joined San Francisco as the only U.S. cities to pass a so-called “scheduling” law. The Secure Scheduling Ordinance, a collaboration between Seattle City Council members Lisa Herbold, Lorena González, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, seeks to provide a level of stability for the city’s many shift workers.

Investors file second class action against law firm for alleged role in Stanford Ponzi scheme

By Jessica Karmasek | May 6, 2016

The named plaintiffs in the instant lawsuit, filed in a Texas federal court last week, contend the law firm and a former partner helped Robert Allen Stanford conceal the scheme from government regulators. A similar lawsuit was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in March.

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