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New York accuses 9 student debt loan relief companies of running scam

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

NEW YORK — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against nine student debt loan relief companies along with their financing company and two of the companies' leaders, alleging they defrauded thousands of consumers nationwide.

Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.

Appeal to decide future of NYC asbestos court; Companies fed up with their treatment

By John O'Brien | May 3, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The fight over New York City’s controversial asbestos court is not over, as companies worried about their treatment there are likely to appeal an order that kept alive the possibility for even bigger verdicts.

New York Court of Appeals reverses lower court ruling in comparable fault suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 24, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – In a 4-3 split on April 3, the New York Court of Appeals reversed a decision from the Supreme Court of New York in what it called a perplexing issue of comparative fault in a suit by a former New York City worker who was permanently disabled while on the job.

New York high court rules on notification of class settlements

By Dee Thompson | Dec 28, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has affirmed that even if class actions are settled before the class is certified, potential class members must be sent notices of the settlement.

Yaphank, New York residents file suit over alleged contamination of water supply

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 13, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Residents of Yaphank, New York allege that their water supply has been contaminated by chemicals in foam used for fighting fires.

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