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Lawsuit says Fisher-Price's Rock 'N Play Sleeper isn't safe

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 17, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Fisher-Price is facing a potential class action lawsuit over its Rock 'N Play Sleeper baby products over allegations they present a risk to babies.

Eater alleges Kroger can't use 'artisan' on vanilla ice cream because it is a mass-manufactured

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges a grocery store chain’s use of the word “artisan” on a flavor of ice cream is deceptive and misleading.

Lawyers say AriZona beverages cannot be advertised as free of preservatives because they contain citric acid

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that AriZona beverages are falsely advertised as being free of preservatives.

Legal woes continue for multi-level marketing women's clothing company LuLaRoe

By John Severance | Apr 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Legal problems continue for LuLaRoe, a multi-level marketing company that sells women's clothing.

Making money out of spam: 'Excessively punitive' Calif. law allows $1K per email

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 27, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Instead of clearing out their spam folder, some email users are instead using a California law - one that a telecommunications attorney thinks is possibly unconstitutional - to file lawsuits.

Court denies True Organic Products' motion for injunction in fertilizer false advertising case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 21, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in California has denied an organic fertilizer seller's motion for preliminary injunction in a false advertising suit against a competitor, stating that the company failed to establish it would suffer injury if the injunction was not issued.

The Laugh Factory files $10 million countersuit against 'funniest person in the world'

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Laugh Factory has filed a $10 million breach of contract countersuit against a man who claims he is due money for competing in the World's Funniest Person competition.

Class action lawyers can benefit from new push for automatic renewal laws; Two states and D.C. follow California's lead

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawyers can take advantage of a recent trend in state legislation to adopt measures similar to a California law that prevents the automatic renewal of certain memberships and subscriptions, like to gyms and magazines.

Parents allege Owlet Smart Socks issue false alarms or do not detect abnormal oxygen levels

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two California mothers allege a baby monitor either recorded false alarms or failed to alert them of their baby's low oxygen level.

Consumer who requested sample kit alleges Brickell Brands did not tell him it would send spam texts

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A direct-to-market men's health care product seller is alleged to have contacted a consumer via text message without having his consent to do so.

California law firm alleges New York firms failed to return more than $300,000 after bitcoin sale failed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County law firm alleges a New York law firm failed to return money wired to its account after a bitcoin sale failed to close.

Consumer alleges Powerline Funding unlawfully continues to call him to offer loans

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Anaheim, California resident alleges a direct lending bank keeps calling him to offer loans despite his request to stop the calls.

Closets by Design, CBD Franchising alleged to have misrepresented price discounts

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 28, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Kentucky consumer alleges a closet organization system she purchased was deceptively advertised with false discounts.

AARP alleges third amended complaint over insurance against it is 'devoid of facts'

By William Sassani | Jan 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – AARP Inc. has petitioned Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to dismiss, with prejudice, a third amended complaint brought by Simon Levay, Judith Willis and Lionel Brown regarding AARP’s insurance and its business practices.

YogaWorks securities purchaser alleges stock price was inflated at time of initial public offering

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder of a national yoga instruction company alleges the initial public offering price for shares was inflated.

SheIn customer alleges data breach led to unauthorized charges on credit card

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles, California customer of e-commerce fashion retailer SheIn alleges a data breach caused $10,000 worth of unauthorized charges on her credit card.

Consumer claims battery for Neutrogena acne mask was programmed to stop providing power

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Idaho consumer alleges the manufacturer of an acne treatment device programmed the battery to stop working before it was out of power.

Investors file fraud suit against ADC Downey, seek $4.9 million

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Chinese foreign investors have filed a suit against a Los Angeles-based partnership they subscribed to over allegations of fraud.

California teacher alleges constitutional rights have been violated by union, school district

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A special education teacher in California alleges his constitutional rights have been violated because a union refused to allow him to withdraw his membership.

Pure Protein products packaged in misleading containers, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles consumer alleges a brand of protein powder is packaged in containers with nonfunctional slack-fill.

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