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U.S. alleges male restaurant supervisor stalked, cornered female employees

By Marian Johns | Sep 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal agency is suing SOL Mexican Grill over allegations it subjected female employees to lewd comments, stalking and other sexual harassment by a supervisor.

It's possible that 'professional plaintiff' suing over sugar in ONE protein bars never actually ate one

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – ONE Brands, sued over the amount of sugar in its line of nutrition bars, says it has been targeted by a professional plaintiff who has never actually eaten one of its products and a law firm that failed in its first try to pursue these allegations.

Nonprofits allege Department of Health and Human Services is unreasonably delaying rule implementation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several medical nonprofits have filed suit against a federal agency over delays in implementation of a final rule.

Freedom Watch alleges Facebook, others are censoring content 'for purely political reasons'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation based in Washington, D.C. alleges that social media companies are using their "position of influence and great market power" to "re-craft the nation into their leftist design," according to a complaint filed in federal court this month.

Organizations allege FDA failed to respond to petition concerning drug

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofit, public-interest research, litigation and advocacy organizations allege a federal agency has unlawfully failed to respond to its petition concerning a bulk drug substance.

Feds say CRH Americas acquisition of West Virginia quarries would 'lessen competition' for aggregate, asphalt concrete in state

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal government has filed a civil antitrust action against three companies to enjoin a proposed acquisition of aggregate quarries in West Virginia.

Lawsuit claiming Project Veritas Action Fund used spy posing as Hillary supporter will continue

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A company’s motion to dismiss claims it infringed on federal and state wiretap statutes was denied in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

PETA challenges USDA's renewal of licenses for animal exhibitors

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An animal rights group is challenging the United States Department of Agriculture's renewal of organizations that exhibit animals at roadside facilities.

Companies in immigration bond business seek summary judgment in CFPB suit

By Amanda Thomas | May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia companies that are attempting to block an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have filed a motion for summary judgment.

Environmental groups challenge judge's jurisdiction order in dispute over ACF Basin

By Elizabeth Alt | May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several environmental groups have filed a motion to reconsider the U.S. District for the District of Columbia’s order to transfer to Georgia their lawsuit alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated environmental policies that affect water supplies in the Apalachicola Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

Minnesota county alleges termination of grant by HHS was abuse of discretion

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota county alleges a federal agency unlawfully terminated a grant it used for a teen pregnancy prevention program.

Committee to Defend the President alleges FEC failed to timely act on Clinton complaint

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 27, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A political action committee headquartered in Virginia alleges a federal agency failed to take action on its 2017 complaint against Hillary Rodham Clinton and authorized candidate committee the Hillary Victory Fund.

Law firm claims Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley is attempting to 'shirk' payment of fees

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 8, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Washington, D.C. law firm is seeking a declaration that two California parties are obligated to pay fees.

University Legal Services Inc. seeks injunction regarding records requests

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization alleges its mandate to protect people with disabilities in the nation's capital is being interfered with because of a failure to comply with records requests.

Physician alleges he was terminated in retaliation from DC hospital over complaints

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland physician alleges he was retaliated against and lost his job after he filed whistle-blower complaints.

To plaintiffs' dismay, SCOTUS likely won't review 'case-killer' TCPA decision

By John Sammon | Feb 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – It appears unlikely that the U.S. Supreme Court will review a judgment that says the Federal Communications Commission does not have the authorization to require businesses to include an “opt-out” notice on solicited fax advertisements.

Structured settlement company Future Income Payments behind suit against CFPB

By Dee Thompson | Jan 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A previously anonymous company that filed suit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last year has now been identified as Future Income Payments LLC (FIP), a company investigated by numerous states for questionable loan practices.

Petworth Holdings alleges changes in Washington, D.C. code violate constitution

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The owners of a Washington, D.C. property that currently houses a gas station alleges that a law in the District of Columbia violates two constitutional amendments.

North American Butterfly Association seeks to enjoin construction of proposed border wall

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The owner of a butterfly center in South Texas alleges that the proposed border wall would cut off two-thirds of its property.

Cigarette manufacturers release court-mandated statements about effects of tobacco

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 8, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 22 that major cigarette manufacturers in the United States have begun to issue court-ordered “corrective statements” on television and in daily newspapers.

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