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Nonprofits seek to enjoin tour operations over Hawaii national parks, allege FAA failed to develop plan

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 8:27am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit alliance of local, state and federal resource professionals and a nonprofit coalition of homeowners in Hawaii allege that the noise from air tour operators is disrupting activities.

Motion to stay filed in FDA nutritional guide lawsuit

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2017, 8:48am

Two motions have been filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a matter between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and two independent science groups over the alleged lack of enforcement in providing consumers with nutritional facts at food establishments.

Nonprofit claims environmental study wasn't done for D.C.-area Purple Line Project

Wadi Reformado Sep. 14, 2017, 11:50am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization is seeking to halt the construction of a rail transit project until an environmental study has been completed.

HSUS, other groups allege EPA failed to act on air pollution petition

Wadi Reformado Sep. 1, 2017, 10:04am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several nonprofit groups have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegations that it has failed to act on a petition they submitted years ago regarding what they claim is one of the largest sources of air pollution in the county.

Food & Water Watch alleges poultry operation loan approval violates law

Wadi Reformado Sep. 1, 2017, 9:59am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation is challenging the approval of a loan to a proposed poultry operation in Maryland.

Delaware law firm files suit against former attorney over Celgene whistleblower lawsuit

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 31, 2017, 10:42am

Plaintiff Grant & Eisenhofer PA alleges in its lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last week, that one of its former attorneys allegedly breached his duty to the firm and acted unethically. The firm filed a separate but related lawsuit earlier this month, seeking to recover millions in fees and costs it incurred in representing a California whistleblower.

Sierra Club, Environmental Integrity Project file suit against Pruitt over alleged inaction on petition

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofit environmental groups allege that U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has failed to respond to their petition.

California Cattlemen’s Association, two others file suit over designated amphibian habitat

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 10:12am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Three nonprofit organizations in California are seeking to enjoin regulatory burdens on the owners of land designated as critical amphibian habitat in 2016.

Nonprofit alleges federal Infrastructure Council violates Federal Advisory Committee Act

Wadi Reformado Aug. 9, 2017, 7:40am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit with an interest in infrastructure and projects related to water resources has sued President Donald Trump and two federal departments over the establishment of the Infrastructure Council.

Law group files appeal after judge rules no on restraining order against Election Integrity commission

Laura Halleman Aug. 2, 2017, 11:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is appealing a ruling made against it that it alleges violates the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which requires posting notices of meetings of advisory committees so discussions will be open to the public.

Employees accuse Simon & Partners LLP of breach of contract

Louie Torres Jul. 19, 2017, 10:24am

Employees are suing Bradley D. Simon and Simon & Partners LLP for alleged breach of contract and breach of duty.

Law firms ask court to dismiss claims in case brought by injured former D.C. United player

John Sammon Jul. 3, 2017, 9:36am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for the Denver law firm of Fleishman & Shapiro PC and the Washington, D.C., law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel PC are asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to drop two claims against them in legal malpractice lawsuit brought by a former professional soccer player who suffered a head concussion injury in September 2009 that ended his career.

Oregon nonprofits sue Commerce Department, FEMA for policy that could harm environment

Mike Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A group of nonprofit organizations is suing The U.S. Department of Commerce, Wilbur L. Ross, The National Marine Fisheries Service, Samuel D. Rauch III, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Robert Fenton, alleging violation of federal law.

Federal government and Iowa, Mississippi and Montana say DuPont-Dow merger violates Clayton Act

Wadi Reformado Jun. 28, 2017, 9:18am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The federal government and several states are suing The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, alleging the proposed merger between the two companies would violate federal law.

Democracy Partners says Project Veritas, of ACORN notoriety, illegally filmed it last year

Wadi Reformado Jun. 23, 2017, 9:32am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A Democratic consulting company is suing Project Veritas Action Fund, Project Veritas, James O'Keefe, Allison Maass and Daniel Sandini, alleging they recorded them without their knowledge.

Advocates sue FDA over Nutrition Labeling Rule

Wadi Reformado Jun. 16, 2017, 9:32am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Two advocacy groups are suing the FDA and government officials, alleging violation of federal law.

Potomac Riverkeeper sues EPA

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 12:52pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.

Oregon counties sue over expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Mike Torres Jun. 5, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A group of 17 counties in western Oregon is suing the United States, alleging violation of state law.

Cosmetology group alleges education secretary violated federal law

Mike Torres Jun. 2, 2017, 8:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A cosmetology schools association is suing the U.S. education secretary, alleging violation of federal law.

Sierra Club sues over petition regarding Tennessee plant

Wadi Reformado May 26, 2017, 7:03am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Sierra Club is suing the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.