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Consumer claims Uber continued to send texts after she opted out

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Pasco County, Florida consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a ride-hailing company over allegations it continues to send unwanted text messages after consumers send opt-out requests.

Rhode Island sues over climate change, using similar claims the state Supreme Court has already rejected

By Daniel Fisher | Jul 3, 2018

R.I. AG Peter Kilmartin better hope Rhode Island courts import California’s concept of public nuisance law, since the last time a Rhode Island AG tried this tactic, over lead paint, the state Supreme Court rejected the claim entirely.

As Facebook faces class action, likelihood of other platform companies being sued increases

By John Breslin | Jun 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - As Facebook faces a deeply damaging class action suit over its admitted sale of data to third parties, the potential that other social media and tech companies will be hauled before the courts is increasing in likelihood.

A closely watched climate case is dismissed; Will the others survive?

By Dan Fisher | Jun 27, 2018

The private lawyers who engineered the latest round of municipal lawsuits over climate change hoped they’d found a path through the thicket of precedents blocking their way by suing oil companies for selling hydrocarbons instead of burning them and by citing state instead of federal law.

Judge boots global warming cases of San Francisco, Oakland against oil industry

By John O'Brien | Jun 26, 2018

A California federal judge has rejected the efforts of municipal officials who teamed with private lawyers to seek to hold the energy industry liable for the alleged future effects of climate change.

Investor alleges PG&E Corp., executives violated federal securities law

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of a San Francisco-based public utility company alleges he purchased stock at artificially inflated prices.

Consumer alleges Williams-Sonoma products are not natural as advertised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Pasadena, California consumer alleges products he purchased from Williams-Sonoma were falsely advertised as natural.

Consumers file RICO suit against Big Picture Loans over interest rates

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Residents of California, Ohio, Wisconsin and Texas allege an internet lending website is charging rates in excess of their respective state's usury laws.

Nonprofits allege EPA, Fish and Wildlife Service failed to complete consultation on insecticide

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Three nonprofit agencies allege federal agencies have failed to comply with the Endangered Species Act regarding the registration of an insecticide.

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Native American tribe files action over endangered fish species against federal agencies

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federally recognized Native American tribe has filed suit against government agencies over two endangered species of fish in Oregon and California.

California Environmental Protection Association alleges West Coast Metals is discharging pollutants into creek

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – An environmental organization alleges a scrap metal recycling facility in California is unlawfully discharging pollutants into bodies of water.

Man alleges late fees charged by Men's Wearhouse for garment rental are 'unethical'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges late fees charged by formal wear rental businesses are unlawful and unethical.

Consumers who fell ill after eating romaine allege Taylor Farms Pacific, others falsely advertised products

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two California residents allege they became ill after consuming romaine lettuce and allege the products were falsely advertised as "ready to enjoy."

IRS wins legal fight with Facebook over audit dispute

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Facebook against the Internal Revenue Service for allegedly denying its right to an independent forum.

Two counts of fuel charge suit against Sysco Corp. filed by restaurant owners dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge partially granted a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against Sysco Corp. over an alleged fuel surcharge.

Consumer alleges thread count on sheet sets purchased at Ross Stores were inflated

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims that the thread counts of bedding and linen products sold at Ross stories were inflated.

Man alleges L.L. Bean's updated guarantee rescinds what company promised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Berkeley, California man alleges he has been injured by L.L. Bean's reversal of its "100 percent satisfaction guarantee."

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance alleges site in state is unlawfully discharging contaminated stormwater

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit benefit corporation alleges that a site that handles the recycling or disposal of public and commercial solid waste is unlawfully discharging contaminated stormwater.

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