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BMW vehicle owners allege N63 engines rapidly consume oil

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 23, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newline) – Seven BMW vehicle owners allege an engine defect causes the vehicles to consume excessive amounts of oil.

Kovack Securities aided in breach of fiduciary duty, consumers allege

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Florida broker-dealer and its president/owner are alleged to have aided in a breach of fiduciary duty by assisting in a fraudulent asset transfer.

High-low settlement cancels $36M Ga. verdict, but plaintiffs can relitigate pain and suffering claims

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 10, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota Motor Co. are limited by a rule against double recovery.

Individuals allege fraudulent charges appeared on their cards after Tempur Sealy data breach

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 22, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Washington State man and a Georgia man allege their personal information was stolen in a data breach.

FTC: Federal court halts Georgia debt collection scam

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 8 that a federal court temporarily halted a Georgia-based debt collection business from allegedly tricking people into paying for debts they actually did not owe.

Hormozdi Law Firm alleges GKIC sent unwanted junk fax

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 11, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Norcross, Georgia, law firm alleges that a Chicago company specializing in small business marketing sent it a junk fax.

Woman files suit against Petland, others after puppy allegedly dies from parvovirus

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 8, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a pet store chain misrepresents the health of its animals.

City of Hollywood Police Officers' Retirement System alleges HD Supply Holdings inflated stock prices

By Mike Torres | Aug 2, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A purchaser of stock in an Atlanta company alleges that the company artificially inflated the stock price.

New York firm seeks to lead, as plaintiff, TCPA class action over fax

By John Severance | May 30, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Time Warner Inc. was given an extension until May 16 to answer to allegations of a class action lawsuit brought forward by a law firm that is also seeking to represent a proposed class.

Georgia law firm alleges legal consultants violated phone harassment laws

By Mike Torres | May 24, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A Georgia law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against a Michigan legal consulting company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Customer alleges Arby's failed to protect debit card data

By Mike Torres | May 12, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A Tennessee woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Arby's, alleging breach of contract, breach of duty and negligence.

Georgia consumer alleges health information business violated contract

By Wadi Reformado | May 1, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A Georgia woman has filed a class action lawsuit against a health information business, alleging breach of contract.

New York law firm accuses Georgia company of fraud

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 23, 2016

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A New York law firm is suing Georgia company, alleging fraud.

Class counsel seek $9 million in fees, expenses for Wells Fargo class action settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 29, 2016

The attorneys also are seeking an incentive award of $15,000 for the named plaintiff.

Deadlines pushed back in $30 million Wells Fargo settlement to avoid additional costs

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 18, 2016

The settlement, reached over alleged violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, was preliminarily approved by Judge Richard Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in August.

PPG plans to fight lawsuit over Rescue It! deck resurfacing product

By Kathy Kaye | Oct 12, 2016

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Six consumers filed a class action lawsuit in September against the manufacturer of a deck resurfacing product, alleging false advertising, representation and a breach of warranties.

Consumers accuse manufacturer of deck resurfacing product of false advertising

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 26, 2016

Six consumers, in their lawsuit filed in a Georgia federal court, allege breach of express and implied warranties, false advertising and unjust enrichment.

Western Sky's arbitration clause ruled unenforceable

By Allen Jones | Sep 21, 2016

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – An arbitration clause in a payday loan contract came under scrutiny recently when a banking institution appealed a previous court’s ruling that found the provision unenforceable because it required parties to arbitrate in an unavailable forum.

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