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Phoney Lawsuits: So what if it's probably a scheme? Man allowed to pursue more TCPA riches

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - It’s likely that a Polish immigrant is taking advantage of a federal law to score hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be allowed to.

EPA claims it has spent $6.3 million for clean up of New Jersey property

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A business operating a site in Gloucester County, New Jersey, and its owners are alleged to be liable for response costs spent by a governmental agency addressing environmental hazards.

Lawsuit: Haynes Furniture Co. Inc. discount prices are exaggerated

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey man alleges that an indoor/outdoor household furnishings business is "defrauding" customers into buying products at fictitious discount prices.

Lawsuit: Quest Diagnostics charges excessive rates for lab tests

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A lab company based in New Jersey is alleged to have overcharged for tests.

Lyft driver alleges she was underpaid by company, files class action

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A Long Beach, New Jersey, resident alleges she was not properly compensated as a Lyft driver.

Dispute between law firms over fee-sharing agreement transferred to New Jersey court

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A judge has granted a transfer motion filed by law firm Stull, Stull & Brody in a lawsuit against it filed by The Whitehead Law Firm and Goforth, Lewis & Sanford.

Class action filed over Henkel rebate checks

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — A New Jersey consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a variety of companies, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Consumer accuses Diet Works LLC of negligent misrepresentation

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Diet Works LLC, a New Jersey company, citing alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

N.J. judge dismisses lawsuit over J.Crew's receipts

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey federal judge on June 6 dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against retailer J.Crew was for lack of proof that the plaintiff experienced any concrete harm as a result of J. Crew’s alleged actions.

Phoney Lawsuits: Comcast wants access to 'professional' plaintiff's prior testimony

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - On May 16, attorneys for Comcast asked a federal magistrate judge to force a New Jersey plaintiffs firm to hand over transcripts of depositions given by its client, Jan Konopca. Comcast is a defendant in one of 31 lawsuits filed by Konopca in New Jersey federal court.

Stockholder alleges coal and coke company, board members broke law

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — A common stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against a Chinese coal and coke company, alleging violation of federal law.

Environmental group accuses New Jersey city of violations

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — An environmental group is suing a New Jersey city, alleging violation of state and federal law.

N.J. firm argues for sanctions against accuser; Debt collector says RICO case should proceed

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey firm accused of a “Mafia-style” racketeering enterprise has asked a federal judge to punish the debt collection company that made those allegations.

Phoney Lawsuits: TCPA defendant awaits application of Pa. decision to N.J. serial plaintiff

TRENTON, N.J.(Legal Newsline) – In a federal court in New Jersey, a company targeted by a Polish immigrant who has filed more than 30 lawsuits is trying to avoid contributing to his apparently growing bank account, as the case draws to a close.

Class action suit accuses Samsung of spying on consumers

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and other parties, alleging that Samsung's high-tech televisions contain hidden devices that record consumers' private communications. 

Mafia reference in racketeering lawsuit used to lure reporters, accused attorneys say

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys accused of a “Mafia-style” racketeering scheme are fighting allegations they conspired to develop professional plaintiffs for the purpose of bringing class action lawsuits.

Third Circuit overturns decision on standing in Horizon data breach case

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A data breach case against Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. might be far from over after the plaintiffs scored a major victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Phoney Lawsuits: How a Polish immigrant apparently sued his way to $800K

FDS Bank says the man no longer qualifies for Social Security disability benefits because he has made approximately $800,000 from filing 31 lawsuits. FDS says he made less than $30,000 in 2009 working construction before creating a scheme to manufacture claims under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Phoney Lawsuits: Attorneys accused of racketeering, manufacturing claims

One company recently brought into the world of litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act doesn’t like what it sees. BrandRep is taking its anger out on Beverly Hills, CA, attorney Todd Friedman, one of the most prolific lawsuit-filers in the country.

Consumers say Wisconsin debt collector misrepresented money owed

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — Wisconsin consumers from Marinette, Stockbridge and Clintonville have filed a class action lawsuit against a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.