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'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

Lawsuit over Benecol's 'no trans fat' label will continue after judge's ruling

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A food company’s motion to dismiss a suit over its allegedly misleading “no trans fat” label was denied.

U-Haul customer alleges company did not honor reservation guarantee policy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 8, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (Legal Newsline) – A customer of a national moving equipment rental business alleges it is not honoring its reservation guarantee policy.

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.

Art Institute of New York City students allege programs were not accredited as advertised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Former students of a for-profit art school no longer in operation allege the university made false and misleading statements about its programs.

Woman alleges Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals oils contain synthetic ingredients

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 24, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges that she paid a premium for a brand of essential oils she alleges is falsely advertised as natural.

Global Gold Mining seeks to confirm arbitration award with Caldera Resources

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 23, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two New York corporations allege a Canadian corporation failed to comply with an arbitrator's award.

Saks Fifth Avenue, others alleged to have failed to protect private information of consumers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 22, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers from New Jersey and Texas allege they were subjected to credit fraud after a data breach at three department stores.

Wall Street Journal alleged to have sold subscribers' information

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 17, 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Wall Street Journal subscriber alleges his personal information was sold to third parties without his consent.

Two trials, same result: Sheldon Silver guilty of using public office to make millions from asbestos lawsuits

By John O'Brien | May 12, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – For a second time, a jury has convicted former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of corruption for using his status as a lawmaker and asbestos attorney to rake in millions of dollars.

LabMD alleges attorney with Missouri law firm unlawfully represented whistleblower

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia cancer detection laboratory is seeking a trial by jury over the outcome of a whistleblower suit.

Man alleges Off! Clean Feel spray is ineffective in repelling mosquitoes

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 9, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer claims a brand of insect repellent spray is "ineffective and worthless."

Florida retirement system alleges it was damaged by price fall of Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. stock

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 7, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A retirement system for employees of a Florida city allege that a New York company omitted and/or misrepresented facts about the company, which impacted stock prices.

Sheldon Silver `blinded by greed,’ prosecutor says as retrial opens

By Dan Fisher | Apr 30, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Sheldon Silver used his immense power as Speaker of the New York State Assembly to reap millions of dollars in bribes from Weitz & Luxenberg, one of the most prominent asbestos law firms in the country, a prosecutor told jurors at the opening of Silver’s retrial on federal corruption trials.

As Sheldon Silver heads to retrial, NYC's asbestos court still a plaintiff's playground

By Dan Fisher | Apr 28, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The retrial of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to begin Monday on charges including allegations he collected millions of dollars in improper payments from a prominent asbestos law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg.

Woman alleges credit card account was comprised in Saks data breach

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 27, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges that fraudulent activity was found on her credit card after a department store data breach.

Stockholder alleges Ericsson financial statements were false, artificially inflated stock

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A retirement system alleges it suffered significant losses and damages because of a decline of market value in shares of a computer networking hardware company.

Kibbles 'n Bits dog food alleged to contain pentobarbital

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 29, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer claims that the manufacturers of Kibbles 'n Bits dog food failed to disclose the food allegedly contains a substance "largely used to euthanize animals."

Former Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center vice president alleges she was terminated in retaliation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 16, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A former employee of a domestic not-for-profit pediatric, rehabilitative and palliative care center alleges she was terminated for reporting unlawful practices.

Investors claim Banro Corp. made false representations regarding operations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 14, 2018

WHITE PLAINS. N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Investors have filed a class-action lawsuit against a Canadian mining company doing business in Africa over allegations that it misled investors.

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