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Man alleges Wal-Mart's Organic Marketside eggs are falsely advertised

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Pittsburg, California consumer alleges he paid a premium for eggs that were falsely advertised as being laid by hens with outdoor access.

Judge allows class action over Cosco car seats to continue

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has denied a car seat maker's motion to dismiss a class action against it over allegations the seats were mislabeled as to the height and weight of the child the seats could accommodate.

Slack-fill class action over Fruit Bliss date product transferred to N.Y. court

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. District Court for the Central District of California approved Penguin Trading Inc.'s motion to transfer a class action suit over slack-fill allegations to a New York court.

Stockholder alleges YuMe filed incomplete form with SEC regarding RhythmOne agreement

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of California advertising company YuMe is seeking to enjoin its merger agreement with RhythmOne.

California consumer claims Home Depot falsely advertises wood as mahogany

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges that wood he purchased from a home improvement store was not mahogany as advertised.

Consumer claims Güd products are misrepresented as natural

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit over allegations that a brand of health and beauty products is falsely represented as natural.

Much on the line as Disney seeks injunction against Redbox

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Mickey Mouse will likely prevail in a lawsuit against Redbox if he can obtain the preliminary injunction he's asking a federal judge for, according to entertainment law attorney Jody Simon.

Six Flags case could clarify requirements for biometric claims used in class actions

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A closely watched Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case could have bearing on Illinois' one-of-a-kind biometric privacy law after an appeals court ruled last month the plaintiff alleged no actual harm, an attorney who defends businesses against such cases said during a recent interview.

Can a government official block a constituent from a Facebook page?

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – As a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit prepares to consider the appeal in a case pitting a Loudoun County, Va., official and a frequent critic, the ACLU is stepping in.

Calif. court gives hope to class action filed by custodians at ABM Industries

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has reversed a lower court's decision denying class status to janitorial workers at ABM Industries who retained a wage and hour expert, noting “it appears that plaintiffs have identified a number of common questions suitable for classwide resolution.”

EEOC: Louisville restaurant chain to pay 15 former female employees $340,000 after alleged harassment

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Jan. 8 that Indi’s Fast Food Restaurant Inc., a restaurant chain in Louisville, will pay $340,000 to 15 former female employees after allegations of sexual harassment.

California: Royal Bank of Scotland to pay $125 million for alleged role in financial crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Dec. 22 the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), a financial conglomerate with holdings throughout the world, will pay $125 million after allegations of misrepresentations about residential mortgage-backed securities sold to CalPERS and CalSTRS, the state’s public employee and teacher pension funds.

Center for Class Action Fairness contests $8.5 million settlement in Google case, wants SCOTUS to review

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Center for Class Action Fairness (CCAF) is opposing a proposed class action settlement involving Google and hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its arguments.

Facebook alleged to have sent automated text messages without consent

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a social media company sent her unwanted text messages without her permission.

Exxon prepares to sue Calif. cities, says they contradict themselves on climate change

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Some government officials in California are hypocrites pushing a political agenda that involves using private lawyers to sue and demonize ExxonMobil, the company is now arguing in a Texas state court.

Fetch Media LTD alleges Uber has failed to pay more than $19 million for services

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A U.K. mobile advertising agency alleges that Uber has failed to pay more than $19 million in invoices.

Panel: Chapter 15 eases the way for cross-border bankruptcy proceedings

SANTA MONICA (Legal Newsline) – A panel of experts on Chapter 15 cross-border bankruptcy proceeding indicated the increasing use of the legal option allows a greater harmony and coordination between foreign and U.S. courts.

Consumer claims some brands of Horizon milk are not organic as advertised

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges a brand of milk products are falsely advertised as organic.

Pro Custom Solar alleged to have invaded man's privacy with unwanted calls

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a solar panel installation company unlawfully made telemarketing calls to consumers.

LegalForce RAPC World alleges Trademark Engine made false statements in advertising

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California patent and trademark law firm alleges an online service engaged in patent and trademark filing uses false and misleading advertising.