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Man alleges Kroger brand aloe vera gel does not contain aloe

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles consumer claims a grocery store chain's brand of aloe vera gel does not contain aloe.

DERMA-E skin care products allegedly contain synthetic ingredients, consumer claims

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims a brand of facial care products contains unnatural and synthetic ingredients dispute being advertised as natural.

Consumer claims Olympia beer's 'It's the Water' slogan is false advertising

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A plaintiff described in his suit as a beer and craft beer consumer alleges Pabst Brewing Co. is using false advertising with the marketing of its Olympia-brand beer.

Consumer alleges he did not give Lyft permission to send texts

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges that his privacy was invaded by a ride-hailing company's text messages.

Investors allege WageWorks issued materially false financial reports

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Investors in a San Mateo, California tax-advantage program provider allege stock traded at artificially inflated prices because of misleading financial statements.

Consumer alleges CVS brand krill oil supplement does not contain amount represented

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Schenectady, New York consumer alleges a brand of krill oil supplement does not offer the amount of oil advertised.

Uber driver alleges service fee deductions do not apply to Boost, Surge calculations

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina man and Uber driver alleges the ride-hailing company unlawfully takes a service fee charge out of Boost and Surge calculations.

Taste of Nature alleged to use non-functioning slack-fill in candy boxes

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Redondo Beach, California woman alleges that a candy manufacture is packaging its products in boxes with non-functional slack-fill.

Chevron says climate change lawsuit `not viable' as it participates in judge's science seminar

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Five of the world’s largest oil and gas producers filed a motion to dismiss a climate change lawsuit against them by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco even as they prepared to deliver an unusual “tutorial” on climate science to the federal judge overseeing the case.

California attorney general comments on decision to allow state to intervene in chlorpyrifos case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 6 that he has issued a statement following a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to allow California to intervene in a federal lawsuit involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

California joins coalition urging Supreme Court to reject 'physical presence' rule for retailers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 7 that he has joined a bipartisan coalition of 44 attorneys general urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject its “physical presence” rule, which harms a state’s ability to collect taxes from out-of-state businesses that sell products to consumers in-state.

Kona beer class action not proceeding as plaintiffs initially visualized

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Late last year, a California court, after dismissing some claims, allowed class action plaintiff Theodore Broomfield to move forward with an amended complaint regarding a line of beer and alleged false advertising.

Venmo user alleges functions of app were falsely advertised

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County man alleges he felt "ripped off and cheated" for using a mobile digital wallet app that was different than what a company represented.

California attorney general opposes HUD suspension of fair housing rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 7 that he has issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in which he opposed HUD’s suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.

California issues statement regarding immigration enforcement case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 6 that he had issued a statement following a decision by the U.S., District Court for the Northern District of California to deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss and the state’s motion for preliminary injunction in a case involving federal funding for state law enforcement.

Home Depot settles hazardous waste allegations in California for $27.84 million

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 8 that Home Depot U.S.A. (Home Depot) will pay $27.84 million for allegedly allowing the disposal of hazardous waste at many of its stores and facilities in California.

Los Angeles Waterkeeper, waste management company agree to settlement in stormwater pollution case

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Santa Monica-based environmental water quality nonprofit settled a lawsuit with a waste management corporation after the company agreed to upgrade its water treatment systems for storm runoff.

EEOC: IT staffing firm failed to hire employee because 'he was born in 1945'

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced March 8 that Diverse Lynx LLC, an IT staffing firm based in Princeton and Noisa, India, will pay $50,000 after allegations of age discrimination.

California organization challenges decision not to list walrus as threatened or endangered

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – An environmental organization based in California is challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to list the Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species.

Ice ages, the atmosphere and what Trump thinks: Climate change judge questions it all

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has big questions regarding global warming for the private lawyers pushing lawsuits on behalf of California cities and counties – and about how President Donald Trump feels about blaming the energy industry for climate change.