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FTC: Operators of illegal robocall scheme agree to settle

Mark Iandolo Nov. 22, 2017, 12:14pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 8 that the operators of an allegedly illegal robocall scheme have agreed to a settlement.

U.S. secures additional $4.5 million for service members affected by alleged Wells Fargo violations

Mark Iandolo Nov. 21, 2017, 12:02pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 14 that more than 860 service members will be entitled to an additional $5.4 million in relief after allegations of unlawful vehicle repossessions by Wells Fargo Bank NA.

GM files motion to dismiss second amended complaint in class action over engines

Sara McCleary Nov. 21, 2017, 11:55am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – General Motors has filed a motion to dismiss with prejudice the second amended complaint brought against it in a class action suit.

Truffle oil class action in private mediation

Karen Kidd Nov. 18, 2017, 10:00am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action filed last spring against truffles oil manufacturer Sabatino Truffles New York claiming the company's oil was infused with perfume and not truffles is now is in private mediation, according to a recent court order.

Facebook sues IRS for allegedly denying access to independent administrative forum

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 2:09pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Social media giant Facebook Inc. has filed a suit against Internal Revenue Service regarding its taxes.

Honeywell, in motion over ballots, contends asbestos claims holders already have been exposed

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 16, 2017, 11:56am

Honeywell International has interjected itself into the bankruptcy proceeding of the successors to Chicago Fire Brick and Wellsville Fire Brick, companies that spent a decade creating a trust that would pay individuals with asbestos claims. In May, Honeywell asked the federal bankruptcy court in Oakland, Calif., to make those ballots public.

California couple accuses Sirius XM Radio of violating phone privacy law

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 15, 2017, 3:23pm

SAN DIEGO — A California couple has filed a class action lawsuit against Sirius radio, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Class action against Water of Life Community Church over investment adviser continues

Dee Thompson Nov. 14, 2017, 9:48am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A district court has ruled that a lawsuit against a church by two of its former members will continue. The members claimed that the church required them to attend financial planning courses conducted by a member who had lost his license to sell securities.

Court denies Hobby Lobby's motion to dismiss pricing lawsuit

Dee Thompson Nov. 14, 2017, 9:46am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A class action suit over Hobby Lobby’s pricing policies will continue despite Hobby Lobby moving to dismiss.

California leads coalition urging Federal Highway Administration to enforce greenhouse gas measure

Mark Iandolo Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Nov. 6 that he is leading a coalition of six attorneys general in urging the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to keep and enforce the Greenhouse Gas Performance Measure.

California, New Mexico urge Trump administration to enforce Waste Prevention Rule

Mark Iandolo Nov. 14, 2017, 9:21am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Nov. 6 that they have urged the Trump administration to keep and enforce the Waste Prevention Rule.

Appellate court affirms summary judgment in PG&E wrongful termination suit

Sara McCleary Nov. 13, 2017, 10:13am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s granting of summary judgment for the defendant in a wrongful termination suit.

Court reverses Colgate-Palmolive's summary judgment in talcum powder asbestos case

Sara McCleary Nov. 13, 2017, 10:12am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a decision filed Oct. 19, California’s 1st District Court of Appeals, Third Division, reversed a trial court’s summary judgment that ruled in favor of Colgate-Palmolive Co., the defendant in a case alleging the company’s products caused the plaintiff’s health problems.

California court rejects Coming and Going Rule special errand claim in fatal accident case

John Sammon Nov. 13, 2017, 10:10am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California 1st District Court of Appeals on Sept. 22 upheld an earlier trial court's decision that the company of an employee driving to his office while off-work could not be held liable for a traffic accident that killed a woman on Dec. 13, 2012.

Pringles wants to take crunch out of potato chip class action claim

David Hutton Nov. 13, 2017, 9:28am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Pringles chips want the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging they offered false advertisements of ingredients in a flavor of chips.

Lawsuit alleging fraud, elder financial abuse at Oakmont Senior Living now back in Alameda County

Karen Kidd Nov. 13, 2017, 9:25am

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A putative class action filed in September by senior citizens against a residential care facilities chain alleging fraudulent practices that deprived them of needed care and exposed them to risk of injury as part of a scheme to maximize revenue is on its way back to a California state court.

Individuals challenging California highway project over allegations of harm to redwood trees

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 10, 2017, 8:36am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Individuals allege that a proposed highway project in California is threatening old-growth redwood trees.

Consumer claims Cree LED bulbs did not last as long as advertised lifespan

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 10, 2017, 8:35am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that a brand of LED bulbs do not last as long as advertised.

Former LuLaRoe consultants allege pyramid scheme, claim they lost thousands

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 9, 2017, 8:45am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Former fashion consultants of LuLaRoe have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that they lost thousands to a pyramid scheme.

Search Engine Listing alleged to have solicited consumer registered on Do-Not-Call list

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 9, 2017, 8:45am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Studio City, California individual has filed a class action lawsuit against an online marketing company over allegedly unlawful calls to solicit its services.