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Dunkin' Donuts wants class action over steak in its sandwiches dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Dunkin' Brands has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations it misrepresented the ingredients in its steak in sandwiches.

Florida SNAP retailer seeks review of six-month suspension

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 12, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A St. Petersburg, Florida retail store is seeking a review of its suspension as a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer.

Florida alleges student loan debt relief scam

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a court action against several student loan debt relief businesses for an alleged scam that tricked consumers into paying upfront fees for services that never were provided.

Uber alleges Ohio insurance company sent it junk faxes

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A ride-hailing service company alleges an Ohio-based insurance company sent it junk faxes.

As Facebook faces class action, likelihood of other platform companies being sued increases

By John Breslin | Jun 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - As Facebook faces a deeply damaging class action suit over its admitted sale of data to third parties, the potential that other social media and tech companies will be hauled before the courts is increasing in likelihood.

'Operation Main Street' proves successful in Florida

By Marian Johns | Jun 29, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — An operation aimed at stopping scams which target small businesses led by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and other state and federal agencies has resulted in 24 actions.

Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

Woman appeals dismissal of suit over Bed, Bath & Beyond pillows; She was offered refund before filing suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Bed, Bath & Beyond’s legal matters with a customer who alleged it misled consumers continues as the woman challenged the court’s dismissal of her negligent misrepresentation case.

Greenbrook Sports & Fitness alleged to have sent unwanted text messages to consumers

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 22, 2018

TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey resident alleges a fitness center in the state sent him text messages for marketing purposes without his permission.

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A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

Individuals claim Navient Solutions harassed them with calls over family member's loans

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 15, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Two Pennsylvania consumers allege a student loan servicer is unlawfully contacting them regarding a family member's loan.

Customer alleges Ulta Beauty resells used products as new

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 15, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman alleges a beauty store chain unlawfully resells partially used products.

Airline moves to dismiss lawsuit over $80 airline tax again in Florida court

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 15, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for airline Insel International filed a motion to dismiss a man’s amended complaint over an airline tax, stating the amended complaint should still be dismissed for improper forum, lack of jurisdiction and failure to state a claim.

Class action plaintiff against Hertz told to arbitrate toll fee claims; Judge says 'reasonable person' should know they're bound to contract

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California court has granted Hertz Corp.’s motion to compel arbitration in a case over allegations that Hertz overcharged for a toll violation fee, noting that the plaintiff was bound by contract to arbitrate all claims.

Two alleges injures from shingles vaccine Zostavax

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 14, 2018

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida women allege they contracted shingles after receiving a vaccine to prevent the disease.

Woman alleges she returned phones to Verizon, does not owe alleged debt

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 8, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Collier County, Florida woman alleges Verizon is attempting to collect an alleged debt for phones she returned within the cancellation policy.

Consumer alleges Logitech misrepresented number of drivers in speaker system

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The manufacturer of computer peripherals and accessories is alleged to have misrepresented the characteristics of a speaker system.

Man claims Target Corp. invaded privacy with collection calls

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Sanford, Fla. consumer alleges his privacy was invaded by a store's collection calls.

New state AG opioid lawsuits show diverging strategies, outside counsel pay scales

By Daniel Fisher | May 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The latest wave of state lawsuits over the opioid crisis illustrates sharp differences emerging in how governments litigate these cases, both in whom they choose to sue and whether private lawyers stand to get a piece of the action.

Florida targets pharmaceutical companies for alleged role in opioid epidemic

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced May 15 that her office is suing a group of major pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the national opioid epidemic.

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