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Individuals allege fraudulent charges appeared on their cards after Tempur Sealy data breach

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Washington State man and a Georgia man allege their personal information was stolen in a data breach.

LabMD alleges attorney with Missouri law firm unlawfully represented whistleblower

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

NYC asbestos firm hopes to continue $117M hot streak, again seeks punitives from J&J

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson, fresh from losing a $117 million asbestos verdict in New Jersey, is opposing plaintiff lawyers who are trying to obtain punitive damages against it in a specialized New York court for asbestos lawsuits.

FCC named in suit by South Dakota Native American tribe over fees

ABERDEEN, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – A federally recognized sovereign Native American tribe has filed a suit against the Federal Communications Commission and individuals regarding fees to the telecommunications industry.

SEC secures $35 million from Yahoo relating to massive 2014 data breach

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced April 24 that the entity formerly known as Yahoo! Inc. will pay $35 million after allegations of misleading investors following the one of the world's largest data breaches. “

Digital technology company alleges AT&T did not perform agreed services

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado digital technology company alleges AT&T made false representations to it to induce it to contract for professional services.

Savannah Law School students file suit after school closes doors

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – Third-year law school students of Savannah Law School allege the school failed to remain financially viable and is American Bar Association accreditation was placed in danger of revocation.

Customer files suit against Delta Airlines over security breach

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A former customer of Delta Airlines has filed a class action suit over a data breach the airline announced this month.

Georgia secures major consumer protection settlement with debt collection company

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced April 4 that National Check Resolution Inc. will pay $8.5 million to resolve allegations it violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act.

Georgia Supreme Court says employer can be liable for accidental shooting; Employee had gun in violation of company policy

ATLANTA (Georgia) – The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a Court of Appeals decision that protected an employer from being held liable for a gun-related injury caused by an employee.

Georgia Supreme Court orders retrial in $22 million medical malpractice case

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court on March 5 reversed a decision of the Georgia Court of Appeals and ordered a retrial in a medical malpractice and negligence lawsuit over the death of a patient.

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.

Uber customer alleges he was subjected to risk of identity theft because of data breach

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia man alleges that he and other consumers were subjected to injury from the risk of identity theft, credit and reputational injury as a result of an Uber data security breach.

Virginia joins coalition urging FCC to block Sinclair-Tribune merger

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Feb 26 that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to not allow the proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Media Group and Tribune Media Company.

Georgia seeks lead role in national Equifax data breach case

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced March 1 that his office plans to take a lead role in the national Equifax data breach case.

Chemical Free Solutions to pay more than $224,00 for refunds to settle deceptive marketing claims

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 25 that Chemical Free Solutions LLC (CFS) will pay $224,356 for consumer refunds to settle allegations of deceptively marketing its Cedarcide Original product.

FTC warns 11 opioid cessation product marketers over product claims

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Jan. 24 that they warned 11 marketers and distributors of opioid cessation products to stop making allegedly unproven claims about their products.

Georgia will soon decide controversial 'lawsuit lending' topic

DUBLIN, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – Questions over the future of litigation funding remain in Georgia as the state Supreme Court prepares to decide the issue and another case continues to move through a federal court in the state.

Volvo Group North America settles federal disability discrimination suit

BALTIMORE — Volvo Group North America will pay $70,000 to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the car dealer's refusal to hire a recovering drug addict who was in a medically supervised treatment program.

Georgia secures $8.8 million from allegedly abusive debt collection practice

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Jan. 9 that Williamson and McKevie LLC, a debt collection business, has agreed to pay $8.8 million in penalties after allegations of violating the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act.