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Md. high court affirms statute of repose in wrongful death lawsuit over fall at Chuck E. Cheese

By Sandra Lane | Jul 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A judge in the Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the Court of Special Appeals that the statute of repose extends to the property owner of the shopping center and the other defendants listed in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Maryland attorney general challenges FAA over flight path changes at 2 airports

By Marian Johns | Jul 4, 2018

BALTIMORE — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has filed two petitions against the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of changes to flight paths at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Maryland attorney general responds to EPA decision to deny Clean Air Act petition

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 11, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced public comments June 1 in response to the proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny Maryland’s petition under Section 126 of the Clean Air Act.

Nonprofits name DeVos in suit over changes to civil rights case manual

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 8, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Three national nonprofit organizations allege that new changes to a federal agency's case manual regarding investigation of discrimination complaints are unlawful.

Maryland judge bars individual from mortgage industry after allegedly violating order

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced May 21 that Gary L. Klopp, an executive in the mortgage industry, has been barred from the industry for two years and ordered to pay $525,000 by U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett.

FTC, FDA warn 13 e-cigarettes companies about packaging that resembles kid-friendly items

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 1 that, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it has issued a warning letter to 13 companies in the e-cigarette business.

Jos. A Bank moves to dismiss California claims from false advertising suit

By Amanda Thomas | May 8, 2018

GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by a class of customers alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Maryland's highest court upholds cap on damages to family of murdered inmate

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 24, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland court has upheld rulings that the damages awarded to the family of a man who was killed on a prison transport bus should be capped.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Consumer alleges beanie purchased on was a fake

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 5, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a product he purchased from an online reseller was a fake.

Business leaders welcome passage of Wisconsin civil litigation bill

By John Breslin | Mar 28, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Small business leaders are welcoming the passage of a bill in Wisconsin that changes certain civil litigation rules likely to benefit contractors.

Maryland's MTBE suit should be heard in federal court, Atlantic Richfield says

By Elizabeth Alt | Mar 6, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – On Feb. 14, Atlantic Richfield Co. filed a notice to remove a lawsuit against it and other petroleum manufacturers by the State of Maryland from the Baltimore Circuit Court to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

State AGs united for #MeToo, but changing federal law could be slippery slope

By John O'Brien | Feb 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – State attorneys general are united in championing a new cause – abolishing clauses that require sexual harassment claims to be heard in arbitration. But would it set a bad precedent for changing federal law while scoring political points for its supporters?

DOJ facing broad challenge to anti-sanctuary city policy, prosecution advocate says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. Department of Justice policy that ties federal funding to immigration-based requirements is being challenged nationwide, a prosecution advocate and former assistant U.S. attorney for California and Maryland said during a recent interview.

Class actions over Gerber Good Start baby formula roll on

By Karen Kidd | Jan 23, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A hearing is scheduled later this winter in two class action lawsuits that each claim Gerber Good Start baby formula makes health claims unsupported by science.

Computer Sciences Corp. takes issue with Maryland's fraud claims

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 16, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Los Angeles-based Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against it by the state of Maryland that claimed CSC deliberately misrepresented its capabilities in creating a new Medicaid computer system.

Md. lawsuit moved to Talbot County; Plaintiffs preferred Baltimore, though they would have driven past Talbot courthouse on way

By John Sammon | Dec 22, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals of Maryland on Sept. 6 upheld a ruling by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City that a hearing over the medical treatment given to a 15-year-old boy be transferred from Baltimore City to Talbot County.

Justice Department: Government contractor illegally terminated Coast Guard reservist

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced a complaint Dec. 12 against Bridges Consulting Inc. (Bridges), a government contractor with headquarters in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, for allegations of violating the employment rights of a member of the Armed Forces.

Hyland's, others question why class action filed after refunds were issued over teething tablets

By Carrie Salls | Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Homeopathic teething remedy makers and sellers Hyland’s, Standard Homeopathic, CVS Pharmacy and Target asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to dismiss a consumer class action lawsuit filed against them on Sept. 15.

Purdue Pharma, others seek dismissal of man's opioid marketing suit, alleges claims are 'defective'

By Pam Wright | Nov 15, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers has moved to dismiss a class action suit filed by a consumer who alleges prescription opioids were fraudulently marketed.

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