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California consumer claims Home Depot falsely advertises wood as mahogany

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges that wood he purchased from a home improvement store was not mahogany as advertised.

Consumer claims carat weight of ring she purchased from The RealReal was overstated

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Novi, Michigan resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against a San Francisco luxury consignment company over allegations that it overstates gemstone weights on its website.

Representatives of San Bernardino shooting victims seek damages from social media giants

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Family members of those killed in a shooting in San Bernardino, California have filed suit against social media companies for allegedly "aiding, abetting and knowingly providing support and resources to ISIS," the complaint states.

Bridgestone Corp. seeks to dismiss suit over rubber parts, states suit is 'tolling tactic'

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan magistrate is still considering alleged antitrust allegations in one of the largest litigation lawsuits in the U.S.

Michigan law school seeks to enjoin American Bar Association letter

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan law school has filed suit against The American Bar Association over its compliance findings.

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

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.

Fired Tim Horton's employee who refused to wear pants for religious reasons gets $22K settlement

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – An employee who was fired by a Tim Horton's Cafe and Bake Shop in Romulus, Michigan has been awarded more than $22,000 in a settlement over a religious discrimination complaint.

Total Outdoor, others alleged to have violated Detroit's sign ordinance

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Several entities and individuals have filed a lawsuit over alleged racketeering activity regarding Detroit's sign ordinance.

Michigan joins bipartisan coalition urging health care companies to help curb opioid addiction

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Oct. 20 he has joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general in drafting a letter to health care companies with pharmacy benefit management (PBM) programs, urging them to take steps to curb prescription opioid abuse.

California to receive $7 million of nationwide settlement with General Motors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Oct. 19 that General Motors Company (GM) will pay $120 million after allegations it hid safety issues for defective ignition switches in its vehicles. The settlement involves 49 states and the District of Columbia and California will receive $7 million.

Michigan attorney general joins 41-state coalition in case against opioid manufacturers

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Sept. 19 he is moving forward with a coalition of 41 attorneys general looking into the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs.

MusclePharm moves to dismiss another Glutamine lawsuit, this time in Michigan

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Musclepharm, a bodybuilding supplement company currently being sued over allegations of misrepresentation, has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

General Motors files motion to dismiss class action suit over allegedly defective engines

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A hearing was held on July 6 before Judge Edward M. Chen to review a motion to dismiss filed by General Motors in a class action lawsuit led by Monteville Sloan Jr. against the vehicle manufacturer.

Michigan alleges retail gas station company violated Weights and Measures Act

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced July 21 that his office has filed a lawsuit against retail gas station Great Lakes Gas & Mart LLC (Great Lakes) for allegations of repeatedly violating the state’s Weights and Measures Act.

Michigan sends cease, desist notification to fitness company that allegedly misleads gym members

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced July 19 that he has told Family Fitness, a gym in western Michigan, to cease and desist its allegedly unlawful practice of misleading gym members into believing they needed to make payments after already canceling their gym memberships and personal training contracts.

Calif. appeals court doesn't expand liability in take-home asbestos lawsuits

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has declined to expand asbestos liability in take-home exposure lawsuit.

Michigan terminates state contract for Line 5 pipeline analysis with Det Norske Veritas

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced June 21 that the state has terminated its contract with Det Norske Veritas Inc., a company that was preparing a risk analysis report on the Line 5 pipeline below the Straits of Mackinac, after allegations of violating conflict of interest rules.

Class action claims GM sold Cadillacs with defective headlights

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against General Motors, alleging breach of warranty, liability and negligence.

PhD Fitness seeks dismissal of class action regarding supplement claims

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A California-based fitness company sued for alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation has filed a motion to dismiss against the plaintiff over allegations he failed to state a claim for relief.

Michigan woman sues Fox, Reese Witherspoon over alleged ‘implanted hate’ of Jews in 'Water for Elephants'

Plaintiff Sarah Deming filed her nine-page complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, April 22. Los Angeles-based Fox Entertainment Group Inc. produced and distributed Water for Elephants, which was based on the novel of the same name.