ALBANY, N.Y. — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against the Target and Walmart, as well as LaRose Industries, alleging the sale of lead-contaminated toys with nearly 10 times more than legal level of lead allowed by federal standards.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.
SACRAMENTO — Target Corporation has agreed to a $7.4 million settlement with the state of California regarding allegations the company disposed of retail hazardous waste materials into the state's landfills.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The idea that fees associated with certain telecommunications calls, such as 911 services, are indeed taxes, is what caused Minnesota’s Supreme Court to dismiss a case over allegations companies were purposefully not paying fees and surcharges owed to the state.
Pet owners accuse Champion of allowing heavy metals, toxins in pet food; Company says it's a copycat of failed lawsuit
CHICAGO — Pet owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against Champion Petfoods USA Inc. and Champion Petfoods LP, alleging that they misrepresented and failed to fully disclose the presence of heavy metals and toxins in their pet food.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman and North Carolina man allege a retailer misrepresented the nature of its store debit card.
Retired NBA player Kevin Garnett alleges millions of earnings were 'looted,' files suit against Kentucky firm
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A retired basketball player who starred for the Minnesota Timberwolves before helping the Boston Celtics win an NBA championship in 2008 alleges a Kentucky accounting firm misappropriated millions of his funds.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A former union member alleges that her rights were violated because she was compelled to pay money to the union as a condition of her employment.
Minn. court prevents student newspaper from access to video said to be of student pulling hijab off another's head
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals found that a district court “did not err” in its conclusion that a video captured of a November 2016 high school altercation was inaccessible to its student newspaper.
Woman fell down steps holding a plant, unable to grab handrail; Minn. SC allows Workers' Comp claim anyway
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota Supreme Court majority ruled Aug. 8 that a woman’s workplace injury satisfied the “requisite causal connection between the workplace and her injury.”
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A multi-part remedy to settle a dispute between defendants identified as the "Koch parties" and Oxbow Carbon LLC was delivered by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster on Aug. 1 in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Natural American Spirit cigarettes' natural, additive-free claims are deceptive marketing, consumer claims
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington consumer alleges that a brand of cigarettes is deceptively marketed as being natural and additive-free.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – A Jamestown, New York company alleges that it has paid more for pork because of a conspiracy among companies in the wholesale pork market.
Climate change activists allowed to use 'necessity' defense after Minn. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by state
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – Climate change activists in Minnesota will be able to mount a defense that their actions were justified because they were designed to prevent a worse harm.
Minnesota Supreme Court rules trustee cannot sue over legal malpractice allegations in late man's estate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – An appellate court decision was struck down by the Minnesota Supreme Court on June 27 over its finding that a trustee lacked standing to sue an attorney for legal malpractice during a deceased client’s estate-planning.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled June 25 that regulations regarding phone calls to consumers applies to creditors who use automatic dialing devices or voluntarily do not leave a voicemail message.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Edina, Minnesota shop is challenging a federal decision that disqualified it from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota law firm is seeking declaration regarding an arbitration complaint related to an alleged credit card debt.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Sanford, Fla. consumer alleges his privacy was invaded by a store's collection calls.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota county alleges a federal agency unlawfully terminated a grant it used for a teen pregnancy prevention program.