Latest News

Judge slashes attorneys fees request in Krispy Kreme class action

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 9, 2018

An order was issued in the Superior Court Division in the General Court of Justice to grant the attorneys for former Krispy Kreme shareholders $150,000 in fees and denying the request for fees and costs associated with the litigation, noting that the attorneys are barred from recovering expenses according to state bar regulations.

Texas Supreme Court says it doesn't have jurisdiction in alleged Medicaid fraud case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas affirmed an appeals court's decision in a case involving alleged Medicaid fraud, stating that it does not have interlocutory jurisdiction in the matter.

Texas Supreme Court denies writ of mandamus in Xerox Medicaid case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas denied a petition for writ of mandamus relief in an appeal involving Xerox Corp. and Xerox State Healthcare and allegations of Medicaid fraud.

In North Carolina, plant-based milk isn't milk, but only if other southern states agree

By John Breslin | Jun 19, 2018

North Carolina's General Assembly passed its farm bill last week, but a late amendment means there will no enforcement of a ban on plant-based products from being labeled as milk until more than 10 other states pass similar legislation.

North Carolina AG files complaint against Insys Therapeutics for alleged fentanyl kickback scheme

By Mark Iandolo | May 31, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced May 21 that he filed a complaint against Insys Therapeutics Inc. for allegations of deceptive marketing and sales practices in violation of the Fair Claims Act.

With bipartisan support, asbestos transparency bill passes in North Carolina

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina appears to be the next state to pass legislation targeting asbestos attorneys who attempt to game the compensation system by telling conflicting stories about their clients’ exposures.

Preliminary approval granted of $10 million settlement in Outer Banks power outage case; Attorneys get up to $3.4 million

By Charmaine Little | May 23, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Several businesses, vacationers, and residents impacted by a major power outage have been granted preliminary approval of a $10 million class action settlement.

DuPont: Lawsuit over discharges into Cape Fear River 'rests on a mistaken premise'

By John Breslin | Apr 30, 2018

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A major chemical company has filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it polluted a North Carolina river, causing sickness and property damage to those living near its banks.

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.

RICO suit filed against Great Plains Lending over allegations of predatory online lending scheme

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 5, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Three consumers allege that they were the victims of online payday lending schemes that attempted to circumvent federal law by issuing loans under Native American tribal business entities.

Groups claim Duke Energy Carolinas plant is polluting creeks, other water sources

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Citizen conservation groups allege that a coal-fired electricity generating plant in Stokes County, North Carolina is unlawfully leaking toxic metals and other pollutants.

Lawsuits over this summer's Outer Banks power outage consolidated

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 15, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Chief Justice James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ordered plaintiffs in multiple lawsuits against a construction company to consolidate their lawsuits, which focus on damages and losses suffered by a power outage in July.

Koch Industries puts Bestwall unit, a small player in asbestos, in bankruptcy

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 4, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Koch Industries has put a division of its Georgia-Pacific unit in Chapter 11 bankruptcy after failing to stem a rising tide of lawsuits by mesothelioma victims who attribute their disease to asbestos-containing drywall compound.

Cohen Milstein claims DuPont, Chemours discharged toxic chemicals in Cape Fear River

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 1, 2017

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A Leland, North Carolina, citizen has filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that two companies have released toxic chemicals into a river used as a drinking water supply.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings alleged to have charged excessive rates

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 19, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Several consumers allege that a laboratory testing service company charges fees that are in excess of fair market prices.

Calif. appeals court affirms $3.75 million judgment against cigarette manufacturer

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 29, 2017

Plaintiff Tajie Major sued several cigarette manufacturers her husband, William, had smoked, as well as manufacturers of asbestos to which he had been exposed, alleging both his smoking and asbestos exposure caused his lung cancer and death.

National Audubon Society goes to court over project on N.C. beach

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 23, 2017

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The National Audubon Society is seeking to enjoin a project in North Carolina it alleges would damage a beach.

Employee blames Family Dollar for injuries sustained during robbery

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 18, 2017

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) — An employee is suing Family Dollar Stores, alleging liability and negligence led to her being beaten by a masked assailant.

Medical testing firm sued over alleged overbilling of customers

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 29, 2017

Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a company that runs a network of medical testing labs, accusing the firm of fraud and overcharging for clinical tests. 

North Carolina customer accuses Walmart of phone violations

By Louie Torres | Feb 22, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — A North Carolina man has filed a class action lawsuit against Walmart, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

The Record Network