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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Students claim Charlotte law school misrepresented that it was ABA-compliant

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Three Charlotte School of Law students allege the school misrepresented the compliance of its law programs.

Adobe settles 2013 data breach case with 15 states

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Adobe Systems Inc. has settled its data breach case with several states following a lengthy legal battle that started in 2013.

Medical technician accuses South Carolina business of retaliation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — A medical clinician is suing a South Carolina corporation, alleging retaliation.

Man alleges Rooms To Go does not add protective treatment to furniture

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a furniture company over allegations it did not add a treatment to protect furniture from spills as promised.

North Carolina court ruling could impact class action claims

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - A North Carolina appellate court recently affirmed that a plaintiff must pay the defendant’s court costs after he turned down an offer of judgment.

Bank of America, Merrill Lynch et al allegedly conspired to violate antitrust law

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Employees with a welfare and pension fund and all others similarly situated have filed a class-action lawsuit against several businesses for alleged conspiracy and violation of antitrust laws.

North Carolina residents warned to watch for post-hurricane scams

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper recently warned consumers to stay vigilant about possible scams in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Class members in settlement over cigarette maker’s promotion can apply to redeem ‘C-Notes’

The settlement offer runs from Aug. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017. R.J. Reynolds’ “Camel Cash” promotion ran from Oct. 1, 1991 to March 31, 2007, and rewarded consumers who purchased packs of Reynolds’ Camel brand of cigarettes with “C-Notes” they could use to redeem merchandise listed in a catalogue.

U.S. Rep: Obamacare killing healthcare market, legal reform needed

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Litigation reform should go hand-in-hand with healthcare reform, but don't expect any substantive reform of the Affordable Care Act anytime soon, says a congressman from North Carolina.