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DOJ raises flag in Kaiser Gypsum bankruptcy; Says it will investigate illegal conduct in trusts

By Ann Maher | Sep 13, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice has stepped into Kaiser Gypsum's Chapter 11 bankruptcy pending in the Western District of North Carolina over concerns that its reorganization plan lacks sufficient safeguards to prevent fraud.

Estate claims woman with sordid past drained millionaire's bank account before death, wins summary judgment

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A woman with a criminal record and many aliases has lost her appeal against a partial summary judgment in a suit filed by the administrator of the estate of a one-time millionaire.

North Carolina court remands malpractice case back to trial court, says plaintiff's expert wrongfully disqualified

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has reversed a summary judgment in favor of a hospital in a suit over allegations of medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Nonprofit alleges Chemours facility in North Carolina is discharging 'toxic' substances in groundwater

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, North Carolina alleges a facility in the state is discharging substances without authorization.

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Josh Stein Files suit against Contractors over deceptive Trade Practices

By Press release submission | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Josh Stein filed a suit against Randy Briel, Glenn Dunnam, Signature Sun Decks, and Decks Patios and Porches over a contractor scheme in the Charlotte area.

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Josh Stein sues Opioid Manufacturer Insys over Medicaid Concerns

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Attorney General Josh Stein filed a suit to hold drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, Inc., responsible for its deceptive marketing and sale practices by intervening in two lawsuits accusing Insys of violating the False Claims Act

Ag and state reps say nuisance lawyers trying to put farmers out of business

By John Sammon | Aug 7, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Representatives of agriculture in North Carolina accuse lawyers and their plaintiffs of attempting to put farmers out of business in the wake of a lawsuit targeting a hog ranch.

Rotech Health reaches $9.95 million settlement with North Carolina for alleged false claims

By Marian Johns | Aug 6, 2018

RALEIGH — A Florida respiratory equipment provider has reached a nearly $10 million settlement with the state of North Carolina to resolve allegations the company submitted false claims to Medicaid and Medicare.

Gathering set to discuss ways to stymie spread of nuisance lawsuits against agri-business

By John Breslin | Aug 2, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - A major gathering of politicians and representatives of state agencies will convene Friday for a round table discussion on how to stymie the spread of nuisance lawsuits against agri-business companies and producers.

Natural American Spirit cigarettes' natural, additive-free claims are deceptive marketing, consumer claims

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 24, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington consumer alleges that a brand of cigarettes is deceptively marketed as being natural and additive-free.

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.

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