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Lawsuits over this summer's Outer Banks power outage consolidated

Elizabeth Alt Nov. 15, 2017, 8:30am

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

Daniel Fisher Nov. 4, 2017, 11:00am

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 1, 2017, 10:01am

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 19, 2017, 11:50am

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

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 29, 2017, 3:01pm

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

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2017, 9:15am

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

Wadi Reformado Jun. 18, 2017, 11:27am

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

Wadi Reformado Mar. 29, 2017, 9:15am

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

Louie Torres Feb. 22, 2017, 9:32am

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

Wadi Reformado Jan. 18, 2017, 9:48am

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

Medical technician accuses South Carolina business of retaliation

Jenie Mallari-Torres Dec. 9, 2016, 9:28am

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

Wadi Reformado Dec. 6, 2016, 9:24am

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

Joe Dyton Oct. 13, 2016, 10:06am

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

Legal News Line Oct. 13, 2016, 9:42am

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

Mark Iandolo Oct. 13, 2016, 9:29am

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’

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 14, 2016, 4:15pm

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

Karen Kidd Sep. 1, 2016, 12:01pm

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.

Attorney: FCC exempting federal government from TCPA lawsuits ‘hypocritical’

Dawn Geske Aug. 9, 2016, 1:11pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal government has made a declaration exempting itself from lawsuits brought through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law at the center of numerous class actions filed every week against businesses.

Property owners win class action against NCDOT

Deana Carpenter Jul. 20, 2016, 9:39am

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Approximately 800 members in a class-action law suit won a case against the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and its Roadway Corridor Official Map Act.

North Carolina, feds file suit against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority

Louie Torres Jul. 1, 2016, 10:32pm

CHARLOTTE (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and a state have filed a suit against a medical provider accusing it of imposing insurance steering restrictions.