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HSN asks why it's being sued if woman bought My Little Steamer at Bed, Bath and Beyond

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Companies associated with the My Little Steamer product allege an amended complaint over the product's alleged defects is “fatally defective” and requested the court reject it with prejudice.

California court inclined to deny motion to dismiss class action complaint over Flintstone vitamins

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has issued an order saying he is inclined to deny Bayer Healthcare’s motion to dismiss a class action complaint brought by a customer who claims Flintstone Gummies vitamins aren’t a “complete” supplement as labeled.

New Jersey attorney general to create group to target data privacy, cybersecurity

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced May 7 that his office plans to open a new branch that will be called the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity (DPC) Section and will handle civil enforcement of data privacy laws.

New Jersey attorney general urges Congress to opposed Securities Fraud Act bill

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Bureau of Securities Chief Christopher W. Gerold announced May 7 that they will urge Congress to oppose a bill could allegedly weaken states’ rights when it comes to protecting investors from securities fraud.

New Jersey secures $100,000 for consumers whose children were allegedly victimized by electronics company

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced May 8 that Meitu Inc., a software and consumer electronic company based in China, will pay $100,000 after allegations of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA).

New Jersey court rules eBossWatch defamation suit was properly dismissed

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court has ended a defamation lawsuit by mandating that “the single publication rule” applies to a article posted online.

Judge gives conditional certification of FLSA class against Quest Diagnostics, ExamOne

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York federal judge has approved a collective action class of Quest Diagnostics employees who accused the company of failing to pay minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Three state AGs support climate change cases after 15 colleagues did the opposite

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California, New Jersey and Washington have filed a brief to support Oakland and San Francisco’s suits claiming big oil companies need to be held responsible for their part in global warming.

NYC asbestos firm hopes to continue $117M hot streak, again seeks punitives from J&J

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson, fresh from losing a $117 million asbestos verdict in New Jersey, is opposing plaintiff lawyers who are trying to obtain punitive damages against it in a specialized New York court for asbestos lawsuits.

New Jersey city seeks to dismiss environmental group's suit over emergency planning act

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey city of Linden, its Local Emergency Planning Committee and the State Emergency Response Commission have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the trio by an environmental group alleging state and federal violations in the required implementation of the Emergency Planning Committee Right to Know Act.

New Jersey secures $499,000 from construction company that underpaid workers

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and U.S. attorney Craig Carpenito announced May 2 that Ranco Construction will pay $499,000 after allegedly paying its workers below the standard hourly minimum for work done on public construction projects.

New Jersey alleges auto group used used 'bait-and-switch' tactics against consumers

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced a lawsuit May 1 against 21st Century Auto Group Inc. and owner Dmitry Zeldin for allegedly deceiving consumers despite already settling an agreement not to do so.

SEC: Panasonic bribed government official, to pay $143 million in penalties

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced April 30 that Panasonic Corp. will pay more than $143 million after allegations of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by engaging in bribery.

Appeal to decide future of NYC asbestos court; Companies fed up with their treatment

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The fight over New York City’s controversial asbestos court is not over, as companies worried about their treatment there are likely to appeal an order that kept alive the possibility for even bigger verdicts.

New Jersey secures $45,000 for assembly worker allegedly fired for having asthma

TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced April 24 that Trane U.S. Inc. will pay $45,000 to a former employee after settling allegations it discriminated against an asthmatic worker.

As Sheldon Silver heads to retrial, NYC's asbestos court still a plaintiff's playground

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The retrial of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to begin Monday on charges including allegations he collected millions of dollars in improper payments from a prominent asbestos law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg.

In proposed Monitronics $28 Million TCPA settlement, attorneys would pocket $9.3M and class members $38

WHEELING. W. Va. (Legal Newsline) – Individual plaintiffs in multidistrict Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation stand to pocket $38 each in a $28 million settlement proposed in federal court in March.

New Jersey attorney general secures $750,000 in alleged nationwide Ponzi scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced April 16 that Jeffrey Mitchell Isaacs, JB Financial Resources, and related entities will pay $750,000 after allegations of a nationwide Ponzi scheme that specifically involved $7 million in investments for New Jersey participants.

Denver environmental and personal injury lawyer files Boulder's climate change lawsuit against energy companies

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – Two environmental groups and a Denver personal injury lawyer are outside counsel for the latest lawsuit filed by public officials against the energy sector over alleged past and future effects of global warming.

Jury hits C.R. Bard with $35 million in punitive damages in N.J. pelvic mesh implant trial

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A jury on April 13 hit New Jersey maker of mesh implant devices C.R. Bard with $35 million in punitive damages in addition to the $33 million in compensatory damages awarded the previous day for the alleged physical damage its mesh device caused a North Carolina woman.