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Fighting multiple fronts, Comcast awaits patent decision that could raise prices

Jessica Karmasek and John O'Brien Nov. 17, 2017, 7:10am

Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a notice stating it has extended the “target date” for the completion of its investigation to Nov. 16.

McDonald's sued over chicken fillet; Plaintiff says they are not 100% breast meat

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:32pm

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer claims that he paid a premium price for a chicken product at McDonald's that is misrepresented as being 100 percent chicken breast.

New York says health insurance company failed limited English proficiency enrollees

Mark Iandolo Nov. 7, 2017, 8:12am

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) —New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 31 that Molina Health Care of New York (Molina), formerly Total Care of New York (Total Care), will change certain business practices and pay $25,000 in penalties after allegedly violating rules related to limited English proficiency notices.

Odebrecht S.A. alleged to have engaged in 'massive bribery and kickback scheme'

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 6, 2017, 8:49am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A state agency that manages retirement funds for public employees alleges that lost millions after purchasing notes for a Brazil-based company.

Lyft drivers sees damages over allegations employment was misclassified

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 1, 2017, 9:58am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Lyft drivers are alleging that they were misclassified as independent contractors and that Lyft unlawfully placed the cost of doing business to its drivers.

Cascade Collections alleged to have violated collection laws with letter

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 1, 2017, 9:57am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a debt collection letter she received is unlawful.

Welch Foods wins motion to move deceptive marketing case to New York

Kacie Whaley Oct. 31, 2017, 3:58pm

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) -- Welch Foods Inc. has been given permission by a New Jersey federal court to move a case involving alleged deceptive marketing to New York, where a similar lawsuit had been filed against the corporation.

Napoli Shkolnik hasn't paid $351K bill, lawsuit alleges

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 31, 2017, 8:48am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based litigation support services provider alleges that a law firm failed to pay for its services.

New York secures refunds for homeowners victimized by contractor scam

Mark Iandolo Oct. 31, 2017, 8:45am

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 25 that Tri-State Paving and its principals, Richard Attenborough, III and Stevee Paige Castle-Lagerquist, will pay $10,000 in state penalties and $33,400 in refunds after allegations of deceptive practices and state law violations.

N.Y. AG's office testifies about Equifax data breach to House committee

Mark Iandolo Oct. 31, 2017, 8:42am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 25 that his office has testified before the House Financial Services Committee regarding data security and the Equifax data breach.

Consumer claims brand of Pampers baby wipes are not 'natural' as advertised

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 31, 2017, 8:31am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a brand of baby wipes is deceptively marketing as providing a natural clean.

Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson over alleged anti-competitive practices

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 30, 2017, 3:55pm

Pfizer’s lawsuit, filed in a Pennsylvania federal court in September, alleges Johnson & Johnson’s exclusionary contracts and other anti-competitive practices have denied U.S. patients access to therapeutic options and undermined the benefits of “robust” price competition in the “innovative and growing” biologics marketplace for patients.

Consumers claims Atkins Nutritionals misrepresents net carbs on products

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 20, 2017, 8:51am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a low-carbohydrate lifestyle company falsely advertises the amount of carbs in its products.

Industry unhappy with risk of higher verdicts in New York's asbestos court

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 18, 2017, 12:00pm

The order, released in June, holds, among other things, that punitive damages awards are no longer deferred for cases placed on the trial calendar after the CMO’s effective date.

Sierra Club claims New York facilities are violating Clean Water Act

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 18, 2017, 9:37am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Nonprofit environmental organization Sierra Club alleges four facilities in New York are unlawfully discharging polluted stormwater.

Ply Gem vinyl siding is defective, consumers claim

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 17, 2017, 9:38am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Four property owners allege a vinyl siding used on their homes is defective and degrades when exposed to normal environmental and building construction conditions.

Law firm drops suit against pissedconsumer.com over user reviews about 'sexual dalliances'

Russell Boniface Oct. 13, 2017, 12:30pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A consumer website has filed a memorandum in opposition to a law firm’s defamation complaint and request for injunctive relief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Junior Mints box has 43 percent empty air and is deceiving, consumer alleges

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 13, 2017, 8:33am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newline) – A consumer alleges she was deceived by a candy manufacturer because it misrepresented the amount of candy consumers were purchasing.

Just Energy Group alleged to charge customers 'exorbitant variable energy rates'

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 13, 2017, 8:32am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Two New York consumers allege that an independent energy service company injured them with its deceptive marketing and sales practices.

Lawsuit claims Proganix hair care line is falsely advertised

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 8:30am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a line of hair care products falsely represents that it can repair damaged hair.