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District courts divided on whether landmark BMS decision applies to class actions; SCOTUS likely to decide

By John Breslin | Jul 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Federal district courts are divided on whether a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on personal jurisdiction is applicable to class actions.

Dunkin' Donuts wants class action over steak in its sandwiches dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Dunkin' Brands has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations it misrepresented the ingredients in its steak in sandwiches.

Maker of Scott flushable wipes, defending itself in lawsuit, says it never claimed they were synthetic-free

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Kimberly-Clark Corp. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations that the "natural" label on Scott flushable wipes is misleading.

Citizens Disability alleged to have called consumer without his consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 12, 2018

UTICA, NY (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges a Massachusetts company contacted him without his consent.

New York reaches settlement with Brooklyn car dealership for alleged deceptive practices

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

BROOKLYN — New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood has reached a settlement agreement with a Brooklyn Honda dealer for more than $423,000 to resolve allegations the dealership targeted non-English speaking customers on which to use deceptive practices.

Good Health snack products alleged to misrepresent nutritional, health qualities

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges a line of snack food products is deceptively labeled and marketed.

Campbell Soup Co. alleged to use false advertising regarding preservatives

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege a brand of canned soup is deceptively marketed as containing no preservatives.

Consumer challenges no added sugar, no preservatives labeling on Izze beverages

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Izze Sparkling beverages is alleged to use deceptive practices in the product's advertising to cause consumers to believe they purchased a healthier, low-calorie product.

Maryland attorney general challenges FAA over flight path changes at 2 airports

By Marian Johns | Jul 4, 2018

BALTIMORE — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has filed two petitions against the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of changes to flight paths at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Woman alleges she received marketing texts from J.C. Penney without her consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 4, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Bronx County resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against a department store over allegations it sent her promotional text messages without her consent.

Nonprofits challenging New York law regarding approval of Medicaid program advertising

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

SYRACUSE, NY (Legal Newsline) – Several nonprofit corporations in New York are challenging the state's requirement that advertisements regarding the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program must be submitted for approval.

New York, FTC seek to halt Buffalo area 'debt collection scheme'

By Marian Johns | Jul 3, 2018

BUFFALO — New York state has joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in filing a lawsuit against two debt collection companies and their owners who allegedly ran a "debt collection scheme" in the Buffalo area.

Court unseals scathing report accusing Labaton of misconduct in State Street case

By Daniel Fisher | Jul 2, 2018

A federal judge unsealed a lengthy report accusing Labaton Sucharow and a Massachusetts law firm of deliberately misleading the court about how it distributed the fees in a $300 million settlement with State Street Bank and Trust Co., including $4.1 million paid to a Houston lawyer who did no work on the case.

Law firm claims Bank of America failed to return funds to customer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Washington, D.C. law firm alleges that a bank is wrongfully retaining funds.

L’Oréal alleged to sell defective liquid cosmetic containers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 29, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (Legal Newsline) – A beauty products company is alleged to package liquid cosmetics in defective bottles that cannot pump out all the product.

Nationwide Health Advisors alleged to have failed to honor do-not-call request

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 29, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY (Legal Newsline) – Two New York consumers allege a health insurance plan broker continued to call her for marketing purposes after she asked it to stop.

42 state attorneys general reach $100 million settlement with Citibank

By Marian Johns | Jun 28, 2018

PHOENIX — A group of 42 state attorneys general has reached a $100 million settlement with Citibank over allegations of fraudulently manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) which impacts trillions of dollars in financial instruments' worth as well as the global market.

Raritan Baykeeper alleges metal scrap yard in New York is discharging polluted storm water without permit

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 28, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit alleges that metal scrap yard in New York is unlawfully discharging polluted storm water that eventually dumps into the Jamaica Bay.

Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

Labaton escalates spat with judge in State Street case, demands ex parte communications

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 25, 2018

Labaton Sucharow, having failed to get a federal judge to recuse himself, asked him to turn over records of any out-of-court communications with the special master probing allegations that Labaton overcharged its clients and improperly shared part of its $75 million fee.

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