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Thread count on bedding purchased at Macy's was less than advertised, consumers claim

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 2:08pm

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that the thread count of the bedding they purchased from Macy's was less than what was advertised.

Feds seek to recover cleanup costs from Ohio chemical company

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:33pm

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The federal government is seeking to recover costs associated with environmental cleanup at a facility in Dover, Ohio.

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.

Ohio Supreme Court rules Columbia Gas of Ohio was right to cut off gas to homes where 'stray' gas a hazard

Dee Thompson Oct. 19, 2017, 11:54am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed orders issued by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) deciding that Columbia Gas of Ohio was right to discontinue service to customers after stray gas was found near their properties.

Doctors can keep apologizing after death without fear of lawsuit in Ohio

Elizabeth Alt Oct. 17, 2017, 9:15am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Doctors and other health care professionals will continue to be able to express sympathy without the threat of persecution after the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Stewart v. Vivian.

Drunk stripper's car wreck provides complicated liability issue for Ohio Supreme Court

Karen Kidd Sep. 27, 2017, 7:00am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A strip club seems to have evaded a nearly $3 million verdict after the Ohio Supreme Court found the sole claim for a woman injured by a drunk-driving stripper would be under the state's Dram Shop Act.

Ohio doctor alleged to have falsified Medicaid reports

Wadi Reformado Sep. 21, 2017, 9:40am

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A Canton, Ohio, doctor specializing in internal medicine is alleged to have sent fraudulent claims to the state's Medicaid program.

Oral arguments set Aug. 24 in $1.15 billion lead paint public nuisance case

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 15, 2017, 4:05pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly three years ago, a California judge ordered a group of three paint makers to pay $1.15 billion to 10 California cities and counties to remediate what the judge decided was the “public nuisance” of lead paint in homes.

D.C. to receive $5.5 million in 33-state settlement with Nationwide after data breach

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Aug. 9 that his office has secured $5.5 million from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and a subsidiary as part of a 33-state settlement in a data breach case.

FTC finalizes Sherwin-Williams divestiture agreement

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced July 28 that, following a public comment period, it approved a final order resolving concerns that the Sherwin-Williams Company’s acquisition of the Valspar Corporation would likely be anti-competitive.

Environmental Law and Policy Center, Advocates for a Clean Lake Erie seek disapproval of Ohio impaired water list

Wadi Reformado Aug. 2, 2017, 9:53am

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Two organizations are seeking a review of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's list of impaired waters, arguing that the open waters of Lake Erie should be included.

Ohio Supreme Court affirms disability ruling in favor of injured worker

Zachary Lewis Jul. 31, 2017, 11:05am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Ohio has affirmed an appeals court's ruling against freight shipping company R&L Carriers Shared Services LLC in a disability compensation dispute filed by the Industrial Commission of Ohio and one of R&L Carriers’ employees.

Snap Fitness member files class action over allegations of an unlawful fee

Wadi Reformado Jul. 26, 2017, 9:45am

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio man alleges that a fitness club is unlawfully charging its members a fee.

Ohio Supreme Court grants charity tax exemption to certain dialysis centers

Todd Barnett Jul. 5, 2017, 12:36pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – On June 15, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Dayton dialysis centers engaged in charity work are entitled to a partial property tax exemption.

Ohio attorney general's advisory group on student loan debt collection releases findings

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:20am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney Mike DeWine announced June 22 that his advisory group on student loan debt collection issued a report on its findings.

Ohio high court rules Alliance Petroleum, Anadarko did not violate oil and gas lease terms

John Revak Jun. 20, 2017, 12:05pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed a Fourth District Court of Appeals ruling and remanded a legal battle over an oil and gas lease back to the trial court.

Ohio targets pet adoption agency that allegedly misled, defrauded clients

Mark Iandolo Jun. 15, 2017, 8:00am

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced June 2 that his office has filed a lawsuit against European Adoption Consultants and owner Margaret Cole for allegations of misleading clients and taking payment for adoption services never performed.

Sherwin-Williams to divest two Valspar plants, continue with $11.3 billion acquisition

Mark Iandolo Jun. 6, 2017, 9:20am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 26 that Sherwin-Williams Company will settle anti-competitive allegations related to its proposed $11.3 billion acquisition of Valspar Corporation by selling Valspar’s North America Industrial Wood Coatings Business to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.

Ohio targets 5 opioid manufacturers, alleging fraudulent marketing

Mark Iandolo Jun. 6, 2017, 9:16am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit May 31 against five prescription opioid manufacturers for allegations of fraudulent marketing about the risks of opioids.

Ohio attorney general targets contractor

Mark Iandolo Jun. 5, 2017, 9:33am

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced May 22 that his office has taken action to protect consumers, filing a complaint against George N. Krinos, who does business as Doors, Kitchens, and More Construction Co., for allegedly failing to deliver promised home improvement services to consumers.