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Ohio consumers to receive $1.2 million of national settlement with PHH Mortgage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Jan. 3 that his office has joined 48 other states and the District of Columbia to secure $45 million in settlement funds from PHH Mortgage Corporation.

Patients allege fraud by concealment against surgeon at West Chester Hospital LLC facility

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Three individuals allege that a drug was fraudulently implanted in them during surgeries without their consent.

Consumer claims Sherwin-Williams SuperDeck, Duckback deck products are defective

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri woman claims that deck products she purchased from Sherwin-Williams are defective and fail within months of application.

Ohio attorney general targets auto dealer that sold cars without titles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Nov. 2 his office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Koco Jovanovski for allegations of failing to deliver vehicle titles to consumers when operating his Remak Auto Sales business.

Ohio accuses Texas pipeline company of polluting state waters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Nov. 3 that his office filed a lawsuit against Rover Pipeline LLC of Texas, alleging the pollution of Ohio waters while building a natural gas pipeline across the state.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.