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Exxon prepares to sue Calif. cities, says they contradict themselves on climate change

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Some government officials in California are hypocrites pushing a political agenda that involves using private lawyers to sue and demonize ExxonMobil, the company is now arguing in a Texas state court.

Texas attorney general targets gas price gouging during Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed two additional lawsuits against businesses for alleged price gouging of gasoline during Hurricane Harvey.

Investors file suit against Comerica Bank over fraud allegations

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A group of investors are seeking damages from a Texas-based financial institution over their alleged investment losses.

Texas secures relief funds for homeowners after illegal school district tax

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 8 that the Gregg County Court has granted all relief to homeowners in the state after the Kilgore ISD allegedly violated Texas Senate Bill 1.

Texas: Alleged tech support scam operators temporarily barred from conducting business

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 8 the Travis County District Court has temporarily barred operators of an alleged tech support scam from conducting businesses.

Hyland's, others question why class action filed after refunds were issued over teething tablets

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Homeopathic teething remedy makers and sellers Hyland’s, Standard Homeopathic, CVS Pharmacy and Target asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to dismiss a consumer class action lawsuit filed against them on Sept. 15.

Lyme disease patients file federal antitrust lawsuit over ‘bogus’ guidelines

Last month, a group of 28 plaintiff patients sued the Infectious Diseases Society of America, major health insurers and a group of medical doctors, alleging they conspired to deny coverage.

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

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.

Crane Fortune Inc. challenges disqualification of participating in SNAP

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Houston vendor alleges it was wrongfully disqualified from participating in the food stamp program.

Diet Dr. Pepper falsely advertised as weight-loss drink, lawsuit claims

SAN FRANCISCO — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Diet Dr. Pepper, alleging that the beverage's manufacturer has engaged in false advertisement and unjust enrichment.

Attorney: Lawsuit against CFPB's 'unfortunate' arbitration rule helps protect businesses

Joe Rubin, who recently was named senior vice president of government relations and public affairs at Washington, D.C.-based public relations firm MWWPR and who previously served as senior counsel at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, said the plaintiff groups’ arguments are “very strong.”

Bottled water company, citing letter from state drinking water program, seeks to dismiss proposed class action

Defendant Nestle Waters North America Inc., based in Stamford, Conn., filed its motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Oct. 6.

Lawsuit: CFPB’s anti-arbitration rule will mean ‘significant’ costs for businesses

More than a dozen groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Financial Services Association and Financial Services Roundtable, filed a lawsuit Sept. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new rule, finalized in July.

Labor attorney: DOL’s persuader rule would’ve meant ‘real consequences’ for employers

Cozen O’Connor PC attorney Jeremy Glenn, the current co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation committee, said he “wholeheartedly” agrees with the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent move to rescind its so-called “persuader rule.”

Certain GM vehicles alleged to have defect in air conditioning system that causes failure

ABILENE, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that they have paid out-of-pocket expenses to repair a defective air conditioning system in their GM vehicles.

Texas accuses 'reputation management' company of abusing legal system

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Sept. 11 that he has filed a petition in Harris County District Court against Solvera, an online reputation management company, for allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Proposed class action accuses bottled water company of ‘deceptive business strategy’

A group of plaintiffs filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut last month, accusing Nestle Waters North America Inc. of bottling “common groundwater.”

Farmers Group Inc. seeks dismissal of insurance policy suit

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The defendant in a class action lawsuit over automobile insurance policies has filed a motion to dismiss in Texas federal court.

Texas city challenges state's SB 1004 regarding public property and private cell services

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The City of Austin, Texas. is seeking to declare a piece of legislation unconstitutional.

DOL moves to rescind its persuader rule, citing ‘concerns’ raised by courts and need to review

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards published its notice in June, explaining it intends to rescind the rule, first published by the DOL in March 2016. The rule, or Persuader Advice Exemption Rule, effectively eliminates the “advice exemption” under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.