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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.

Woman alleges metal in Skittles candy injured teeth, caused headaches

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Wayne County, Michigan woman alleges metal embedded in Skittles candy damaged her teeth and gums and caused her to suffer daily headaches.

PETA challenges USDA's renewal of licenses for animal exhibitors

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An animal rights group is challenging the United States Department of Agriculture's renewal of organizations that exhibit animals at roadside facilities.

ANHAM alleges penalties imposed by federal departments are 'an abuse of discretion'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 22, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – An airport free zone company headquartered in the United Arab Emirates alleges several government agencies have erred in imposing penalties on an alleged debt.

Macy's wonders how plaintiffs figured out thread count of sheets was inaccurate

By Amanda Thomas | May 22, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Macy’s Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two customers who allege the thread count of the bedding they purchased from the store was less than what was advertised.

Phoney Lawsuits: RICO case settled with TCPA firm accused of teaching former students to avoid paying loans by suing

By John O'Brien | May 16, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Law firms accused of running a scheme in which they taught former students how to sue their way out of college debt have settled the racketeering claims against them.

Virginia attorney general accuses major online lender of astronomical interest rates

By Mark Iandolo | May 14, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit May 4 against Net Credit, a major online lender in the state, for allegedly violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

Consumer claims Plaza Services collection letter was misleading

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 11, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia consumer alleges a Georgia debt collector mailed her a collection letter that did not meet the guidelines of a federal statute.

Judge to rule on order appointing Mueller to investigate Trump

By Record News | May 8, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas Ellis has taken under advisement a motion that challenges the appointment of special prosecutor Robert Mueller to investigate President Donald Trump.

Denver environmental and personal injury lawyer files Boulder's climate change lawsuit against energy companies

By John O'Brien | Apr 19, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – Two environmental groups and a Denver personal injury lawyer are outside counsel for the latest lawsuit filed by public officials against the energy sector over alleged past and future effects of global warming.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

T-Mobile customer alleges hackers obtained personal information

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 5, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Texas resident alleges a security hole in T-Mobile's system allowed hackers access to his personal information.

NRA files challenge to age restrictions in new Florida gun law

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 23, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The National Rifle Association is challenging a Florida law signed this month that prohibits persons younger than 21 from purchasing a firearm.

Virginia alleges loan shark company charged consumers 183% interest

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 20, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit March 7 against Future Income Payments LLC; FIP LLC; and their owner, Scott Kohn (collectively, "FIP"), for allegations of charging consumers illegal loans with interest rates as high as 183 percent annually.

Newport News federal judge wants Va. SC guidance on take-home asbestos case

By Angela Underwood | Mar 15, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in Virginia has asked for guidance from that state's Supreme Court on how to handle a take-home exposure asbestos lawsuit.

Virginia secures $250,000 from lenders, debt collectors for alleged unlawful credit plan loans

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 7, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Feb 23 that eight affiliated online lenders and debt collectors will pay a total of more than $250,000 after allegations of offering unlawful open-ended credit plan loans.

Virginia joins coalition urging FCC to block Sinclair-Tribune merger

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 6, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Feb 26 that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to not allow the proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Media Group and Tribune Media Company.

Consumer seeks injunction against Rite Aid over labels on nutrition supplements

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 2, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon resident alleges Rite Aid brand nutritional supplements have inaccurate labels.

National bankruptcy law firm sanctioned

By Marian Johns | Feb 19, 2018

CHICAGO — The national consumer bankruptcy law firm, Law Solutions Chicago DBA UpRight Law (UpRight), has been sanctioned for more than $250,000 by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia for allegedly harming financially distressed consumers and auto lenders.

Newsome Law Office PLLC allegedly sent misleading collection letter to Virginia woman

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 13, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Franklin, Virginia resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against a debt collector over the alleged contents in a dunning letter.

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