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NRA files challenge to age restrictions in new Florida gun law

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

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

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

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

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

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

National bankruptcy law firm sanctioned

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

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.

Virginia says 3,800 consumers to receive refunds after settlement with alleged predatory lender

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that more than 3,800 consumers will receive refunds and debt forgiveness after a settlement with MoneyLion of Virginia LLC.

Cesar Castillo Inc. alleges injuries because of 'supracompetitive' prices of Zetia drug

NORFOLK, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Puerto Rican corporation alleges that it was damaged by supracompetitive drug prices because of the conduct several pharmaceutical companies.

Phoney Lawsuits: Navient's RICO case against TCPA law firm to continue

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Navient Solutions has successfully fended off a motion to dismiss its racketeering lawsuit against Krohn & Moss and others in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s Alexandria Division.

GOP state lawmakers join Supreme Court brief asking to reject challenge to compulsory union fees

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A group of nine Republicans currently serving in the Illinois General Assembly, including two rookie state lawmakers, have signed their names to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to uphold the state’s ability to allow unions to extract fees from government employees who don’t wish to join a union, arguing the country’s founding federalist principles should allow the 50 states to decide such policy questions for themselves.

Virginia secures $150,000 for consumers victimized by alleged home improvement fraud scheme

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Jan. 10 that his office has secured $150,000 in restitution for more than 60 consumers who were allegedly defrauded by Sea-Thru Windows Inc., a window seller and installer, and its president and sole owner, Jeffery C. Pesich.

FDIC's attack on PwC puts judge behind schedule

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has put a damages trial on hold in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s multibillion-dollar lawsuit against accounting firm PwC over 2009 failure of Colonial Bank Group, saying she was behind schedule on determining the threshold question of liability.

Customer alleges Gap, Banana Republic advertise 'fictitious' former prices

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey consumer alleges the base prices on items sold at Gap and Banana Republic Factory stores are "fake" to create the impression the items have been discounted.

Phoney Lawsuits: How to sue your way out of college debt

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Former students still saddled with college loans were urged by lawyers and debt-relief companies to stop making payments because filing a lawsuit was an easier way to get out of debt, according to racketeering allegations against two law firms.

Branch Banking and Trust Co. of Virginia consumers alleged they were charged unnecessary fees

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a bank over allegations that they were victims of illegal predatory lending schemes and that the bank assessed unnecessary fees.

Virginia high court affirms ruling that former Community Management Corp. CEO is barred from seeking attorneys fees

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a woman’s efforts to recoup legal fees incurred in defending a prior action against Community Management Corp.

Virginia: Internet lender to pay $264,000 after violating state's Consumer Protection Act

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Oct. 25 that Investment Evolution Corporation, doing business as Mr. Amazing Loans (Mr. Amazing Loans), will pay $264,000 in restitution after allegations of violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA).

Court will decide $10 billion State Dept. contract by Oct. 31

WASHINGTON - Oral arguments were held Friday at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) in a case brought by DynCorp International against AAR Airlift Group over alleged misappropriation of trade secrets involving a high stakes government contract worth $10 billion.