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PETA challenges USDA's renewal of licenses for animal exhibitors

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.