Top News argues in motion that California assembly bill is unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) –, the Internet movie database website, has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against the Attorney General of California, arguing that the passage of California Assembly Bill 1687 restricts its right to free speech and is also not necessary.

Privacy claims to proceed against Golden State Warriors and Signal360 over app

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A mobile app privacy lawsuit will proceed against two of the three named defendants, according to an order filed Nov. 20 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Franken used sexual assault victims in attack on arbitration one month before resigning

The Minnesota Democrat, who announced his resignation Thursday, has taken issue with forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts.

Man alleges Me Bath Spa Experience invaded privacy with unwanted texts

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida consumer claims a luxury day spa operator sent him unwanted text messages.

California secures $8.9 million settlement with DirecTV after hazardous waste allegations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Nov. 22 that DIRECTV has agreed to pay $8.9 million to settle allegations that it has disposed of large volumes of hazardous waste at facilities in the state.

Eco-Site, T-Mobile file suit against Colorado county over denial to construct a wireless-communications facility

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A wireless telecommunications company alleges that its permit request to construct a facility in Colorado was wrongfully denied.

Rhode Island attorney general seeks to ban credit bureaus from charging 'credit freeze' fees

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Nov. 20 that his office will file legislation to ban credit bureaus from charging consumers in the state to place, temporarily lift, or remove security freezes on their accounts.

Mississippi secures $1.3 million additional settlement funds in prison bribery case

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced Nov. 29 that Sentinel Offender Services LLC, an inmate electronic monitoring services firm, will pay $1.3 million to resolve allegations of prison bribery.

EPA: D.C. Circuit Court extends deadline for farmers to comply with CERCLA, EPCRA provisions

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 22 that the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals has extended the deadline for farmers to comply with two statutes—the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).

D.C. obtains restraining order against funeral home that allegedly defrauded families

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Nov. 22 that his office has obtained a temporary restraining order against Austin Royster Funeral Home after allegations the company operated without a license and charged grieving families for services it never provided.

District of Columbia alleges former board president of non-profit real estate company embezzled

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Nov 28 that his office has obtained a judgment against Rowena Scott, former board president of the non-profit Park Southern Neighborhood Corporation (PSNC), after allegations Scott used non-profit funds for personal use.

California attorney general: Major hospital system to pay $2 million after massive data breaches

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Nov. 22 that Cottage Health System and its affiliated hospitals will pay $2 million after allegations of failing to properly protect patient medical information.

New Jersey attorney general settles pay discrimination case with Hilton Homewood Suites

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Nov. 21 that a Hilton Homewood Suites hotel will pay $35,000 to a female ex-employee after allegations of paying her less than male coworkers for equal tasks.

Justice Department seeks to block AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 20 that it has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc. by AT&T/DirecTV over anti-competitive allegations.

Washington state targets Uber for massive data breach

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Nov. 28 that he has filed a multimillion-dollar consumer protection lawsuit against ride-sharing company Uber for allegations of violating the state’s laws related to data breaches.

Cigarette manufacturers release court-mandated statements about effects of tobacco

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 22 that major cigarette manufacturers in the United States have begun to issue court-ordered “corrective statements” on television and in daily newspapers.

Arizona attorney general lauds new FCC rules protecting consumers from robocalls

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Nov. 16 that he agreed with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to adopt new rules to protect consumers from unwanted robocalls.

WildWater Express Carwash customers allege they were unlawfully charged for monthly plan

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that a car wash service company in Los Angeles and Orange counties charges customers for a monthly plan when they purchased a single wash.

Consumers claim Nature's Science supplement does not contain amount of active ingredient as advertised

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers claim that a weight-loss dietary supplement does not contain the amount of active ingredient that it advertises.

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.