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'Funniest person in the world' says Laugh Factory still owes him more than $70,000 after winning 2016 contest

By Charmaine Little | Feb 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A comedian says Laugh Factory failed to pay him a $100,000 prize in full after winning the Funniest Person in the World contest in 2016.

Tough Mudder faces $4.3 million lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 22, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A minority shareholder in a company that organizes endurance events alleges he has sustained $4.3 million in losses as a result of the company's refusal to honor its contractual obligations.

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'That can't be right': Group defending disputed insurance law project gets judges involved

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – It's curious that a group of lawyers and scholars that traditionally sought to help judges by restating existing laws - but has since been accused of trying to create its own - is involving federal judges as it explains itself, attorneys feel.

Vermont court rules for railroad in suit over train/truck collision; Driver was listening to music and didn't hear whistle

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – A man who was injured after his vehicle collided with a train in 2011 has lost his appeal of a judgment in the railroad company's favor.

Rhode Island Supreme Court affirms judgment for Pare Engineering in sewer project dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Ruling that the record presented to it lacked any indication of an intent to harm, the Vermont Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's judgment in a company's suit against an engineering consultant company over bids for a sewer infrastructure expansion project.

Man shot in eye by nail gun gets to proceed with lawsuit against Hitachi

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has denied a motion by Japanese company Hitachi to dismiss a suit filed by a construction worker who was allegedly injured while operating a nail gun it manufactured.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS: $123 Million Verdict Against Ride the Ducks Manufacturer

By Press release submission | Feb 21, 2019

A Seattle, Washington jury awarded $123 million to victims and their families of a 2015 Ride the Ducks crash which resulted in the death of five people and injured more than 60 people.

FTC seeks public comment regarding modifications to franchising rule

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering changes and modifications to its Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (Franchising Rule) and seeks public comment on the rule.

Consumers to receive $3.5 million as part of FTC settlement with company promoting weight loss

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Maine Attorney General's Office have reached settlements with two companies who both falsely marketed weight loss supplements that will result in nearly $3.5 million in refunds going to consumers affected by the alleged scam.

Florida compounding pharmacy accused of paying kickbacks for referrals settles with U.S.

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida compounding pharmacy accused of paying kickbacks to a third-party marketing company in order to obtain referrals for compound drug prescribers has reached a settlement with the federal government.

EEOC settles with Pennsylvania country club accused of age discrimination

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania country club has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging the establishment subjected a groundskeeper to seasonal layoffs and then fired him because of his age.

Californian who operated $4 million mortgage fraud scheme sentenced to 8 years in prison

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO — A California man who operated a $4 million mortgage fraud scheme throughout the southern part of the state has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison and must pay more than $200,000 in restitution, according to the California Attorney General's Office.

California court sides with Dark Horse drivers in wage lawsuit, reverses denial of class certification

By Charmaine Little | Feb 20, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the state of California, 5th Appellate District said it reversed a lower court’s order that denied a wage lawsuit class certification because the lower court used improper legal criteria.

Citing forum selection clause, court affirms dismissal of broken hip case against Princess Cruise Lines

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a suit filed by a passenger who broke his hip in a fall while on a Princess Cruise Lines ship and sued the company.

Delaware court denies stockholder's request to inspect Tempur Sealy books and records

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Tempur Sealy stockholder, who requested to inspect the company's books and records to prove an alleged breach of contract, has suffered a loss in court.

Del. court dismisses stockholder's lawsuit against United Airlines; Case stems from agreement to reinstate Newark-Columbia route

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a United Airlines stockholder who sued the company and its executives over a separation agreement for a former CEO who approved an unprofitable route has been dismissed.

Vanda Pharmaceutical files suit over FDA order regarding studies for tradipitant

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A pharmaceutical company has filed a suit against the Food and Drug Administration to challenge the agency's imposition of a hold prohibiting it from continuing a human study of a drug to treat a gastrointestinal disease.

Companies allege KidKraft has monopoly power in wooden play kitchen market

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 20, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A reseller and manufacturer of wooden play kitchens allege another toy manufacturer's monopoly power in the market allows it exclude competition and raise prices.

Astec Industries stockholder alleges stock prices were artificially inflated

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 20, 2019

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of a Chattanooga, Tennessee wood pellet manufacturer alleges it was damaged by artificially inflated stock prices.

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