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U. of Denver owes $2.66 million after alleged pay discrimination

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 17 that the University of Denver will pay $2.66 million after allegations of pay discrimination based on sex.

EEOC accuses manufacturer of disability discrimination

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 17 against Cooper Machine Company Inc., a seller and manufacturer of equipment for the sawmill industry, for allegedly firing an employee because of her disability.

California court inclined to deny motion to dismiss class action complaint over Flintstone vitamins

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has issued an order saying he is inclined to deny Bayer Healthcare’s motion to dismiss a class action complaint brought by a customer who claims Flintstone Gummies vitamins aren’t a “complete” supplement as labeled.

Discrimination case filed by transgender woman against Phillips 66 Co. dismissed

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in which a transgender woman claimed she was discriminated against based on her sex.

Consumer alleges thread count on sheet sets purchased at Ross Stores were inflated

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims that the thread counts of bedding and linen products sold at Ross stories were inflated.

South Carolina county alleges telecommunications companies failed to bill for 911 charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina county alleges several telecommunications companies failed to collect 911 charges.

Man alleges L.L. Bean's updated guarantee rescinds what company promised

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Berkeley, California man alleges he has been injured by L.L. Bean's reversal of its "100 percent satisfaction guarantee."

Skechers alleges Adidas made improper payments to athletes to use products

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A footwear company is seeking damages from Adidas over allegations it made "illicit' payments to athletes into wearing or endorsing their products.

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance alleges site in state is unlawfully discharging contaminated stormwater

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit benefit corporation alleges that a site that handles the recycling or disposal of public and commercial solid waste is unlawfully discharging contaminated stormwater.

Hospital operator alleges California attorney general violated its constitutional rights

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The operator of a California hospital has filed a suit against the state's attorney general over allegations its constitutional rights have been violated.

Trump: Climate change lawsuits interfere with policy, should be dismissed

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Trump administration disapproves of climate change litigation initiated by cities and counties in California and the private attorneys they hired on a contingency fee.

Consumers claim Town Sports International charged for gym memberships after receiving cancellation requests

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Former members of a gym allege the owners engaged in the fraudulent practice of charging membership fees after they gave notice of cancellation.

Trader Joe's sour candy allegedly fails to disclose artificial flavor on package front

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a brand of candy is falsely advertised in California because an artificial flavor is concealed from consumers.

California Assembly takes on lawyer ads, unanimously passes bill that would punish misleading claims

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Northern California Record

SACRAMENTO - California's lawmakers have passed a bill aimed at combating what supporters claim is misleading advertising by plaintiffs attorneys.

Two claim McDonald's 'forces' customers to pay for cheese on Quarter Pounder whether they want it or not

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege McDonald's overcharges for two types of sandwiches by charging for two slices of cheese they do not want or order.

Consumer alleges Jenny Craig sent text messages without consent

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida resident alleges a weight loss counseling service unlawfully sent her telemarketing text messages.

City of Beverly Hills challenging subway development that will run beneath high school

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California city alleges that a final supplement environmental impact statement released in November 2017 regarding a subway project is "flawed" and that the project will harm high school students.

Wall Street Journal alleged to have sold subscribers' information

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Wall Street Journal subscriber alleges his personal information was sold to third parties without his consent.

Judge tosses TCPA claim over texts from Anthem, calls suit 'unwarranted'

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Anthem Inc. and others that alleged the company sent unwanted text messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Yelp is dismissed from suit against Buffalo Wild Wings over text messages

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge dismissed one defendant in a lawsuit alleging unwanted text messages and granted another defendant's venue transfer motion.