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Fighting multiple fronts, Comcast awaits patent decision that could raise prices

Jessica Karmasek and John O'Brien Nov. 17, 2017, 7:10am

Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a notice stating it has extended the “target date” for the completion of its investigation to Nov. 16.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. alleged to have sent unwanted text advertisements

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 2:09pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana citizen has filed a class action lawsuit against a fast food restaurant over allegations it and another business sent text messages to consumers without consent.

Facebook sues IRS for allegedly denying access to independent administrative forum

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 2:09pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Social media giant Facebook Inc. has filed a suit against Internal Revenue Service regarding its taxes.

Thread count on bedding purchased at Macy's was less than advertised, consumers claim

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 2:08pm

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that the thread count of the bedding they purchased from Macy's was less than what was advertised.

Illinois Condo owners allege they were charged excessive fees for disclosure documents

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 2:08pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Condominium owners in Illinois allege they were unlawfully charged hundreds in fees for paper work they needed to sell their condos.

Condo owners in Illinois claim they were charged excessive fees for documents

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 1:39pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Condominium owners have filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that they were charged unlawful and excessive fees for the documents needed to close on the sales of their condos by a property management company.

Class action filed against WPA Intelligence over calls

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 16, 2017, 1:38pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Wheeling, West Virginia, woman alleges a business headquartered in Washington, D.C., caused her injuries with "obnoxious" and "annoying" phone calls.

Microsoft, Princeton University challenging DACA decision

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:33pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Microsoft and Princeton University are among those challenging the federal government's rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing that they have invested significant resources in the individuals known as Dreamers.

Feds seek to recover cleanup costs from Ohio chemical company

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:33pm

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The federal government is seeking to recover costs associated with environmental cleanup at a facility in Dover, Ohio.

McDonald's sued over chicken fillet; Plaintiff says they are not 100% breast meat

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:32pm

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer claims that he paid a premium price for a chicken product at McDonald's that is misrepresented as being 100 percent chicken breast.

Consumers claim they were victims of October Pizza Hut website breach

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:11pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Two Washington consumers allege they were victims of a data breach after using a pizza chain's website.

Honeywell, in motion over ballots, contends asbestos claims holders already have been exposed

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 16, 2017, 11:56am

Honeywell International has interjected itself into the bankruptcy proceeding of the successors to Chicago Fire Brick and Wellsville Fire Brick, companies that spent a decade creating a trust that would pay individuals with asbestos claims. In May, Honeywell asked the federal bankruptcy court in Oakland, Calif., to make those ballots public.

Cordray plans to step down as CFPB head at month’s end

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 16, 2017, 8:00am

Richard Cordray, who has served as the executive director of the Obama-era watchdog agency since its creation in 2010, made the announcement in an email message to colleagues Wednesday.

California couple accuses Sirius XM Radio of violating phone privacy law

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 15, 2017, 3:23pm

SAN DIEGO — A California couple has filed a class action lawsuit against Sirius radio, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Purdue Pharma, others seek dismissal of man's opioid marketing suit, alleges claims are 'defective'

Pam Wright Nov. 15, 2017, 8:57am

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers has moved to dismiss a class action suit filed by a consumer who alleges prescription opioids were fraudulently marketed.

N.J. court reopens discovery in accident case allegedly caused by defective motorcyle

Pam Wright Nov. 15, 2017, 8:48am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey Superior Court in Essex County has reopened discovery in the case of a man who alleges he was injured by a defective motorcycle he rented and that evidence had been lost.

Kansas finalizes negotiation details with tobacco companies

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2017, 8:33am

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Nov. 6 that his office has finally resolved a years-long negotiation over a dispute with tobacco companies related to how the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) should be implemented.

Lawsuits over this summer's Outer Banks power outage consolidated

Elizabeth Alt Nov. 15, 2017, 8:30am

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Chief Justice James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has ordered plaintiffs in multiple lawsuits against a construction company to consolidate their lawsuits, which focus on damages and losses suffered by a power outage in July.

More than 40 states allege additional companies involved in generic drug price fixing

Mark Iandolo Nov. 15, 2017, 8:25am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a coalition of 46 attorneys general seeks to expand their complaint to include more companies in the alleged generic drug price-fixing conspiracy.

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

John O'Brien Nov. 15, 2017, 8:00am

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.