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'Secret analysis' pushing CFPB's lawyer-friendly rule, U.S. senators told

John O'Brien Oct. 20, 2017, 9:30am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal agency is keeping its research secret as it forces a controversial rule that will harm consumers and businesses alike, a fellow regulator is telling members of a U.S. Senate committee.

Consumers claims Atkins Nutritionals misrepresents net carbs on products

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 20, 2017, 8:51am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a low-carbohydrate lifestyle company falsely advertises the amount of carbs in its products.

Chemtall Inc. seeks trial over patent dispute with BASF SE

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 20, 2017, 8:50am

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia company alleges that a competitor is damaging its business with a civil lawsuit filed in Texas.

Nonprofits allege Florida county's law banning pit bulls is unconstitutional

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 20, 2017, 8:49am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofits are challenging a Florida county's ban that outlaws pit bulls or those who exhibit the physical characteristics of the dogs.

Elite Home Energy alleged to have recorded calls without consumers' consent

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 20, 2017, 8:48am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California individual has filed a class action lawsuit against a company over allegations that it invaded consumers' privacy with calls.

Employee alleges Haldez Brake Products Corp. terminated job because of consumer report

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 20, 2017, 8:47am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Kansas City man alleges his employer terminated him because of information in his consumer report but failed to provide him with a copy of the report.

New rules regarding contraception coverage are unconstitutional, Medical Students for Choice claims

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 20, 2017, 8:46am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A group and individuals are challenging the federal government's new rules regarding contraception coverage on the grounds the rules are constitutional.

Alleged scheme: Men filled cups with unsweet tea after paying Cook Co. soda tax so they could file lawsuit

David Hutton Oct. 20, 2017, 8:45am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Subway franchisor has asked a Chicago federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in connection with a sweetened beverage tax.

FTC has claims against D-Link dismissed, given chance to amend

John Revak Oct. 19, 2017, 12:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – New developments in a legal dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and the company D-Link Systems has the data security community intrigued.

Ohio Supreme Court rules Columbia Gas of Ohio was right to cut off gas to homes where 'stray' gas a hazard

Dee Thompson Oct. 19, 2017, 11:54am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed orders issued by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) deciding that Columbia Gas of Ohio was right to discontinue service to customers after stray gas was found near their properties.

Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings alleged to have charged excessive rates

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 19, 2017, 11:50am

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Several consumers allege that a laboratory testing service company charges fees that are in excess of fair market prices.

Law Offices of Timothy Carl Blake seeks damages over fax that allegedly did not contain opt-out notice

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 19, 2017, 11:49am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami law firm alleges that a copy machine business sent it an unsolicited fax.

Consumer claims Ghirardelli packages contain one less chocolate than advertised

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 19, 2017, 11:49am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego consumer alleges a chocolate manufacturer underfills its packages.

Controversial rule would increase interest rates to create lawsuits, OCC head tells CFPB

John O'Brien Oct. 19, 2017, 8:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A battle of opinions has broken out between the heads of two regulatory bodies, with the Comptroller of the Currency criticizing a controversial rule that he says will increase costs in the financial services industry for the sake of creating lawsuits.

Baltimore Backlog: Angelos firm accused not pursuing trials for asbestos clients, lawmakers told

John O'Brien Oct. 18, 2017, 11:00pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) - Asbestos attorneys from the main firm in one of the largest – but apparently not busiest – dockets in the country told Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday of their plan to push their dormant cases through the system to eliminate a backlog of nearly 30,000 lawsuits.

Alaska Supreme Court affirms ruling in car accident case involving Peter Pan Seafood

Elizabeth Alt Oct. 18, 2017, 1:27pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling after a plaintiff claimed she beat the offer of judgment by the defendant sea food company and alleged that the Superior Court wrongly excluded costs for her award.

Ruling: Dog wasn't training to be service animal when Calif. restaurant denied entry

Russell Boniface Oct. 18, 2017, 1:22pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment on Sept. 12 in favor of the owner of two seafood markets in a lawsuit that alleged it denied service to a handicapped man whose service dog was not fully trained.

Confusion at federal government: Are transgender persons protected under Civil Rights Act or not?

Angela Underwood Oct. 18, 2017, 12:54pm

WAUSAU, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a Colorado-based auto retailer for not hiring a transgender candidate.

Industry unhappy with risk of higher verdicts in New York's asbestos court

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 18, 2017, 12:00pm

The order, released in June, holds, among other things, that punitive damages awards are no longer deferred for cases placed on the trial calendar after the CMO’s effective date.

Ultherapy procedure has not received premarket FDA approval, consumers claim

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 18, 2017, 9:38am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers and sellers of a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure over allegations that it is deceptively advertised as being Food and Drug Administration approved.