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Losing streak emerges as NYC, hired guns lose climate change case against Big Oil

By John O'Brien | Jul 20, 2018

Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.

In spite of recent dismissals, City of Baltimore launches climate change suit against big oil

By Ann Maher | Jul 20, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - A day after a federal judge dismissed New York City's lawsuit against major oil companies over the alleged effects of climate change, Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis took aim at 26 companies that transport and market fuels in its waters with similar allegations.

In spite of recent dismissals, City of Baltimore latest to file climate change suit

By Ann Maher | Jul 20, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - A day after a federal judge dismissed New York City's lawsuit against major oil companies over the alleged effects of climate change, Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis took aim at 26 companies that transport and market fuels in its waters with similar allegations.

Eagle Systems challenging New Jersey's $2 million assessment over owner-operators

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A trucking company alleges the New Jersey Department of Labor imposed tax assements on it that have no basis in law or fact.

Trade association alleges New York's Opioid Stewardship Act is unconstitutional

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 20, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia trade association that represents pharmaceutical wholesale distributors is challenging the New York Opioid Stewardship Act as unconstitutional.

Indiana Disability Rights seeks access to monitor NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals location

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 20, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana independent state agency alleges the operator of three psychiatric hospitals has unlawfully denied it access to an Indianapolis hospital.

Performance claims on UCAN's products are false, consumer claims

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 20, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Connecticut company's drink mix and snack bars do not enhance performance as advertised, a consumer alleges.

Consultant alleges he was unlawfully expelled from partnership in Organo Gold

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 20, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – A Nevada business consultant alleges he was unlawfully expelled from a partnership in a coffee company.

Man claims Honda CR-V vehicles can only safely seat four, not five

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man alleges that a Honda mid-range utility vehicle does not safely seat five people as advertised.

Florida AG sues operators of travel agency that allegedly scammed clients

By Marian Johns | Jul 20, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The State of Florida has filed a court action against a group travel sales company and its owners for allegedly failing to provide promised travel packages to college, high school, church choir and band groups who were scheduled to perform in foreign countries.

20 Attorney Generals send plea to Senate to fight abusive lending practices

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — Led by Colorado's Cynthia Coffman, a bipartisan multi-state coalition of Attorneys Generals recently sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging its members to reject legislation that would hamper efforts to fight abusive lending practices.

California AG applauds state supreme court's ruling on gun microstamping

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

Following the California Supreme Court’s rejection of gun industry advocates’ complaints about “microstamping,” a weapons-identification system regulation, Attorney General Xavier Becerra praised the results, calling the state a leader that would “not go backwards.”

California Attorney General alleges Navient mishandled student loans

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently sued federal student loan servicer Navient Corporation and two subsidiaries, alleging misconduct in loan administration and collection affecting up to 1.5 million Californians.

Arkansas AG's office adds division to fight public corruption

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently established a new sector within the AG office’s Special Investigations Department called the Public Integrity Division, assigning two extra investigators to focus on public corruption.

Samsun, Hynix and Micron alleged to have conspired to fix DRAM product prices

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Three companies that control nearly 100 percent of the dynamic random access memory market are alleged to have conspired to fix prices.

Stockholder seeks to enjoin Twenty-First Century Fox, Disney merger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder is seeking to enjoin a merger over allegations Twenty-First Century Fox failed to disclose all information regarding the merger.

Consumer alleges Best Buy failed to disclose interest would be charged at end of promo period

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a consumer electronics company over allegations it misrepresented facts about its promotions.

Warrantech, AMT Warranty alleged to fail to honor extended service warranty plans consumers purchase

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 19, 2018

BENTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A Glen Carbon, Illinois woman alleges a company failed to honor an extended service plan she purchased.

Law firm asks Calif. court to order journalist's deposition and documents in legal row with mining company

By John Breslin | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – As fraud investigators in the United Kingdom continue their probe into the alleged murky dealings in Africa of a mining company, a federal court is being asked to subpeona a California reporter.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Golden Corral Franchisee to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Sex Harassment Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Jul 18, 2018

Jax, LLC, which operates a Golden Corral restaurant in Matthews, N.C., has agreed to pay $85,000 and provide other relief to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

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