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Oregon lawyers allege mandatory Oregon State Bar membership is unconstitutional

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Two attorneys and a nonprofit group from Oregon is seeking a declaration from a court that the state's statute requiring mandatory membership in the Oregon State Bar is unconstitutional.

Consumers allege Whirpool's AquaLift oven cleaning feature does not self-clean as advertised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Four consumers allege an appliance manufacturer falsely advertises a cleaning feature in its line of kitchen appliances.

Nevada skydiving company alleges Groupon's conduct caused revenue loss

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 18, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – A skydiving company in Nevada alleges Groupon's anticompetitive activity caused it to lose revenue.

Telecommunications company reaches settlement for allegedly failing to pay subcontractors

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

BOSTON — A Nebraska telecommunications infrastructure company has reached a settlement with the state of Massachusetts to resolve allegations the company failed to pay subcontractors under a contracted project for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Coalition opposes Labor Department's proposed change of patient-lift operation rules

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

CHICAGO — An 11-state attorneys general coalition is opposing the U.S. Department of Labor's recent proposed change that would allow 16- and 17-year-old workers to operate power-drive patient lifts without training or supervision.

Alabama attorney general lauds EPA's new 'Waters of the United States' rule

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

MONTGOMERY — A recently enacted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water rule by the Trump administration is receiving praise from Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall who says the rule will "define" the Clean Water Act.

Airport ground handling company to pay $12.3 million for alleged kickbacks for JFK contracts

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

NEW YORK — An airport ground handling company has reached a $12.3 million settlement with the state of New York to resolve charges the company made "kickback payments" in order to leverage contracts for JFK International Airport and other airports across the U.S.

Colorado food truck fabricators allegedly delivered inoperable trucks

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

DENVER — Two Colorado food truck fabricators have received an injunction from the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado after allegations by the state's Attorney General's Office that the company made false promises regarding delivering finished food trucks to purchasers, causing financial harm.

New York alleges Target, Walmart sold toys with toxic lead levels

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against the Target and Walmart, as well as LaRose Industries, alleging the sale of lead-contaminated toys with nearly 10 times more than legal level of lead allowed by federal standards.

Washington Supreme Court affirms lower court was right to enjoin safe injection site initiative from ballot

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 18, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Washington has affirmed a lower court's ruling that the King County Council overstepped its authority with a ballot initiative involving funding for safe injection sites throughout the county.

Washington Supreme Court revives Microsoft employee's retaliation case

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 18, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A former employee of Microsoft Corp. has been granted a reversal in her retaliation case against the tech giant.

Aetna agrees to behavioral health care coverage changes after alleged violations in Massachusetts

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

BOSTON — An investigation by the state of Massachusetts into Aetna Health Insurance Company's coverage of behavioral health care for its members has led to a settlement between the insurer and the state's attorney general's office, which includes changes to mental health care access.

EEOC alleges North Dakota restaurant fired server due to pregnancy

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota restaurant faces a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging the restaurant fired a server after she disclosed her pregnancy.

Washington state residential care facility owes $2.79 million for alleged false Medicaid claims

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

SEATTLE — A former Washington state residential care facility has been ordered to pay $2.79 million after a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general alleges the company submitted close to $1 million in false Medicaid claims.

Inland Products ProHT power banks have lower capacity than advertised, consumer alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges the manufacturer of the ProHT power banks misrepresents the product's capacity.

Maryland doctor to pay more than $3 million for alleged fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid claims

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

BALTIMORE — A Maryland doctor with practices in two states, has reached a $3.07 million settlement with Maryland over allegations of submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

Consumer files suit against Aurobindo Pharma, others over allegedly contaminated medication

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 17, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A DuPage County, Illinois resident has filed a class-action lawsuit over allegations a prescription drug was contaminated with a probable human carcinogen.

Coalition urges EPA to stop proposed rollbacks of power plant, car emissions

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined a 29-state, county and city coalition, urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend its proposals that would decrease some environmental pollution rules designed to limit power plant and car emissions.

Lawsuit claims Yeti Rambler Colster does not securely hold drinks

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 17, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Three consumers allege a Yeti product does not securely hold cans and bottles in place as advertised.

New York consumer alleges California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent is a 'sham'

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 14, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit over allegations a brand of insect repellent is "worthless."

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