News from August 2014
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit has been filed against Hooters of America after class members claim it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Wednesday article in The Hill suggests a low voter turnout so far in the primaries may have Democrats worried and on the offensive to make a push for more donations – a conclusion supported by a recent barrage of money-seeking emails from an Illinois Congressional candidate.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows Gov. John Kasich holds a 12-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple by class members who claim the company was spying on them with the iPhone's location tracking tools.
Story CopyNEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $960,000 agreement with New York City on Thursday that will fund clean water projects in the Long Island Sound and the upper East River.
Story CopyAUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced a proposed consent judgment on Thursday against a used car dealer who allegedly engaged in unscrupulous business practices.
PILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, who oversees an asbestos multidistrict litigation in Philadelphia federal court, has decided that punitive damages awards are permitted in the maritime docket as a matter of law to seamen bringing unseaworthiness asbestos claims against shipowners.
SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) - Last month, organizers of the Salt Lake Comic Con received a cease and desist order from San Diego Comic-Con -- the epic annual comic convention -- demanding it stop using the term “Comic Con.”
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Ford and General Motors are being sued in a class action lawsuit by the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, alleging the CD players in the vehicles violate the law by ripping music to the vehicle's hard drive.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – With the retention election less than a week away, three Tennessee Supreme Court justices appointed by a Democratic governor are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to ensure they keep their seats on the state’s highest court.