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Consumers will pay and 'lawyer barons' will get pay day; Stakes are high in Karmeier retention, professor observes

KarmeierEDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A law professor who studies the effects of lawyer contingency fees on the civil justice system said the real focus of the movement to oust Justice Lloyd Karmeier from the Illinois Supreme Court is to restore a $1.1 billion judgment against State Farm Insurance.

Care 4 Life to pay $42K over Medicaid claims


Green Tree Servicing settles claims with Vermont AG


Maryland Appliance Repair to reimburse consumers


Judge grants summary judgment for Ingersoll-Rand in asbestos case, denies it for others

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The asbestos multidistrict litigation court has ruled on several summary judgment motions in a case in which the plaintiff argued that asbestos from original component parts would have still been present in equipment aboard Navy vessels during his service.

Federal Circuit shoots down orthodontics manufacturer’s challenge in patent lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rejected a challenge by a leading manufacturer of orthodontic appliances and supplies in a lawsuit over its patent for a bracket for orthodontic braces.

Vacation telemarketers to cease violations of Missouri's No Call law

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reached an agreement last week with Kim Bascom and several of his Springfield-based telemarketing companies to resolve allegations that they violated the Missouri No Call and Telemarketing law.

N.H. U.S. Senate race: Two different polls show two different winners

MANCHESTER, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Less than 24 hours out from Election Day, two different polls show two different winners in the U.S. Senate contest in New Hampshire. 

Candidate Comparison: 'Meltdown Mike' posing challenge to Dem congressman in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – In a race to close to call, soon voters in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District will decide whether to keep the incumbent or shake things up by sending a man dubbed “Meltdown Mike” to Washington, D.C..

Texas company suing, other online ‘marketplaces’ for patent infringement

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Plano, Texas, company last week filed lawsuits against various online ticket and gun marketplaces, claiming patent infringement.

Candidate Comparison: Tea party favorite vs. trial lawyer in Iowa

WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – In a race that will help determine the majority in the U.S. Senate next year, Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst has managed to pull ahead of her Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, in funds raised and in the polls.

Deputy sheriff files class action in Houston federal court, alleges FLSA violations

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - A deputy sheriff filed a class action lawsuit in Houston federal court against Austin County and Sheriff Jack W. Brandes, claiming they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Security company sues city of Austin, Texas, for allegedly infringing patent

TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Plano, Texas, security company last week filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Austin for allegedly infringing at least one of its patents.

Class action against Murphy Distribution says company violated FLSA

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - Two employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Murphy Distribution Inc. after they claim it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay them their proper wages.

Former employee says Jaguar Energy Services failed to pay overtime

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Jaguar Energy Services LLC after he claims it failed to pay him overtime compensation, which violates the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Man sues Expro Americas for FLSA violations

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Expro Americas LLC after he claims it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Va. joins multi-state effort to keep Obamacare tax credit

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring led a multi-state inititiative on Monday that is trying to ensure that low- to moderate-income U.S. citizens receive promised tax credits when purchasing federally mandated insurance plans.

Class action says Maritime Sanitation violated FLSA

GALVESTON, Texas (Legal Newsline) - An employee filed a class action lawsuit against Maritime Sanitation Inc. for misrepresenting him as an independent contractor and violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mo. AG reaches deal with animal shelter operator

A Southeast Missouri animal shelter that allegedly violated the state's Animal Care Facilities Act will cease operations for the next 30 days as part of an agreement announced by Attorney General Chris Koster on Monday.

Texas-based RC seller suing HobbyKing for patent infringement

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Traxxas LP, the self-proclaimed “fastest name in radio control,” is suing the world’s No. 1 online hobby store for patent infringement.