News from October 2014

N.C. AG will chase $1.5M judgment in Legal Helpers Debt Resolution bankruptcy

By Ashley Perry | Oct 1, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, a Chicago-based company, was banned from providing debt-relief services in North Carolina as part of a court judgment announced by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monday.

Class action filed against Digicon Corporation for allegedly violating labor laws

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A Maryland woman is suing Digicon Corporation for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Turbine manufacturer proved removal of asbestos case was proper, federal judge rules

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 1, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana federal judge has denied an asbestos claimant’s motion to remand, ruling that the defendant sufficiently proved it was acting according to the government’s specifications.

Air-duct cleaning companies banned, ordered to pay fine

By Ashley Perry | Oct 1, 2014

Fraudulent coupon scam resulted in a law suit for several Colorado air-duct cleaning companies.

Charlestown Shipyard Quarters Marina to be sold

By Ashley Perry | Oct 1, 2014

Refurbished and remodeled marina and harborwalk coming soon to the Boston area.

Missouri AG obtains judgment for scammed Joplin tornado victims

By Ashley Perry | Oct 1, 2014

Attorney General obtains judgment against contractor who scammed Joplin tornado victims. Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design, Inc. for the failure to provide construction material and home-repair services paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado.

Texas company suing Acer, Olympus, others for patent infringement

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 1, 2014

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Texas company is suing popular laptop maker Acer, camera company Olympus and two other companies for patent infringement.

Garlock, counsel for asbestos claimants fighting over $2.5M attorneys fee request

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 1, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants, or ACC, has requested more than $2.5 million in fees and $175,632 in expenses in response to its work in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy case - an amount Garlock has objected to.

Owner of Mass. marina assessed $450K penalty, will sell to developer

By Ashley Perry | Oct 2, 2014

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The owner of Charlestown Shipyard Quarters Marina was recently charged $450,000 in fines due to several alleged environmental and public safety violations.

Vermont to receive $79K as part of Shire Pharmaceuticals settlement

By April Bamburg | Oct 2, 2014

The state of Vermont will receive $79,878 as part of a national civil settlement with Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC, to resolve complaints of alleged unlawful marketing of five drugs, Attorney General William Sorrell's office announced on Tuesday.

Joplin tornado victims to receive refunds from contractor

By Ashley Perry | Oct 2, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment on Tuesday against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design Inc., which allegedly failed to provide Joplin tornado victims with construction materials and home-repair services.

Ohio AG suing St. Clairsville construction companies

By Emily Moore | Oct 2, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Scarlet & Great Contracting Ltd., Scarlet & Gray Builders Ltd., and the businesses’ owner, Kelson Hess, for violating consumer protection laws by allegedly performing unsatisfactory work.

Angelica Textile Services agrees to settlement in FLSA class action

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 2, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Angelica Textile Services Inc. has agreed to a settlement in a class action in which class members claimed it failed to pay overtime to hourly employees.

IL13 race: Article suggests super PAC no longer supporting Callis

By David Yates | Oct 2, 2014

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Madison County’s former chief judge, Democrat Ann Callis, may be losing support in her fight to unseat U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

Democratic Governors Association pumps $1.5M into Crist’s campaign

By David Yates | Oct 2, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – For the last several months, the polls have shown no clear standout in the Florida governor’s race as the candidates continue to raise and spend millions of dollars.

N.Y. AG sues law firms promising foreclosure help

By Emily Moore | Oct 2, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against two law firms and their principal attorney, alleging that they used deceptive advertising and failed to provide the legal representation promised to financially vulnerable clients facing foreclosure.

Honda agrees to settle CR-V class action; $1.4M for attorneys

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 2, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Class members and American Honda Motor Co. have agreed on a settlement in a class action alleging the Honda CR-V had a defective door lock mechanism that was concealed.

‘Bad facts make bad laws’: Attorneys compare Mo. and Ill. asbestos Workers' Compensation laws

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 2, 2014

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – While comparing asbestos litigation trends in neighboring states, two attorneys from both sides of the asbestos argument predict a wave of insurance cases as asbestos defendants fight for coverage from decades-old insurance packages.

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