News from 2014

Online furniture store to pay settlement for allegedly not delivering goods

By Mark Payne | Dec 24, 2014

The office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane settled a lawsuit with a furniture company owner on Tuesday over allegations that the company failed to deliver furniture purchased by consumers on its website.

Mo. sues Calif. marketing company for alleged telemarketing law violations

By Mark Payne | Dec 24, 2014

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster sued a California marketing company on Tuesday for allegedly violating the state's Telemarketing and No Call laws.

Toyota, Lexus dealerships sued for allegedly refusing to fix heat damaged cars

By Shaun Zinck | Dec 24, 2014

A class-action lawsuit filed in Texas on Friday against three car dealerships and a major auto manufacturer alleges they refused to repair damage to Lexus and Toyota vehicles that was caused by hot weather.

Injunction prevents N.Y. landowner from diverting stormwater to cemetery

By Legal News Line | Dec 26, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman received a court-ordered injunction on Wednesday that will stop a landowner from diverting stormwater off his property after he allegedly flooded a nearby cemetery and State Route 281.

Mo. AG sues California company, alleges telemarketing law violations

By Mark Payne | Dec 29, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster sued a California marketing company on Tuesday for allegedly violating the state's Telemarketing and No Call laws. 

Furniture store owner to pay $15K in settlement with Pa. AG

By Mark Payne | Dec 29, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane settled a lawsuit with a furniture company owner on Tuesday over allegations that the company failed to deliver furniture purchased by consumers on its website. 

Juice company ordered to pay $80K in N.Y. Bottle Bill lawsuit

By Mark Payne | Dec 29, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman received court judgment against The Juice Factory Corp., a beverage company, for allegedly failing to follow the state's Returnable Container Act.  

Mass. AG's False Claims Act lawsuit against cleaning company results in $650K settlement

By Mark Payne | Dec 29, 2014

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - National Water Main Cleaning Company (NWMC) agreed to pay a $650,000 settlement after it allegedly submitted false bills and records on municipal contracts, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Tuesday.

Class action takes on Anheuser-Busch over Bud Light Lime-A-Ritas

By Legal News Line | Dec 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit was filed against a popular beer maker on Nov. 12 alleging the company was deceptive in labeling its light beer products.

Class action filed over damage caused to Lexus, Toyota vehicles by hot weather

By Legal News Line | Dec 29, 2014

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed in Texas on Nov. 6 against three car dealerships and a major auto manufacturer alleges they refused to repair damage to Lexus and Toyota vehicles that was caused by hot weather. 

U.S. SC to hear patent infringement case against Cisco

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court this month agreed to review a federal appeals court ruling that threw out a $63.8 million patent infringement verdict against Cisco Systems Inc.

N.Y. asbestos judge refuses to change controversial punitive damages order

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 30, 2014

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Days after receiving a lot of heat for her punitive damages order in the New York City Asbestos Litigation court, Judge Sherry Klein Heitler denied several motions opposing her April decision to allow punitive damages in asbestos cases.

Five-day asbestos exposure could have been substantial cause of asbestosis, La. appeals court rules

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana appeals court ruled that an asbestos claimant provided sufficient evidence that his five-day asbestos exposure could have been a substantial contributing factor to his asbestosis.

Report: N.Y. Assembly speaker under federal investigation over law firm income

By John O'Brien | Dec 30, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A prominent New York politician is reportedly under investigation by federal authorities, not for his long-secret earnings from a major asbestos plaintiffs firm but for payments made to him from a small tax firm.

Uber faces class action suit over background checks

By Shaun Zinck | Dec 30, 2014

A class action lawsuit alleges a popular riding service performed background checks that weren't as extensive as advertised.

Multiple New Jersey contractors may have to pay restitution

By Mark Payne | Dec 30, 2014

Multiple contractors have violated New Jersey consumer laws and will be forced to pay back thousands in restitution to New Jersey consumers, according to an announcement today by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

CPAP maker wins patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - ResMed, one of the largest developers and makers of sleep disorder breathing devices, has won a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese medical device manufacturer.

Litigation funding company sues mass tort lawyers, says more than $32M is owed

By John O'Brien | Dec 30, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey company that funds litigation is claiming class action lawyers owe it more than $32 million as a result of it financing “high stakes” lawsuits against prescription drug manufacturers.

New Jersey lawmakers introduce state’s first lawsuit lending bill

By Amanda Robert | Dec 30, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - In the next year, New Jersey will join states like Indiana and Missouri in their attempts to regulate the lawsuit lending industry.

Class action alleges water hose 'exploded' while in use

By Shaun Zinck | Dec 31, 2014

A class action lawsuit filed against a manufacturer of a popular water hose alleges the product is defective, and did not perform as advertised.

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