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Class action claims XHose leaks, bursts, seeps and drips

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed against a manufacturer of a popular water hose alleges the product is defective and did not perform as advertised.

Uber sued over background checks of drivers

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit alleges a popular riding service performed background checks that weren't as extensive as advertised.

Shein Law Center fights to have RICO case against it moved to Philadelphia federal court

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – An asbestos plaintiffs firm named in one of the racketeering cases filed by Garlock Sealing Technologies believes the debtor’s objections to a venue transfer improperly seek to attribute unrelated facts to each individual RICO case.

Any exposure theory rejected in asbestos lung cancer case

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois federal judge has barred a plaintiff alleging asbestos-induced lung cancer from relying on the any exposure theory at trial.

New chief justice picked for Nev. SC

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - James W. Hardesty has been named chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Federal judge: Class action against Target over data breach can proceed

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge says a class action lawsuit against Target for alleged data breaches can proceed.

Ky. SC justice resigns, reportedly considering run for governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott resigned from the bench last week.

T.G.I. Friday's feels plaintiff ordered mixed drink intending to file class action

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – T.G.I. Friday’s is questioning whether a plaintiff and his attorneys who filed a class action lawsuit over its drink prices had a plan to do so before visiting the restaurant.

Suit alleges UTZ genetically modified 'all natural' products

A class-action lawsuit filed against a snack manufacturer on Dec. 30 alleged the company genetically modified its products but still advertised them as "all natural."

Class action asks for overtime wages for more than 1,000 CVS pharmacists

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - More than 1,000 pharmacists are owed unpaid overtime wages from one of the top pharmacy retail stores in the United States, according to a federal class action suit filed last week at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Pershing Square sued for alleged insider trading

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., on Dec. 16 alleging insider trading for stock in Allergan, Inc.

N.Y. transportation firm to pay settlement for alleged Medicaid fraud

Apple Transportation of New York, Inc., reached a $300,000 settlement with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday over allegations that it billed Medicaid for transportation services that weren’t actually provided.

Class action against Valeant, Pershing Square alleges insider trading

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit was filed against Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square Capital Management on Dec. 16 alleging insider trading for stock in Allergan, Inc.

Class action claims Utz falsely advertised 'all natural' products

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed against a snack manufacturer on Dec. 30 alleged the company genetically modified its products but still advertised them as "all natural."

Texas companies file another round of lawsuits over security system patents

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Texas-based company and its sister company have filed lawsuits against seven different electronics and security system makers, including Logitech and Panasonic, for allegedly infringing two of its patents.

OSI managers sued for alleged illegal, unethical management

The City of Irving (California) Supplemental Benefit Plan filed a suit on Dec. 29, 2014 on behalf of OSI Systems, Inc. against Deepak Chopra, Ajay Mehra, William F. Ballhaus, David T. Feinberg, Steven C. Good and Meyer Luskin.

Two firms to lead class action over SeaWorld's stock drop following 'Blackfish' film

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Two law firms have been named co-lead counsel in a class action lawsuit against SeaWorld over an attendance drop following the release of the documentary “Blackfish.”

Roberts: U.S. SC to launch new case-filing system

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said last week the court currently is developing its own electronic filing system, which may be operational as soon as 2016.

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

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman received a court-ordered injunction on Dec. 24 that will stop a landowner from diverting stormwater off his property after he allegedly flooded a nearby cemetery and State Route 281. 

N.J. contractors to pay $567K in restitution

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Multiple contractors allegedly have violated New Jersey consumer laws and will be forced to pay thousands in restitution to New Jersey consumers, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Monday.