News from August 2015

CVS Pharmacy allegedly overcharged for generic prescriptions, lawsuit says

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 13, 2015

A national pharmacy chain is accused of intentionally overcharging for generic prescription drugs, a federal lawsuit said.

Neiman Marcus argues Seventh Circuit is wrong to reverse dismissal of data breach lawsuit

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 13, 2015

The department store has asked the federal appeals court for a full rehearing, arguing that the panel’s opinion conflicts with other court decisions.

Virgin Mobile takes Indiana to court

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 13, 2015

Virgin Mobile is suing the state of Indiana after the state amended a law that Virgin Mobile says will charge additional fees to a program that assists low-income telephone customers.

Wisconsin targets federal nutrition officials

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 13, 2015

The state of Wisconsin is suring federal food and nutrition officials in a controversy involving drug testing of welfare recipients.

Idaho collects $24 million in penalties, costs in fiscal year 2015

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 13, 2015

Idaho collected more than $24 million in penalties and costs during fiscal year 2015, said Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden on Aug. 10.

Priceline, Hilton face allegations of deception

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 13, 2015

A New York man is suing a hotel booking service and a large hotel chain corporation, alleging illegal and deceptive operations regarding the "Name Your Own Price" booking service.

Cancer treatment manufacturer allegedly marketed powerful drug for non-cancer pains

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 13, 2015

A cancer treatment company will pay $1.1 million to the state of Oregon to settle a lawsuit that alleged one of its powerful drugs approved to treat cancer was also labeled for non-cancer uses

Arkansas joins 14 other states asking EPA to halt new Clean Power Plan

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 13, 2015

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Aug. 5 joined 14 other states in asking the U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency to halt the Clean Power Plan until a legal challenge against the new rule is settled in court.

Couple sues CitiMortgage for alleged deception

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 13, 2015

A married couple from Craighead County is suing CitiMortage, a large mortgage and loan corporation, over deceptive trade practices.

Illinois groups seek higher renewable energy standards; Analyst says costs will go up, jobs will go down

By Amanda Robert | Aug 14, 2015

The next year could bring significant changes to the renewable energy industry in Illinois, as the legislature will likely consider a state measure to change the renewable portfolio standard as well as a federal mandate to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, released by the Obama administration last week.

U.S. PTO’s patent filing process to get an upgrade

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 14, 2015

The office’s eCommerce Modernization, or eMod, system will modernize the current filing and viewing systems, and aims to improve patent quality.

Financial advising company sued for alleged securities fraud and elder abuse

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

Several California residents are suing financial advising company Total Wealth Management over an alleged scheme to obtain funds from its clients under false pretenses.

Florida debt relief companies allegedly didn't pay customers' creditors, lawsuit says

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 14, 2015

The state of Florida filed a lawsuit against two debt relief companies claiming the business failed to help paying customers lower debt and improve their credit, said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Aug. 6.

NFL Sunday Ticket agreement with DirecTV heads to court

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 14, 2015

Ninth Inning Inc. is suing the National Football League in a class action representing restaurants and bars over the league's agreement with DirecTV and its broadcasting of “out of market” games.

Clothing manufacturer sued over allegations of deceptive marketing

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A Kennebunk, Maine woman is suing a clothing manufacturer and retailer over claims its jeans were deceptively marketed and labeled.

Financial institutions accused of collusion, manipulation

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

Representatives of a Michigan public pension fund are suing several financial services companies, alleging collusive manipulation of the market for treasury bills, notes, bonds and other derivative financial products.

Man brings class action suit against Kohl's alleging false advertising of sale prices

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A Los Angeles man is suing Kohl's over claims the department store corporation falsely advertised, marketed, and labeled sale prices.

Wal-Mart, Rockline allegedly misrepresented flushable wipes

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A New Hampshire couple is suing Wal-Mart and another business, alleging claims of deception regarding flushable wipes.

Jogger alleges Adidas running shoe has defects

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A Westchester County man is suing Adidas, alleging its SpringBlade shoe is defectively designed and manufactured.

Consumer accuses vodka manufacturer of false advertising

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

An Alabama man is suing a vodka manufacturer, alleging it misrepresents its Tito's Vodka product when it labels it "handmade."

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