News from August 2015

Conde Nast allegedly provided subscriber personal information

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A Michigan woman is suing an international media company, alleging it sells subscriber personal information to data miners without written consent of the subscribers.

Federal Circuit ruling revives $45 million patent infringement verdict against Limelight

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 14, 2015

The fight over Akamai Technologies Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,108,703 has spanned nearly a decade.

JewelScent sued over allegations it operates private lotteries

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

Kara Swedberg of San Diego is suing boutique items manufacturer JewelScent over claims it owns and operates private lotteries.

Stein Mart sued over allegations of false advertising

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

Marilyn Sperling of California has filed a lawsuit against Stein Mart Inc. over claims of deceptive advertising of its sales.

California man sues Nvidia over alleged misleading product information

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 14, 2015

A California man is suing technology company Nvidia Corporation over claims that the capacity of its graphics processing units are misleading.

Head of Arkansas SC announces his resignation

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 17, 2015

Chief Justice Jim Hannah said he will step down Aug. 31 due to health issues.

District court judge selected to fill vacancy on Nebraska SC

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 17, 2015

Judge Stephanie Stacy will replace Justice Kenneth Stephan, who retired from the state’s high court in July.

Blue Cross Blue Shield in Maryland sued over alleged security breach

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 17, 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield is being sued over an alleged breach of security that led to the release of patients' personal information.

Puerto Rican class action filed against Johnson & Johnson over alleged false advertising claims

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 17, 2015

Christian Garcia-Catalan is suing Johnson & Johnson, a large consumer health care products company, over claims its Bedtime baby products are falsely, deceptively, or misleadingly advertised.

Tremco Inc., other companies sued over allegedly defective roofing materials

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 17, 2015

Slippery Rock Area School District is suing building materials manufacturers for selling allegedly defective materials.

Porsche sued over alleged dashboard defect

By Robbie Hargett | Aug 17, 2015

Roy Jones and Alyce Rubinfeld are suing Porshe over claims it concealed information regarding defective beige dashboards.

Kazakh businessmen lose case after docs found to be forgeries; Defense attorneys say the two are abusing U.S. court system

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 17, 2015

A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s ruling last month, saying the “wheels have completely come off” Devincci and Issam Hourani’s RICO claims against economist Alexander Mirtchev and Krull Corporation. The Houranis claimed Mirtchev and his firm were in cahoots with the daughter of Kazakhstan’s President.

Three consolidated trials planned in NYCAL

By John O'Brien | Aug 17, 2015

Citing data showing they face higher verdicts when it happens, defendants claimed consolidating separate plaintiffs' lawsuits into one trial is unfair. The judge said that isn't the case, but refused to grant request for eight- and five-plaintiff trials.

Illinois' professional regulator relinquishes state's grip on mobile payment processor Square

By Legal News Line | Aug 18, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Chief financial regulator Bryan Schneider welcomes mobile payment businesses that the previous administration treated like criminals.

Defunct boiler maker, crippled by asbestos claims, files for bankruptcy again

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 18, 2015

Company submitted documents showing Weitz & Luxenberg has filed the most claims against it. Funds from a settlement with three insurers will help create the bankruptcy trust for current asbestos claimants.

Texas non-practicing entity files patent infringement lawsuits against 25 banks in two days

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 18, 2015

The company, which filed as a LLC in March, alleges the banks are illegally using its patent for verifying sales transactions.

Florida sues EPA over new Clean Air Act rule

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 18, 2015

Florida is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency over a rule requiring the state to revise its plan on governing carbon emissions from power plants, said Florida Attorney General Pan Bondi on Aug. 11.

Mercy Health Springfield Communities to pay $5.5M for alleged improper financial relationship with physicians

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 18, 2015

Mercy Health Springfield Communities and its affiliate Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities will pay $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit with the U.S.

Pennsylvania sues Sell House in 1 Hour for alleged false advertising

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 18, 2015

Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against Sell House in 1 Hour, LLC for allegedly misleading consumers through its advertisements, said state Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday.

CFPB sues Citizens Bank for allegedly keeping funds from citizens

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 18, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against Citizens Bank for allegedly failing to credit customers the full amounts they were owed in their accounts, said CFPB Director Richard Cordray Wednesday.

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