WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney Benjamin C. Mizer recently announced that the Department of Justice recovered more than $3.5 billion from False Claims Act cases in the 2015 fiscal year.
A Washington federal court has dismissed a class action lawsuit claiming that under Washington State law, social casino games that use purchasable virtual casino chips or coins constitute gambling because they allow users to “extend gameplay” and can be sold in a secondary market.
The South Carolina Civil Justice Coalition, a legal reform group, has endorsed the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2015, which seeks to create transparency and access to information regarding asbestos claims.
RENO, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Three California residents are suing several taxi cab companies for allegedly printing more than five digits of credit/debit card numbers when the cards are used for transactions with the companies.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A San Antonio public pension fund and a San Antonio health care fund are suing a fruit and vegetable producer and two of its chief officers over claims they artificially reduced the company's stock price.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently upheld a lower court’s ruling that approved a settlement in a case against LexisNexis, which was accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Attorney General Jim Hood signed a retention agreement with a Flowood, Miss., law firm last week. Hood is suing the pharmaceutical companies over alleged fraudulent marketing and sales of their painkillers.