Defense lawyers argue that a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling didn’t provide enough direction, giving plaintiffs’ attorneys more incentive to take on lawsuits over so-called “pay-for-delay” agreements.
News from November 2015
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a complaint against a Western New York contracting company alleging it was falsely claiming eligibility for federal contracts for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.
A San Diego woman recently sued one on of the nation's largest grocery chains over trans fat.
Boeing will pay $19 million as part of a recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that it improperly charged the Air Force labor costs for maintenance and repair of C-17 Globemaster aircrafts.
Two Missouri consumers have sued a Kansas City auto dealer for allegedly selling hail-damaged cars without disclosing that repairs had been done on the vehicles.
Several electronic component companies are facing a lawsuit over alleged manipulation of the resistor market.
In a Venezuelan community in the Miami area, a news outlet allegedly attempted to use its power in an attempt to extort millions of dollars from a wealthy businessman who claims a series of articles linking him to hated Venezuelan officials is ruining his reputation.
Three video gamers recently sued the developer of a "free-to-play" game over allegations that it misrepresented the game.
The Central Bank alleges that a group of Venezuelan exiles living in the United States -- some of whom allegedly were part of a short-lived coup in Venezuela -- are behind the website. The bank contends the website publishes misleading black-market exchange rates for dollars, hurting both it and the country’s economy.
A Florida man recently filed a class-action lawsuit against one of the 10 largest-volume grocery chains for allegedly placing unauthorized calls to customers' cell phones.
A consumer recently filed a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of “no-spill” toy bubble buckets, alleging that the buckets do, in fact, spill.
Three borrowers have sued the company that services their student loans alleging the interest rates they are being charged violate California's Constitution and Unsury Law.
An automobile safety watchdog group recently sued a major German automaker for allegedly violating numerous consumer laws by manipulating its emissions findings on certain vehicles.
A federal judge said last month that the plaintiffs, who accused the social network of tracking their Internet activity after they logged off, failed to “adequately connect” the value of the data collected to Facebook’s alleged conduct.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A virtual pet game service is facing a lawsuit over allegations it violated California business codes.
Study: Employers face 12 percent chance of employee lawsuit; Figures even higher in New Mexico, D.C., Nevada
Global specialist insurer Hiscox recently released a study revealing the average risk of employee litigation on Oct. 27.
Attorney John Beisner, the leader of Skadden Arp's mass torts group, said that a recent report issued by Public Citizen criticizing his use of the term “no-injury” when describing class-action litigation misses the point of the legislation he testified to promote.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A government consumer bureau alleges a California business and its owner are deceiving customers into paying a fee to apply for student financial aid.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — A Massachusetts woman says AT&T Mobility, LLC deliberately misled customers about its unlimited data services.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — One of the world’s largest computer chip manufacturers is facing a lawsuit over allegations of deceptive marketing.