News from October 2015

Mass. roofing company sued by law firm over unsolicited fax claims

By Hoang Tran | Oct 14, 2015

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Cook County law firm is suing an Essex County, Mass. roofing company over alleged unsolicited faxing.

Man sues Buy Buy Baby over text spam claims

By Hoang Tran | Oct 14, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE (Legal Newsline) - A Florida man is suing a children's retail business over claims of spamming his phone.

Maxpoint Interactive Inc. faces class action lawsuit for allegedly lying about IPO

By Hoang Tran | Oct 14, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A man is suing a technology advertising service business over allegations of falsifying its initial public offering.

Potential Libertarian, Green Party presidential nominees file lawsuit over exclusion from presidential debates

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 14, 2015

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein, along with the Libertarian National Committee and the Green Party of the United States, filed a lawsuit in federal court last month against the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee and the 2012 GOP and Democratic presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Alabama’s $1B settlement with BP over 2010 Gulf oil spill 'officially approved by all parties'

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 15, 2015

Earlier this month, the federal court overseeing the case entered documents with the final details of the settlement, which includes an additional $10 million to the Attorney General’s Office for legal fees.

Stockholder sues Zulily over claims of stock manipulation

By Hoang Tran | Oct 15, 2015

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - A large online clothes retailer is facing a lawsuit over claims of deceiving stockholders.

Several banks, securities groups face antitrust lawsuit

By Hoang Tran | Oct 15, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - An employees retirement group is suing several large banks and securities companies over alleged violations of antitrust laws.

Mother and daughter pair files lawsuit against Google for alleged breach of contract

By Hoang Tran | Oct 15, 2015

A mother and daughter are suing one of the world’s largest technology companies, claiming the company won't honor California law in regards to gift cards.

Large cat food manufacturer faces lawsuit over claims of slave labor

By Hoang Tran | Oct 15, 2015

Several California residents are suing the makers of a popular cat food brand over allegations of slave labor.

Law professor: Antitrust lawsuits over ‘pay-for-delay’ settlements on the rise

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 15, 2015

An antitrust expert says lawsuits over generic drug delays, like those filed by the City of Providence, are becoming more prevalent following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held such deals are subject to antitrust scrutiny.

Firefighter retirement plan files suit against banks over alleged manipulation, conspiracy

By Hoang Tran | Oct 15, 2015

A firefighter retirement and pension group is suing several large banks and securities companies over alleged violations of antitrust laws.

CALA says courts should be used for justice, not greed in case against Twitter

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 15, 2015

Members of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse in Texas work to raise awareness about the negative impact of lawsuit abuse – that courts be used for justice, not greed.

Providence files another antitrust lawsuit -- this time over U.S. Treasury securities

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 16, 2015

The city alleges that nearly 25 banks have colluded in auctions of Treasury securities, injuring it and “at least thousands” of others similarly situated.

Costco faces a lawsuit over allegations of slave labor used for farming shrimp

By Hoang Tran | Oct 16, 2015

A California woman is suing one of the nation’s largest wholesale retailers over allegations that slave labor is used in farming for one of its products.

Brazilian electric company faces lawsuit over allegations of corruption and bribery

By Hoang Tran | Oct 16, 2015

WHITE PLAINS (Legal Newsline) - A Rhode Island city has filed a lawsuit against a large international energy corporation over claims of massive corruption.

MacPro faces lawsuit over phone spamming claims

By Hoang Tran | Oct 16, 2015

A California woman is suing a business over claims of telephone spamming.

Excellus Health Plan Inc., Lifetime Healthcare Inc. face lawsuit over hacking incident

By Hoang Tran | Oct 16, 2015

A New York couple are suing the state's largest nonprofit health insurance plan over data breach, claiming the company was negligent in preventing such an attack.

Wholes Foods faces lawsuit over claims it deceived stockholders

By Hoang Tran | Oct 16, 2015

A Boston-based pension group is suing Whole Foods for allegedly lying about their products and businesses to stockholders.

NYCAL judge consolidates eight cases into three trials

By John O'Brien | Oct 19, 2015

On Oct. 2, Justice Cynthia Kern ordered three trials for eight plaintiffs represented by the firm Belluck & Fox, which asked for the consolidations. Two sets of plaintiffs allegedly contracted mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, while the third alleges lung cancer.

Citigroup faces lawsuit from Indiana Univ. professor for allegedly underpaying taxes

By Hoang Tran | Oct 19, 2015

An Indiana University professor is suing Citigroup over allegations of fraudulent statements and false records.

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