News from October 2015

Group sues FDA, claims salt should be reduced in food

By Hoang Tran | Oct 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - A science interest group is filing a civil action lawsuit against a government agency over the use of salt.

ZipTax faces lawsuit over claims of not performing its advertised service

By Hoang Tran | Oct 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Orange County woman is suing a tax service company over allegations of false claims of service.

Meow Mix, Big Heart Pet Brands face lawsuit over claims of knowingly using slave labor

By Hoang Tran | Oct 19, 2015

An Oakland, Calif., woman is suing large pet food manufacturers over claims they used slave labor.

Fit and Fun Fitness Transformation Academy faces lawsuit over phone spamming allegations

By Hoang Tran | Oct 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California woman is suing a fitness academy over phone text spamming claims.

Whole Foods files to bring case involving price deception to federal court

By Hoang Tran | Oct 19, 2015

Whole Foods Market Group Inc. wants a case in which a customer claims she was misled to be heard in a federal court.

EPA threatens $20 million fine on Wyoming man who built a pond on his farm

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 19, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has levied $20 million dollars in fines against a Wyoming man who built a stock pond in his front yard.

Eleventh Circuit rules users of free mobile apps not protected under federal law

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 19, 2015

The plaintiff in the proposed class action against The Cartoon Network argued he was a “subscriber” and therefore a “consumer” under the Video Privacy Protection Act, and that the network violated the law when it disclosed his “personally identifiable information” -- his Android ID and his video viewing records -- to another company.

Pension groups sue several of the world's largest banks and securities groups over conspiracy allegations

By Hoang Tran | Oct 20, 2015

WHITE PLAINS (Legal Newsline) - Three Cleveland pension groups are suing several large banks and securities companies over conspiracy allegations.

Waffle House faces lawsuit over claims of unfair usages of background checks

By Hoang Tran | Oct 20, 2015

ORLANDO (Legal Newsline) - A Florida man is suing Waffle House claiming it unfairly used background checks and denied his employment application.

Wal-Mart facing lawsuit over claims of lack of meat in product

By Hoang Tran | Oct 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Brea, Calif. resident is leading a lawsuit against Wal-Mart over what he claims is lack of pork in one of its canned products.

Columbia Sportswear faces lawsuit over price manipulation allegations

By Hoang Tran | Oct 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two Oakland residents are suing Columbia Sportswear over claims of false pricing.

American Spirits faces a lawsuit over claims of falsely advertising 'natural' cigarettes

By Hoang Tran | Oct 20, 2015

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man is suing a tobacco company over claims of misleading consumers with its labels.

Plaintiffs in Mass. class action against tobacco company seek $600 million

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 20, 2015

The trial in the long-running Lori Aspinall, et al. v. Philip Morris USA, et al., began Monday. A Massachusetts judge is hearing the case without a jury. It is expected to last three weeks.

Florida Bar split over Frye v. Daubert standards; Voice of criminal defense could guide decision

By Legal News Line | Oct 20, 2015

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – Lawyers sharply debating whether to preserve the statewide standard for admitting expert testimony focused so tightly on civil cases that they overlooked the criminal field. Their error caught up with them on Oct. 16, when governors of the Florida Bar tabled a committee’s recommendation to preserve the current standard.

Energy policy group seeks SCOTUS review of Colorado's renewable energy standard

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 20, 2015

The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to answer whether Colorado is acting within the bounds of the Constitution by placing manufacturing requirements on electricity that comes into the state.

Court reform group upset with Democratic group's ads targeting state Supreme Court candidates

By Anna Aguillard | Oct 20, 2015

A committee chaired by the former chair of the state Democratic Party, Pennsylvanians for Judicial Reform (PJR), has recently sponsored ads against the three Republican candidates campaigning for the three open seats in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Volkwagen's diesel engine controversy leads to a lawsuit

By Hoang Tran | Oct 21, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A police and firemen's association is suing Volkswagen over allegations of misleading its stockholders.

Florida man feels swiped by Tinder Inc., files lawsuit

By Hoang Tran | Oct 21, 2015

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Dade County man is suing a dating application claiming misleading business practices.

Southwest Airlines facing lawsuit over cancellation procedures

By Hoang Tran | Oct 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two Contra Costa County residents are taking one of the nation’s largest airlines to court over its cancellation policy.

UFC fighters battle it out over combat sports law in New York

By Hoang Tran | Oct 21, 2015

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – UFC fighters are fighting to change New York’s law on combative sports.

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