The restaurant chain wants the plaintiff’s first amended complaint, filed by a woman who claims it violated federal anti-discrimination laws, dismissed. The federal judge presiding over the case has set a hearing on the motion for later this week.
On Monday, former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline filed a federal lawsuit against the Kansas Supreme Court, Kansas Disciplinary Administrator Stan Hazlett, and the replacement judges serving on the Supreme Court panel that indefinitely suspended him in October 2013.
Though the court’s decision is only binding in three states, it is “definitely negative precedent” that plaintiffs’ attorneys in class action litigation will need to keep in mind, says Rhode Island attorney Linn Freedman. She says companies also should proceed cautiously in the wake of this month’s ruling.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A $26.75 million multi-state settlement has been reached with waste disposal company Stericycle after allegations of violating false claims acts in 12 states, announced Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing a ban on arbitration clauses that are generally hidden in financial service contracts between consumers and financial institutions offering student loans, credit cards and other products.
The non-profit filed an amicus brief with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation this week. The panel is scheduled to hear about the hundreds of class actions facing the automaker over its emissions scandal in December.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California law requiring businesses to warn individuals of exposure to any listed carcinogens or reproductive toxins is undergoing proposed changes to increase protection of the citizens from abuse of the legislation and holding California businesses more accountable.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A Delaware broker-dealer and federally covered investment adviser settled with the Delaware Attorney General’s Investor Protection Unit and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office over its practices regarding leveraged exchange trade funds.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - A New Jersey bank allegedly "redlined" by locating its branches and selecting mortgage brokers almost exclusively outside of majority black and Hispanic neighborhoods.
In response to a recent lawsuit that alleges Big Heart Pet Brands knowingly contracted with an overseas partner that used slave labor, a statement made by the company said that it has been conducting an "aggressive" review of all its suppliers.