LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has thrown his support behind a federal lawsuit filed by a Michigan man against the publishers of Consumer Reports magazine accusing publication owners of violating state privacy laws in
the way the company systematically profits from the unauthorized sale of subscriber information.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A Minnesota attorney said there is difficulty in bringing lawsuits like a recent case against Krispy Kreme involving the definition of fruit ingredients in food, particularly packaged foods.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The heads of five national legal associations have written an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, asking the incoming president to bring unity and inclusion to not only his inchoate administration but to the nation as well.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Though a district judge used a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued last spring to dismiss a Lyft driver's proposed class action over alleged Fair Credit Reporting Act violations, that high court ruling hasn't killed all such putative actions, a Tampa, Florida-based attorney says.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a settlement Dec. 8 with SG Hylan Motors Corp., a Staten Island dealership doing business as Staten Island Honda and Staten Island Nissan, and a separate settlement with Best Auto Outlet Inc., located in Floral Park.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced an environmental lawsuit Dec. 8 against Monsanto, filed in King County Superior Court, seeking damages and cleanup costs associated with the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) Monsanto allegedly produced for decades.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released comments Dec. 6 on the announcement by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that it will act on his oil shipping petition.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 8 that his office has filed legal action against George Frisch, president of Dynabuild Construction Group Inc., seeking a permanent injunction to stop his alleged fraud.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Dec. 7 that Auto Number One Inc. and its owner Mark Hanna will cease operations and pay restitution for allegedly selling unsafe and unreliable cars, failing to make repairs that were promised or required under warranties and operating in unlicensed locations.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Dec. 8 that his office has filed a motion to dismiss more than 1,000 open lawsuits put forth by an alleged serial litigator who targets Arizona businesses.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Dec. 7 that it has ordered American Advisors Group, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, and Aegean Financial to stop alleged deceptive advertising practices, implement systems to ensure they are complying with all laws, and pay penalties.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Dec. 8 that California, along with 42 other states and the District of Columbia, reached a $19.5 million settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb over allegations the pharmaceutical company illegally marketed popular atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify. California will receive $1.3 million of the overall settlement.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Dec. 6 that more than 5,000 Virginia students formerly enrolled in schools operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. - including Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College and Wyotech - could receive loan forgiveness.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s congressional agenda, which was released last week, focuses on eight policy areas, including regulatory reform and agency oversight, banking and finance, and labor and employment, among other topics.
WILMINGTON,Del. (Legal Newsline) – Global health care company Abbott Laboratories is asking a Delaware court to terminate its proposed merger with Alere because, it says, the company has been so poorly run that it no longer resembles its former self.