LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California nonprofit corporation and its members are suing the state of California and state officials, alleging violation of civil rights regarding mandated vaccinations.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said during a panel discussion last week that some criminal cases brought by the federal government don’t necessarily have merit and that oversight of federal prosecutors, in some districts, is not what it should be.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Texas attorney who often stands in the way of class action settlements and is currently being accused of racketeering in a class action lawsuit filed in an Illinois federal court says the suit is senseless.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 13 alleging that Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area in California, along with affiliate Calidad Industries, violated federal law by allowing sexual harassment and disability discrimination and retaliating against managers who tried to help the victims.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges Dec. 12 against New Jersey-based traders Joseph Taub and Elazar Shmalo for allegedly manipulating more than 2,000 NYSE- and NASDAQ-traded stocks and gaining roughly $26 million in profits from successful trades.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Legislation bringing greater transparency to an asbestos victims’ compensation system that can result in attorneys and their clients collecting multiple times for the same alleged injury is the best way to prevent duplicitous exposure claims from being made, concludes a review of court cases in Virginia's asbestos litigation “epicenter.”
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 13 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final consent order against Mars Petcare U.S. settling charges of false advertising related to the health benefits of the company’s Eukanuba brand dog food.