SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - In a certified class action lawsuit last month, Safeway Inc. was saddled with sanctions totaling nearly $700,000 for presenting discovery sans guidance and failing to identify responsive files produced as evidence.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Tom's of Maine - an all-natural-ingredients subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive that focuses on personal care products such as deodorants, toothpastes and soaps - says it plans to defend itself against a class action lawsuit that claims its products aren't all natural.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -- A plaintiff has alleged Maserati’s passive entry system was unsafe because it did not work when his child was locked in the car, but the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California has granted the manufacturer summary judgment.
MENLO PARK, Calif (Legal Newsline) -- One month after Facebook announced a video metric error caused artificial inflation for the last two years, a putative class action lawsuit was filed against the company.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 18 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PADOT) will pay $26,066 after allegations of underground storage tank violations in Brownsville and Franklin, where the facilities stored diesel fuel.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Oct. 13 she has led a group of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the U,S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) revised interpretation of the Persuader Rule, a longstanding provision of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Justice Department announced a lawsuit Nov. 14 against two Washington state-based companies, Washington Potato Company and Pasco Processing LLC, alleging violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The National Football League (NFL) has agreed to resolve antitrust concerns about its league-wide mandatory price floor policy, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Nov. 15.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 9 that it issued a notice of violation to Behr Iron and Metal of Rockford, Illinois, for allegedly exceeding the health-based standards that limit air emissions of lead.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a lawsuit Oct. 19 against Rudy’s Mart, a defunct Danville furniture store, and owner Patricia Robinson for allegations of accepting payment for furniture never delivered.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 10 that is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the Contact Lens Rule, in addition to a multitude of other issues related to the rule.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - In October, two U.S. district courts came to opposite conclusions regarding Spokeo’s interpretation regarding the disclosure requirements of proving concrete injury under the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA).
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — In the case Martin v. Yasuda, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that the Amarillo College of Hairdressing beauty school must litigate its students' wage and hour claims because it waited too long to seek arbitration.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Oct. 19 that he is leading a coalition of 17 attorneys general from across the nation to protect consumers from class action settlement process abuses.
LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 13 it has settled with Albaugh LLC after allegations the company violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by misbranding pesticides. Albaugh will pay a penalty of $112,684.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Oct. 17 that Omnicare Inc., the nation’s largest nursing home pharmacy, will pay $28.125 million after allegations it solicited and received illegal kickbacks from pharmaceutical manufacturer Abbott Laboratories.