NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a food manufacturer for alleged fraud and product liability, claiming that its snack products list a preservative when the company advertises it does not.
HARTFORD, Conn (Legal Newsline) -- In a decision that could result in the restructuring of the public education system in Connecticut and have a ripple effect in educational lawsuits across the nation, a judge has ordered the state to completely revamp its educational system.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – City Attorney Marsha Moutrie’s office in Santa Monica, California, is defending the city in a lawsuit against an ordinance that stops property owners from renting their homes for less than 30 days.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a settlement with CVS Pharmacy Inc., the nation's largest pharmacy chain, in which the company agreed to strengthen its policy and procedures concerning the dispensing of opioids.
The settlement offer runs from Aug. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017. R.J. Reynolds’ “Camel Cash” promotion ran from Oct. 1, 1991 to March 31, 2007, and rewarded consumers who purchased packs of Reynolds’ Camel brand of cigarettes with “C-Notes” they could use to redeem merchandise listed in a catalogue.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a vehicle manufacturer for alleged breach of warranty and fraud due to a defective timing chain tensioning system that purportedly fails prematurely.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants, including Caribbean Cruise Line, illegally contacted class members and that their offer of a “free” cruise package in exchange for taking a political survey was a “scam.” The parties reportedly came to a settlement agreement last week.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against two interconnected South Carolina trucking companies for allegations of subjecting black employees to a racially hostile work environment.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Portugal Telecom SGPS S.A. will pay a $1.25 million fine after allegations it failed to properly disclose credit risk in its investments and debt instruments issued by companies of Portuguese conglomerate Grupo Espirito Santo, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that Harbor View Restoration Limited Liability Corporation (Harbor View), owner Frank A. Hoffman Sr. and his wife, Joan Hoffman, will pay $100,000 after allegations of consumer fraud.
WINTERVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that Greenville Ready Mixed Concrete Inc. in North Carolina will pay $42,500 after allegations of religious discrimination.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced the Center for Social Change Inc. will pay $331,000 after allegations the nonprofit organization received payments from Maryland’s Medicaid program for staffing it did not provide to group homes for individuals with development disabilities.