WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against Bridgepoint Education Inc., a for-profit college chain, for allegations of deceiving students into loans that cost more than advertised.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that QBE Insurance (QBE) agreed to refund state homeowners to whom it allegedly charged improper force-placed insurance policies.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) -- Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich has been given the green light by the Maricopa County Superior Court to intervene in a collection of state-level Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaints he labeled as systemic abuse of the judicial system.
Palm Beach County resident Lawrence Feltzin, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair to move about, has filed his cases -- more than 50 since October 2014 -- in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He has filed five against small businesses in the court so far this month.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Online retailers are being plagued by an increasing number of lawsuits that assert they did not clearly and/or adequately inform consumers that in purchasing goods via the retailers' e-commerce sites they were agreeing to resolve any resulting problems via arbitration rather than the courts.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit recently backed the rejection of a class certification in a lawsuit filed over allegations that Widener Law School purposely overstated its graduates’ employments status.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The attorney who represents the Beanfield Snack Corp. says a recent class-action lawsuit filed against it claiming false advertising is without merit and an attempt to pressure the company into an out-of-court settlement.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A United Airlines pilot and former U.S. Air Force (USAF) lieutenant colonel and pilot is bringing suit against the airline for allegedly not crediting him sick benefits accrued over a four-month period during which the U.S. Air Force Reserve assigned him to serve at an Air Force base in southwest Asia.
Michael Mallow, an attorney with Sidley Austin LLP, contends companies first need to recognize there is a problem with their goods or services and then try to take care of it on their own, that way there is no need for or ability to bring a class action lawsuit.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – When a federal judge rejected Uber’s $100 settlement offer, it looked like a big loss for the ride-sharing company. Now it looks like it might have been the best thing that could have happened to Uber.
In its brief, the Washington Legal Foundation contends the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota erred by holding at the preliminary injunction stage that the plaintiffs’ facial challenge to the Persuader Advice Exemption Rule can succeed only by showing that the rule would be invalid in all of its applications.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice recently joined forces in an amicus brief that urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to dismiss a Texas Medical Board appeal.