SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs attorneys who target food and beverage companies with class action lawsuits are showing no signs of slowing down, according to analysis from international law firm Perkins Coie that also shows California’s lawyers are the most active.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 1 that he is leading a coalition of 16 state attorneys general in a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Administrator Scott Pruitt.
TOPEKA (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced July 31 he has joined the attorneys general of 14 states in supporting a federal law that allows Congress to review and overturn agency regulations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Aug. 2 that it has taken action against JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, ordering it to pay $4.6 million for alleged failures related to information it provides for checking account screening reports.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 2 that Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. (Barclays) will pay $32 million after allegations of manipulated interest rates.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 1 that it has filed a complaint to intervene against the city of Los Angeles and the CRA/LA (formerly the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles) alleging the fraudulent securing of millions of dollars in housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 31 that she has joined a coalition of 35 attorneys general and state consumer advocate agencies in drafting a letter to Congress about low-income energy assistance programs.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 1 that his office has filed a “friend of the court” brief supporting agricultural workers in Carranza and Martinez v. Dovex Fruit Company.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 31 that LAZ Parking Limited LLC will pay $5.6 million after allegations of failing to detect and deter millions of dollars in theft from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man claims that he has been placed at a heightened risk of identity theft because more than five digits of his credit card number were printed on receipts from a gas station chain.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of lip product manufacturer Blistex, which filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleged Blistex had used deceptive packaging in selling one of its products.
FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The owner of a Texas property that was previously leased for decades is seeking payment to help clean up hazardous substances allegedly left on the property by a previous tenant.