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South Carolina firm Rothstein Law Firm alleges physician, wife failed to pay more than $80,000 for legal services

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina law firm alleges a physician has failed to pay in full for legal services.

Man alleges he lost employment because of Intelifi background report

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County man alleges a job offer was rescinded because of information included on a consumer report.

Michigan law school seeks to enjoin American Bar Association letter

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan law school has filed suit against The American Bar Association over its compliance findings.

Consumers claim Whole Foods mislabels hypoallergenic products

SAN FRANCISCO – Two consumers claim Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value and WF product lines deceive consumers about the nature and quality of the products with misleading labeling.

FDIC's attack on PwC puts judge behind schedule

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has put a damages trial on hold in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s multibillion-dollar lawsuit against accounting firm PwC over 2009 failure of Colonial Bank Group, saying she was behind schedule on determining the threshold question of liability.

Arizona Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to hospital assessment

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has reversed and remanded a case involving an assessment of hospitals to provide funds to expand medical coverage for low-income citizens of Arizona.

Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino alleged to have failed to disclose bacteria issue to guests

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a Las Vegas hotel failed to disclose that legionella bacteria was present in its water system to guests earlier this year.

Our Clean Waters alleges California corporation is violating Clean Water Act

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Beverly Hills nonprofit that focuses on the health of Southern California waters alleges that a corporation discharges storm water pollutants.

Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas guests allege fee for internet access was unlawful

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Former guests of two Las Vegas hotels alleges they were unlawfully charged a fee for internet access.

Consumers file suit against Mondelez International over sugar content of belVita products

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The parent company of Nabisco has been named in a suit by two consumers who claim a brand of its breakfast products are deceptively marketed.

Alabama SC: Settlement schedule violates due process rights, class members deserve more information

The state’s high court sided with objectors, vacating an order entered by a trial court awarding class counsel a fee of $124 million for their work on a $310 million class action settlement.

EEOC: St. Louis manufacturing company committed disability discrimination

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 21 that a federal judge ruled in its favor in a case against Amsted Rail Co. Inc.

EEOC says New Jersey company paid Chinese workers less than other employees

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 22 that Chas. S. Winner Inc., doing business as Winner Ford of Cherry Hill and Winner Ford, will pay $150,000 after allegations of federal pay discrimination.

Department of Labor extends transition period for exemptions in fiduciary rule

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Labor announced Nov. 27 that it will extend the special transition period for the fiduciary rule’s best interest contract exemption and the principal transactions exemption.

American Airlines to pay nearly $10 million in massive disability discrimination lawsuit

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 20 that American Airlines and Envoy Air will pay $9.8 million in stock after allegations of nationwide disability discrimination.

Alimentation Couche-Tard to divest 3 Alabama retail fuel stations after FTC deal

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 22 that Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ACT), a retail fuel station and convenience store operator, will divest three fuel stations in Alabama after allegations its proposed acquisition of Jet-Pep Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.

FTC alleges academic journal publishers deceived authors

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 22 that a federal court granted a preliminary injunction against various academic journal publishers after alleged deceptive practices.

FTC settles deceptive marketing allegations with 3 Florida dietary supplement sellers

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 20 that three companies based in Venice, Florida have settled allegations of deceptively marketing dietary supplements.

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Calif. court remands Ralphs Grocery Co. anti-SLAPP suit filed by petition signature gatherers

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has sent back an anti-SLAPP motion based on violation of First Amendment rights brought against a big-brand grocer by the operators of petition-signature-gathering companies.