LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A former Uber Technologies, Inc. driver has filed a class action lawsuit against the company, as well as Xchange Leasing, LLC, UFS Inc. and Bama Leasing, Inc., citing alleged breach of contract, fraud and unfair competition.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A man has filed a class action lawsuit against The Western Union Company and its CEO Hikmet Ersek, former Chief Financial Officer Scott T. Scheriman and Executive Vice President Rajesh K. Agrawal, citing alleged violation of federal law.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 19 that Uber Technologies, the San Francisco-based ride hailing company, will pay $20 million after allegations it misled potential drivers by exaggerating earnings claims. The $20 million will go toward refunding affected drivers around the U.S.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 23 that the agency re-filed a complaint and filed a proposed stipulated order in federal court to resolve charges that Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Endo International plc violated antitrust laws.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a federal antitrust action Jan. 19 against liquid aluminum sulfate producers General Chemical Corporation and its successor and affiliated companies GEO Specialty Chemicals Inc. and C&S Chemicals Inc. and its affiliated company.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Jan. 23 that he would join a group of 17 other attorneys general in claiming the structure of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is constitutional.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 19 that Hancock Foods, which owns a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine, has agreed to comply with federal requirements designed to protect the public and first responders from hazardous chemicals.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice on Jan. 19 reached a settlement with Magellan Pipeline Company L.P. for alleged Clean Water Act violations related to a fuel spill.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 18 that Bandit Industries Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of violating the Clean Air Act when selling non-road diesel engines and equipment used in wood processing that failed to meet government standards.
MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Jan. 18 against Walmart, alleging violation of federal laws by failing to accommodate and firing a longtime employee due to her disability.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan.17 that her office will oppose Eversource electric company’s request to increase its customers’ rates by $96 million. Healey’s office's action is part of a larger effort to fight unjustified utility profits at the expense of customers.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Most of the plaintiffs in product-liability cases filed against pharmaceutical manufacturers in California’s leading courts were brought by people who live in other states, finds a recent study by the Civil Justice Association of California.
Victor Schwartz, general counsel for the American Tort Reform Association and an expert on tort law, argues some courts in recent years have stretched tort law to impose liability on an innocent party.
The president’s order, signed Friday, instructs the U.S. Department of Labor to conduct a new study to determine whether the rule is likely to harm investors and the financial industry, and if it does, the rule can be rescinded or revised.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California judge
has ruled on the Oman v. Delta case and has held that an out-of-state employee
who has limited attendance in California is not obligated by the state to be in
compliance with California wage and hour laws.
A Swiss doctor filed his lawsuit against Alere Inc. and Computershare Limited in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware last month. In 2008, the plaintiff acquired 11,931 shares in Alere, and held those shares until, he claims, they were wrongfully escheated, or seized by the State of Delaware, in February 2013.