BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Stockholders have filed a class-action lawsuit against Edward M. Weil, Jr. c/o American Realty Capital; Leslie D. Michelson; Edward G. Rendell; AR Global Investments LLC; Corporation Service Company; American Finance Trust, Inc.; CSC-Lawyers Incorporating Service Company and American Realty Capital-Retail Centers of America, Inc., citing alleged breach of contract, breach of duty and violation of federal law.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — An individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against Time Warner, Inc.; Jeffrey L. Bewkes; James L. Barksdale; William P. Barr; Robert C. Clark; Mathias Dopfner; Jessica P. Einhorn; Carlos M. Gutierrez; Fred Hassan; Paul D. Wachter and Deborah C. Wright, citing alleged violation of federal law.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Breathometer, Inc. and founder and CEO Charles Michael Yim agreed Jan. 23 to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) allegations the company lacked scientific evidence to back up advertising claims.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – An unhappy customer has filed a class action lawsuit against an international snack company over allegations that it shortchanged her with the amount of product in its candy packaging.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 18 that Tauber Oil Company has agreed to pay $700,000 and stop selling unregistered fuel additive after Clean Air Act violation allegations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 the finalization of safety measures created to prevent poisonings caused by ingestion of the herbicide paraquat. Paraquat can cause severe injuries or death from skin or eye exposure.
LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Jan. 19 that Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Sands), a Nevada-based gaming and resort company, will pay $6.96 million after allegations of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with business transactions in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Macao.
LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 that three companies will pay civil penalties after allegedly violating the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule at the Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) building in Kansas City, Missouri.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Jan. 31 that Prospect Mortgage LLC will pay a $3.5 million civil penalty for allegedly paying illegal kickbacks for mortgage business referrals.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Cosco brand of car seats for allegedly overstating height and weight limits on its car seats.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Nestle currently finds itself in some hot water over its Gerber Good Start baby food, as a class action lawsuit has been filed accusing the food company of negligent misrepresentation. Nestle, however, claims it has done nothing wrong and plans to vigorously defend itself against the allegations.
TALLAHASSEE (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Office of the Attorney General is just one of several businesses and agencies going after liquid aluminum sulfate producers General Chemical Corp. and its successor and affiliated companies, GEO Specialty Chemicals Inc. and C&S Chemicals Inc., for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California legal reform group is worried that district attorneys have forced settlements with auto insurers over allegations that don't seem to include any harm to consumers.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An animal rights group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging the agency has ignored its petition asking for more humane treatment of livestock.
Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, in a detailed 81-page order released Wednesday, shot down each of the plaintiffs’ major arguments, most notably deciding that the rule does not exceed the U.S. Department of Labor’s authority.