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Legal services company sues Napoli Shkolnik

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — A Texas legal services business is suing a law firm, alleging breach of contract.

Realty companies accuse New York state, city officials of violating law

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York realty companies are suing New York City and New York state officials, alleging violation of state and federal law.

Time Warner Cable subsidiaries seek dismissal of class action over allegedly unsolicited fax

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Subsidiaries of the country's largest cable pay-TV company Time Warner Cable (TWC) on June 20 filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta to dismiss a prospective class action lawsuit filed by New York law firm Shimshon Wexler.

Law firms ask court to dismiss claims in case brought by injured former D.C. United player

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for the Denver law firm of Fleishman & Shapiro PC and the Washington, D.C., law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel PC are asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to drop two claims against them in legal malpractice lawsuit brought by a former professional soccer player who suffered a head concussion injury in September 2009 that ended his career.

Three drivers allege Juno failed to honor agreements

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Three drivers have filed a class action lawsuit against Juno and other driving services, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Gerber seeks to dismiss suit that claimed deceptive marketing of Good Start formula

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Gerber Products Co. and its subsidiary Nestle Nutrition are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the company fraudulently advertised a product it claimed would prevent allergies in infants.

Visually impaired plaintiff says online glasses retailer's website violates ADA; Legal reform group says lawyers only after money

NEW YORK – A prospective federal class-action lawsuit filed in New York City last week claims a retailer of online glasses violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and New York laws by not providing proper website access for the visually-impaired.

California medical center to pay $42 million penalty after kickback allegations

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 28 that PAMC Ltd. and Pacific Alliance Medical Center Inc. will pay $42 million to settle allegations of violating the False Claims Act via improper payments to physicians.

Justice Department secures $400K settlement with Panda Express

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 28 that Panda Restaurant Group Inc. (Panda Express), a restaurant chain with more than 1,800 locations across the country, will settle allegations of discriminating against non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) when re-verifying their permission to work.

California attorney general urges U.S. Senate to oppose Regulatory Accountability Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 28 that he has drafted a letter urging U.S. Senate leaders to oppose legislation that would halt the federal regulatory process and obstruct the implementation of laws aimed at protecting consumers from predatory companies, toxic chemicals and more.

GE agrees to divest GE Water to complete transaction with Baker Hughes

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — Baker Hughes Incorporated and General Electric Company announced June 12 that they have reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to continue their proposed transaction.

U.S. secures $1.2 million settlement from Tennessee doctors after alleged violations

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 27 that Dr. Anindya Sen and Patricia Posey Sen will pay $1.208 million to resolve state and federal False Claims Act allegations.

New York attorney general leads amicus brief in sexual orientation harassment case

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 27 that he has led an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, arguing that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation.

Montana seeks to intervene in multistate lawsuit over Interior Department coal leases

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced June 29 that he has filed for intervention on behalf of Montana in a lawsuit filed in federal court against the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Arizona targets local jet ski rental company for alleged deception

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced June 27 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Malows Jet Ski Rentals LLC, and its owner Fariba Badre and manager Mahriar Akbari, for alleged consumer fraud.

Maryland secures $200,000 settlement with real estate company in deceptive advertisement case

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced June 29 that his Consumer Protection Division has entered into a settlement with Deep Creek Mountain Land Company LLC, NLP of Maryland LLC, and Harry Patten (together, “NLP”), that resolves allegations of deceptive advertisements and misleading consumers.

FTC seeks public comment on application by Grifols to amend 2011 divestiture agreement

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced June 28 that it is currently accepting public comments on an application by Grifols S.A., a manufacturer of plasma-derived drugs, to amend the terms of a manufacturing agreement that was part of a 2011 FTC-ordered divestiture.

Federal government, Colorado accuse PDC Energy of violating environmental law

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Colorado, on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), announced June 26 the filing of a civil complaint against PDC Energy Inc. (PDC) for allegations of environmental law violations.

EEOC settles with New York pizza chain that allegedly committed discrimination

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 22 that Antonella’s Restaurant & Pizzeria Inc., JTA Inc., and Dellicap LLC, doing business as Grand Centro Grill (collectively, Antonella’s) will pay $50,000 and change company practices after allegations of national origin discrimination.

FTC charges North Carolina debt collection operation with taking money from consumers

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced June 23 that it charged Anthony Swatsworth, ACDI Group LLC, and Solutions to Portfolios LLC (ACDI) with allegations of taking money from consumers for fake debts the consumers did not actually owe.