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Skiing, biking lawsuits among closed-door topics at AAJ's annual meeting

W.J. Kennedy Jul. 7, 2017, 1:10pm

The convention is scheduled to take place in Boston from July 22-25 and will feature meetings on several areas of the law, including litigation over skiing and bicycling accidents.

Ohio coal company sues Army Corps of Engineers over W.Va. site

Mike Torres Jul. 10, 2017, 9:47am

WHEELING, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — An Ohio coal company is suing Army Corps of Engineers officials, alleging violation of federal law.

Florida customer accuses Barnes & Noble of privacy violations

Louie Torres Jul. 10, 2017, 9:48am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A Florida consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Barnes & Noble, alleging breach of contract, breach of duty, invasion of privacy and violation of federal law.

Two consumers accuse CenturyLink of fraud

Mike Torres Jul. 10, 2017, 9:48am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against CenturyLink, alleging fraud, unfair competition and unjust enrichment.

Md. court to decide if Humane Society must return seized animals to farmer

Shanice Harris Jul. 10, 2017, 12:53pm

ANNAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed the power of a county humane society that seized animals from a farmer who was later cleared of most of the animal cruelty accusations brought against him.

Maryland court rules Wal-Mart's injunction against flash mobbing labor union stays

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 10, 2017, 12:59pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Court of Appeals judges unanimously affirmed circuit court rulings on June 22 in favor of Wal-Mart against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, who Walmart stated held numerous unauthorized flash mobs.

Mo. Supreme Court rules against wrongful discharge claim

David Hutton Jul. 10, 2017, 2:43pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has upheld a lower court's ruling in favor of Ameren Corp. and others in a lawsuit filed by a commercial plumbing firm, Bishop & Associates.

Maine Supreme Court affirms Homeward Residential must pay attorneys' fees in foreclosure case

Kacie Whaley Jul. 10, 2017, 2:53pm

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – A mortgage company is faced with paying $59,115 of the attorney fees belonging to a defendant after the Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a trial court's judgment.

Nevada Health Centers to pay $35,000 penalty over sex discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:07am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced (EEOC) July 6 that Nevada Health Centers will pay $35,000 after allegations of sex discrimination.

EEOC alleges New York bank violated disability discrimination laws

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:07am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 6 against M&T Bank for allegations that Hudson City Savings Bank (HCSB), a company merged into M&T Bank in 2015, violated federal disability discrimination laws.

EEOC secures $800,000 settlement with Sensient over disability discrimination charge

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:08am

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 30 that Sensient Natural Ingredients LLC, a division of Sensient Technologies, will pay $800,000 after allegations of disability discrimination related to leaves of absence.

EEOC sues Maryland janitorial company, alleging discrimination against African-American applicants

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:08am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 5 against Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC, a provider of janitorial services, for allegations of refusing to hire a class of African-American candidates because of their race.

EEOC alleges Time Warner committed disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:08am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 6 against Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications, doing business as Spectrum Inc., for allegedly failing to provide reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability.

SEC charges clandestine founder of Bitcoin platform with fraud

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:09am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced June 30 that it has filed charges against Renwick Haddow, a British citizen living in New York, for allegations of bilking investors in two different companies.

EEOC targets Florida gentlemen's club for alleged gender discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:09am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 29 against Gold Inc., doing business as Sammy’s Gentlemen’s Club in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for allegations of refusing to hire a male applicant due to his gender and failing to maintain federally required employment records.

Couple accuse Tesla of fraud; They claim fixes weren't made to defective braking system

Mike Torres Jul. 11, 2017, 10:10am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California couple have filed a class action lawsuit against Tesla, alleging breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Toyota sued over allegedly defective sliding door

Louie Torres Jul. 11, 2017, 10:11am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Six consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Toyota, alleging design defect, negligence and product liability.

Macy's linen products had inflated thread counts, lawsuit claims

Louie Torres Jul. 11, 2017, 10:12am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Macy's, alleging breach of contract, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Veggie Straws don't contain veggies on package, lawsuit claims

Mike Torres Jul. 11, 2017, 10:13am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a food business, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Batteries the subject of class action against Honda

Mike Torres Jul. 11, 2017, 10:13am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A California customer has filed a class action lawsuit against Honda, alleging breach of contract, breach of implied warranty breach of warranty, and unjust enrichment.