LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Judge James Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has denied a motion from a child seat manufacturer that requested he dismiss a class action lawsuit brought against the company.
News from July 2017
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - As the director of a federal consumer protection agency seemingly fights for his job, he has gone forth with plans to finalize a controversial rule – and a court challenge seems imminent.
A Wisconsin corporation is suing the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly violating federal public records law.
A law firm is suing Barry Wade Gilmer, Gilmer Law Firm PLLC, Thomas M. Matthews III, Seth C. Little and Matthews & Matthews PLLC, citing alleged breach of duty and fraud.
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced on April 20 that the state received $54.2 million in settlement payouts from Big Tobacco, the largest settlement received to date.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a medical malpractice lawsuit can move forward, siding with an appeals court’s decision that a trial court judge erred when he dismissed the case for lack of an expert witness.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has reversed a $48.1 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Motrin, after the pain-relieving drug allegedly caused a man’s severe and near fatal skin condition.
Targets of disgorgement actions by FINRA may face an expensive battle holding it to a five-year statute of limitations.
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Private lawyers who could possibly make millions of dollars in attorneys fees can continue with their representation of the state of New Hampshire in an investigation into and a possible lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a medical authorization sent pre-lawsuit doesn’t have to be Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant to be valid.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – On July 3, a California appeals court upheld a lower court’s ruling that a gas station cannot claim a crack in an underground fuel tank on insurance as a structural collapse.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has sided with an appeals court ruling that reversed a trial court judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit over the 2005 shooting death of Christina Wittich.
DOJ settles Boston Harbor electrical cable case, allowing government to move forward with renovation project
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 12 that NSTAR Electric Company, which does business as Eversource Energy (NSTAR), NSTAR subsidiary Harbor Electric Energy Company (HEEC) and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will settle allegations related to a permit for an electrical cable beneath Boston Harbor.
Massachusetts AG announces injunction against debt collection law firm that allegedly harassed consumers
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 13 that Robert R. White and his law firm Levy & White have been barred by a Middlesex Superior Court from threatening consumers with arrest or imprisonment for not paying small debts.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on July 13 that he filed a lawsuit against Grand River Enterprises Six Nations (GRE), a Canadian cigarette manufacturer, for allegedly failing to comply with California laws regarding tobacco sales and illegally selling the product in the state.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced on July 13 that his office filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Dr. Ramil Mansourov and his company, Ramil Mansourov LLC.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on July 11 that his office filed a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court against the Service Employees International Union Leadership Council 14, also known as SEIU Washington State Council, for allegations of campaign finance violations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission announced July 12 that it has charged 13 individuals involved in two alleged cold calling scams that bilked more than a hundred victims out of more than $10 million.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Heritage Bank, a company based in Wood River, Nebraska, will pay $30,598 to a woman to whom it allegedly paid less than a man.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 12 against Advanced Home Care, a nonprofit corporation in North Carolina that operates a call support center in High Point, for allegations of discriminating against a disabled employee.