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Arizona joins multistate, $18.5 million settlement with the Target

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced May 23 that Arizona has joined a multistate, $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation after allegations the retail company incurred a massive data breach in 2013.

Massachusetts leads 32 attorneys general in opposing administration plan to cut LSC funds

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 22 that she is leading a group of 32 attorneys general, along with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, in opposing the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate federal funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

EEOC targets educational technology company, alleges retaliation against employee

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 24 against educational technology company IXL Learning Inc., alleging retaliation against an employee for accusing the company of discriminatory practices on

Federal court halts alleged phone debt relief operation at request of FTC

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 23 that a federal court has temporarily halted an alleged phony debt relief operation that duped financially strapped consumers out of tens of millions of dollars. The purported scheme focused much of its efforts on scamming the elderly and the disabled.

Citigroup subsidiary to pay $97.44 million after allegations of violating Bank Secrecy Act

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 22 that Banamex USA (BUSA), a Los Angeles-based financial institution and a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., will forfeit $97.44 million and enter into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) after allegations that BUSA committed Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations.

Cosmetology group alleges education secretary violated federal law

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A cosmetology schools association is suing the U.S. education secretary, alleging violation of federal law.

Stockholder alleges company, board violated law

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against a British company and its board members, alleging violation of federal law.

New York state, commissioner allege company is polluting environment

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York state and the state's environmental commissioner are suing New York companies, alleging violation of federal law.

Shareholder accuses gold mining company. board members of breach of duty

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit against a gold mining corporation and its board, alleging breach of duty.

Customer accuses Honda of breaching warranty

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — A New Jersey woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Honda, alleging breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, fraud and violation of state law.

Queens property owners allege MTA released hazardous materials

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — Queens property owners have filed a class action lawsuit against New York's MTA, alleging negligence caused hazardous materials to be spilled on the plaintiffs' property..

Consumer alleges cheese manufacturer mislabeled products

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A Seattle consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Sargento Foods, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Consumer alleges pharmaceutical company inflated prices

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A Michigan consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies, alleging fraud, unfair competition and violation of state law.

Consumers allege cruise company breached contract

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a cruise business, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Consumer accuses Johnson & Johnson of negligent misrepresentation

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A New York City consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Chef Kyle Connaughton's case against Chipotle dismissed

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a well-known chef’s case against Chipotle Bar and Grill.

Alabama Supreme Court sends eight Family Security Credit Union cases to arbitration

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Eight separate claims filed against a credit union for allegedly failing to perfect its security interest in vehicles before financing the purchasers of the vehicles will head arbitration, according to a court ruling.

Alabama Supreme Court sends workers' compensation suit back to court to decide retaliatory discharge claim

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court remanded a workers' compensation case back to state court to decide if the retaliatory discharge claim, filed by an injured nursing home worker, was covered under her employer’s program designed to compel arbitration.

Phoney Lawsuits: Comcast wants access to 'professional' plaintiff's prior testimony

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - On May 16, attorneys for Comcast asked a federal magistrate judge to force a New Jersey plaintiffs firm to hand over transcripts of depositions given by its client, Jan Konopca. Comcast is a defendant in one of 31 lawsuits filed by Konopca in New Jersey federal court.

New Mexico accuses California real estate group of fraud

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — New Mexico's attorney general is suing California real estate groups, alleging fraud.