AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced June 2 that his office has led a motion that asks the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to declare that the federal government is not in compliance with the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA).
News from June 2017
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 7 that she has joined six other attorneys general in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to abandon its proposed ban on a toxic pesticide widely used on food consumed by infants, young children and pregnant women.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Florida Office of the Attorney General announced June 5 that a federal district court judge has entered eight orders against a group of individuals in Orlando that allegedly pitched worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs to consumers via illegal robocalls.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced June 8 that it has amended its complaint against the operators of an invention-promotion scheme, World Patent Marketing (WPM).
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision that Marrick Homes was liable in a personal injury lawsuit.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Georgia's Supreme Court has reinstated at $35 million award in the case of a teenager severely beaten while leaving Six Flags Over Georgia almost a decade ago in which a jury found the amusement park largely liable for the beating he suffered.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The lone dissenting Arkansas Supreme Court justice in an arbitration case otherwise upheld by the court earlier this month warned against alternative dispute resolution.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The NFL is seeking to dismiss a suit filed by a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader who alleged that it and 26 clubs conspired to suppress cheerleader wages.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has upheld a judgment in favor of CBS Corp., contending that a statute of repose barred a man from suing the company in an asbestos case.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ruled against allowing a police brutality victim to collect damages from the city of Baltimore.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California's Second District Court of Appeal has ruled that that Applied Underwriters’ appeal of a trial court’s order denying its renewed petition to compel arbitration is not appealable.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – A Kansas military housing company won its appeal after suing two companies responsible for constructing a bathroom fan that allegedly caused two fires.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — Three Florida customers have filed a class action lawsuit against Santa Barbara Airlines CA, doing business as SBA Airlines, a Venezuelan company, alleging breach of contract.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - This spring, a Chicago federal jury awarded $3 million to the widow of a lawyer who committed suicide by stepping in front of a CTA L train in Chicago’s Loop in 2010 shortly after taking a generic version of the antidepressant drug Paxil.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a cruise ship company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.
Spaceports are popping up over the country as private companies bet on a surge in commercial spaceflight and equally eager states maneuver to make room for them.
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 5 that Integrated Medical Solutions Inc. (IMS) and former President Jerry Heftler will pay $2.475 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act and Anti-kickback Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced June 7 that it took action against Fay Servicing, a mortgage servicer based in Chicago, for allegations of failing to provide mortgage borrowers with federally mandated protections against foreclosure.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 6 that the city of Des Plaines, Illinois, has agreed to resolve allegations of violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission announced June 7 that it has obtained settlements with a group of defendants based in St. Louis who allegedly tricked consumers into buying unnecessary technical support devices by targeting them with deceptive pop-up ads.