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GrubHub accused of harassing texts

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — A Colorado man has filed a class action lawsuit against GrubHub, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Horizon Healthcare Services settles data breach case for $1.1 million

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Feb. 17 that Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., the state’s largest health care provider, will pay $1.1 million and improve data security practices after allegations of failing to properly protect the privacy of close to 690,000 New Jersey policyholders.

SEC, state securities administrators sign pact to monitor new crowdfunding rules

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Feb. 17 that it had signed an information-sharing agreement with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).

Lawsuits should be disclosed in bankruptcy proceedings, says Va. top court

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Rulings by a circuit court were correct in requiring that a Virginia woman should have disclosed a pending lawsuit in a bankruptcy estate, Virginia's high court has ruled.

Nebraska SC sides with insurer on question of ‘actual cash value,’ depreciation of labor

The state’s high court, in its Feb. 17 opinion, sided with defendant American Family Mutual Insurance Company. The court held that an insurer may apply depreciation to the cost of labor when determining actual cash value under a standard policy that did not define the term “actual cash value.”

Breast cancer group settles Michigan case involving allegations of deceiving donors

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Feb. 14 that Florida-based nonprofit Breast Cancer Outreach Foundation Inc. will pay $150,000 after allegations it deceptively raised $1.4 million nationwide, including at least $36,372 in Michigan.

Washington state attorney general resolves two campaign finance violation cases

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Feb. 13 that his office has resolved two campaign finance violation cases.

Chevron, Western Nuclear settle allegations related to uranium mine waste on Navajo land

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 9 that Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Western Nuclear Inc. have settled in separate agreements over allegations related to uranium mine waste at the Mariano Lake and Ruby Mines on the Navajo Nation.

New Jersey targets Hilton Homewood Suites hotel, alleging discrimination against female employees

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the state’s Division of Civil Rights announced Feb. 10 the filing of a complaint against a Hilton Homewood Suites hotel for allegations of discriminating against female employees.

Wash. high court upholds lower court decision in LGBT discrimination case

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Feb. 16 that the state’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision in Ferguson’s lawsuit against a Richland Florist for alleged LGBT discrimination.

Florida works with FTC to shut down alleged illegal robocall scheme

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and nine other state attorneys general announced Feb. 21 the final consent judgment shutting down an allegedly illegal robocall scheme selling Florida cruise line vacations.

D.C. successfully defends inclusionary zoning program after challenge from developer

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Feb. 15 that his office has won a case against a developer that challenged the constitutionality of the district’s inclusionary zoning (IZ) program.

Arizona court dismisses more than 1,000 lawsuits brought by alleged serial litigator

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Feb. 17 that a judge has dismissed more than 1,000 allegedly frivolous lawsuits filed by a serial litigator.

EPA announces settlement in Oregon with Nygaard Land

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 8 that Martin Nygaard and Nygaard Land LLC will begin a major wetland restoration effort on 72 acres of formerly wooded property that Nygaard owns and cleared.

Sponsor of asbestos ‘double-dipping’ bill seems confident he has Trump’s support

A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, says the president doesn’t have “a reason not to” support the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency, or FACT, Act.

Alcohol monitoring system doesn't work, class action claims

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Two California consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a Los Angeles company, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Stockholder alleges Arctic Cat, board of directors violated law

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against Arctic Cat and its board of directors, alleging violation of federal law.

Ala. SC rules expert witness not always necessary to prove medical negligence

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled that in cases in which a layperson can understand the consequences of medical negligence, an expert is not needed, reversing a summary dismissal of a medical malpractice case.

Class action filed over 'natural' shampoo claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Procter & Gamble, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Ferrara Candy misrepresents amount of candy in boxes, lawsuit says

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A California man has filed a class action lawsuit against an Illinois candy company, alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of state law.