JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently filed two lawsuits against Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance companies and their affiliates for what is alleged to be a failure to make adequate payments for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Attorney Harvey J. Garod received a ruling in his favor against another attorney he claims essentially poached his former client and did not pay him his share from a subsequent settlement.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Time Warner Inc. was given an extension until May 16 to answer to allegations of a class action lawsuit brought forward by a law firm that is also seeking to represent a proposed class.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois has denied class certification in a lawsuit alleging Kohl’s Corp. and Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York Human Rights Law.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling regarding the University of the Incarnate Word, ruling that when it comes to law enforcement, it is a governmental unit because it has its own campus police force.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court on May 16 lowered the amount awarded by a lower court in a wrongful discharge claim of a former employee of the Kansas City School District.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced May 23 that his Office of Consumer Protection has settled with Burlington Financial Group LLC (Burlington) and its owner and manager, Sang Yi, for allegations of falsely promising to reduce consumer debt.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 25 that Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule aimed at postponing the date that companies would need to come under compliance with the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for steam electric power plants (ELG Rule).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 23 that Carrillo Farm Labor LLC (Carillo Farm), an onion farm in Deming, New Mexico, has agreed to settle allegations that it discriminated against U.S. citizens and instead hired mostly foreign visa workers.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 25 that he has urged the Trump administration to close a loophole that allows highly flammable, highly explosive crude oil to be shipped by freight rail via so-called “bomb trains” through communities in California.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 25 that it has taken action against a scheme that allegedly duped millions of dollars from consumers by falsely promising student loan debt relief and credit repair.