Attorney General Jim Hood filed six separate lawsuits against the defendant companies in Hinds County Chancery Court last month. The companies have since asked the lawsuits to be removed to federal court, arguing the attorney general’s complaints require the determination of issues of federal law.
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – A University of Maine System student waited too long to file a notice of claim after being insured in a slip-and-fall on campus, the state's highest court ruled recently in affirming a lower court ruling.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a lower court in a case that questions who has the responsibility to ensure a safe workplace when it comes to subcontractors.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A firearms dealer isn’t completely off the hook after it sold a gun that later was used against a police officer, but it has avoided paying compensation to an injured police officer, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled on April 24.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced April 26 that it has ordered Security National Automotive Acceptance Company (SNAAC), an auto lender specializing in loans to service members, to pay $1.25 million and make good on a previous consent order after the company allegedly violated a CFPB consent order.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 27 that he has joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas in suing the U.S. Department of the Interior for delaying the implementation of a rule designed to help taxpayers receive fair royalties from companies that extract oil, gas, and coal from federal lands.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 24 that he has joined a multistate coalition in calling out the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The coalition alleges the DOE is abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced April 25 that he supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject a challenge to Alabama’s PAC-to-PAC transfer ban.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced April 24 that the two former executives at Hungarian-based telecommunications company Magyar Telekom will a pay a total of $400,000 to settle allegation of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 24 that a federal court, per an FTC request, has ordered Timothy L. Ford to pay $2 million in civil penalties for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Ford is the president of Commercial Recovery Systems Inc. (CRS).