WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 2 that his office has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Texas and 12 other states against the Stream Protection Rule enacted in the closing days of the Obama administration.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced May 4 that he has rejected a petition for a proposed Ohio constitutional amendment that would change Ohio's congressional redistricting process.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 4 that he has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to recover damages from companies that allegedly dumped contaminated construction waste in Brentwood on Long Island.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 2 that he has filed a lawsuit against NYSPAC Inc., operating as the NYS Prisoner Assistance Center or NY Parole Aids, and its owner, Mario Vredenburg, also known as Antonia Barrone.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 28 that Industrial valve manufacturer Emerson Electric Co. has agreed to sell the switchbox business of Pentair plc to Crane Co. of Stamford, Connecticut, after FTC allegations that its proposed $3.15 billion acquisition of Pentair would violate federal antitrust law.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Both employers and employees will have to wait a little longer for clarification on whether class action waivers are an acceptable part of employment law, thanks to a recent announcement from the U.S. Supreme Court.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 3 against Impressions Incorporated, a St. Paul-based design, printing and packaging company, for allegations of requiring unlawful medical exams and then firing an employee because of his disability.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A plaintiff's lawsuit seeking damages for an alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) not only has a legitimate claim, but it may proceed as a class action, a judge ruled on March 22.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The attorney taking on Microsoft over allegedly mysterious suspensions of Xbox Live Gold accounts is fighting requests by the company to move the case off the court's docket and into arbitration.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 4 that Momentive Performance Materials Silicones LLC (MPM) will pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations of violating state and federal environmental laws.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on May 1 issued an opinion allowing the city of Miami to proceed as a homeowner under the FHA program and sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank for alleged discriminatory loan practices.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced May 4 that Verto Capital Management and CEO William Schantz III will pay roughly $4 million after allegations of conducting a Ponzi scheme.