DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – An employee who was fired by a Tim Horton's Cafe and Bake Shop in Romulus, Michigan has been awarded more than $22,000 in a settlement over a religious discrimination complaint.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal for the 2nd District has upheld a lower court’s ruling in favor of Los Angeles County in its court battle against JetSuite Inc. over personal property taxes.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Financial institutions and free-market advocates generally applauded the recent U.S. Senate vote striking down a federal rule that would have eliminated mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer credit contracts.
A Tennessee man, described as a professional plaintiff and sleuth with three cell phones, is allowed to continue one of his many lawsuits after faking interest in a free home security system to identify whom he wanted to sue for calling him about it.
The plaintiffs filed a two-page stipulation of dismissal without prejudice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Oct. 24. Their voluntary dismissal comes nearly two months after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a proposed settlement agreement, describing it as “utterly worthless.”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Koch Industries has put a division of its Georgia-Pacific unit in Chapter 11 bankruptcy after failing to stem a rising tide of lawsuits by mesothelioma victims who attribute their disease to asbestos-containing drywall compound.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A federal court is being asked to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging that an improper Chicago soft drink tax of 5 cents was charged for an orange drink sold at Chicago Subway stores when the drink should have been exempt.
According to the state Supreme Court, the common-law firefighter’s rule provides, in general terms, that a firefighter or police officer who enters private property in the exercise of his or her duties generally cannot bring a civil action against the property owner for injuries sustained as the result of a defect in the premises.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice and the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced Oct. 31 that the Board of Elections in the city of New York (NYCBOE) will settle allegations of removing voters from voter registration rolls in violation of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Nov. 3 he has joined a bipartisan coalition of 36 attorneys general urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the “physical presence” rule.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) —New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 31 that Molina Health Care of New York (Molina), formerly Total Care of New York (Total Care), will change certain business practices and pay $25,000 in penalties after allegedly violating rules related to limited English proficiency notices.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Oct. 30 that Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld an agency complaint against 1-800 Contacts, which the FTC says created anti-competitive agreements with rival businesses.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 1 that the agency and the Illinois Attorney General have reached settlements with the operators of a fake debt collection scheme in the Chicago area. The operators will be banned from the debt collection business and from selling debt portfolios.