WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A two-hour hearing on frivolous lawsuits before a U.S. Senate committee may have lacked focus on pending legislation but did produce a few noteworthy moments - including Sen. Al Franken’s assertion that there are “bad actors” filing meritless lawsuits, though he is opposed to the reforms presented.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A putative class action filed in September by senior citizens against a residential care facilities chain alleging fraudulent practices that deprived them of needed care and exposed them to risk of injury as part of a scheme to maximize revenue is on its way back to a California state court.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Pringles chips want the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging they offered false advertisements of ingredients in a flavor of chips.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court on Oct. 30 ruled that a trial court did not err when it upheld the dismissal of a legal malpractice case filed by RES-GA McDonough LLC against Taylor English Duma LLP.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that the rental agreement between Rent-A-Center and Brian Ray Pedigo did not compel arbitration, despite the fact that Pedigo had pawned the television he rented from them and then been jailed for it.
HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Montana Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's ruling throwing out a potential class action suit of individuals who paid property taxes “under protest” because of alleged government deficiencies.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California 1st District Court of Appeals on Sept. 22 upheld an earlier trial court's decision that the company of an employee driving to his office while off-work could not be held liable for a traffic accident that killed a woman on Dec. 13, 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a decision filed Oct. 19, California’s 1st District Court of Appeals, Third Division, reversed a trial court’s summary judgment that ruled in favor of Colgate-Palmolive Co., the defendant in a case alleging the company’s products caused the plaintiff’s health problems.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Nov. 8 that they have filed a new brief in the ongoing lawsuit against President Donald Trump for allegations of violating the Emoluments Clauses.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Nov. 8 that it has filed a lawsuit against Freedom Debt Relief, the biggest debt settlement company in the United States, for allegations of deceiving consumers. The lawsuit also named co-CEO Andrew Housser as a defendant.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Nov. 6 that they have urged the Trump administration to keep and enforce the Waste Prevention Rule.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Nov. 6 that he is leading a coalition of six attorneys general in urging the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to keep and enforce the Greenhouse Gas Performance Measure.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced Nov. 1 that Entercom Communications Corp. must divest 13 radio stations before proceeding with a plan to acquire CBS Radio Inc.