News from September 2017

Illinois man files class action against Logitech over allegedly defective security system

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Orland Park, Illinois, consumer claims that a security system he purchased is defective.

Zillow securities holder claims he was damaged by company's allegedly misleading statements

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges he purchased artificially inflated Zillow securities.

Consumer Credit Card Relief faces class action over solicitation calls

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County man alleges a debt consolidation marketer and seller invaded his privacy with its solicitation calls.

Sirius XM alleged to have collected information without consent for solicitation

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer claims that Sirius XM uses personal information from motor vehicle records for solicitation purposes.

Consumers claim Clorox Green Works products are falsely advertised

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that household cleaning products advertised as "green" are misrepresented.

Food & Water Watch alleges poultry operation loan approval violates law

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation is challenging the approval of a loan to a proposed poultry operation in Maryland.

Texas city challenges state's SB 1004 regarding public property and private cell services

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The City of Austin, Texas. is seeking to declare a piece of legislation unconstitutional.

BNSF Railway Co. challenges Minnesota's assessed value of its property

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based railway company alleges that the State of Minnesota assessed its property at values in excess of its true market value.

Consumer claims Alexia potato products have xanthan gum and cannot be labeled as 'all natural'

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A St. Louis consumer alleges that an Idaho business made false claims regarding its potato products.

HSUS, other groups allege EPA failed to act on air pollution petition

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several nonprofit groups have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegations that it has failed to act on a petition they submitted years ago regarding what they claim is one of the largest sources of air pollution in the county.

T-Mobile opened account without consent, San Diego consumer claims

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego consumer alleges T-Mobile opened an account in his name and charged him for it without his knowledge.

Oregon runner wants reimbursement of fees from canceled Vancouver USA Marathon

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon man is seeking restitution for fees he paid to register for a marathon that was canceled.

DOL proposes 18-month delay of fiduciary rule’s full implementation

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 1, 2017

In June, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Request for Information, or RFI, related to the rule and whether to delay its full implementation. The rule, released in April 2016, mandates financial professionals who service individual retirement accounts, including IRAs and 401(k) plans, to serve the “best interest” of the savers and disclose conflicts of interest.

Court won't transfer lawsuit over '8' on bottles of Old Charter bourbon

By Laura Halleman | Sep 5, 2017

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Missouri has denied a motion for change of venue to distilleries named in a class action lawsuit that claims they falsely labeled their Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

Farmers Group Inc. seeks dismissal of insurance policy suit

By Chandra Lye | Sep 5, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The defendant in a class action lawsuit over automobile insurance policies has filed a motion to dismiss in Texas federal court.

Alaska Supreme Court rejects claim from opponent of state office building

By John Sammon | Sep 5, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court rejected a compensation claim made by a property owner in Anchorage who opposed plans by a state agency to expand and renovate a building to be used as government offices.

Lawsuit against Calif. health care center going to arbitration because of previous agreements

By Dee Thompson | Sep 5, 2017

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A case from the San Diego County Superior Court alleging elder abuse will go to arbitration, the California 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled.

Canada Dry Ginger Ale makers seek dismissal of fifth false advertising complaint

By John Severance | Sep 5, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Canada Dry Ginger Ale has faced a bevy of amended complaints from a class action plaintiff concerning the authenticity of the ginger in their products.

Woman's sexual abuse claim against public entity untimely, court rules; Alleged abuse happened nearly 20 years before lawsuit

By Angela Underwood | Sep 5, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A 4-3 decision from the California Supreme Court says a then-34-year-old woman who was allegedly molested in high school waited too long to file her lawsuit against a public entity.

The Gap defeats claims over inferior clothing at outlet stores; Lawsuit had no merit, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Sep 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has ruled against a woman's claims she was tricked into buying inferior clothing products at The Gap and Banana Republic outlet stores.

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