NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Though it might look like the world’s worst attempt at a bribe, Herr’s had a reason to send a couple of empty potato chip bags to a federal judge presiding over a class action lawsuit against it.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Bronx County, New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a global media and entertainment company over allegations it prevents consumers from canceling a free trial.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Christian pro-life singer and songwriter who claimed she was libeled when YouTube removed her video in 2014 on an alleged terms of service violation has failed to state a claim in her libel case against the online video service, an appeals court recently ruled.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Civil litigation attorneys in California might want to check their past court reporting invoices following an appeals court ruling that statutory limits on transcription fees apply to both court-employed and privately retained reporters.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 13 against Aarons Inc., a rent-to-own store chain that operates nationally, alleging race-based harassment of black employees.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Dec. 11 that Munchee Inc. has halted its initial coin offering (ICO) after allegations involving unregistered securities offers and sales.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Dec. 12 that it has charged Provectus, a biopharmaceutical company based in Tennessee, alleging a series of accounting controls and disclosure violations.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is questioning how the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office handled an investigation into some campaign contributions to Justice Robin Jean Davis’s 2012 re-election campaign.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 14 that the operators of an alleged work-at-home scheme have been banned from selling business opportunities and business coaching services.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 12 that the agency has finalized a public comment period and approved a final consent order that settles allegations against Moonlight Slumber LLC, which makes “organic” products. It is the FTC’s first case involving “organic” product claims.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Dec. 11 that they intend to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to coordinate different efforts to protect consumers online after the Restoring Internet Freedom order.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Sometimes making a scientific discovery is only half the battle, as Dr. Aaron Carroll found out after researching and writing an article on the effects of artificial sweeteners.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 12 that Tecumseh Products Co., Thomas Industries Inc., and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. will pay more than $4.5 million after allegations of natural resource damages at the Sheboygan River & Harbor Superfund Site.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 12 that 21st Century Oncology Inc. and certain subsidiaries will pay $26 million after allegations of False Claims Act violations.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeals, 2nd Appellate District Division One on Nov. 16 upheld a decision of the Los Angeles Superior Court dismissing allegations of fraudulent conversion and transfer of funds in a case that has gone on since 2003 in both state and federal courts, as well as courts in Switzerland.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a judgment of a circuit court in finding that a man’s lawsuit against doctors alleging negligence in the wrongful death of his mother was barred by a statute of limitations.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Is a standard contract signed at employment ordering the employee not to file suit if injured on a customer’s premises contrary to public policy? In the case of a security guard injured at a client’s business, the answer is yes, according to a recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling.