TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling awarding $650,000 in damages to a homeowner who fell in a hole left by a power company worker on her property.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has affirmed that even if class actions are settled before the class is certified, potential class members must be sent notices of the settlement.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Connecticut man's lawsuit claiming he and other shareholders had been intentionally misled by DuPont executives about the potential of the company's chemicals division spinoff Chemours Co. has been tossed out by a state judge who said he failed to make his case.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal 1st Appellate District, Division Four has let the air out of class certification of a lawsuit filed against Thrifty Payless Inc. over allegations that a swimming pool purchased at a Rite Aid store did not match the pictures on the packaging.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 19 it has approved an application by Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, allowing the company to establish a new outpatient clinic in a location where it previously divested a clinic.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 19 that it has finalized a settlement agreement with Mars Inc. that will allow the company to continue its $9.1 billion acquisition of pet care company VCA Inc. The approval of the final order comes after the end of a public comment period.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 21 that during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, it secured more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from fraud and false claims cases.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 20 that United Therapeutics Corporation (UT), a pharmaceutical company in Silver Spring, Maryland, will pay $210 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 20 that ArcelorMittal Monessen LLC (AMM) will settle allegations of violating the Clean Air Act with a payment of $1.5 million divided equally between the U.S. and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. AMM will also implement air pollution controls worth roughly $2 million.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 19 that Citation Oil & Gas Corp. and its affiliates, Citation 2002 Investment Limited Partnership and Citation 2004 Investment Limited Partnership (collectively, “Citation”), will pay $2.25 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act during natural gas extraction from federal lands.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Dec. 22 that Advance Auto Parts will pay $10,000 to a former employee after allegations it cut his work hours after he asked for time off to observe his Jewish faith.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Securities, announced Dec. 20 that Garden State Securities Inc., a brokerage firm in Red Bank, will pay $275,000 to resolve allegations of failing to reasonably supervise a broker involved with the company.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced a lawsuit Dec. 19 against Sivil Inc. over allegations it used the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise money for personal use.
TOPEKA, Kansas (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Dec. 20 that he joined 12 other attorneys general in filing a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia arguing that only the president has the legal authority to select the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 21 that he is leading a coalition of 12 states and the District of Columbia in urging the U.S. House of Representatives to reject budget cuts for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Dec. 20 that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BIPI) has settled allegations of deceptive and misleading marketing of prescription drugs with a $13.5 million multistate penalty. California will get $857,000.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a lawsuit Dec. 19 against the Trump administration over a decision to suspend the Waste Prevention Rule.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced a lawsuit Dec. 20 against J.D. Nursing & Management Services, a home health care service provider, and its CEO, James N. Ibe, for allegations of violating wage laws in the district.