HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Adam Slater, the attorney for plaintiff Mary McGinnis, attempted to use the previously published words of a noted female pelvic specialist serving as a witness for defendant C.R. Bard to refute the contention that mesh implant devices were safe.
DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A motion to dismiss an EEOC lawsuit against a security systems company over allegations of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act was denied on Dec. 18 by Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – In a decision on March 13, the Delaware Superior Court dismissed a lawsuit against medical supply company CareFusion Solutions LLC brought by a class of former employees who claimed the company owed them overtime wages and cited California laws.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for the plaintiff and defendant jousted again over the issue of whether a pelvic mesh implant intended to treat a sagging bladder was the cause of damage to a woman’s body, or whether it was her own arthritic condition that caused her alleged pain.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Herbalife International, a global multi-level marketing corporation, on Dec. 22 filed a motion to dismiss a legal action filed against the company that alleged violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 29 that Riddhi USA Inc. and owner Mohd M. Alam have been enjoined by a federal court from distributing dietary supplements that are allegedly adulterated and misbranded.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey jury has found in favor of a Vernoa couple and ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay them $37 million following a trial over traces of asbestos in the company’s baby powder.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 2 that Vulto Creamery LLC has been permanently enjoined by a federal court from manufacturing and distributing allegedly adulterated food.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has dismissed a lawsuit against an airline company over an $80 “exit fee” a customer claimed shouldn’t have been charged for his flight.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 2 that it is mailing 2,116 refund checks worth a total of about $355,000 to consumers victimized by CogniPrin’s alleged scheme to deceptively market a “memory improvement” supplement.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for the cosmetics company Kiss My Face have asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss the complaint alleging its use of the term “natural” misleads customers, stating the plaintiffs have “largely disregarded” the court’s previous orders to amend their complaint.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 2 that it is seeking public comment on proposals to modify a video game industry self-regulatory program first approved by the agency in 2001 under the agency’s Children Online Privacy Protection Rule.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A former C.R. Bard vice president told a jury April 6 that the use of a resin substance in pelvic implant devices had not been communicated to a supplier of the resin because if the supplier found out its resin material was being used for medical purposes, it might prohibit its availability.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced April 2 that Michael Liberty, founder of the financial technology startup Mozidio Inc., has been charged with tricking hundreds of investors into investing in shell companies rather than Mozidio.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 2 that a federal district court has ordered Scottsdale Wine Café, doing business as 5th & Wine, to pay $100,000 after allegations it allowed two servers to be sexually harassed because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego man's putative class action lawsuit against an outlet store is in a lull with a six-month-old motion to dismiss still on the table and the defendant's attorneys having changed law firms.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit March 30 against Beavers’ Inc. doing business as several Arby’s franchises in the Southeast, for allegedly subjecting several teenage female employees to sexual harassment.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.