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News from August 2018

Defamation suit filed by alleged Roy Moore victim will stay in Alabama court

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 30, 2018

Court upholds lower circuit court ruling for change of venue from Etowah to Montgomery county.

Delaware SC allows med-mal plaintiff's expert to testify, overturning trial court decision

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 30, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware reversed and remanded a decision from the Superior Court on Aug. 21 in a medical negligence case in which a patient’s bladder was ruptured during a 2013 diagnostic laparoscopy procedure.

Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of newlyweds who alleged rehearsal dinner food caused illness

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 30, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed “sharply divided” trial and appeals courts’ orders on Aug. 20 regarding summary judgment arguments made by the defendant caterer in a food poisoning case.

Consumer alleges HimalaSalt-Sustainable Sourcing salt products cannot be organic

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 31, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a Massachusetts company falsely labeled its products as organic.

Texas AG finds county violated state law in request for opioid lawyers' billing records

By Dan Fisher | Aug 31, 2018

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has found that a Texas County has violated state law by refusing to comply with a request for the billing records of private attorneys the county hired to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors

U.S. district court unseals action that criticizes selling faulty engines to military

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut unsealed documents Aug. 15 in a lawsuit that accuses United Technologies Corp. and its subsidiary Pratt & Whitney of selling millions of dollars of faulty fighter jet engines to the U.S. military.

Massachusetts pharmacy to pay $340,000 for allegedly receiving illegal Medicaid payments

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

BOSTON — A Massachusetts pharmacy has agreed to pay $340,000 to settle claims over an unauthorized automatic refill program that it billed and received payments for from the state's Medicaid program (MassHealth).

Missouri attorney general backs stricter consumer privacy protections

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the Missouri Public Service Commission prepares to consider rules on the using and sharing of customer information, state Attorney General Josh Hawley is urging the commission to implement stricter privacy protections for the state's consumers.

Settlement helps Nevada health foundation recover more than $600,000 from Deutsche Bank

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Nevada health care network has recovered more than $600,000 in restitution stemming from a multistate deceptive trade practices settlement with Deutsche Bank led by Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Ohio seeks to recover public funds from Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

COLUMBUS — The state of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and its affiliated companies and officers in an effort to recover public funds, according to the state's attorney general.

Consumers allege Jamba Juice falsely represents smoothies are made with whole produce

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that the ingredients in Jamba Juice smoothies are falsely marketed.

Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System files suit over fall in Nevro stock prices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A stock owner of a Redwood City, California medical device manufacturer has filed a potential class action against the company over allegations it suffered significant losses because of a fall in stock prices.

Lext alleges The Settlement Group owes more than $200,000

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 31, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – An Orlando, Florida corporation alleges that a Georgia corporation owes it more than $200,000 under a contract regarding life insurance policies.

Financial Trust investors allege Ponzi scheme caused damages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 31, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two investors in a hedge fund allege they have been damaged because of a Ponzi scheme.

Environmental Law & Policy Center, National Wildlife Federation files suit over Michigan oil pipeline

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Two environment nonprofit groups are seeking relief regarding the Coast Guard and a pipeline in Michigan.

New Mexico law firm alleges Mississippi law firm interfered with contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – A New Mexico law firm alleges that a Mississippi law firm and attorney interfered with a valid contract between it and a client.

U.S. nationals allege Jordanian bank provided services to terrorist organizations

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A bank headquartered in Amman, Jordan with a federal agency in New York is alleged by U.S. nationals to have provided and administered financial services to terrorist organizations.

Buckeye Ranch seeks declaration regarding access of records to Disability Rights Ohio

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit, private mental health agency in Ohio alleges a nonprofit protection and advocacy system in the state is asking for records without authority.

Rutland Medical alleged to have improperly billed inter-insurance exchange

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A reciprocal inter-insurance exchange and its subsidiaries alleges a New York professional service corporation improperly billed it for services it is not entitled to recover.

All Natural EucoClean 3-in-1 spray alleged to contain synthetic compounds despite natural label

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims that the sellers of an insect spray deceive consumers with their all-natural advertising claims.

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