News from August 2018

DHL alleges Chemours failed to pay $1.05 million termination payment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A supply chain and logistics company alleges a chemical manufacturing company owes more than $1 million for the termination of an agreement.

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Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

Pampa Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not extra virgin olive oil, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges a brand of olive oil is not extra virgin olive oil as advertised.

Maryland facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers for 'undercover investigation'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland zoological facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers to do an 'undercover investigation' of the facility.

Consumer alleges Prevagen supplement does not provide the benefits advertised

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 9, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey woman alleges a supplement she purchased in 2015 does not provide the brain health benefits as advertised.

Wrongful death case against nursing home to be heard in Ala. court, not arbitration

By John Breslin | Aug 10, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A woman suing a nursing home company on behalf of her late mother has won one round of her action after the Alabama Supreme Court dismissed a motion to compel arbitration.

Delaware Chancery Court appoints monitor in Oxbow Carbon exit sale suit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 10, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A multi-part remedy to settle a dispute between defendants identified as the "Koch parties" and Oxbow Carbon LLC was delivered by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster on Aug. 1 in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

North Dakota high court rules that one of governor's challenged vetoes was 'valid and effective'

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 10, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court found that one of Gov. Doug Burgum’s vetoes challenged by the Legislative Assembly was “valid and effective” on July 30.

Vitamin Shoppe again seeks dismissal of class action lawsuit over Garcinia Cambogia supplement

By Chandra Lye | Aug 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The Vitamin Shoppe has requested an amended complaint over a supplement be dismissed with prejudice, claiming the plaintiff is unable to provide evidence supporting her case.

Arizona attorney general 'true advocate' of state's job creators, industry leader says

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 10, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's efforts to defend small businesses against scammers has shown him to be an advocate on behalf of job creators in the state, a business leader in the state says.

Man's lower IQ caused by lead paint exposure as kid, Maryland high court rules

By Sandra Lane | Aug 10, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Judges in the Maryland Court of Appeals on July 31 affirmed a lower court’s decision, with one dissent, in a lawsuit concerning damages for loss of income allegedly caused by exposure to paint that contained lead.

Maryland court denies request to remand permit issued to Upper Potomac River Commission

By Davion Smith | Aug 10, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A state-owned wastewater treatment facility in Westernport, Md., now has continued authorization to dump effluent into the North Branch Potomac River, despite concerns from a group that the practice is significantly affecting the river's water quality.

Colorado attorney general: Commercial sports betting not subject to state constitutional limits

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has released a formal opinion on whether current state law authorizes commercial sports betting after the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized sports betting, saying it is up to the state's legislature.

New Jersey mortgage company settles allegations it charged unauthorized fees

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

ATLANTA — The state of Georgia has settled with a New Jersey mortgage serving and originating business over allegations the company charged unauthorized fees to consumers throughout Georgia.

Hawaii joins 19-state coalition challenging EPA's rollback of Clean Air Rule

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

HONOLULU — Hawaii has joined a 19-state coalition and the District of Columbia that is challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Clean Air Rule, which the coalition says will cost Americans an additional $193 billion to $236 billion in gas and will add carbon emissions.

Crisco spray product not extra virgin olive oil as advertised, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges that a cooking spray is not extra virgin olive oil as advertised.

Chicago, Illinois attorney general battle U.S. over EPA designations for several counties

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

CHICAGO — The city of Chicago and the Illinois attorney general have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over a new rule that they say does not reduce dangerous smog in and around Illinois.

Iowa attorney general backs new polices to reduce adult smoking rate

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has submitted a policy paper to the federal government and public health experts recommending new polices on e-cigarettes and a public information campaign that he says will drive the adult smoking rate below 10 percent over the next three years.

Tire business to pay $81K to settle Massachusetts allegations of illegally removing asbestos

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

BOSTON — The state of Massachusetts has settled with Town Fair Tires for $81,000 over allegations the company illegally removed and disposed of asbestos material during the expansion of its Springfield tire store.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, others alleged to have conspired to inflate advertising prices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 10, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – An Arkansas law firm alleges television broadcasting companies conspired to fix advertising prices.

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