News from February 2018

Royal Caribbean Cruises employee alleges she was assaulted on cruise ship

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A resident of Argentina employed by Royal Caribbean alleges she was sexually assaulted by another co-worker while working on the Majesty of the Seas.

Cesar Castillo Inc. alleges injuries because of 'supracompetitive' prices of Zetia drug

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Puerto Rican corporation alleges that it was damaged by supracompetitive drug prices because of the conduct several pharmaceutical companies.

Women claim FasciaBlaster product benefit claims are 'baseless and false'

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Several women who paid almost $90 for a product that claims to eliminate cellulite allege it causes bruises and does not provide the benefits advertised.

Fighting 'misguided' lawsuits, Chevron shows it can play the climate change blame game too

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Chevron Corp. has filed a third-party complaint against Norway’s state-owned oil company Statoil, seeking to include it in lawsuits by California cities and counties over global warming.

SEC asked to investigate potential fraud in California bond offerings over climate change risk

By Ann Maher | Feb 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers for the Competitive Enterprise Institute are asking the Securities Exchange Commission to investigate potential fraud involving inconsistent climate change claims of California cities and counties in their bond offerings.

Chicago law firm claims Bissell Inc. owes more than $200,000 for services

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago law firm claims that two Michigan companies failed to pay for its legal services.

OPINION: Bad Science at NIOSH?

By Bruce Fein | Feb 2, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

California man claims Rite Aid charged him more for generic prescriptions

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges he is paying more for generic prescription drugs at Rite Aid than customers enrolled in the pharmacy's Rx Savings Program.

Consumer claims Scarpetta sauces are not preservative free as advertised

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer claims a brand of sauces is falsely advertised as containing no preservatives.

Two allege they lost money in TD Ameritrade Inc. trading strategy

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

CHICAGO – Two Illinois residents allege that they lost money in a trade strategy because facts were omitted about the risks of it.

Consumer claims Advanced Micro Devices Inc. processor is defective

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana woman alleges that a central processing unit in her computer is defective and is vulnerable to security issues.

Midwest Research Laboratories CEO alleges identity was used to promote Innovus Pharmaceuticals product

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A chief executive officer of a research laboratory in Illinois claims a San Diego alleges his identity was used to advertise a topical cream without his authorization.

Viber Media alleges NxtGn owes more than $500,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida companies are alleged to have failed to pay legal fees.

DOJ facing broad challenge to anti-sanctuary city policy, prosecution advocate says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. Department of Justice policy that ties federal funding to immigration-based requirements is being challenged nationwide, a prosecution advocate and former assistant U.S. attorney for California and Maryland said during a recent interview.

Consumer claims 22 Days Nutrition Plant Power Protein Powder container has nonfunctional slack-fill

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims a brand of protein powder is packed with nonfunctional slack-fill.

Lawyer alleges Morelli Ratner Law Firm PLLC still owes $200,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer alleges that his former employer has defaulted on a written agreement.

DeVry University students allege school misrepresented employment, income rate of graduates

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Legal Newsline) – DeVry University students allege they were misled by the school's advertising and are seeking restitution.

The Apple & Eve juices' labels are misleading, consumers claim

By Louie Torres | Feb 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers claim a brand of juice's labeling deceives consumers into thinking they are purchasing a healthier product.

Consumer claims Takis chips bags contain nonfunctioning slack-fill

By Louie Torres | Feb 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims a brand of tortilla chips bags are filled with mostly air.

From Pennsylvania Record

U.S. Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP's request to consider congressional redistricting

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court has an answer for Pennsylvania Republicans who wanted the judiciary to examine the constitutionality of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s decision to redraw its congressional districting map: “No.”

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