News from January 2018

Utah Supreme Court affirms part of Weber River as 'navigable water'

By Angela Underwood | Jan 3, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's decision allowing navigable recreational waterway use on the Weber River.

Judge finds PwC liable to FDIC - only the FDIC - over Colonial fraud

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Washington has found accounting giant PwC liable to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for failing to catch the multibillion-dollar fraud that took down Colonial Bank, even as she rejected similar claims by the bank and its holding company because they were complicit in the fraud.

Consumer accuses Apple of fraud over alleged slowing of older iPhone performance

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California iPhone user has filed a suit against Apple over allegations it failed to disclose it was purposely slowing down the performance of older iPhone models.

Senior citizens file suit alleging elder abuse against AARP over insurance products

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Three California senior citizens allege AARP and an insurance company illegally advertise insurance services and products to obtain monetary benefit.

LegalForce RAPC World alleges Trademark Engine made false statements in advertising

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California patent and trademark law firm alleges an online service engaged in patent and trademark filing uses false and misleading advertising.

The Check Cashing Store alleged to have called consumer 100 times after she revoked consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman alleges a debt collector harassed her with dozens of calls.

Investors file suit against Comerica Bank over fraud allegations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A group of investors are seeking damages from a Texas-based financial institution over their alleged investment losses.

Murphy USA Inc. customers file suit over allegedly improper charging of sales tax

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Customers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a retail gas station chain over allegations it improperly charged money from its customers.

Consumer claims Checkers Drive-In Restaurants sent unwanted text messages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana consumer alleges a restaurant sent her unwanted text message advertisements.

Consumer claims California Baby products are falsely advertised as natural

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of products for children over allegations the products are misrepresented as natural.

Consumer alleges Inglehoffer Stone Ground Mustard is falsely advertised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer claims a brand of mustard is falsely advertised as having no preservatives.

Utah Supreme Court rules retailers not immune under Liability Reform Act

By Angela Underwood | Jan 4, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has concluded that the state's Liability Reform Act does not create immunity for retailers and has reversed a district court's dismissal of a lawsuit.

Pro Custom Solar alleged to have invaded man's privacy with unwanted calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a solar panel installation company unlawfully made telemarketing calls to consumers.

Consumer claims some brands of Horizon milk are not organic as advertised

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges a brand of milk products are falsely advertised as organic.

Man files suit against Sessions Firm LLC over collection of alleged debt to Credit One Bank

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a New Orleans, Louisiana debt collector is using false representation to collect an alleged debt.

Ingredients in Pre-JYM sport supplement have no scientific backing, consumer claims

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer claims a California company misrepresents a supplement and is seeking restitution.

Litigation funder spending cash on political candidates like AGs of New York and Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | Jan 4, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Companies that fund lawsuits can find themselves in the crosshairs of state regulators, and a recent New York Post article revealed that one such business has given tens of thousands of dollars to one of the nation’s most important public officials – who happens to have sued a competing company.

Victims of IRS's tea party bias - and taxpayers - must see Lois Lerner's testimony, lawyer says

By Record News | Jan 5, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Lois Lerner, formerly of the Internal Revenue Service when it discriminated against applicants for tax exemptions based on their viewpoints, claims Americans have no right to read statements she made under oath about why she did it.

Panel: Chapter 15 eases the way for cross-border bankruptcy proceedings

By John Sammon | Jan 8, 2018

SANTA MONICA (Legal Newsline) – A panel of experts on Chapter 15 cross-border bankruptcy proceeding indicated the increasing use of the legal option allows a greater harmony and coordination between foreign and U.S. courts.

New York attorney general reaches settlement with lumber company for $50,000 In penalties

By Marian Johns | Jan 8, 2018

BUFFALO — In a recent settlement agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, owner Fred DeNormand and his company Classic Fence and Lumber will shut down his company and pay more than $50,000 in penalties, costs and restitution for allegedly defrauding consumers.

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