News from June 2018

California Environmental Protection Association alleges West Coast Metals is discharging pollutants into creek

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – An environmental organization alleges a scrap metal recycling facility in California is unlawfully discharging pollutants into bodies of water.

Woman alleges metal in Skittles candy injured teeth, caused headaches

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Wayne County, Michigan woman alleges metal embedded in Skittles candy damaged her teeth and gums and caused her to suffer daily headaches.

Man claims Target Corp. invaded privacy with collection calls

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Sanford, Fla. consumer alleges his privacy was invaded by a store's collection calls.

Does it matter if oil is useful? Cities say no in climate lawsuit filings

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California cities suing five of the world’s biggest oil companies said in court filings Thursday that the question of whether fossil fuels are useful to society is irrelevant to whether the companies should pay billions of dollars in damages over climate change.

Alabama alleges it will lose congressional seat because of 2020 census rule

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Alabama alleges it stands to lose a congressional seat and an electoral vote because of a new rule to include foreign nationals in the 2020 census.

Former NBA player alleges financial advisers mishandled millions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

POMONA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A former NBA player for the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers alleges his former financial advisers mishandled millions of his funds.

GEICO alleges SIGMA Med Care submitted 'hundreds' of fraudulent claims

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY (Legal Newsline) – Maryland-based insurance companies allege that New York corporation submitted fraudulent claims.

Georgia lawyer files defamation suit against Dorsey & Whitney

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia lawyer has filed a suit against a Minnesota partnership and an attorney over allegations it published false statements about him.

Consumer alleges Logitech misrepresented number of drivers in speaker system

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The manufacturer of computer peripherals and accessories is alleged to have misrepresented the characteristics of a speaker system.

Art Institute of New York City students allege programs were not accredited as advertised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Former students of a for-profit art school no longer in operation allege the university made false and misleading statements about its programs.

Menard alleges the NLRB is exceeding authority in action over independent contractors

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

MADISON, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) – A Wisconsin corporation that sells home improvement goods alleges a federal agency has exceeded its authority regarding a lawsuit.

Native American tribe files action over endangered fish species against federal agencies

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federally recognized Native American tribe has filed suit against government agencies over two endangered species of fish in Oregon and California.

Health care providers allege Walgreens faxes interrupted business

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 1, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two Illinois health care providers allege they were sent unsolicited advertisements from a pharmacy chain.

Illinois attorney general approves of passage of Career Preservation and Student Loan Repayment Act

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced May 24 that she supports the Illinois House’s passing of legislation that prevents a student loan borrower’s professional license getting suspended if the borrower is not making payments.

Hawaii Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of state's use tax scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki announced May 22 that the state’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state’s use tax scheme in the case CompUSA Stores LP v. State of Hawaii, Department of Taxation.

California attorney general secures $3.3 million from Cox Communications to settle hazardous waste allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 24 that Cox Communications California LLC (Cox) and other related entities will pay $3,318,700 to resolve allegations of unlawfully disposing hazardous waste.

Arizona attorney general alleges city gives illegal tax breaks for private developments

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced May 24 that his office filed a petition for special action asking the state’s Supreme Court to declare the city of Tempe is in violation state law when it gives tax breaks to private developments.

Mass. attorney general secures $244,000 from Delaware Life Insurance after concerns over annuity payments

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 24 that Delaware Life Insurance Co. will pay $244,000 over allegations it failed to provide payments and forms in a timely and accurate manner for certain annuity contracts.

New York attorney general takes action against company that didn't show up for testimony

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced May 25 that her office instituted an order against Walker’s Manufactured Housing Inc. and its owner, Stanley Hall, mandating that they "explain their failure to sit for testimony" required by Underwood’s subpoena.

Massachusetts attorney general alleges three construction companies failed to pay proper wage to workers

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 18 that her office cited three construction companies in the commonwealth more than $155,000 over allegations they all failed to pay the proper prevailing wage rate for work done on public works projects.

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