JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has affirmed a summary judgment by a trial court in a wrongful death lawsuit in which a delivery driver died while operating a company vehicle during a winter storm.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 20 that Learning Care Group (LCG), the second largest for-profit child care provider on the continent, has agreed to settle allegations of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 20 that had it issued an administrative complaint arguing that CDK Global Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Auto/Mate would violate federal antitrust laws and reduce competition in the market for Dealer Management System (DMS) software. Following the issuance of the complaint, CDK and Auto/Mate notified the FTC that they abandoned the acquisition plans.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 15 that Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo U.S.A. Inc. (collectively, Toyobo), will pay $66 million after allegations of selling defective Zylon fiber for bulletproof vests to U.S. law enforcement agencies.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 19 that the operators of a registration service for motor carries have agreed to a settlement after allegations they impersonated, or falsely claimed affiliation with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 16 that a federal court has banned four individuals from allegedly promoting deceptive moneymaking schemes that involve cryptocurrency.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 16 that three Utah firms and their owner will settle allegations of deceptively and illegally calling more than 117 million consumers to pitch their movies.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 20 that Adore Me Inc. will pay $300,000 in penalties as well as $63,000 in consumer restitution after allegations it deceptively marketed its VIP membership program for a $39.95 monthly fee.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – On March 9, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the judgment of a trial court to deny summary judgment to Robert and Mary Pauline Brewer after they struck a cow while driving home in March 2015.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A Washington court of appeals has sided with a trial court in its decision to deny a motion to compel arbitration made by a supermarket chain in a class action lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging underpayment of wages.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A San Francisco plaintiff alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of state law against an Illinois candy company is seeking class certification for his complaint over the amount of candy in boxes he purchased at a theater.
AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has tossed out a suit against the state's attorney general and two county prosecuting attorneys filed by plaintiffs who alleged that Ohio Rev. Code by 2917.21(B)(2) violates the First and 14th Amendments "because it criminalizes constitutionally protected political expression on the internet."
BROOKLYN (Legal Newsline) – A class action suit on behalf of Eugene Duncan and other visually impaired plaintiffs is moving forward against Popular North America Inc. potentially in order to test the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Employers may find themselves in more federal court cases after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in February ruling that whistleblowers are not protected under the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act unless they file a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
WASHINGTON – According to a report compiled by a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that covers mass tort and product liability litigation, Pennsylvania ranks a stark second nationwide in asbestos lawsuits filed by plaintiffs allegedly suffering from mesothelioma.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit March 20 against a Dollar Tree retail store in Martinez, Georgia, for allegedly discriminating against an employee because of her pregnancy.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 20 that Walgreens Co. will pay $55 million after allegations it overcharged consumers covered by the state worker’s compensation insurance system for prescription drugs.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced March 16 that the federal government will reconsider Obama administration rules that allegedly restrict what property owners can do with the land they own.