News from November 2018

Calif. court: Property owner's loss of ability to operate as nightclub after shooting is property damage

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 7, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has reversed a previous decision in an insurance claim involving the owner of the property that housed the former El Sombrero nightclub in Colton, California.

Delaware vice chancellor stays he 'cannot approve' Goldman Sachs settlement

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 7, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A proposed settlement between Goldman Sachs Group and a shareholder received an unfavorable opinion from a Delaware vice chancellor.

Woman tells court that Diet Coke dupes drinkers into thinking it can help with weight loss

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiff in a lawsuit against The Coca-Cola Co. who alleges the company misleadingly markets Diet Coke as a weight-loss beverage is appealing a court's decision to toss the suit.

Arkansas attorney general defends Trump administration's Corporate Average Fuel Economy changes

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is among five other state attorneys general defending the Trump administration's efforts to change the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) guidelines.

Arizona carpet cleaning company allegedly violated Do Not Call laws, deceived customers

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

PHOENIX — Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against a carpet cleaning company, alleging violations of Do Not Call laws.

Multistate coalition of attorneys general blasts EPA proposal to cut carbon pollution rules

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a multistate effort to oppose a Trump administration proposal to do away with federal regulations that place limits on fossil-fuel power plants' carbon emissions.

California asks Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to uphold trucker requirements

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to turn down a recent petition by the American Trucking Association (ATA), which says the state's meal and rest break rules for commercial vehicle drivers are preempted under federal law.

Sterigenics U.S. accused of pollution at Illinois plant

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

WHEATON, Ill. — A lawsuit has been filed in DuPage County Circuit Court by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madiigan and the DuPage County state's attorney alleging Sterigenics U.S. LLC is releasing a dangerous pollutant at its Willowbrook, Illinois, plant.

Former Multi-State Lottery Association employee who rigged software to pay penalties

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

TOPEKA — A Shawnee County District Court has ordered a former Multi-State Lottery Association computer security employee accused of manipulating software to produce "winning tickets" to pay the state of Kansas damages and penalties.

'Military-themed' jewelry retailer allegedly deceived service members with illegal financing

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

ALBANY — New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has filed a lawsuit against a national "military-themed" jewelry retailer, alleging it mislead military service members with illegal financing and other illegal acts.

Orgain's ready-to-drink products contain less than 16 grams of protein, consumers allege

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 7, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – An Irvine, California company that makes ready-to-drink protein products is alleged to falsely advertise the amount of protein in the products.

Illinois woman alleges LaCroix's all-natural claims are false

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 7, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer alleges that LaCroix sparkling water is mislabeled as all-natural.

Consumer claims he received unsolicited texts from Humane Society of the United States

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Humane Society of the United States is alleged to have sent text messages to a San Francisco consumer without his permission.

Mott's applesauce, apple juice products are falsely represented as natural, consumer alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer is challenging the "natural" claims on certain Mott's applesauce and apple juice products.

Man lived in Kansas, so kick his asbestos claims out of NYC court, defendants say

By John O'Brien | Nov 8, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Companies facing lawsuits in New York City’s controversial asbestos court are using U.S. Supreme Court decisions from recent years that prevented plaintiffs lawyers from suing in whatever court they felt like.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS LLP: Bradley Partner Ed Sledge Named a Veteran of Influence by Birmingham Business Journal

By Press release submission | Nov 8, 2018

Bradley attorney Ed Sledge was named a 2018 Veteran of Influence by the Birmingham Business Journal.

Ind. SC rules for FanDuel, DraftKings in lawsuit by college athletes seeking money

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has answered a question submitted to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a case between fantasy sports operators and the use of personalities of former collegiate athletes.

Delaware judges grants and denies motions in Sprint, RadioShack suit

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has ruled both in favor of and against motions filed by both parties in a dispute involving the former RadioShack and Sprint.

U.S. announces guilty plea of former Venezuelan petroleum executive in money laundering operation

By Marian Johns | Nov 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the guilty plea of a former Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) executive to participating in what the department is calling a "billion-dollar international money laundering scheme" involving the Venezuelan state-owned oil company.

Trucking company not liable for hitting addict who wandered onto 'dark Louisiana highway'

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi upheld a jury verdict that absolved Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC and its employee, Will Gates, for blame in an accident in which Gates struck a pedestrian who wandered onto the highway, according to an Oct. 25 opinion.

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