The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is scheduled next week to hear arguments over a broad gag order issued by a judge overseeing a series of nuisance lawsuits against North Carolina hog farms that threatened to muzzle farmers and industry organizations opposed to the litigation.
Newspapers like the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 against the members of the Maryland State Board of Elections and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, challenging a new state law that imposes strict guidelines on publishers that publish political advertisements.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Health care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson's alleged failure to honor its own pledge on the issue of asbestos and talc in its baby powder will end in a New Jersey woman being forced to pay the ultimate price, her attorney stated during opening arguments in the latest case over allegations its products caused mesothelioma.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed over injuries sustained in a fall on an icy parking lot was dismissed because the judge ruled that the plaintiff had failed to present enough evidence to prove her claims.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has dismissed some claims filed by female users of Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products who claimed that using this product on their perineal area caused ovarian cancer.
LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Agency (EEOC) alleges a regional fast food chain violated federal law when it subjected three young female workers to inappropriate sexual comments and unwanted touching by male supervisory officials.
DENVER — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a $153,000 settlement with Teamsters Local Union No. 455 to resolve allegations the union denied fair representation to some of its members faced with discrimination.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal agency's claims of disability discrimination involving an employee with breast cancer against a hotel owner/operator which operates under franchise agreements with Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton and Best Western, have been settled.
NEW YORK — A New York social service agency has agreed to a $60,000 settlement with the federal government to resolve charges the agency refused to remove confidential information about an employee's disability from a duty log, which could be accessed by other employees, and then firing her for filing a complaint.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal court has granted the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) request for a temporary restraining order prohibiting two operators of rental listing websites from making false claims regarding availability of apartment units and Section 8 vouchers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A settlement reached between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and NetSpend, will allow the federal government to issue more than $10 million in refunds to NetSpend customers who were denied or delayed activation of their NetSpend prepaid debit cards after the company blocked customers from using the cards.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., and its former CEO have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle charges by the federal government that they mislead investors on the impact a negative documentary had on the company's reputation and business.