CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.
NEW YORK CITY (Legal Newsline) – Customers suing Applebee's after eating at two Times Square locations would apparently rather hire an attorney than add a few bucks when tipping their servers, and the owners of those restaurants are telling a federal judge that the plaintiffs have no case.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of an Austin, Texas-based corporation is seeking to enjoin a proposed merger until information is disclosed that was allegedly omitted from a proxy statement.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder in an Austin, Texas-based snack food company is seeking to enjoin a proposed transaction until allegedly omitted information from a proxy statement is disclosed.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 9 that it has reached a settlement with the operators of telemarketing scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of millions of dollars.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced an Arizona consumer fraud lawsuit Jan. 5 against NT Sourcing LLC, Premiere Office Supplies LLC, and their owner James R. Deremiah, for allegedly tricking consumers into paying for office supplies.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Jan. 11 that BP Energy Company and affiliates (BP) will pay $102 million to resolve allegations of intentionally overcharging the state for natural gas purchased between March 2003 and August 2012.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Jan. 9 that he is leading a coalition of 19 states and municipalities in defending the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The coalition drafted a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about proposed rulemaking to dismantle the CPP.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 9 that, in association with the state of Nevada, the agency has charged a group of defendants operating an adult content website with federal and state law violations.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Jan. 9 that Williamson and McKevie LLC, a debt collection business, has agreed to pay $8.8 million in penalties after allegations of violating the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has instructed a federal court to reconsider the case of a former worker at Sysco who filed a federal lawsuit over allegations of racial discrimination failure to promote, and a hostile environment who initially lost her case because she failed to file her charge of discrimination within 180 days of the alleged discrimination happening.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a Superior Court decision on Jan. 8 that a gas station owned by Speedway LLC is not liable for a customer’s injuries that he sustained falling on ice while getting gas on its premises during an ice storm.
SACRAMENTO - A ballot initiative to fund a $2 billion bond for statewide remediation of lead paint, mold, asbestos, radon, pests, and other environmental hazards in homes, schools and senior citizen facilities will protect home values and alleviate a state housing crisis, supporters believe.
TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Absent guidance from Florida regulators, a man is taking it upon himself to attempt to show that companies that finance lawsuits charge interest rates in excess of state law.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 9 that, following a public comment period, that the agency has approved a final order settling antitrust law violation allegations against Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ACT), which has been attempting to acquire competitor Jet-Pep Inc.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Jan. 10 that he is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to be proactive in ensuring public utility companies do not harm consumers while receiving a major windfall. Schneiderman joins other attorneys general, as well as state agencies and consumer advocates, as part of a bipartisan coalition to defend consumers in this issue.