NEW YORK — The state of New York is suing a managing agent of a Brooklyn cooperatively owned apartment building for allegedly defrauding elderly co-op shareholders through the "below market sale" of apartments and hiding a $100,000 commission.
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, along with the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG), has proposed new state legislation that would require organizations that have been formed specifically to give money or property to government agencies to abide by the Inspection of Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act.
TRENTON — An online brokerage firm accused of being a part of defrauding investors in a scam that lost about $4.5 million in trading within a two-month period has agreed to a settlement with New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Securities.
PHILADELPHIA —The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has announced its filing of a lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc. over allegations the company did not provide promised incentives to customers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers affected by what the federal government calls a "robocall scheme" will soon see some of the $1.7 million in settlement monies ordered by a Florida district court against several companies involved in the illegal calls.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set its sites on three companies that sell dietary supplements and other health-related products, alleging the companies may be using false claims not supported by scientific evidence.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Ji Enterprises will pay $81,127 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 12 current and former employees at two of its Bloomington, Indiana, restaurants – Restaurant Ami and Toto's Uncle.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that Ohio has joined the United States, the District of Columbia and other states in settling two qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuits against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens).
A Pennsylvania Supreme Court committee is proposing a new rule that will help medical malpractice lawyers, but a look at the makeup of the committee shows five lawyers, including its chair, who work at firms that file medical malpractice cases.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A pharmaceutical company has filed a suit against the Food and Drug Administration to challenge the agency's imposition of a hold prohibiting it from continuing a human study of a drug to treat a gastrointestinal disease.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a United Airlines stockholder who sued the company and its executives over a separation agreement for a former CEO who approved an unprofitable route has been dismissed.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a suit filed by a passenger who broke his hip in a fall while on a Princess Cruise Lines ship and sued the company.
FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the state of California, 5th Appellate District said it reversed a lower court’s order that denied a wage lawsuit class certification because the lower court used improper legal criteria.
SACRAMENTO — A California man who operated a $4 million mortgage fraud scheme throughout the southern part of the state has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison and must pay more than $200,000 in restitution, according to the California Attorney General's Office.