CHICAGO — An Illinois diabetic supplies resale company faces a lawsuit from the state for allegedly owing more than $1 million to customers who sent in their unused testing supplies.
News from January 2019
SACRAMENTO — A 17-state coalition of attorneys general has joined efforts to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through a reply brief filed regarding a lower court's decision that declared the ACA unconstitutional in Texas v. U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has joined a lawsuit against a West Virginia hospital, which allegedly violated the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statue by compensating employed and contracted physicians for referrals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Charges by the federal government that an $80 billion merger of industrial gas suppliers Praxair Inc. and Linde AG would violate antitrust laws have been settled with an agreement by the companies to divest assets as a public comment period begins on the divesture.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) allegations that a $1.67 merger between two chloride process titanium dioxide suppliers would affect competition in that market was recently upheld by an administrative law judge.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A $1.1 billion joint venture between three polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET) manufacturers, which the federal government charged would violate antitrust laws, has been restructured as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Piedmont, California individual alleges he believes his personally identifiable information was compromised in a breach on a question-and-answer website.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Stockholders of a dental products manufacturer allege they purchased stock at artificially inflated prices.
Texas insurance agents allege Transamerica Life Insurance owes more than $2.1 million in commissions
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A Texas individual and limited liability company allege they are owed millions for commissions by an insurance company.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a supermarket chain over allegations it deceptively represents types of fish.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD over allegations they falsely inflate the screen pixel count and resolution on several of their devices.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – In a case where a group of people allegedly attempted to interfere with the purchase of a group home for autistic individuals, the Superior Court of New Jersey reversed an order that dismissed the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) case on Dec. 10.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 7, the Supreme Court of Ohio reversed an $800,000 judgment in compensatory damages in a defamation case.
BOSTON — A Connecticut auto lender will pay more than $700,000 to settle charges by the state of Massachusetts over alleged deceptive sales practices including the financing of faulty cars.
PROVIDENCE — The state of Rhode Island is part of a $575 million nationwide settlement https://www.ri.gov/press/view/34934 over the alleged fraudulent opening of millions of accounts and other illegal practices by Wells Fargo, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.
OLYMPIA — The state of Washington has reached a settlement with the Spokane County Democratic Central Committee's (SCDCC) former chairman and executive director and its former treasurer over state campaign finance law violations, according to the Washington State Attorney General's Office.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced it had recovered more than $2.8 billion in False Claim Act settlements and judgments in fiscal year 2018, which includes $2.5 billion involving the health care industry.
ATLANTA — The state of Georgia has filed a civil lawsuit against more than 20 opioid manufacturers and distributors for allegedly using false and deceptive tactics in a effort to increase their profits from opioid drug sales, which has contributed to the state's opioid crisis.
BALTIMORE — Maryland's Attorney General Brian Frosh is the latest to join a coalition of 15 attorneys general that filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to argue against payday lenders using fake affiliations with Native American tribes as a way to escape state law violations when practicing predatory lending.
PHOENIX — A company that operated for-profit schools across the United States has reached a settlement with 48 states and the District of Columbia that will provide more than $400 million in student debt relief for students who were allegedly deceived by the company's false claims.