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Russell Stover Chocolates, Ghirardelli Chocolate allegedly misrepresents quantity of products in package

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Queens County, New York consumer alleges he purchased chocolates that were packaged in containers with excessive, nonfunctional slack-fill.

Environmental organizations file suit against EPA regarding priority ranking for western Lake Erie

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Two environmental organizations are seeking a court order to declare the U.S. Environment Protection Agency's 2019 Integrated Report Approval was not in accordance with the Clean Water Act regarding western Lake Erie.

iPhone owner alleges Apple 'forced updates' to phones to reject chargers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County, California has filed a suit against Apple over allegations the company failed to inform users that their iPhones would reject chargers because of a future update.

Missouri woman alleges EcoSmart Insect Repellent is 'complete sham'

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri woman alleges that a brand of insect repellent is "a complete sham."

Parents allege Owlet Smart Socks issue false alarms or do not detect abnormal oxygen levels

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two California mothers allege a baby monitor either recorded false alarms or failed to alert them of their baby's low oxygen level.

Sierra Club alleges Fish & Wildlife Service failed to timely review snake's endangered status

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization is seeking a court to order a federal agency to complete a status review of an endangered snake.

Teva Pharmaceutical, others named in suit over allegations valsartan-containing medicines are contaminated

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 13, 2019

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York citizen has filed a class-action lawsuit against companies associated with a medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure over allegations it has been contaminated.

McDermott International stockholder files suit over merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of McDermott International alleges it has suffered significant losses and damages because of a misleading proxy statement disseminated before a vote on a merger.

Iowa attorney general: Telemarketer lied about being blind, sale proceeds helping the disabled

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

DES MOINES — A telemarketer and the Alabama-based telemarketing firm he works for have agreed to settle allegations by the Iowa Attorney General's Office that the solicitor lied about being blind and about sales of products helping those who are disabled.

Dollar Thrifty car rental companies settle charges of misleading Florida customers

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Dollar Thrifty car rental companies have reached an agreement with the state of Florida over allegations of not disclosing additional fees added to rental charges for the state's "cashless tolls" and misleading customers regarding other fees and charges.

California school district reaches settlement with state over civil, constitutional violations

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with one of the state's school districts and its police department to resolve allegations of civil and constitutional rights violations against African-American and Latino students as well as students with disabilities.

Arizona attorney general files appeal over state's Board of Regents tuition, student fees policy

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

PHOENIX — The state of Arizona has filed an appeal as it seeks to have its case against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), which is challenging the board's tuition and student fee raises policy, moved to the state's Supreme Court.

Consumers allege Bang sports energy drinks are marketed in misleading manner regarding ingredients

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 12, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege a brand of sports energy drinks misrepresents they contain "potent" amounts of ingredients that benefit the brain and body.

Feds, Louisiana agency file suit over oil spills against Sunoco Pipeline, Mid-Valley Pipeline

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 12, 2019

SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and a Louisiana agency are seeking penalties from the owners and operators of pipelines over three oil spills in three states.

Playboy subscriber alleges junk mail caused by disclosure of his reading information to data aggregators

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 12, 2019

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Playboy magazine subscriber alleges Playboy Enterprises disclosed his personal information to data aggregators and caused unwanted junk mail to be sent to his home.

Oklahoma Gas, Electric settles Arkansas' challenge over proposed $6.4 million rate increases

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) has reached a settlement with the state of Arkansas after facing a challenge by the state's attorney general over the company's request of a proposed $6.4 million increase in rates.

California attorney general blasts consumer bureau's recent rollback of payday lending rules

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general has criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) recent reversion of its Payday, Vehicle Title and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans rule, arguing the rule protects against predatory lending.

EEOC: 2 California restaurants ignored employees' complaints of sexual harassment, groping

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Two California restaurants face a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after allegedly dismissing complaints from male and female workers about being sexually harassed by a kitchen manager.

South Carolina pest control company faces lawsuit for alleged illegal firing of employee

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The federal government has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina against a South Carolina pest control and landscaping company that allegedly fired an office manager after denying her request for leave as an accommodation for her disability.

California attorney general, Labor Commission Office back meal, rest break rules for truckers

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general and the Labor Commission Office have filed a petition as part of their on-going legal challenge with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the state's meal and rest break rules for truck drivers.

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