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Class action plaintiff against Hertz told to arbitrate toll fee claims; Judge says 'reasonable person' should know they're bound to contract

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California court has granted Hertz Corp.’s motion to compel arbitration in a case over allegations that Hertz overcharged for a toll violation fee, noting that the plaintiff was bound by contract to arbitrate all claims.

From West Virginia Record

Some attorneys say West Virginia courts are too lenient when it comes to certifying class actions

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 14, 2018

CHARLESTON – A recent state Supreme Court ruling about class action lawsuits has some in the legal community dismayed about the way such cases are certified in West Virginia.

Alcon and Allergan, sued over eye drops that are allegedly too big, seek dismissal

By John Breslin | Jun 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The makers of prescription eye drops are asking a federal court to dismiss a class action that claims the containers dispense too much medicine into the eye.

Lawsuit over Benecol's 'no trans fat' label will continue after judge's ruling

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A food company’s motion to dismiss a suit over its allegedly misleading “no trans fat” label was denied.

Hobby Lobby Stores alleged to misrepresent prices of merchadise

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 14, 2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that an arts and crafts store chain advertises discounts that were not actually provided to customers.

Women file RICO suit against Harvey Weinstein, others over assault allegations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Three women working in the film industry have filed a racketeering suit against Harvey Weinstein and other companies.

Teachers allege California Teachers Association unlawfully collected fair share services fees

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 14, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Six current, former and retired teachers allege the California Teachers Association union collected fees from them without their consent.

Nissan appeals to Seventh Circuit seeking arbitration in Infiniti peeling paint class action

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A major car company accused of selling vehicles with defective paint appealed the denial of its motion to compel arbitration in an ongoing class action lawsuit against it and a dealership May 16.

Magistrate judge says class action plaintiff and his attorney used shady doctor, might not have bought product at issue

By John Breslin | Jun 13, 2018

A federal judge has raised serious questions over the actions of a plaintiff and his attorney in a class action against a major retail pharmacy chain that has since been dismissed.

Oregon consumer alleges Walgreen is unlawfully charging bottle deposit on exempt beverages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 13, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon consumer alleges a pharmacy chain is charging a bottle deposit for beverages that cannot be refunded.

From Madison County Record

Lawyers to get 75 percent of $9.8 million whistleblower suit against K-Mart; Tillery's take - $5.7 million

By Record News | Apr 24, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel awarded three fourths of a $9.8 million settlement to lawyers who sued failing retailer K-Mart.

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