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Nestle: Class action against Poland Spring would 'endanger' bottled water regulatory process

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Defendant Nestle Waters North America Inc. filed a motion to dismiss an amended complaint on July 30 regarding a lawsuit over its Poland Springs brand of spring water over allegations the water does not meet the “spring water” determinations as defined by the Federal Drug Administration.

Lamps Plus settlement: Vouchers for class, $750K for lawyers

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A motion was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Aug. 24 by plaintiff Harley Seegert requesting that the court grant the instant unopposed motion for preliminary approval of a class action settlement against Lamps Plus Inc.

'Novel' talc lawsuit rejected by Third Circuit; No injury alleged but buyer's remorse

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A woman has no right to damages for buying talc-based baby powder and then regretting the decision because she learned later of an alleged link with ovarian cancer.

Johnson & Johnson seeks dismissal of class action over 'hypoallergenic' baby wash

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 24, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over the use of the word "hypoallergenic" on baby wash are asking a federal court to deny the company's motion to dismiss their complaint.

Motion filed to certify class action against Nordstrom, HauteLook over alleged misrepresentation of Rolex watches

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A motion to certify a case as a class action suit was filed in a federal court on Aug. 31 against Nordstrom Inc. and HauteLook Inc. for allegedly misrepresenting the condition and the worth of vintage Rolex watches they sold between 2013 and 2017.

Man alleges text messages from Florida yoga studios invaded privacy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida yoga studios are alleged to have unlawfully sent unsolicited text messages for marketing purposes.

Montana LuLaRoe buyer alleges that she was unlawfully charged a sales tax

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 19, 2018

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – A Montana resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against multilevel-marketing company known for leggings over allegations it unlawfully charged a sales tax.

Plantronics' BackBeat FIT headphones are not sweatproof, consumer alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California citizen alleges a brand of headphones is not sweat and waterproof as advertised.

Consumers claim Target Debit Card 'functions nothing like virtually every other debit card'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 19, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman and North Carolina man allege a retailer misrepresented the nature of its store debit card.

California court rules for man suing because he has to take two One A Day Vitracraves instead of one

By William Sassani | Sep 19, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of Bayer Corp. in a case over the company's One A Day gummy vitamins.

Consumer Reports subscriber alleges 'barrage' of junk mail caused by disclosure of information

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Rhode Island magazine subscriber alleges he now receives unwanted junk mail because the magazine disclosed his personal reading information.

Stock owner alleges Philip Morris violated securities laws

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A purchaser of Philip Morris common stock alleges that it purchased stock at artificially inflated prices earlier this year because of the company's misleading statements.

Bob's Red Mill steel cut, old fashioned oats alleged to contain herbicide glyphosate

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two California consumers allege Bob's Red Mill oat products contain an herbicide.

Joe's Crab Shack employees lose case seeking overtime pay

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A group of current and former Joe's Crab Shack managerial/executive employees seeking overtime pay have lost their appeal.

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Hale v. State Farm settles for $250 million

By Ann Maher | Sep 4, 2018

State Farm and plaintiffs have agreed to settle protracted RICO litigation for $250 million on the opening day of what was expected to be a long-running trial at federal court in East St. Louis.

In Washington, armored car employees earn double damages for having to remain vigilant on breaks

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 30, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Washington found on Aug. 23 that a defendant armored car company is liable to its former employees for double exemplary damages plus pre-judgment interest for allegedly depriving their employees a meaningful meal period and for violating the Washington Minimum Wage Act (MWA).

Office Sense alleged to have unlawfully sent fax advertisements to businesses

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 22, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami, Florida law firm alleges faxes sent by another Miami company caused it harm.

California court rules WinCo employees' bargaining agreement 'clear and unmistakable' regarding meal breaks

By Dani Hemmat | Aug 21, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) ‒ California’s 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Two on Aug. 13 upheld a judgment in a case involving WinCo Foods LLC and some of employees who claimed unfair break-time practices.

Samsung Electronics America alleged to have sold TVs with defect that causes overheating

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 16, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges certain televisions manufactured by Samsung have a defect that causes the device to overheat.

California man alleges makers of Vega products fail to warn of heavy metals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Berkeley, California man alleges the makers of protein products marketed as plant-based failed to disclose the products expose consumers to toxic heavy metals.

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