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Internet service providers seek to stop two state Senate bills in Vermont

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

BURLINGTON — Internet service companies have filed a class-action lawsuit against public officials, citing alleged imposition of an unconstitutional state Senate bill in Vermont.

Stockholder claims CafePress merger transaction failed to state all material facts

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

WILMINGTON — A stockholder has filed a class-action lawsuit citing alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Facebook sued for allegedly over-estimating potential reach of ads

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Individuals have filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook Inc. and Does 1-25, citing alleged breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

MobiLoans violated RICO, according to class action lawsuit filed by consumers

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 31, 2018

RICHMOND — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against MobiLoans, LLC, an Internet lending website, citing alleged unjust enrichment, violations of RICO, 18 U.S.C. § 1962(C) and (D), violations of Virginia Usury Laws, and Indiana Usury Laws.

California man alleges Cucina & Amore sauces do contain preservatives

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California resident alleges Cucina & Amore sauces are falsely advertised as not containing preservatives.

Starbucks White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drink does not contain white chocolate, New York consumer alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 31, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a Starbucks drink does not contain white chocolate as advertised and that the labeling is designed to increase sales.

Investors in projects at Jay Peak and Q Burke ski resorts allege they were damaged by scheme

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Investors in projects at ski resorts in the state allege they were damaged by a scheme and are seeking to recover their losses.

Pet owners accuse Champion of allowing heavy metals, toxins in pet food; Company says it's a copycat of failed lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

CHICAGO — Pet owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against Champion Petfoods USA Inc. and Champion Petfoods LP, alleging that they misrepresented and failed to fully disclose the presence of heavy metals and toxins in their pet food.

Consumer files suit over alleged 'camouflaged ink' used on Iberia Foods olive oil product

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a brand of olive oil is marketed in a misleading manner because of the colors of ink used on its label.

More info on Donziger released; Lawyer gained multibillion-dollar verdict against Chevron through fraud, judge has ruled

By John Sammon | Oct 29, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Chevron on Oct. 24 asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to hold disbarred attorney Steven R. Donziger in contempt for his alleged continued efforts to personally profit off a pollution scam in the South American country of Ecuador.

Consumer alleges Rite Aid Day Logic sunscreen has SPF of 22, not 85 as advertised

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County resident alleges that a brand of sunscreen sold by Rite Aid falsely advertises the protection it offers.

Supreme Court case to decide issue of class action funds directed to 'pet causes'

By John Sammon | Oct 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 31 will hear arguments in what could become a landmark case to decide whether attorneys in class action lawsuits can send class funds under the cy pres doctrine to the causes of their choosing.

Report: Surging securities class actions over corporate M&A, 'adverse events,' a growing 'litigation racket'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 25, 2018

Saying the trend carries substantial costs for investors and the entire economy, a new report is calling for reforms to tamp down on the growing surge in the number of so-called securities class action lawsuits filed against companies over mergers, acquisitions or stock price drops - a phenomenon the report author called a "litigation racket."

Law firm in controversial $300M settlement reveals referral fees in a third of open cases

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 24, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Labaton Sucharow revealed it has agreed to pay referral fees to outside lawyers in almost a third of its open lawsuits, responding to prodding from the judge overseeing the scandal-tinged, $300 million State Street Bank & Trust case.

Litigation funding not subject to Georgia's interest rate laws, state Supreme Court rules

By John Breslin | Oct 22, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Funding provided to plaintiffs while their lawsuit is pending is not a loan under Georgia law, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday, and therefore regulations setting maximum interest rates that can be charged won't apply.

Time running out for lawyers suing opioid industry to show specific proof

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 20, 2018

The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.

Timeshare buyers allege units are difficult to use, seek rescission from Holiday Inn Club Vacations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Several consumers are seeking the rescission of their contracts for timeshares they purchased over allegations they are difficult to use.

IDT Energy alleged to have called numbers listed on Do-Not-Call registry to market services

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 19, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Residents of Illinois and New Jersey allege a New Jersey energy service provider harassed them with marketing calls.

Consumer alleges Justin's Peanut Butter Cups come in packaging with 40 percent empty space

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges a brand of peanut butter cup candy comes in a package that contains 40 percent empty space.

Judge chastises Labaton in hearing over $75M attorneys fee, demands contracts

By Dan Fisher | Oct 17, 2018

The federal judge who unleashed a wide-ranging investigation into the fee practices of Labaton Sucharow was unimpressed by the class action firm’s agreement to install an ethics monitor and revamp its rules.

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