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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.

Consumer alleges EcoSmart insect repellent does not repel mosquitoes

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A San Pedro, California consumer alleges a brand of insect repellent is "ineffective and worthless."

Plain Green, Great Plains Lending alleged to have charged interest rates higher than 100 percent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia residents allege two lending companies are violating state lending statues and are charging high interest rates.

Objector fighting $21.5M settlement with Monsanto, says lawyers, paid more than $6M, didn't get enough for class

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. district judge on May 25 approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Monsanto over the herbicide Roundup, but one class member is challenging it by arguing the plaintiffs attorneys are selling out Californians in order to reap millions in attorneys fees.

Part of lawsuit challenging Atkins' net carbs claims dismissed

By Chandra Lye | Aug 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California has partially granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Dr. Robert Atkins’ company Atkins Nutritionals.

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries packaging has more than 50 percent slack-fill, consumer alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 10, 2018

San Francisco resident accuses defendant description of violated consumer protection and labeling lawsOAKLAND — A consumeer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. and Does 1 to 10, defendant description, citing alleged violation of California Consumer Legal Remedies Act.Angela Kennard filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 2, in the U.S.

Consumer alleges Nestle USA uses deceptive practices with 'No GMO' seals

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges Nestle USA's No GMO Ingredients seal is misleading as it leads consumers to believe products have been evaluated by a third party.

Yale University alleged to have failed to timely disclose 2008 data breach

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 10, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – An Ivy League school is alleged to have failed to timely disclose information about a data breach that occurred a decade ago.

Consumer claims Rachael Ray Nutrish pet food contains glyphosate

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 10, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a brand of pet food associated with a celebrity chef is not natural as advertised.

Crisco spray product not extra virgin olive oil as advertised, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges that a cooking spray is not extra virgin olive oil as advertised.

Vitamin Shoppe again seeks dismissal of class action lawsuit over Garcinia Cambogia supplement

By Chandra Lye | Aug 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The Vitamin Shoppe has requested an amended complaint over a supplement be dismissed with prejudice, claiming the plaintiff is unable to provide evidence supporting her case.

Consumer alleges Prevagen supplement does not provide the benefits advertised

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 9, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey woman alleges a supplement she purchased in 2015 does not provide the brain health benefits as advertised.

Pampa Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not extra virgin olive oil, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges a brand of olive oil is not extra virgin olive oil as advertised.

Employers in California must pay employees for time spent clocking out

By John Breslin | Aug 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Employers in California must take into account when evaluating pay the time taken to perform certain tasks after clocking out, the state's Supreme Court has ruled.

Acadia Pharmaceutical shareholder alleges stock prices were artificially inflated

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder in a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company alleges he purchased stock at artificially inflated prices.

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