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Lawsuit is 'trivial,' say diet supplement companies facing class action

By Karen Kidd | Jul 24, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Three diet supplement companies defending themselves against allegations of fraud and other charges told a federal judge in New Jersey July 19 that plaintiffs are barred from prevailing in the case because they can't prove injury or loss and that their claims are "de minimis," or trivial.

Conn. ruling could be 'death knell' for class action plaintiffs suing over 'spring water' claims

By John Breslin | Jul 24, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit claiming Nestle bottled water produced and distributed as "100 percent spring water" is a fraud has been dismissed by a court because federal law preempts any action citing state statutes.

Fla. court keeps TCPA case alive; Texting a 'risky venture' for companies

By John Sammon | Jul 24, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 7 dismissed a motion by a defendant to dismiss a case alleging a man’s privacy rights were violated when he received texts that were marketing ploys.

Consumer challenges 'made with real ginger claims' on Canada Dry ginger ale

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 23, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York woman alleges that she was deceived by the advertising label on Canada Dry ginger ale.

Man claims Honda CR-V vehicles can only safely seat four, not five

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man alleges that a Honda mid-range utility vehicle does not safely seat five people as advertised.

Samsun, Hynix and Micron alleged to have conspired to fix DRAM product prices

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Three companies that control nearly 100 percent of the dynamic random access memory market are alleged to have conspired to fix prices.

Stockholder seeks to enjoin Twenty-First Century Fox, Disney merger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder is seeking to enjoin a merger over allegations Twenty-First Century Fox failed to disclose all information regarding the merger.

Warrantech, AMT Warranty alleged to fail to honor extended service warranty plans consumers purchase

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 19, 2018

BENTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A Glen Carbon, Illinois woman alleges a company failed to honor an extended service plan she purchased.

State Street settlement fiasco has Ark. lawmakers questioning state's role in class actions

By John O'Brien | Jul 17, 2018

State Street settlement fiasco has Ark. lawmakers questioning state's role in class actions

Consumers seek damages from Apple over alleged phone-throttling iPhone update

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Several consumers have filed a complaint against Apple over allegations its iOS 10.2.1 update issued in January 2017 throttled iPhone performance.

Judge approves Harvard professor's settlement with American Airlines over baggage fees; Almost $3M to attorneys

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Harvard business professor's class action lawsuit against American Airlines over allegations the air passenger carrier wrongly charged for checked bags is well on its way to being settled, according to federal court documents.

San Diego couple want to amend class action against Frito-Lay over chip flavor

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego couple suing Frito-Lay over the company's allegedly misleading label on a popular flavor of Lay's brand potato chips has asked a federal judge to allow them to amend their would-be class action lawsuit.

District courts divided on whether landmark BMS decision applies to class actions; SCOTUS likely to decide

By John Breslin | Jul 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Federal district courts are divided on whether a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on personal jurisdiction is applicable to class actions.

Maker of Scott flushable wipes, defending itself in lawsuit, says it never claimed they were synthetic-free

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Kimberly-Clark Corp. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations that the "natural" label on Scott flushable wipes is misleading.

Consumer claims Canada Dry Ginger Ale is falsely labeled as made from real ginger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 12, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Canada Dry Ginger Ale are alleged to falsely label the beverage as made from real ginger.

Citizens Disability alleged to have called consumer without his consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 12, 2018

UTICA, NY (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges a Massachusetts company contacted him without his consent.

Good Health snack products alleged to misrepresent nutritional, health qualities

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges a line of snack food products is deceptively labeled and marketed.

Uber alleges Ohio insurance company sent it junk faxes

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A ride-hailing service company alleges an Ohio-based insurance company sent it junk faxes.

Campbell Soup Co. alleged to use false advertising regarding preservatives

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege a brand of canned soup is deceptively marketed as containing no preservatives.

Consumer challenges benefit claims of CVS Pharmacy supplement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a dietary supplement sold by a pharmacy chain falsely states it provides beneficial effects for cognition and memory.

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