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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.

Consumers allege MiTAC Digital failed to notify users of GPS device lifetime map subscription change

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two California consumers allege the maker of the Magellan RoadMate GPS device falsely represented buyers would get free lifetime map updates.

Consumer alleges Ticketmaster works with resellers to get 'second cut' on ticket sales

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges Ticketmaster has been working with ticket scalpers and has facilitated ticket sales by implementing a resale partner program.

Westminster Pharmaceuticals, CVS Pharmacy alleged to have injured consumers with sale of adulterated medication

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 16, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania woman alleges she was damaged because she paid full price for a prescription that is adulterated.

Homeowner alleges defective NIBCO tubing burst his home, caused more than $30,000 in damages

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 16, 2018

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York homeowner alleges that defective tubing in his home burst and caused water damages to the property.

Perfect Bar makers omit information regarding added sugar, consumers allege

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California resident and a New York consumer are challenging the health claims of an energy bar maker over allegations the bars have a high sugar content.

Buyers allege Arizona Beverage falsely advertises that tea, energy drinks are preservative-free

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 16, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The labeling used by a beverage company is alleged to deceive consumers into thinking they are purchasing healthier, preservative-free beverages.

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