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Court upholds ruling favoring Los Angeles Unified School District in concussion case

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California 2nd Appellate District, Division One has upheld a trial court’s ruling against a student who sued the Los Angeles Unified School District following an injury.

Home Instead Senior Care franchisee settles charges of subjecting caregiver to sexual harassment by client

By Marian Johns | Dec 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — A Home Instead Senior Care franchisee has agreed to pay more than $300,000 to settle charges by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) of subjecting its caregiver employees to sexual harassment by a client.

Facial Rejuvenation of South Florida allegedly sent text message to woman without consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 3, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami-Dade County, Florida resident alleges a Miami business sent her a telemarketing text without her permission.

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Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won't matter to lawsuits vs company

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2018

As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Consumer alleges BANG sports drink contains minimal amount of creatine

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 30, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A sports and energy drink product is alleged not to contain the ingredients advertised by its manufacturer.

Tennesse court orders man charged with selling fake insurance products to pay $6 million, serve 14 months

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

NASHVILLE — A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation into a Tennessee resident's insurance embezzlement scheme has resulted in a 14 month prison sentence and more than $6 million in restitution by a U.S. District Court.

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Sterigenics: Lawsuits asking courts to rewrite federal clean air rules, based on a 'flawed' report

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 29, 2018

Saying plaintiffs are asking the courts to essentially rewrite federal environmental laws and regulatory rules based on a single report issued by a federal agency relying on faulty data, medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has asked a federal judge to corral a stampede of lawsuits that have hit the courts in recent weeks amid a blizzard of media reports asserting the company’s use of a key sterilizing agent at its facility in suburban Willowbrook could cause cancer.

Texas consumer alleges Midland Credit Management is attempting to collect time-barred debts

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 28, 2018

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Houston consumer alleges a California debt collector is attempting to collect a time-barred debt.

Vehicle seller alleges Carfax report was inaccurate and affected trade-in value

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 28, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida resident alleges an incorrect vehicle history report lessened the trade-in value of her car.

California court dismisses suit against Warner Bros. involving home video royalties

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 28, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Entertainment giant Warner Bros. has obtained a victory in court as its request for dismissal of a class action lawsuit was granted.

Court reverses attorney's fees on defamation case involving Sandy Hook Justice founder

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 28, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court ruled that a lower court erred in setting the amount of attorneys' fees in a suit involving a Florida-based school safety consultant who allegedly was defamed on social media after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Environmentalists allege violations of Clean Air Act in Arkansas federal court

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 28, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Environmental activists are suing Entergy Arkansas Inc., Entergy Power LLC, and Entergy Mississippi Inc., power plant owners/operators, citing alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Michigan resident alleges debt collectors sent letter with confusing payment option

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 27, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan resident alleges two debt collectors made an unfair offer when it attempted to collect 2 cents more than the amount of an offer.

Law firms alleged to have disseminated misleading advertising targeting Uber drivers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 27, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts man seeks to stop advertisements from two law firms in Chicago and Alabama targeted at Uber drivers.

BNSF Railway alleges Washington railroad construction project is preempted by federal law

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 27, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A common carrier alleges its railroad construction project in a Washington county is not subject to state, county and local laws.

California teacher alleges constitutional rights have been violated by union, school district

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A special education teacher in California alleges his constitutional rights have been violated because a union refused to allow him to withdraw his membership.

Pure Protein products packaged in misleading containers, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles consumer alleges a brand of protein powder is packaged in containers with nonfunctional slack-fill.

Individuals, NRA challenging Washington State gun regulations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Several individuals and the National Rifle Association are challenging new gun regulations in Washington State.

Texas family of minor who died after falling out of school bus files wrongful death suit against Navistar, others

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

McALLEN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The parents and siblings of a Texas teen who died after falling out of a bus have filed a wrongful death suit against the bus manufacturer and others.

New York files suit against 3M, Tyco Fire Products, others over alleged contamination from fire extinguishing foam

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 26, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The state of New York alleges a product used to extinguish fires has contaminated the environment.

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