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Residents of New York towns file suit over odors from landfill

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 24, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Several plaintiffs have filed a suit against the owner of a New York landfill over allegations the odors from the site are disrupting the enjoyment of their property.

Mother alleges Huggies Snug & Dry diapers are defective, caused rash

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 24, 2018

WHITE PLAINS. N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York mother has filed suit against a diaper manufacturer over allegations the diapers caused her son to develop a rash.

Facebook allegedly inflated potential reach of advertisements

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 24, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Kansas business owner alleges Facebook overstates the reach of its advertisements.

Florida pension fund alleges Oracle misrepresented revenue growth

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – One of the world's largest software companies is alleged to have defrauded its investors.

Excelsior College nursing students seek $10 million in punitive damages over fraud allegations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 24, 2018

BROOKLYN. N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Students of a New York institution allege the school defrauded consumers with the untrue claims of its associate degree in nursing program and are seeking $10 million in punitive damages.

New Illinois law prevents state from revoking professional licenses of student loan borrowers

By Marian Johns | Aug 24, 2018

CHICAGO — A new Illinois state law will prevent student loan borrowers from losing their professional license as a result of falling behind on payments, according to the Illinois Attorney General's Office.

Jeunesse distributor alleges company operates illegal pyramid scheme

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A California woman alleges she gave thousands to a skin care and dietary supplements company she alleges operates an illegal pyramid scheme.

New York consumers name pharmacies, drug manufacturers in suit over alleged contaminated medication

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 23, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two New York consumers allege medication prescribed to them was contaminated with a carcinogen.

Massage Envy Franchising alleged to have raised membership fee without consumers' consent

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 23, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a massage clinic raised the cost of its monthly membership fee without the consent of the consumer.

Tesla shareholder files suit alleging stock prices were artificially inflated

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder of electric car maker Tesla alleges tweets from the company's CEO this month caused stock prices to artificially inflate.

Former AFSCME union member alleges dues violated rights

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 23, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A former union member alleges that her rights were violated because she was compelled to pay money to the union as a condition of her employment.

California appellate court states trial court abused discretion in denying Colgate costs in mesothelioma suit

By Randy Tucker | Aug 23, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The California 2nd District Court of Appeal, Division Four ruled Aug. 8 that the Los Angeles County Superior Court abused its discretion in denying Colgate-Palmolive Co. costs it requested and erred in failing to determine whether the company made an offer in good faith.

Pa. court determines trial court erred in allowing a witness' testimony, but error was 'harmless'

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 13, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania decided that although a trial court erred in permitting a testimony, the error was “harmless” because the testimony did not prejudice the appellant.

Attorney: U-Haul 'knowingly put profits ahead of safety' by removing brakes from tow dolly fleet

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit that states U-Haul put profits before its customers’ well-being went to trial in an Arizona courtroom last week.

AbbVie files appeal contesting landmark $448 million antitrust win for Federal Trade Commission

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC filed an appeal on Aug. 6 in a U.S. District Court in response to the final judgment in an antitrust case that found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission.

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance alleges facility is discharging polluting storm water

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization alleges a boat repair company is discharging polluted storm water from a California facility.

Minn. court prevents student newspaper from access to video said to be of student pulling hijab off another's head

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 22, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals found that a district court “did not err” in its conclusion that a video captured of a November 2016 high school altercation was inaccessible to its student newspaper.

Whistleblower's lawyer asking for more than $400K from $10.6M judgment against BestCare Laboratory Services

By John Sammon | Aug 22, 2018

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A whistleblower who brought suit resulting in a $10.6 million partial judgment against a medical laboratory for allegedly charging false mileage fees to pick up medical specimens is seeking $424,370 in attorney fees, which includes $4,335 in out-of-pocket expenses.

EEOC alleges Illinois school district's collective bargaining agreement unlawful

By Marian Johns | Aug 22, 2018

CHICAGO — The federal government has filed a lawsuit against an Illinois school district, alleging the district's union collective bargaining agreement is unlawful because it limits salary increases for older teachers due to their age.

Utah mining company appeals order in fight over information with EPA

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 22, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – United Park City Mines and Talisker Finance on July 27 filed an appeal asking for an interlocutory review of a July 9 order that ordered them to comply with the request for information issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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