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A Michigan law firm is suing Tennessee law firm

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 31, 2018

DETROIT — A Michigan law firm is suing Wolff Ardis PC and Patrick M. Ardis, a Tennessee law firm, citing alleged breach of agreement.

Stockholder claims CafePress merger transaction failed to state all material facts

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

WILMINGTON — A stockholder has filed a class-action lawsuit citing alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

MobiLoans violated RICO, according to class action lawsuit filed by consumers

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 31, 2018

RICHMOND — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against MobiLoans, LLC, an Internet lending website, citing alleged unjust enrichment, violations of RICO, 18 U.S.C. § 1962(C) and (D), violations of Virginia Usury Laws, and Indiana Usury Laws.

Telecommunications companies sued for fraud

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

CHARLESTON — A South Carolina county and municipalities are suing Level 3 and Telcove telecommunications companies, alleging a violation of the Unfair Trade Practices Act.

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Pittsburgh lawsuit against Catholic Church doesn't seek money for victims, wants admission of sexual abuse cover-up

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH – As the aftermath of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office’s grand jury report into child sexual abuse committed statewide by members of the Roman Catholic Church continues, alleged victims have taken to suing the Church.

United HealthCare Insurance Co. and United Behavioral Health accused of inadequate claims reimbursement

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

OAKLAND — An insured member has filed a class-action lawsuit against United HealthCare Insurance Co. and United Behavioral Health, a health insurance plans claim administrators, citing claims to recover benefits pursuant to ERISA, 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(1)(B), 1132(a)(3)(A), 1132(a)(3)(B) and the Affordable Care Act.

EPA seeks reimbursement for removing lead, toxins from Detroit site

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

DETROIT — At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. is suing Federal-Mogul, an auto parts manufacturer, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

Nevada Supreme Court affirms dismissal of $6 million lawsuit against Fiesta Palms

By Chandra Lye | Oct 30, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Nevada’s Supreme Court has affirmed a district court's decision deny a motion of relief after the court dismissed a personal injury lawsuit against Fiesta Palms.

California court rules state board must revise waiver in water code regarding agriculture discharge

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A group of environmental entities has won an appeal in a case involving the state of California's water code.

Alabama Supreme Court: Daughter in wrongful death case didn't have authority to sign arbitration agreement

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The daughter of a deceased dementia patient will not have to submit to arbitration in her wrongful death lawsuit against a Huntsville, Alabama nursing and rehabilitation center following an Alabama Supreme Court opinion issued earlier this month.

Blind man's lawsuit will continue; Case alleges repeated attacks on his guide dog by trucking company's guard dog

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The case of a blind man and his guide dog repeatedly attacked by a Bell Gardens, California truck hauling company's guard dog is headed back to a Los Angeles court after a three-justice appeals panel found earlier this month that a demurrer should not have been sustained.

Nordstrom alleges Maryland woman's return fraud scheme cost it more than $600,000

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A retailer alleges a Maryland woman utilized return fraud schemes for financial gain and cost it hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Verizon Wireless claimed to have unlawfully contacted consumer regarding alleged bill

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 29, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey resident alleges Verizon Wireless has unlawfully contacted him regarding an alleged bill.

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.

Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in bellwether trials blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis have allowed a Monday deadline to pass, apparently without turning over any proof of specific prescriptions that were made in error.

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.

Consumers allege Honey Bunches of Oats cereals only contain 'miniscule amounts of honey'

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 19, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Massachusetts consumers allege a brand of cereal is deceptively marketed as if it is primarily sweetened with honey.

CSX Transportation alleges recycling company misrepresented it was insolvent to avoid paying judgment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 18, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A rail transportation company alleges a Massachusetts company made fraudulent misrepresentations to avoid paying a judgment.

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