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Ahead of talc test, NYC judge gives good news to asbestos defendants

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 1, 2019

The January 31 decision could have especially strong implications for lawsuits over talcum powder

Nutrisystem stockholer alleges registration statement for merger fails to disclose financial information

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder is seeking to enjoin a proposed transaction regarding a merger between two companies.

Suit filed against Planet Fitness over text message for free water

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 1, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida resident alleges a gym operator unlawfully sent him a text message with an offer for free water.

Actor and GNC battle it out in appeals court

By Charmaine Little | Jan 31, 2019

On Dec. 27, the California 2nd District Court of Appeals, Division 4 weighed in on a case stemming from damages awarded to an actor who sued General Nutrition Centers Inc. over allegedly using his likeness and image long after it was allowed.

Consumer alleges Powerline Funding unlawfully continues to call him to offer loans

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Anaheim, California resident alleges a direct lending bank keeps calling him to offer loans despite his request to stop the calls.

Click, then sue: Call-blocking app was meet market for lawyers seeking clients

By John O'Brien | Jan 31, 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Court records in Florida show how easy it is for people to get swept up in a figurative machine that generates lawsuits. In fact, it all started for one man with the push of a button.

DePuy Orthopedics, and its parent Johnson and Johnson, settle suit with Arizona for $2.4 million

By Marian Johns | Jan 30, 2019

DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., along with its parent company Johnson & Johnson, will pay $2.4 million as part of a settlement with the State of Arizona to resolve claims of illegally marketing the company's metal-on-metal hip implant device.

By The Rio, Carl's Jr. Restaurants named in suit over allegations of illegal nonsolicitation policy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 30, 2019

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado man and former shift leader/manager at a Carl's Jr. restaurant alleges he lost wages because of a conspiracy between Carl's Jr. and its franchisees.

Shell Oil files suit against BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles, others over cleanup of California site

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Shell Oil has filed suit against the previous owners of two properties in California it also used to own regarding the costs associated with the environmental cleanup.

Pension fund alleges Danske Bank American depositary receipts traded at inflated prices

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 30, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A pension fund has filed suit against a Denmark bank over allegations it purchased American depositary receipts at inflated prices.

Disability Rights New York alleges it was unlawfully excluded membership in New York council

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

UTICA, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – An organization alleges it has been refused voting membership in New York’s Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

Natural Resources Defense Council alleges federal agencies failed to designate habitat for endangered bumble bee

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 30, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization focused on protecting endangered species alleges two federal agencies have failed to designate habitat for a species of bumble bee listed as endangered in 2017.

World Nutrition alleges competitor's false advertising is likely to cause it injury

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – A nutraceuticals seller alleges a direct competitor's false advertising is likely to cause injury.

Florida man alleges Uber text messages invaded privacy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 28, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Hillsborough County, Florida man alleges Uber invaded his privacy with text messages.

OHM Concessions Group, others allegedly violated Illinois biometric law with timekeeping system

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 28, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois woman has filed a third amended class action complaint over allegations her employer unlawfully collected her biometric information without her informed written consent.

Waste Action Project alleges King's Command Foods facility discharges excessive pollutant concentrations

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 28, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation based in Seattle, Washington that focuses on the protection of Puget Sound alleges a sausage and meat manufacturer is discharging pollutant concentrations in excess of its permit benchmarks.

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Newspapers want federal appeals court to unseal data about opioid crisis

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON — Two newspaper companies have filed briefs in a federal appellate court in order to obtain information involving the opioid crisis.

Federal government files suit against New Mexico Environment Department over permit issued to Air Force base

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 25, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government is challenging a permit issued by New Mexico to an Air Force base in the state.

WildHorse Resource Development stockholder files suit over proposed $3.9 billion merger with Chesapeake Energy

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 25, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder is seeking to enjoin a vote on a proposed merger between an independent oil and natural gas company based in Texas and other petroleum and natural gas company.

Consumer alleges Food For Life Baking misrepresented Ezekiel 4:9 cereals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 25, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against the maker of the Ezekiel 4:9 cereals over allegations it misrepresents the products' nutritional benefits.

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