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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.

Trump administration files appeal in ongoing case against California over 'sanctuary' laws

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – The United States of America has filed an appeal in federal court in an ongoing case in which it claims that the state of California overstepped its authority in its “sanctuary” state laws and violated the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

NYC Bar: Lawyers shouldn't split fees with litigation funders

By John Breslin | Aug 22, 2018

New York City's bar association has decided that it is unethical for lawyers to enter into agreements with companies that finance lawsuits in exchange for a percentage of the recovery.

Office Sense alleged to have unlawfully sent fax advertisements to businesses

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 22, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami, Florida law firm alleges faxes sent by another Miami company caused it harm.

California law firm owner alleges FindLaw did not deliver services promised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 22, 2018

POMONA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The owner of a law office headquartered in Glendale, California alleges that that an online legal information and marketing services company failed to deliver the services she paid for.

California court rules WinCo employees' bargaining agreement 'clear and unmistakable' regarding meal breaks

By Dani Hemmat | Aug 21, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) ‒ California’s 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Two on Aug. 13 upheld a judgment in a case involving WinCo Foods LLC and some of employees who claimed unfair break-time practices.

Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.

Whistleblowers get more thanks to Virginia Supreme Court ruling

By Randy Tucker | Aug 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision that ruled that in a Medicaid qui tam case, the relator is eligible for 28 percent of the gross proceeds of the settlement.

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