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Agentra alleged to have unlawfully placed telemarketing calls to consumers

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Redlands, California consumer alleges that an insurance plan company invaded his privacy with telemarketing calls.

California association alleges Morrells Electro Plating discharges polluted storm water

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A public benefit community association alleges an aerospace and defense company is discharging polluted storm water into Los Angeles waterways.

Maryland court rules state law reigns over federal in suit over woman’s Medicare payments

By John Sammon | Jul 26, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals on July 5 turned back the appeal of a representative of a deceased woman who claimed the state’s Maryland Act should be pre-empted by a federally run Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act.

Former Abbott employees allege employment with Nevro does not violate agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 26, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two citizens of New York and Florida allege that they have not breached their agreements with their former health care company employer to work for a California company.

Bid to introduce cancer warnings on breakfast cereal packaging fails in California court

By John Breslin | Jul 25, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A doctor's attempt to force cereal companies to display cancer warnings on the packaging of household name products sold in California has failed.

California ordered to immediately return subprime crisis money 'unlawfully diverted' to general fund

By John Breslin | Jul 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California must immediately return more than $300 million transferred to the state's general fund from its share of billions of dollars paid by the country's largest mortgage services companies for their alleged roles in the subprime mess.

Appeals court dismisses call for California consumers to be reimbursed sales tax on Ensure

By John Breslin | Jul 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has dismissed an action over claims that consumers were wrongly charged sales tax on a line of nutritional drink products.

California court denies appeal of snowboarder whose leg was amputated after striking snowcat

By John Sammon | Jul 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals for the State of California 3rd District on June 27 denied the appeal of a woman who sued the ski run where she was severely injured in a snowboarding accident.

N.J. appeals court rules for Kia Sephia owners, reversing trial court judge in $6.33M brakes class action

By Chandra Lye | Jul 24, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Owners of a Kia Sephia model vehicle are entitled to financial compensation due to a faulty brake system, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division decided.

Medical doctors allege proposed surgery board by American Board of Medical Specialties would restrain trade

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 24, 2018

OCALA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Three physicians allege a nonprofit organization and a medical specialty board are conspiring to prohibit the performance of a skin cancer surgery by anyone that is not certified by a proposed board.

Natural American Spirit cigarettes' natural, additive-free claims are deceptive marketing, consumer claims

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 24, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington consumer alleges that a brand of cigarettes is deceptively marketed as being natural and additive-free.

Lawsuit is 'trivial,' say diet supplement companies facing class action

By Karen Kidd | Jul 24, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Three diet supplement companies defending themselves against allegations of fraud and other charges told a federal judge in New Jersey July 19 that plaintiffs are barred from prevailing in the case because they can't prove injury or loss and that their claims are "de minimis," or trivial.

Hormel Foods, other companies alleged to have conspired to fix prices of pork

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 24, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – A Jamestown, New York company alleges that it has paid more for pork because of a conspiracy among companies in the wholesale pork market.

Alcohol trader again wants Calif. fraud claims dismissed

By Karen Kidd | Jul 24, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – This fall, a federal judge in San Jose is expected to hear arguments from a wine and spirits trade company about why a defunct restaurant and bar owner's putative class action lawsuit should, again, be dismissed.

Conn. ruling could be 'death knell' for class action plaintiffs suing over 'spring water' claims

By John Breslin | Jul 24, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit claiming Nestle bottled water produced and distributed as "100 percent spring water" is a fraud has been dismissed by a court because federal law preempts any action citing state statutes.

Fla. court keeps TCPA case alive; Texting a 'risky venture' for companies

By John Sammon | Jul 24, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 7 dismissed a motion by a defendant to dismiss a case alleging a man’s privacy rights were violated when he received texts that were marketing ploys.

California oil and gas facility alleged to discharge polluted storm water

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 23, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation in Santa Barbara, California alleges an oil and gas facility in the state is discharging pollutants that end up in waterways.

Customer alleges Nutrabio Labs glutamine products do not provide benefits advertised

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 23, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A bodybuilding supplement manufacturer based in New Jersey is alleged to have misrepresented the nature and benefits of its glutamine products.

Mental health records of former Big 5 employee coming in EEOC racial harassment case

By Karen Kidd | Jul 22, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Earlier this summer, a federal judge dismissed part of a racial harassment case against one of the largest sports retail chains in the western U.S. over the alleged treatment of an African-American employee in store on Whidbey Island in Washington in 2014.

Losing streak emerges as NYC, hired guns lose climate change case against Big Oil

By John O'Brien | Jul 20, 2018

Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.

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