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9 state attorneys generals join legal effort challenging EPA directive

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Attorneys generals for nine states have joined forces to file an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs who are fighting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directive which prohibits scientists who received EPA grants from serving on the agency's advisory committee.

Law firm claims Bank of America failed to return funds to customer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Washington, D.C. law firm alleges that a bank is wrongfully retaining funds.

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Post-Janus Landscape: Decision will impact union coffers, membership; more litigation on its way, say lawyers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 2, 2018

In the wake of the U.S Supreme Court’s landmark decision to declare unconstitutional forced union fees, the legal and political landscape will undoubtedly change. But precisely what will change, and how and when those changes will roll out, remains anybody’s guess.

W. Virginia company ordered to pay $817,902 for alleged FLSA violation

By Marian Johns | Jun 29, 2018

WHEELING. W. Va. — The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia has ordered a Bridgeport company and its owner to pay $817,902 in back wages and damages stemming from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

Consumers claim Tommy Hilfiger outlet store prices are misleading

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 29, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Two California residents allege that Tommy Hilfiger outlet stores' comparative pricing is false and misleading.

King County Superior Court consent decree orders Phillips to pay $7 million

By Marian Johns | Jun 29, 2018

OLYMPIA — A consent decree recently filed in King County Superior Court requires Philips electronics company to pay $7 million as part of a price fixing lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson against Philips and other cathode ray tubes (CRTs) manufacturers which affected millions of Washingtonians.

Customer alleges Immaculate Baking Co. uses deceptive packaging for cake mix

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a brand of cake mix is packaged in a box with more than 50 percent nonfunctional slack-fill.

False advertising claims filed against Lazarus Pharmaceuticals, Cameron Pharmaceuticals over drug

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 29, 2018

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – Two pharmaceutical companies are alleged to have falsely advertised a generic version of a drug used to treat irritable bowel syndr

Massachusetts storm sewer system alleged to not have permit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 29, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit environmental advocacy organization alleges a storm sewer system in Massachusetts is discharging storm water without authorization.

DiscoverOrg alleges Netsmartz misappropriated trade secrets

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 29, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – An information profiling company alleges a New York company used improper means to access its database.

Federal judge sends New Mexico lawsuit against McKesson back to state court

By Marian Johns | Jun 28, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas against pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Corporation, will be returned to the state court where the case was originally filed in April.

Newell Brands stockholder alleges stock was purchased at artificially inflated prices

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 28, 2018

TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) – A company headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey and its executives are alleged to have concealed facts from investors.

Raritan Baykeeper alleges metal scrap yard in New York is discharging polluted storm water without permit

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 28, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit alleges that metal scrap yard in New York is unlawfully discharging polluted storm water that eventually dumps into the Jamaica Bay.

Arkansas joins coalition to support not extending Title VII protection for sexual orientation

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A coalition of eight states led by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has filed an amicus brief to support Midwest Geriatric Management, LLC regarding Title VII protection for sexual orientation.

11-state coalition wins legal victory in fight to regulate land, water

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

ATLANTA — A coalition of 11 states that is fighting the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule has gained a legal victory as the Southern District of Georgia granted a preliminary injunction blocking the WOTUS Rule for Georgia as well as 10 other states.

Michigan court upholds omission of Conyers III's name from ballot because of lack of valid signatures

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 27, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan’s Court of Appeals issued a ruling on June 12 affirming the Wayne County Circuit Court's decision to deny John Conyers III’s petition for a court order that would put his name back in the running as a candidate for the 13th Congressional District.

Legal finance companies descend on Florida convention to build relationships with trial lawyers

By Maya Siobhan Redding | Jun 27, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - As Florida trial lawyers gathered last week for an annual meeting featuring an array of trending litigation seminars, another industry set up shop in a big way at the convention hall site.

Judge boots global warming cases of San Francisco, Oakland against oil industry

By John O'Brien | Jun 26, 2018

A California federal judge has rejected the efforts of municipal officials who teamed with private lawyers to seek to hold the energy industry liable for the alleged future effects of climate change.

Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

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