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Coach files defamation suit against USA Gymnastics over tweet

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 17, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida gymnastics coach alleges an organization announced his suspension on social media when it did not have the authority to do so and caused injury.

Judge approves Harvard professor's settlement with American Airlines over baggage fees; Almost $3M to attorneys

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Harvard business professor's class action lawsuit against American Airlines over allegations the air passenger carrier wrongly charged for checked bags is well on its way to being settled, according to federal court documents.

San Diego couple want to amend class action against Frito-Lay over chip flavor

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego couple suing Frito-Lay over the company's allegedly misleading label on a popular flavor of Lay's brand potato chips has asked a federal judge to allow them to amend their would-be class action lawsuit.

Trial date set in EEOC case against Advanced Home Care; Employee says she was fired after hospital stay

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The trial date is set for next summer in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case against a North Carolina not-for-profit, hospital-affiliated company that has been in mediation for almost a month.

From policy to payday: Focus in environmental causes like Boulder's shifts, former Interior Secretary says

By John O'Brien | Jul 17, 2018

Protecting the environment has long been an objective in lawsuits filed by activists in Colorado courts, but a recent, ambitious effort from the City of Boulder includes another goal - profit.

Dunkin' Donuts wants class action over steak in its sandwiches dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Dunkin' Brands has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations it misrepresented the ingredients in its steak in sandwiches.

If woman doesn't consider herself disabled, how can it be sued for disability discrimination, Dollar General wonders

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

STATESBORO, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A woman who alleges she was discriminated against and denied a job because of her disability is asking a Georgia court to deny the operator of Dollar General store's motion for summary judgment in her discrimination case.

Maker of Scott flushable wipes, defending itself in lawsuit, says it never claimed they were synthetic-free

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Kimberly-Clark Corp. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations that the "natural" label on Scott flushable wipes is misleading.

Amazon, remote manufacturer named in suit after toddler ingests button battery

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 12, 2018

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas mother alleges her toddler was injured after ingesting a button battery from an Apple TV remote.

Florida SNAP retailer seeks review of six-month suspension

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 12, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A St. Petersburg, Florida retail store is seeking a review of its suspension as a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer.

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Calif. cities file appeal in effort to avoid possible lawsuit from Exxon

By David Yates | Jul 12, 2018

Potential defendants argue Texas court lacks jurisdiction.

Vermont prepares for Association Health Plans regulations

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vermont — The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) will file emergency regulations as part of the U.S Department of Labor's (DOL) final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs) in an effort to ensure the regulations will be in place when AHPs are offered in the state.

Louisiana, federal government allege Shell is liable for damages from Gulf oil spill

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and Louisiana are seeking damages from an oil production company over a 2016 pipeline leak that discharged several thousand gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Bumble Bee Foods wants lawsuit over alleged tuna price-fixing dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jul 10, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Bumble Bee Foods claimed in its motion to dismiss that an Ohio man suing the company over allegations it conspired with other major tuna brands doesn’t have a solid case.

Organizations allege New Jersey city exposes residents to lead in drinking water

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ (Legal Newsline) – Two organizations allege the drinking water in areas of a New Jersey city contains elevated levels of lead.

Ohio man alleges Tesla vehicle hasn't been repaired, seeks return of purchase price

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 10, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio consumer alleges a Tesla vehicle he leased is impaired and is seeking a return of the purchase price.

Georgia corporations alleged to have submitted fraudulent Medicaid claims

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 10, 2018

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – Three Georgia corporations are alleged to have submitted false Medicaid claims.

Judge slashes attorneys fees request in Krispy Kreme class action

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 9, 2018

An order was issued in the Superior Court Division in the General Court of Justice to grant the attorneys for former Krispy Kreme shareholders $150,000 in fees and denying the request for fees and costs associated with the litigation, noting that the attorneys are barred from recovering expenses according to state bar regulations.

New Jersey court affirms Workers' Comp liens apply in police officer’s med-mal suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 9, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division issued a ruling on June 20 standing behind a Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division ruling that a police officer who alleged medical malpractice after being injured on the job must pay a lien regardless of his award.

Woman loses slip-and-fall case after slip in grocery store while wearing high heels

By John Breslin | Jul 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling in favor of a supermarket chain and against a customer who fell in one of its stores.

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