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Calif. court grants judgment to AHMC Health Care in workers' timesheet case

By John Breslin | Jul 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Los Angeles Superior Court should have summarily decided on a wage dispute case between a health care company and its employees, a California appellate court ruled June 25.

Moofly Productions, attorney escape further sanctions in long-running copyright infringement case

By John Breslin | Jul 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A production company and its attorney have successfully appealed against sanctions imposed over the filing of a motion in a copyright infringement case.

California court orders new trial on former AutoZone worker's sexual harassment claims

By John Breslin | Jul 6, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A woman who claimed she was sexually harassed while working as an employee with a major auto parts company has been granted a new trial by a California appeals court.

Former L.A. fire captain can lose pension benefits following felony conviction but deserves hearing, court rules

By John Breslin | Jul 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A former Los Angeles fire captain convicted of running an illegal gambling operation could still lose part of his pension following a California appeals court ruling.

Md. high court affirms statute of repose in wrongful death lawsuit over fall at Chuck E. Cheese

By Sandra Lane | Jul 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A judge in the Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the Court of Special Appeals that the statute of repose extends to the property owner of the shopping center and the other defendants listed in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Feds say proposed merger between Disney, Fox could impact costs of cable sports

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges that a proposed merger between Disney and Fox would result in higher prices for cable sports programming.

World Series of Beach Volleyball organizer alleges Otter Pop maker breached contract

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The organizer of the World Series of Beach Volleyball event alleges the owner of the Otter Pop frozen ice bars failed to honor an agreement.

Consumer claims Cox Communications can't deliver internet speeds promised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges an internet service provider misleads consumers by promising internet speeds it could not reliably deliver.

Nonprofits challenging New York law regarding approval of Medicaid program advertising

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

SYRACUSE, NY (Legal Newsline) – Several nonprofit corporations in New York are challenging the state's requirement that advertisements regarding the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program must be submitted for approval.

Florida insurance broker firm alleged to have billed double commissions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Three corporations allege a Florida insurance brokerage collected millions in unauthorized commissions.

District of Columbia, major insurance companies OK agreement to correct physician directory errors

By Marian Johns | Jul 3, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District of Columbia and three major insurance companies have reached an agreement for the insurers to correct errors in their online and print directories and to pay the district's investigation cost of $50,000.

Executives beware: Social media posts will make it into depositions

By John Breslin | Jul 3, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – As the country ponders if, or when, the most powerful chief executive in the U.S. will find the details of his tweets fired back at him in deposition hearings, business leaders are being warned over their own social media sense.

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

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