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CFPB seeks to enforce investigative demand issued to New York law firm

By Marian Johns | Mar 13, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to enforce a civil investigative demand (CID) issued to a New York law firm.

N.C. hog farmers press for reversal of $500M in nuisance verdicts

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 13, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina hog farmers, supported by national farming and manufacturing groups, have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse a $50 million nuisance verdict that was the opening shot in litigation that has delivered more than $500 million in verdicts for property owners who say they are being annoyed by noise and smells emanating from nearby farms.

Kim Kardashian tried to 'screw all of us out of everything,' says emoji developer suing her for $100M

By John Breslin | Mar 12, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – A $100 million lawsuit filed against Kim Kardashian is far from "ridiculous and absurd," according to the businessman who is taking the action against the celebrity.

Airbnb asks courts to dismiss claim from Florida county over taxes

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 12, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Airbnb has filed a motion to dismiss a suit by Florida county over the collection of taxes.

In the wake of previous failures, Michigan lawyer again sues social media companies over alleged terrorist links

By John Breslin | Mar 12, 2019

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – An attorney gaining a reputation for representing plaintiffs suing social media organizations over claims they aided and abetted terrorists is involved in yet another case against the companies.

Can a body of water have rights like a human? Lake Erie Bill of Rights faces challenge

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 12, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A new law that gives Lake Erie legal rights that are normally reserved for humans is expected to have a difficult time surviving appeals, but that’s little comfort to Ohio’s farmers right now.

SCOTUS to hear oral arguments over power of government agencies to interpret regulations

By John Breslin | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Oral arguments over how much power government agencies can wield when interpreting their own regulations will be made before the U.S. Supreme Court before the end of the month.

'Easy grandstanding': Congress backs trial lawyers' effort to condemn chemicals, win lawsuits while science debated

By John O'Brien | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.

Law firm Morrison Foerster says lawsuit alleging overbilling has 'no merit'

By John Breslin | Mar 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – An international law firm sued over allegations of "egregious overbilling" while representing a number of companies in the process of liquidating assets argues the complaint has no merit.

Tennessee attorney seeks fees from Akin Gump from Food Lion case; He says he was ripped off while recovering from heart transplant

By Chandra Lye | Mar 8, 2019

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – A Tennessee attorney has filed a complaint against the Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field law firm and two others over allegations he is owed attorneys' fees from a settlement.

EPA sued as groups seek to initiate rules regarding asbestos reporting

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Several nonprofit public health and environmental groups have filed an amended complaint for relief in a federal district court in California asking that the EPA require companies to submit reports on potential amounts of asbestos in products.

Associated Press, other news organizations seek records relating to Roger Stone

By Chandra Lye | Mar 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A group of news organizations has requested access to warrants from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Fitbit's Charge 2 device screens allegedly prone to cracks

By Marian Johns | Mar 7, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois woman has instituted a class action lawsuit against Fitbit, Inc., alleging its devices were manufactured with screens that are prone to crack over time.

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Pennsylvania opioid lawsuits are homeless while trial lawyers take shots at each other

By John O'Brien | Mar 6, 2019

Seven appeals and plenty of in-fighting have Pennsylvania counties behind schedule in their quest to hold dozens of companies liable for the nation's painkiller crisis

Purdue Pharma calls Massachusetts opioid suit 'oversimplified scapegoating,' seeks dismissal

By Dan Fisher | Mar 5, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Purdue Pharma is asking a Massachusetts court to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against it, calling sensational allegations of wrongdoing by company executives and members of the founding Sackler family “oversimplified scapegoating based on a distorted account of the facts.”

Coalition of states supports transgender high school student told to only use gender-neutral restroom

By Marian Johns | Mar 4, 2019

ALBANY — New York state's attorney general, along with a coalition of 20 other attorneys general, has filed an amicus brief in support of a Florida transgender high school student who was denied use of the boys' restroom.

Class action lawyer sweet on white chocolate; Starbucks, Clif Bars ask courts to toss cases

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 4, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Several well-known companies are facing lawsuits over allegations that they misrepresented that their products contain white chocolate, with one company claiming these cases follow in the tradition of lawyers who sued over the lack of fruit in Froot Loops.

Walgreens challenges skincare product manufacturer over 'guaranteed-sale basis' agreement

By Marian Johns | Feb 28, 2019

CHICAGO — Kiss My Face skincare products manufacturer faces a lawsuit from Walgreens over allegations of breach of contract relating to an agreement that allowed the drugstore chain to return unsold Kiss My Face products for refunds.

Illinois Supreme Court affirms decision favoring My Pillow on attorneys fees

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 28, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A law firm that was attempting to collect attorneys fees from pillow maker My Pillow has suffered a loss in court.

Pharmacies the winners in Del. judge's ruling on State's opioid case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 28, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- Pharmaceutical companies, distributors and pharmacies who were sued by the state of Delaware over the opioid epidemic have obtained mixed results in court, as a judge there has granted parts of their motions to dismiss.

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