NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Philip Morris and HNB Investment allege Amtrak breached $250 million in contracts that included their financing of high-speed rail equipment to be used for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route from Washington to Boston.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia Uber driver alleges that the ride-hailing service orchestrated a "bait and switch scheme" to attract drivers of higher-end luxury vehicles with UberBlack and then added a newer, cheaper service, UberX.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The manufacturer of an over-the-counter, ranitidine-based medication is facing a class action lawsuit alleging the products contain a carcinogen and liver-damaging impurity.
BOSTON (Legal Nesline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court has upheld the Civil Service Commission's decision that the positive result of an applicant's hair drug test was not justification enough to bypass him for employment with the Boston Police Department.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – On Nov. 1, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland reversed a $500,000 economic damages award for a woman who said she had lost her late daughter’s services with household chores.
DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Iowa vacated an appeals court’s decision that denied the plaintiff’s motion for mistrial and granted her motion for a new trial solely against another defendant in a case over a collision between a motorcycle and a tractor.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The California Chamber of Commerce is legally challenging the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA) requirement to provide cancer warnings to consumers about exposure to acrylamide per California's Proposition 65.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Wegmans Food Market is facing a class action lawsuit filed by consumers who allege the labels on its brand of ice cream products are misleading since they falsely claim to contain vanilla ice cream.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Fast-food chain Wendy’s was sued after one of its burgers caused extensive damages to a customer’s tooth. but it was the woman’s lawyer who caused controversy - according to the Massachusetts Court of Appeals, which still left open the possibility of a mistrial.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York has filed suit against Fedloan, a contractor with the U.S. Department of Education for student loans, claiming it has failed to properly administer the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF).
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Honeywell is claiming that Citgo is responsible for much of the millions it has spent cleaning up the release of petroleum and related hazardous substances in the land areas around New York's Onodaga Lake.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Public interest organizations allege that the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's (NHTSA) preemption rule that relaxes vehicle emissions standards under the Energy Policy Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975 is invalid.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma’s landmark verdict in its opioid case against Johnson & Johnson does not mean the company must pump billions of dollars into the state over the next 30 years, a judge ruled Friday.
New York’s surprising decision to drop half its case against ExxonMobil in the closing arguments of a closely watched trial over climate-fraud claims was unusual and probably indicates the state never had the evidence it needed, said an experienced litigator who has handled environmental lawsuits for government clients.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – A Vermont man has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's, claiming it misleads consumers by claiming its ice cream products are made with milk from "happy cows" on Vermont dairies when a large portion of the ice cream is sourced from milk produced at factory-style dairy operations.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Voters For Animals Rights alleges that D'Artagnan gourmet food products falsely markets its foie gras products as humane when the company allegedly uses inhumane practices such as force-feeding and places the ducks in crowded cages.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Fighting has erupted among creditors in the multibillion-dollar Purdue Pharma bankruptcy, as attorneys representing individual claimants and other creditors object to paying millions of dollars in fees to private lawyers representing governmental claimants - including thousands of municipalities with federal lawsuits against the opioid industry.