OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – BNSF Railway alleges 15 California counties are assessing it a higher property tax rate than other commercial and industrial property owners in violation of federal law.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The operators of several dialysis clinics and kidney care facilities in California and throughout the U.S. are challenging the state's newly enacted Assembly Bill 290, which regulates dialysis reimbursement.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - ExxonMobil has asked the judge who heard New York’s highly publicized climate lawsuit against it to issue a ruling saying the state failed to prove its securities fraud claims at trial, hoping to defuse copycat lawsuits by Massachusetts and other plaintiffs across the country accusing ExxonMobil of manipulating public opinion about global warming.
CLEVELAND – The Ohio federal judge overseeing opioid cases soon could release the cases Cabell County and the City of Huntington have filed against opioid distributors to be heard in West Virginia instead.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The president of the American Tort Reform Association told members of Congress on Tuesday that litigation could get out of hand unless federal regulators adopt a commonsense, fair approach to dealing with the PFAS chemicals that activists claim are poisoning the nation’s water supplies.
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.
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.
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.
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.