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OGLETREE DEAKINS: Ogletree Deakins and Legalmation announce Innovative Partnership

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, and LegalMation®, the leading A.I. platform that automates early stage litigation tasks, announced an innovative partnership that significantly broadens the law firm’s application of the technology in employment litigation matters.

WILENTZ GOLDMAN & SPITZER: John A. Hoffman Appointed as Commissioner to New Jersey State Commission of Investigation

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

On January 9, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. Chairman John A. Hoffman was sworn in as Commissioner to the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI), an independent governmental agency established in 1968 to investigate organized crime, government waste and corruption.

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ: Roer Recognized by Crain’s Among Notable Women in Law in New York City

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

Ricki E. Roer (Partner-New York) is recognized on Crain's New York Business list of 2019 Notable Women in Law.

GORDON REES LLP: Phoenix IP Partner John Vassiliades will be a Featured Panelist in US Department of Energy Webinar on IP Strategy

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Phoenix Intellectual Property Partner John Vassiliades will be a featured panelist in a US Department of Energy webinar titled "IP Strategy & Best Practices" on January 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. (PST) and 1 p.m. (EST).

GORDON REES LLP: Robert Blanchfield Joins Gordon & Rees as an Attorney in the Nashville, Tennessee Office

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes Robert Blanchfield as a senior counsel in the firm's Nashville, Tennessee office.

Oklahoma attorney general's motions regarding federal tax cut savings receives approval

By Marian Johns | Jan 15, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's Corporate Commission has voted to approve the motions filed by the state's attorney general that request Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) return money saved from the 2017 federal tax cuts to utility customers.

Jackson Hewitt reaches settlement with Massachusetts over alleged deceptive advertising

By Marian Johns | Jan 15, 2019

BOSTON — Jackson Hewitt Tax Service has reached a settlement with the state of Massachusetts to resolve allegations the company posted deceiving advertisements regarding discounts on tax preparation services.

Florida attorney general to serve on NAAG executive committee

By Marian Johns | Jan 15, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, recently sworn in as the state's 38th attorney general, has announced she will serve on the National Association of Attorneys General's (NAAG) executive committee along with nine other attorneys general from across the nation.

Arizona accuses Mercedes-Benz of emissions fraud for diesel cars

By Marian Johns | Jan 15, 2019

PHOENIX — The state of Arizona has filed a lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and its parent company Daimler, alleging the companies defrauded customers by installing "defeat devices" on its diesel cars to show lower emission levels than were actually emitted by the vehicles.

Agriculture group: By suing hog farms over the smell, attorneys win while farmers lose

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 15, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Animal Agriculture Alliance president and CEO Kay Johnson Smith worries that there's little farmers can do to resolve issues being litigated in nuisance lawsuits that target them in federal court in North Carolina.

Royal Links Golf Club seeks dismissal of Nev. class action over credit card receipt

By William Sassani | Jan 15, 2019

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Royal Links Golf Club is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against it by a California consumer who alleges it failed to protect him from identity theft when it printed a receipt containing both the first four and last four digits of his credit card number.

Sekas Law Group alleges former controller made late payments to vendors, skipped work on Fridays

By William Sassani | Jan 15, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Sekas Law Group and its owner, Nicholas G. Sekas, have filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against its former controller, Doreen Paolella.

Aurobindo filed to timely recall contaminated medication, consumers allege

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 14, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Three individuals have filed a class-action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over allegations prescription medication was contaminated with an alleged carcinogenic impurity.

California business owner alleges Yelp has 'monopoly' on Google search results

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Santa Clarita, California law firm owner alleges he has lost sales and business of Yelp's alleged monopoly on online search results.

Stock purchasers allege NVIDIA deceived investing public

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California designer and developer of graphics processing units is alleged to have defrauded investors.

Florida sports club allegedly violated D.C. consumer protection laws

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida sports club faces a lawsuit by the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia for alleged violations of consumer protection laws and also alleged violations of a 2016 legal settlement regarding the club's membership cancelation policies.

South Carolina seeks to join action against U.S. government's offshore drilling, seismic testing plans

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The state of South Carolina has filed a motion in federal court to join a lawsuit filed by 16 of the state's cities, towns and the Small Business Chamber of Commerce in an effort to block offshore drilling and seismic testing off the South Carolina coast.

Federal student loan servicer reaches $9 million settlement with New York

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal student loan servicer has reached a $9 million settlement with New York state to resolve charges the company deceived borrowers regarding repayment plans and on the availability of loan forgiveness for those working in public service.

U.S. investigation leads to more than $1 million in back wages, damages for restaurant workers

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2019

TAMPA — U.S. Labor Department Investigations into Tampa area restaurants' payroll and employee wage practices has resulted in more than $1 million in back wages and damages for workers, according to the federal agency.

Mutual of Omaha settles discrimination claims involving HIV prevention medication

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2019

BOSTON — Mutual of Omaha has settled with the state of Massachusetts allegations that the company practiced discrimination by denying life and long-term care insurance to members using an HIV prevention medication.

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