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Uber customer alleges he was subjected to risk of identity theft because of data breach

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia man alleges that he and other consumers were subjected to injury from the risk of identity theft, credit and reputational injury as a result of an Uber data security breach.

Public Interest Legal Foundation files suit against Pennsylvania for records concerning noncitizen voter registrants

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – A nonpartisan public interest organization based in Indiana alleges Pennsylvania failed to comply with its records request in violation of federal law.

Court partially grants Nordstrom's motion to dismiss in pricing class action

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska has dismissed some claims in a lawsuit filed against Nordstrom Inc., which is facing a class action lawsuit there over alleged fraud and false advertising.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas alleged to have improperly applied tax on resort fee

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Guests of a Las Vegas hotel allege a tax was improperly charged as part of a fee for their rooms. made false representations regarding MLB Prime subscriptions, consumer claims

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges that falsely advertises a full year of for a price it "has no intention to provide."

Town Sports International members allege Passport membership did not provide access to all gyms

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Members of a gym who purchased a special membership allege they do not have "all access" to locations as advertised.

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.

Massachusetts secures $95,000 settlement with staffing agency that allegedly failed to pay workers

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 23 that Southern Mass Staffing Inc. (SMS) and owner Mesa Som will pay $95,000 after allegedly failing to pay minimum wage, overtime and earned sick time pay to hundreds of workers. to pay $480,000 after allegedly misleading families about background checks

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 27 that will pay more than $480,000 after allegations of misleading families in the state about the in-depth qualities of its background check products.

Virginia secures $250,000 from lenders, debt collectors for alleged unlawful credit plan loans

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Feb 23 that eight affiliated online lenders and debt collectors will pay a total of more than $250,000 after allegations of offering unlawful open-ended credit plan loans.

Tensor Law adds defendants in lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein over alleged spying on Paz de la Huerta

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Santa Monica law firm suing disgraced and embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and a former New York assistant district attorney over claims the two convinced an actress to drop her sexual misconduct complaint now has filed an amended complaint in federal court.

Consumer claims fish oil sold at Costco does not contain the amount of fatty acids advertised

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims Kirkland Wild Alaskan Fish Oil does not contain the amount of Omega fatty acids as advertised.

Becnel Law Firm alleges firm in Puerto Rico failed to disburse funds as agreed

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana law firm alleges a law firm in Puerto Rico failed to pay attorney's fees relating to litigation in the country.

Minnesota woman alleges loan she took out to purchase dog had 120 percent interest rate

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Carlton County, Minnesota consumer alleges two companies failed to disclose the interest rate on a loan.

Gusto Records claims online radio station Pandora used recordings without consent

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Tennessee sound recording company alleges an online radio station took its property and commercially exploited it without permission or compensation.

Massachusetts attorney general's office provides guidance on updated Equal Pay Act

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 1 that the updated Massachusetts Equal Pay Act will go into effect this summer, and that her office has issued new guidance to help employers navigate the new rules.

Illinois attorney general seeks to shut down fraudulent tax preparation operators

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Feb. 27 that her office has taken action against a Chicago tax preparer that allegedly stole thousands of dollars in illegal fees from consumers.

Virginia joins coalition urging FCC to block Sinclair-Tribune merger

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Feb 26 that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to not allow the proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Media Group and Tribune Media Company.

D.C. officials release statements after $3.5 million settlement with Terrance Sterling's family

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Feb. 21 that the district has reached a settlement with the family of the late Terrance Sterling for $3.5 million, resolving a lawsuit the family failed after Sterling was fatally shot by a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer in 2016.

Texas challenges lower court ruling invalidating 2 state congressional districts

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Feb. 26 that he will challenge a lower court ruling that invalidates two of Texas’ 36 congressional districts (27 and 35) and nine state Houston districts.