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Yoga clothing subscription program accused of violating California law

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Delaware-based Yoga Club LLC faces a class action lawsuit over allegations of violating California state law with its automatic renewal program.

ExxonMobile faces 6-count suit over alleged industrial contamination at New Jersey site

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

TRENTON — ExxonMobil faces a six-count lawsuit from the state of New Jersey alleging the company's years of industrial contamination has harmed the state's wetlands and waterways.

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.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Battery Manufacturer for Lead and Other Safety Hazards; Proposes $115,594 in Penalties

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited U.S. Battery Manufacturing Co. for exposing employees to lead, unguarded machinery, and other safety hazards at its facility in Augusta, Georgia. The company faces penalties of $115,594.

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: BB&T to Return More Than $5 Million to Retail Investors and Pay Penalty Relating to Directed Brokerage Arrangements

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that BB&T Securities has agreed to return more than $5 million to retail investors and pay a $500,000 penalty to settle charges that a firm it acquired misled its advisory clients into believing they were receiving full service brokerage services in-house at a discount while significantly less expensive options were available externally.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: Operators of Sweepstakes Scam Will Forfeit $30 Million to Settle FTC Charges

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

The operators of a sweepstakes scam that appeared to target seniors have agreed to forfeit a record $30 million in cash and assets and will be permanently banned from the prize promotion business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: CRST to Pay $47,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

UCRST Expedited, Inc. / CRST International, Inc. will pay $47,500 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Stanley Black & Decker Will Pay $140,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Stanley Black & Decker Inc., a global diversified industrial company, will pay $140,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

'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.

House urges EPA to regulate PFAS, but chemist warns 'lawyers are trying to grab onto this'

By Rich Peters | Mar 7, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Alleged risks to water supplies posed by chemicals commonly used by firefighters and the military were discussed at a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday as lawmakers sounded anxious for a regulatory measure.

Advertising works: Plaintiff in N.J. talc trial says he learned of possible link between mesothelioma, baby power from commercial

By John Sammon | Mar 7, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff Ricardo Rimondi described for a jury on Wednesday what it was like to find out he had a deadly incurable form of cancer and having to live with the disease every day.

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.

Plaintiff's expert takes stand in N.J. talc-asbestos trial; Has made $30M testifying during career

By John Sammon | Mar 6, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A microscope researcher told a jury on Tuesday the testing methods employed by Johnson & Johnson to detect possible asbestos in talc-based baby powder were not sensitive enough to find lower amounts, referring to it as similar to looking for a needle in a haystack.

From Pennsylvania Record

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

Proposed California law expands attorney general's role in consumer privacy

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — New California legislation that will add to the state's current data privacy law and expand the role of the state attorney general guidance on consumer privacy has been introduced in the state legislature.

Massachusetts alleges online electronic cigarette retailer did not verify ages

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

BOSTON — A California online electronic cigarette devices retailer has been issued a cease and desist order by the state of Massachusetts for alleged violation of the state's tobacco sales and advertisement regulatory laws.

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