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FTC closes case involving Essilor's acquisition of Luxottica

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 1 that it ihas ssued a statement after it voted to close its case related to Luxottica Group’s proposed merger with Essilor.

SEC accuses 3 companies of defrauding small businesses

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Feb. 28 that Steven J. Muehler has been charged with a litany of offenses, including defrauding small businesses.

SEC settles with Ameriprise over allegations company disadvantaged customers

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Feb. 28 that Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. will pay $230,000 in penalties and consent to a cease-and-desist order and censure after allegations of disadvantaging certain requirement account customers.

Citizens United loses challenge of N.Y. law requiring disclosure of donors

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that dismissed claims filed by Citizens United that challenged a New York law that requires nonprofit organizations to reveal the names of donors.

S.D. Supreme Court affirms almost $2.3 million award in Menards injury case

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – A more than $2.2 million award handed down in 2016 by a Davison County jury for a now-deceased man injured at a Menards store in Mitchell, South Dakota, was recently affirmed by the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Judge delays release of critical report on $75 million State Street class action fee

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Boston has delayed for another month the release of a special master’s report on allegations that class action lawyers submitted inflated bills to obtain $75 million in fees for negotiating a $300 million settlement of a securities class action against State Street Bank and Trust.

Exxon-funded analysis criticizes study that claimed company misled public about climate change

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Harvard professors who say their analysis proves ExxonMobil misled the public about climate change were obviously biased, a colleague says, and the company says that data shouldn't be used to help a “corrupt enterprise” of private lawyers and California officials suing the energy sector.

State AGs, DOJ oppose controversial Wine 'Til Sold Out settlement

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A controversial class action settlement with a discount wine distributor has received attention from state attorneys general and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Consumer claims General Mills, others failed to disclose artificial flavoring in snack products

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges certain snack products fail to disclose artificial flavors in violation of state and federal law.

Environmental claims represented on Cameron's Coffee and Distribution pods overstated, consumer claims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that the environmental benefits of a brand of coffee pods are overstated.

The Money Store Inc. named in suit over charging of fees

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Three consumers allege financial institutions in the business of mortgage loans have unlawfully charged fees.

Grisi brand soaps are falsely marketed as natural, consumers claim

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Consumers allege that a line of soaps are marketed with a false, deceptive and misleading advertising campaign.

Consumer seeks injunction against Rite Aid over labels on nutrition supplements

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – An Oregon resident alleges Rite Aid brand nutritional supplements have inaccurate labels.

ApplicantPro alleged to have invaded man's privacy with text messages

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Palm Beach County, Florida individual alleges that his privacy was invaded by telemarketing texts from a Utah company.

First came fire, next water: Calif. city again sues Chevron, its largest employer/taxpayer

RICHMOND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Without Chevron, the California city of Richmond wouldn’t exist as it does today. But even though the company is sustaining Richmond's current economy, city officials say it is also destroying its future.

Consumer claims 5-Hour Energy products should disclose alleged artificial flavoring

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims a brand of energy shot drinks are misbranded and unlawfully labeled because the products do not disclose that they are artificially flavored.

Texas man alleges United Health Group Inc., others wrongfully denied coverage for daughter's in-patient treatment

SHERMAN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Van Zandt County, Texas father has filed a suit against his insurers over their denial of coverage for his daughter's in-patient treatment.

Consumer claims 29Studios.US illegally contacted him via text message

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a seller and marketer of credit services over allegations it illegally contacted him.

Illinois woman injured in Paris terrorist attack files suit against social media giants over ISIS use of sites

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois citizen is suing social media websites for allegedly "aiding, abetting and knowingly providing support and resources to ISIS," the complaint states.

Investor claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. securities prices were artificially inflated

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder alleges he and other class members purchased Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. securities at artificially inflated prices.