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Certain flavors of Campbell's Soups are not preservative free as labeled, consumers allege

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Two Illinois consumers allege some flavors of Campbell's Soup are falsely represented that they do not contain preservatives.

Former CEO files suit against Barnes & Noble over termination

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A former CEO of a retail bookstore chain alleges he was terminated without cause and defamed by the company.

Maryland heating oil delivery company files defamation suit against TV station, reporter

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

MARLBORO, Md. (Legal Newsline) – An Upper Marlboro, Maryland home heating oil delivery business alleges the WTTG Fox 5 DC television station published false reports about it in stories regarding a mistaken heating oil delivery.

Alaska Supreme Court rules to allow independents to run in Democratic primaries

By Sandra Lane | Sep 6, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of a superior court on Aug. 24 to allow registered independent voters to run for political office on the Democratic Party ticket in primary elections.

Alaska high court upholds fine for former Fairbanks mayor for using government resources during campaign

By Sandra Lane | Sep 6, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of a lower court and in fining the former Fairbanks mayor for using government resources in his mayoral campaign in 2013.

Consumers allege O'Reilly Automotive tractor hydraulic fluid does not meet specifications

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 6, 2018

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Two Missouri residents allege a brand of tractor hydraulic fluid does not meet certain specifications as advertised.

Texas law firm alleges it was not paid fees after obtaining settlement in New York case

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 6, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A Texas law firm alleges a New York man, a New Jersey man and a business have defaulted on their agreement regarding legal services.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employee alleges she earns less than male counterparts

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal employee alleges that she is paid less than her male co-workers with the same experience.

Nerium Brand Partner alleges nearly $500 Launch Kit price is inflated

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 5, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Brand Partner of a multi-level marketing company that sells anti-aging skincare and wellness products alleges the company does not sell Launch Kits to partners at cost as represented.

Southern California restaurant chain allegedly rejects male applicants as servers

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

SAN DIEGO — A Southern California restaurant chain faces a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly rejecting male applicants from being servers, violating federal sex discrimination laws.

EEOC: Cracker Barrel refused to hire qualified deaf applicant as dishwasher

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

BALTIMORE — The federal government is suing Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, alleging the company refused to hire a qualified deaf applicant for a dishwasher position, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC: Staffing agency refused to hire applicant with learning disability

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania staffing agency refused to hire a worker for a food packaging position due to a learning and other mental disabilities, according to a federal agency.

Time Warner Cable purchaser accused of moving employee with night blindness to evening shift

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against the purchaser of Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications LLC, for allegedly moving an employee with night blindness and cataracts back to an evening shift in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

West Virginia utility employee alleges she was fired for objecting to supervisor's sexual advances

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

ABINGDON, Virginia — A West Virginia electric utility company is facing sexual harassment and retaliation charges from the federal government for allegedly subjecting a female employee to comments about her body from a male supervisor who then terminated her job for objecting to the sexual harassment.

EEOC alleges Gulf Coast shipbuilder fired employee for making discrimination claims

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Gulf Coast shipbuilder for allegedly firing an employee placed by a staffing agency due to his past claims of discrimination against the shipbuilder.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Kessinger Hunter Management to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Sep 5, 2018

Kessinger Hunter Management, Inc. (KHMI), a national commercial property management company with its primary corporate offices in Kansas City, Mo., will pay $50,000 to a former employee, change its policies, and provide training to employees to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: A.G. Underwood Announces Arrest Of WWJ Construction, Inc. Owner For Failure To Pay Workers Over $29K In Wages

By Press release submission | Sep 5, 2018

Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced the arrest and arraignment of Shing Tung Wong, 63, of Queens, owner of WWJ Construction, Inc. for allegedly failing to pay five construction workers for hourly work.

Alabama Supreme Court allows breach of warranty claim to stand in surgical mesh suit

By Sandra Lane | Sep 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A decision regarding the appeal of a lawsuit over medical malpractice allegations was handed down by Justice James Allen Main of the Alabama Supreme Court on Aug. 24.

Oyster farmers can sue commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., Ala. SC rules

By Sandra Lane | Sep 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama on Aug. 19 reversed a decision of the Montgomery Circuit Court, reinstating the commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by oyster farmers.

New Jersey man fights to keep his house, seeks reversal of $12.5M ruling in junk fax suit

By John Sammon | Sep 5, 2018

A New Jersey man whose business is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and who might lose his home is fighting a $12.5 million judgment against him in an Arkansas court because of what he maintains was the innocent sending of a single fax.

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