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  • Study: Patent law changes, high-volume plaintiffs make for more litigation

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A combination of a change in patent law and an increase in high-volume plaintiffs have caused a surge in patent litigation, a recent survey found. California-based Lex Machina, a now-private company initially set up by experts at Stanford University’s...

  • Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion in multi-state, federal settlement

    BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Thursday a $16.65 billion multi-state and federal settlement has been reached with Bank of America and its two subsequent acquisitions to resolve allegations they unlawfully packaged securities containing toxic...

  • Indiana AG files lawsuit against ex-city employee, contractor

    WARSAW, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit Thursday against a former Warsaw city official and a pipe contractor who allegedly defrauded about $334,000 from the city. Zoeller Lacy Francis Jr., the former street superintendent for the city of...

  • Ohio AG files lawsuit against owner of garbage collection business

    EATON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday his office has filed a lawsuit against the owner of a Preble County garbage collection and disposal business who allegedly failed to deliver services after accepting upfront payments. DeWine Abraham...

  • Federal Circuit revives antitrust claims accusing company of filing sham patent infringement lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has remanded a case that accused a patent holder of filing a sham infringement lawsuit and a sham citizen petition with a federal agency. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. and United Research Laboratories Inc....

  • Calif. car dealer sues asbestos firm, calls its attorneys ‘shakedown artists’

    VISALIA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California car dealership has filed a lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution against the Keller, Fishback & Jackson law firm for refusing to release the dealership from an asbestos wrongful death case despite allegedly having no evidence proving causation...

  • GOP candidates face financial disparity in California state elections

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – As Novembers nears, Democratic incumbents seeking re-election have armed themselves with millions of dollars, while their Republican counterparts continue to fall behind financially. At the end of the last report session on July 24, Gov. Jerry Brown had...

  • Owner of Econo Lodge in N.J. settles price-gouging allegations

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced a $64,543.96 agreement with an Atlantic County hotel that allegedly engaged in unlawful price gouging following Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels LLC, doing business as Econo Lodge, allegedly...

  • Travel club companies settle for $50K in Wisconsin

    Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a $50,000 settlement on Wednesday with two out-of-state marketing companies that allegedly violated Wisconsin laws while marketing travel club memberships. The Texas-based Green Palm...

  • N.Y. AG reaches anti-discrimination agreement with Macy’s

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement with Macy’s Retail Holdings Inc. on Wednesday that will address recent allegations of discrimination against minority customers. Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau...

  • Nursing home settles False Claims Act lawsuit with New York, feds

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch announced settlement agreements on Wednesday with a New Rochelle nursing home that allegedly submitted inflated claims to the state’s Medicaid program. Ralex...

  • Summary judgment reversed in asbestos case; Only one issue raised by defendant

    TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington appeals court has reversed a trial court’s judgment in an asbestos case, concluding the defendant only identified one issue in its summary judgment request, which was insufficient. Judge Rich Melnick delivered the July 22 opinion in the Court of...

  • St. Louis to host HarrisMartin asbestos conference

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – HarrisMartin Publishing is hosting an asbestos conference in St. Louis next month with Madison County’s Judge Stephen Stobbs scheduled to speak about the county’s growing asbestos docket. The HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference will be held at the...

  • Federal Circuit sides with Google, AOL, others in Internet search patent case

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Vringo Inc. said Wednesday its wholly-owned subsidiary, I/P Engine Inc., will file a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seeking an en banc review of a decision the court issued last week. I/P Engine — which describes itself...

  • N.C. U.S. Senate race: Tillis catching up to Hagan in polls, still trailing financially

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Although he continues to trail in money raised, state Rep. Thom Tillis, the Republican challenger looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, is only trailing the Democratic incumbent by four points, the latest poll shows. North Carolina voters favor Hagan to Tillis...



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