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  • Payment Systems settles with Vermont

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell recently entered into a restitution agreement on behalf of the State of Vermont with Merchant Processing Solutions LLC, doing business as Payment Systems, for allegedly misrepresenting the cost of its services and...

  • Del. judge fines Napoli law firm $1,000 over bankruptcy trust claim forms

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has fined the Napoli law firm for failing to disclose a client’s asbestos exposure filings for more than a year. At a summary judgment hearing on Sept. 4 in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, Judge Paul R. Wallace ruled that...

  • Republic Powdered Metals joins Bondex in bankruptcy as part of deal

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A manufacturer of roof restoration materials and founder of RPM International, Inc. became the most recent affiliate to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of an $800 million bankruptcy deal announced in July. On Sept. 1, Republic Powdered Metals...

  • Bashas’ settles discrimination class action for $6.5 million

    PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Class members and Bashas’ Inc. have settled a lawsuit a more than decade-old alleging the grocery store company discriminated against Hispanic employees. Bashas’ agreed to pay $6.5 million to resolve claims for class damages, administrative expenses,...

  • District attorney’s wife drove case against Wis. Gov. Walker, insider says

    Walker CHICAGO – The future of the Wisconsin’s governor’s race could hang on a federal appeals court in Chicago hearing a potentially explosive case today. Depending on how the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decides, the ruling will have major...

  • Former AT&T employees settle class action for $1.05 million

    OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Former California employees and AT&T have settled a lawsuit alleging the cell phone company violated sections of the California Labor Code. Class members are those who worked at AT&T as a retail sales consultant and/or a sales support...

  • Class action says WWE violated Securities Exchange Act

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A WWE stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for violating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Curtis Swanson filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of people who purchased or otherwise acquired the...

  • Former Federal Circuit judge to speak at IP conference

    MOON BAY, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Judge Paul Michel, retired chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, will deliver the keynote address at an upcoming intellectual property summit. Michel Corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps Corporation is hosting its...

  • Arbitration issue coming into focus for employers in West Virginia, attorney says

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A series of recent West Virginia Supreme Court decisions confirms that if employers carefully draft arbitration agreements that comply with the court’s case law, they will likely be enforced, according to Joseph Leonoro, a labor and employment lawyer in...

  • CompuDyne ordered to disclose relationship with asbestos-containing product

    CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio appeals court has held that disclosure is proper in an asbestos case where the defendant failed to provide information in its interrogatories detailing the company’s history and relationship with the asbestos-containing product at issue. Judge Sean C....

  • Medical expert’s testimony not good enough in asbestos lung cancer case, Ohio SC rules

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that the medical doctor testifying on causation in a former smoker’s asbestos case must be a treating physician and must indicate that the smoking habit, alone, is insufficient to cause the asbestos-related disease for the...

  • Former Colorado State kicker files class action against NCAA

    INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A California man has filed a lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association after he claims he was harmed by its recently abandoned rule that prohibited multiyear athletic scholarships for Division I football players. The suit challenges the...

  • Bass Pro agrees to $6 million settlement in call recording class action

    SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Bass Pro Outdoor World that alleged it recorded certain telephone calls received from or placed to California, which violated state law. “The proposed settlement agreement applies to class...

  • BP spokesman tells environmental journalists they got it wrong

    NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – In a speech given to the Society for Environmental Journalists on Wednesday, BP spokesman Geoff Morrell told the group that he was discouraged by speculative reporting that took place during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill regarding the impact the spill...

  • Aaron’s settles claims it monitored online activity of computer leasers

    Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell and SEI/Aaron’s Inc., a leasing company, recently agreed to enter into a consumer protection settlement. The settlement requires that the company pay $45,000 to the state of Vermont and $2,000 to each of...



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