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  • Second Circuit dismisses class action against Deutsche Bank

    NEW YORK, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has dismissed an appeal against Deutsche Bank National Trust Company by plaintiffs who claimed it and its trusts did not own their loans and mortgages. Circuit judges Amalya Lyle Kearse, Dennis G. Jacobs...

  • Appeals court dismisses Madoff Ponzi scheme appeal for lack of standing

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has dismissed an appeal involving the settlement of class action securities claims related to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. Circuit Judges Dennis G. Jacobs, Barrington D. Parker and Denny Chin voted in the...

  • W.Va. AG warns of E-ZPass scam

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned West Virginians on Saturday about an email scam related to electronic toll passes. E-ZPass is a company that provides the E-ZPass device, which allows motorists to pay tolls electronically on...

  • Conn. AG collected $1.6M from unauthoriz​ed companies in FY 2014

    Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Secretary of State Denise Merrill announced on Friday that their offices collected more than $1.6 million in penalties last year from out-of-state companies operating unlawfully in Connecticut....

  • Astellas Pharma settles False Claims Act allegations over Mycamine

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Friday that Kentucky joined with other states and the federal government in a settlement with a pharmaceutical company that allegedly violated the False Claims Act. Astellas Pharma US Inc. allegedly...

  • Opioid suit is latest brought by Calif. county with help from contingency fee attorneys

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Santa Clara County in California has filed a lawsuit against five of the largest opioid manufacturers, marking at least the 10th time the county, which recently was among a group of government entities that earned a $1.15 billion verdict against the paint...

  • Calif. appeals court reverses summary judgment for asbestos defendant

    LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has reversed a trial court’s summary judgment award in favor of an insulation company in an asbestos lawsuit on the grounds that it failed to meet its burden of proof. Justice H. Walter Croskey delivered the July 8 opinion in the...

  • U.S. SC overrules Federal Circuit again; this time, in case over direct infringement

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that a defendant is not liable for inducing infringement of a patent when no one has “directly infringed” the patent. In its June 2 opinion, the nation’s high court reversed a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals...

  • Washington AG obtains reversal of energy rate plan charges

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A key portion of a decision that approved Puget Sound Energy’s multi-year energy rate plan has been reversed, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday. Ferguson Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy’s reversal...

  • New York AG reaches anti-discrimination deals with employment agencies

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his office has reached agreements with five New York City-based employment agencies resolving allegations of unlawful discrimination and predatory business practices. Sunset Employment Services, Rivera Employment...

  • Schneiderman settles with beverage company over ads

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday his office has settled with a beverage company, resolving allegations it used misleading advertising that targeted Hispanic communities. Schneiderman The Varas Group allegedly used advertising that...

  • Claims expert critical of BP under fire for alleged conflict of interest

    LeCesne NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Loyola University professor who has held himself out as an impartial expert on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has a stake in a claim against the energy giant, court documents show. Blaine LeCesne, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans...

  • Kingston leads Perdue by 1-point in Georgia U.S. Senate race

    ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – With the runoff election rapidly approaching, the two Republicans vying for the nomination to run for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat are separated by a mere point, a new poll shows. Kingston Republican contenders U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and former Dollar General...

  • University of Pennsylvania receives $10M to study Superfund asbestos site

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania received a $10 million grant to study asbestos and how the toxic fiber leads to asbestos-related disease in response to America’s 10 Superfund sites. The grant, which came from the National Institute of...

  • Summary judgment granted in N.C. asbestos case; plaintiff failed to file timely response

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina judge has approved summary judgment for several defendants in an asbestos lawsuit based on the plaintiff’s failure to respond to the motions in a timely manner. Defendants Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, Parker-Hannifin...



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