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  • GM class actions transferred to multidistrict litigation court

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The multiple class action lawsuits that were brought against General Motors for its allegedly defective key systems have been transferred to multidistrict litigation court. The more than 40 lawsuits – which were previously filed in the districts in...

  • Wendy Davis reports raising $27M in past year for Texas governor race

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, has reportedly raised $27 million since launching her campaign. On Tuesday, the Davis campaign announced it raised $27 million from more than 140,000 contributors since July...

  • Waste hauling firm settles market dominance claims brought by N.Y. AG

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Monday with a waste hauling firm to resolve allegations of restrictive contracting practices, market dominance and unlawfully restrained competition. Casella Waste Systems...

  • Head of IP bar association steps down

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The head of the 17,000-member American Intellectual Property Law Association is stepping down. Q. Todd Dickinson, the executive director of the AIPLA, the national bar association for intellectual property lawyers, made the announcement Tuesday. Dickinson...

  • N.C. AG seeks refunds from kitchen remodeler after receiving 38 complaints

    Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced a lawsuit on Monday against a now-closed Burlington kitchen remodeling company and its owner to resolve allegations they took upfront payments but failed to complete the work. American Kitchen...

  • Eight auto dealers settle with New Jersey for $1.8M

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced a $1.8 million settlement on Monday with eight auto dealerships and their owners to resolve allegations of deceptive sales tactics. Carmelo and Ignazio Giuffre, the owners of eight auto...

  • Fla. AG and FTC team for lawsuits against business directories

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Federal Trade Commission filed lawsuits on Monday against multiple business directory companies that allegedly charged consumers for services they did not order. Yellow Business Ads; National Biz Ads;...

  • Madigan suing student loan debt repayment companies

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits on Monday against two student loan debt repayment companies that allegedly charged large upfront fees for bogus services. The Chicago-based First American Tax Defense LLC and the Frisco, Texas-based...

  • Illinois will get $84 million in massive Citigroup settlement

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced an $84 million settlement on Monday with Citigroup to resolve allegations it engaged in misconduct when it marketed and sold risky residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The agreement is part of...

  • Companies form new cooperative patent licensing agreement

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A group of companies last week announced the formation of a cooperative patent licensing agreement, saying it would cut down on patent troll litigation and the “growing practice” of patent privateering. Asana, Dropbox and SAP joined Canon, Google and...

  • Texas SC rejects ‘every exposure’ theory in asbestos case

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that an asbestos claimant failed to offer legally sufficient causation evidence, denying the “every exposure” theory on the grounds that simply offering evidence of exposure regarding a dose-related disease should...

  • 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....



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