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  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would allow Republicans to say they tried to solve the...

  • Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act. Pacific Legal Foundation and a small-business owner,...

  • Why Republicans think Harry Reid is playing mind games on the border crisis

    As House Speaker John Boehner tries to build support among the Republican caucus for legislation to address the thousands of unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S. from Central America, his Democratic counterpart in the Senate has brought up the toxic issue of immigration reform.

  • Subaru faces class action lawsuit for alleged oil consumption defect

    CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Subaru has been named in a class action lawsuit for an alleged oil consumption defect in five of its vehicles. The plaintiffs brought the class action against Subaru of America Inc. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. on behalf of themselves and other former...

  • Advocate defends ballot measure that mixes doctor drug-testing with increase of med-mal caps

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A ballot measure centered on the creation of a prescription drug database and doctor drug testing has California medical and legal watchdog groups accusing trial lawyers of masking their true agenda – inflating California’s medical malpractice cap....

  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, which went into effect last year,...

  • Settlement of $10.25M reached in Suave Keratin Smoothing Kit class action

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Suave for its Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit in the amount of $10.25 million. “After more than a year and a half of arm’s length and hard fought negotiations and two separate...

  • Bondex trust agreement $360 million lower than 2013 order, would end appeal

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – RPM International Inc. announced an agreement Monday in principle with the official bankruptcy representatives of current and future claimants that would pay out $797.5 million over four years and resolve all present and future asbestos personal injury...

  • Financial institutions settle bid-rigging allegations with West Virginia

    Morrisey CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a $950,000 settlement on Monday with three financial institutions that allegedly rigged bids, fixed prices and manipulated the markets for municipal derivatives. Trinity Funding Co....

  • Gansler reaches settlement with two companies accused of violating consumers’ right to cancel

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced a settlement on Friday with two air duct cleaning companies and their owners to resolve allegations the companies failed to inform consumers of their contract cancellation rights. Gold Air Services...

  • Minnesota School of Business, Glove University face suits from Minnesota AG

    Swanson SAINT PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson recently filed a lawsuit against two for-profit schools under common ownership for allegedly misrepresenting the transferability of their credits. The Minnesota School of Business and Globe University...

  • N.Y. AG obtains court order against luxury hotel

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a court order on Friday against a luxury hotel that allegedly engaged in fraudulent sales tactics related to timeshare interests. The Manhattan Club and its principals, Ian Bruce Eichner,...

  • Wash. AG challenges Avista rate increase request

    Ferguson SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Thursday that his Public Counsel Unit challenged electric and gas rate increases by a Spokane-based utility company. Avista requested that temporary rates that went into effect on Jan. 1 be made...

  • Pa. AG says contractors violated Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

    Kane HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced eight legal actions on Thursday against home improvement contractors that allegedly failed to comply with the state’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA). The legal actions...

  • Supreme Court poised to revisit gay marriage issue

    A slew of recent court victories for gay marriage proponents across the country, including two from federal appeals courts, have amped up speculation the Supreme Court soon will revisit the issue.



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