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  • Sony agrees to $15M settlement in data breach class action; $2.75M for attorneys

    SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Sony has agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit regarding its 2011 data breach. PlayStation Network claimants who did not participate in the “Welcome Back” package offered to PSN accountholders are eligible to...

  • Sen. Jeff Sessions: Obama wants amnesty for 6 million illegals

    Sen. Jeff Sessions warned that President Obama is on the verge of granting amnesty to some 6 million illegal immigrants.

  • Obama Democrats lose their big bet on health exchanges

    Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges.

  • Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program. Medical professionals find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific...

  • Coakley reaches $50,000 agreement with travel company

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday a $50,000 settlement with an Illinois-based travel company and its principals, resolving allegations they used high-pressure sales tactics to sell vacation club memberships. Coakley Travel Services...

  • Vermont AG files lawsuit against Dollar Tree chain

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell said Tuesday his office is suing a Virginia-based national discount chain for allegedly violating a 2010 settlement by continuing to sell jewelry. Sorrell In 2010, Sorrell’s office reached a settlement with...

  • Supreme Court upholds firing of tourism director

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a former state tourism director who was fired because the agency said she didn't spend millions of dollars meant to promote tourism and filmmaking in the state. Elizabeth "Betsy" Baumgart was unsuccessful in...

  • Pennsylvania AG obtains injunction against hearing aid fitter

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday her office has obtained a preliminary injunction a New Oxford hearing aid fitter who allegedly continued to operate with a suspended license. Kane Timothy Rooney was a registered hearing aid...

  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain. The Senate voted 93-7 to begin debating the bill, which would prevent companies from deducting expenses related to moving...

  • VIDEO --- John Boehner: Obama asking for 'blank check' to fix border

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Wednesday morning President Obama is essentially asking for a blank check to fix the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and that's something House Republicans aren't willing to give the White House.

  • Tentative settlement reached in W.Va. water crisis case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A tentative settlement has been reached in 24 lawsuits involving Freedom Industries regarding the January chemical leak that affected nine West Virginia counties. The more than $2.9 million, which will be held in a trust by Freedom pending Bankruptcy...

  • GOP border security group calls for sending National Guard to border

    A group of House Republicans will call for sending the National Guard to the U.S. southern border, where a months-long surge in illegal immigration has flooded Texas with thousands of children from Central America.

  • How much policing is too much?

    I want the police to be better armed than the bad guys, but what exactly does that mean today?

  • Law professor: Federal patent reform ‘certainly’ not going away

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Though one federal bill aimed at combating so-called “patent trolls” failed to make it out of a U.S. Senate committee in May, one legal expert says patent reform is nowhere near dead. Adam Mossoff, a law professor at George Mason University and senior...

  • Med-mal caps in the crosshairs as trial lawyers attack California’s landmark act

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A landmark act constraining the amount of money plaintiffs attorneys and their clients can reap from medical malpractice lawsuits has come under fire by California trial lawyers – an expensive battle that may end up spreading to other states. Enacted in...



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