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  • Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood disputes facing homeowners' associations. Though a few HOAs have willingly changed their rules to accommodate...

  • Could Arizona fiasco lead to firing squads for death penalty?

    After a lethal injection took two hours to execute a convicted murderer, a federal judge suggests returning to older, now-abandoned methods.

  • Guess? asks court to dismiss TCPA class action

    SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Guess? Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss in a class action lawsuit against it for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. “Plaintiff’s non-conclusory factual allegations, however, are contained in a mere two paragraphs in the First...

  • Bondi, feds team for lawsuit against Fla. law firm

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced on Wednesday that her office joined with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to file a lawsuit against a North Palm Beach law firm that allegedly scammed homeowners. Hoffman Law Group...

  • Fla. AG obtains injunction against Jacksonville bulldog puppy mill

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a temporary injunction and asset freeze on Wednesday against five Jacksonville residents who allegedly engaged in the illegal importation, breeding and sale of English bulldog puppies. Michelle Lee...

  • N.J. towing company settles with attorney general

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced a settlement on Wednesday against a Middlesex County-based towing company that allegedly charged excessive towing and storage fees. Scott Flowers’ Towing allegedly failed to fully...

  • Wash. AG sues two mortgage rescue firms

    Ferguson SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced lawsuits on Wednesday against two mortgage rescue firms that allegedly took advantage of homeowners by falsely promising they could delay or prevent foreclosure. Delay My Sale Date and US Recovery...

  • Conn. AG will join feds in settlement with TicketNetwork

    Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, acting at the request of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, will join the Federal Trade Commission in filing a federal complaint and consent orders against TicketNetwork Inc. and its...

  • Class action filed over canceled Dirty Girl Mud Run

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against the companies responsible for Dirty Girl Mud Run, which was slated for Saturday in Charleston, W.Va., and later canceled due to an internal financial dispute. Participants who signed up for the event have...

  • Patent troll law goes into effect in Georgia

    ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia law aimed at combating so-called “patent trolls” went into effect earlier this month. House Bill 809, which was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal in April, became effective July 1. Williamson The new law defines and prohibits those patent assertion entities...

  • House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution...

  • Judge sides with Legal Newsline, overturns sealing of fraud evidence against asbestos attorneys

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly one year after Legal Newsline filed a motion to keep the bankruptcy estimation trial of Garlock Sealing Technologies open to the public, a federal judge has ruled that evidence that alleged fraud on the part of asbestos attorneys should not have been...

  • Crane Co. granted summary judgment based on bare metal defense

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia judge has granted summary judgment for Crane Co. in an asbestos lawsuit, concluding that general knowledge, or speculator assumptions, is insufficient to defeat the defendant’s motion. Judge Michael L. Karpf delivered the July 21 decision in the...

  • ‘Every exposure’ theory rejected in La. asbestos case

    SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana federal judge has rejected the “every exposure” theory in an asbestos lawsuit and granted summary judgment to four defendants, concluding that the plaintiffs’ expert’s testimony is “internally inconsistent.” Judge Tom Stagg delivered...

  • 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...



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