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  • Decision in Legal Newsline’s case enforces right of access, mass tort attorney says

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A mass tort attorney and blogger says a federal judge’s ruling in favor of Legal Newsline should help bring much-needed transparency to asbestos and other mass tort bankruptcy cases. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn’s ruled a...

  • Plaintiffs file opposition to government’s motion to dismiss NSA spying case

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the National Security Agency and other government entities for allegedly spying on American citizens have filed an opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss. “Plaintiffs respectfully request...

  • R.I. hospital settles with Mass. AG for $150K

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $150,000 consent judgment on Wednesday with a Rhode Island hospital that allegedly failed to protect the personal information of more than 12,000 Massachusetts patients. Women & Infants Hospital of...

  • Ohio AG suing Chicago mortgage rescue business

    DeWine SANDUSKY, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Chicago-based mortgage rescue business that allegedly took money from consumers and made false promises about its ability to rescue homeowners from foreclosure. Credence...

  • Biden joins lawsuit against California company alleging loan assistance scam

    Biden WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a California-based company alleging it illegally collected upfront fees from Delaware consumers through a mortgage rescue and loan assistance scam. Consumer Relief Program...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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