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  • Politically active class action firm sanctioned for using false witness in case against Boeing

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Over the years, the securities law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd and its attorneys have reaped staggering multi-billion dollar awards from companies and in turn doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars to political candidates. Now, U.S. District Judge Ruben...

  • Wis. court erred when it refused to consider lengthy briefs filed minutes before deadline, appeals court rules

    MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – A Wisconsin appeals court has held that a lower court acted erroneously when it refused to even consider an asbestos decedent’s summary judgment opposition briefs that were filed just minutes before the deadline and were each several pages over the allowed limit....

  • Loan modification companies sued by New York attorney general

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against four interrelated companies and their principals for allegedly operating a fraudulent loan modification scheme. Clear Solutions and Settlements Inc., JR Holding...

  • Ind. AG sues waste removal business for a second time

    Zoeller LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a second lawsuit against a former Lafayette-based waste removal company on Wednesday in an attempt to regain restitution for customers who the company allegedly left without service. Tippecanoe Waste...

  • Second Circuit finds reinsurer can refuse to pay in asbestos cases with late filings

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Illinois law allows a reinsurer to refuse to pay claims in asbestos cases when notices are filed several years late. Circuit Judge Peter W. Hall and District Judge J. Garvan...

  • IL13 race: Callis releases TV ad, GOP attacks ‘life of privilege’

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Democratic congressional hopeful Ann Callis unveiled her new TV ad Wednesday – a 30-second spot that has the right attacking her “privileged background.” Callis, a former Madison County judge, stepped down from a 19-year career on the bench last year to...

  • Class action filed against Mazda alleging defect

    TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit has been filed against Mazda Motors of America Inc. by class members who claim its vehicles’ engines are equipped with a defective continuous variable valve timing assembly. James Stevenson claims Mazda unfairly and unlawfully practiced...

  • Latest poll shows Braley, Ernst tied in Iowa U.S. Senate race

    WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley tied with his Republican rival, state Sen. Joni Ernst, a tea party favorite. On June 3, Ernst, a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard, captured 56 percent of the primary vote to overcome...

  • Texas governor race: Abbott campaign asks for money to battle Davis’ ‘negative TV ads’

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – By the end of August, Attorney General Greg Abbott had more than $35 million in his war chest appropriated for his run at governor. On Tuesday, his campaign tapped supporters for more contributions, seeking the extra funds to combat Democratic gubernatorial...

  • Class action filed over Whole Foods’ allegedly ‘worthless’ homeopathic medicine

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whole Foods Market after consumers claimed it misled purchasers into believing its products effectively treat the flu, coughing and other symptoms. Whole Foods nationally markets, advertises,...

  • Class action over allegedly pot-laced chocolate at Denver County Fair includes claim of projectile vomiting

    DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Full Melt Chocolate and LivWell after a Denver County Fair patron claimed he was given marijuana-laced chocolate at the fair’s “Pot Pavilion.” The Denver County Fair was held Aug. 1-3 at the National...

  • Former Cold Stone CEO wins GOP nod in Ariz. gov. race

    PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey beat out a crowded filed of Republicans Tuesday to earn his party’s nomination to replace retiring Gov. Jan Brewer. With 99.8 percent of the precincts reporting, Ducey, who is the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, had collected more than...

  • Judge allows Garlock to produce asbestos claimants’ info in response to subpoena

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – On Monday, Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges denied an emergency motion by the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants seeking to prevent the debtors in the Garlock Sealing Technologies Bankruptcy Proceeding from producing specific data from the...

  • Hyundai named in class action alleging Santa Fe vehicles defective

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Hyundai after owners of the 2010-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe claim Hyundai knew about a stalling defect on the vehicles, but waited years to issue a recall. Julia Reniger and Greg Bataglia claim the stalling defect...

  • Lowe’s agrees to $9.5 million settlement with HR managers

    TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Lowe’s has agreed to pay $9.5 million to end a class action lawsuit alleging its human resources managers were not classified as managers and were exempt from overtime pay requirements. Lizeth Lytle and Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. entered into the...



From the Weekly Standard

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