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  • Travel club scammed members, Madigan claims

    Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently filed a lawsuit against Global Discovery Vacation Program for allegedly cheating Illinois residents out of nearly $80,000 in a travel club scam. The Cook County Circuit Court lawsuit against...

  • Biden says Investor Protection Unit testing strength of security systems

    Biden DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced on Wednesday that his office’s Investor Protection Unit is participating in a nationwide project to measure the strength of Delaware’s investment advisors’ cybersecurity systems. “Financial services firms...

  • U.S. SC created confusion with June patent decision, former Federal Circuit judge says

    Michel WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Paul Michel, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, says the future of the nation’s economy is in jeopardy after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that some software method and system patents are invalid....

  • Warner says Senate should’ve taken up, passed House bill on patent reform

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Senate was wrong for not passing the House’s patent reform bill, one U.S. Senate Democrat said. Virginia’s Mark Warner made the comments while campaigning earlier this week. Warner “I actually think the House bill was pretty good,” he said. “I wish the...

  • Chicago fighting motion to disqualify private firm it hired for opioid lawsuit

    Singer CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A pharmaceutical company’s motion to disqualify the law firm the City of Chicago hired to represent it in its opioid lawsuit “is baseless and should be denied,” attorneys for the city and its counsel asserted earlier this week. In a document filed...

  • Home Depot faces class action over data breach

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man has sued Home Depot Inc. after he claims a data breach at the store caused him and other class members damages. Kelsey O’Brien brought the class action against Home Depot for its failure to secure and safeguard its customers’ personal...

  • Justice at Stake says $3.1M spent on state Supreme Court primaries

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Millions of dollars are being raised and spent in high court elections all across the county, according to a Thursday Justice at Stake press release. More than $3.1 million has already been spent this year on TV ads in state supreme court primaries and off-cycle...

  • Forever 21 named in data collection class action

    LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles resident is suing Forever 21 Retail Inc. for collecting personal identification information of customers to its California stores. In July, Tamar Estanboulian went to Forever 21 Retail’s store in Los Angeles, Calif., and proceeded to...

  • Future could see more RICO cases like Garlock’s, expert says

    Grell MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The future will see more racketeering lawsuits like those filed by Garlock Sealing Technologies against plaintiffs attorneys, an attorney/professor says. In January, four lawsuits were filed by Garlock Sealing Technologies against asbestos firms in U.S....

  • Asbestos attorney Paul Napoli diagnosed with cancer, expected to recover

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Senior Partner Marc Bern of the Napoli, Bern, Ripka & Shkolnik law firm announced at a meeting on Friday that Paul Napoli has been fighting leukemia. Bern stepped in as head of asbestos litigation for the firm after Napoli, also a senior partner, became ill....

  • FTC: Pharmaceutical companies filed ‘baseless’ patent lawsuits to block AndroGel generic

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) –  The Federal Trade Commission is suing several major pharmaceutical companies, saying they illegally blocked consumer access to lower-cost versions of the drug AndroGel. Ramirez The FTC filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District...

  • N.Y. AG’s settlement requires property owner to pay more than $225K in rent credits

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Wednesday with the former management company of the Three Borough Pool that requires Colonial Management Group LLC to provide more than $225,000 in rent credits. The...

  • Payment Systems settles with Vermont

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell recently entered into a restitution agreement on behalf of the State of Vermont with Merchant Processing Solutions LLC, doing business as Payment Systems, for allegedly misrepresenting the cost of its services and...

  • Del. judge fines Napoli law firm $1,000 over bankruptcy trust claim forms

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has fined the Napoli law firm for failing to disclose a client’s asbestos exposure filings for more than a year. At a summary judgment hearing on Sept. 4 in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware, Judge Paul R. Wallace ruled that...

  • Republic Powdered Metals joins Bondex in bankruptcy as part of deal

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A manufacturer of roof restoration materials and founder of RPM International, Inc. became the most recent affiliate to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of an $800 million bankruptcy deal announced in July. On Sept. 1, Republic Powdered Metals...



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