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  • Attorneys pushing for more face time with patent examiners

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – All Arrienne “Angel” Lezak wants is to meet with a patent examiner, in person. Lezak, a former patent examiner-turned-patent attorney, is downright frustrated with the lack of face time with examiners these days. And so are her clients. Lezak “When...

  • Sylvania agrees to $30M settlement in headlight class action

    NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Osram Sylvania Inc. has agreed to a $30 million settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging it falsely claimed its headlights were superior and lured customers into overpaying. The settlement provides substantial monetary and injunctive relief to the...

  • La. U.S. Senate race: Cassidy publicly criticizes Landrieu for aiding keg stand

    BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A widely circulated photo of Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu assisting a Louisiana State University fan with a keg stand has prompted her chief rival to openly criticize her. Landrieu made headlines over the weekend when the photo of her feeding a spigot...

  • Dunkin’ Donuts hit with overtime pay class action

    PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) – A former assistant manager is suing Dunkin’ Donuts for allegedly failing to pay overtime pay and wrongfully classifying her as exempt from overtime pay. Helen Rambo was employed by Heartland Restaurant Group, which is doing business as Dunkin’...

  • U.S. Sen. Warner leads GOP challenger by nine points in Va. senate race

    RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark Warner leads his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, by a 48-39 percent margin, with six percent of likely voters favoring Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis. With Sarvis out of the race, Warner has a 50-41 percent...

  • Legal reform group endorses GOP justice to Dallas appellate court

    DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A month after his appointment, Justice Craig Stoddart received the endorsement of Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC to the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas. Seeking to replace retired Justice Jim Moseley, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Stoddart to the appellate court on Aug. 25...

  • Judge: Asbestos claimant only included defendants to keep case out of federal court

    NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – When determining whether the court had jurisdiction over an asbestos case, a Louisiana district judge has concluded that the claimant only joined certain defendants to the case in an effort to keep it in state court. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo filed the order...

  • Cardholder says American Express wrongfully charged late fees on holidays

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – An American Express cardholder has filed a class action complaint after she claims the company charged customers late fees on credit card payments due to holidays. Marcy Zevon claims American Express Bank unlawfully treated certain payments from its credit card...

  • Sports55 customers to receive restitution

    BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Customers of the company Sports55 will receive restitution under a settlement reached on Wednesday with Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler after the company allegedly failed to deliver orders or sent incomplete or incorrect orders. The settlement...

  • Airport workers to be paid restitution as a result of N.Y. AG’s investigation

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – After allegedly being paid wages as low as $3.90 per hour, skycaps contracted with Alstate Maintenance LLC, a contractor operating at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, will receive restitution and damages under a settlement...

  • States, feds reach $56.5M settlement with company over Adderall marketing

    Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Wednesday a $56.5 million settlement with Shire Pharmaceuticals after allegations that the company marketed off-label uses of Adderall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrona, Lialda and Pentasa. Conway joined...

  • Vt. dairy farmer agrees to $33K in civil penalties

    Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Following an investigation by Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell, dairy farmer Richard M. Nelson agreed on Tuesday to pay $33,000 in civil penalties after allegations that some practices at his farm violated the state’s water pollution...

  • Twitter calls TCPA class action ‘abusive,’ asks judge to dismiss it

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Twitter has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against it for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. “This case is another in a growing line of abusive, putative class action lawsuits brought under the Telephone...

  • Plaintiff voluntarily dismisses TCPA class action against Hooters

    LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Hooters for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act chose to voluntarily dismiss his lawsuit without prejudice, leaving the door open to re-filing it. “Plaintiff Peyman...

  • Litigating asbestos cases in federal court more work but beneficial, attorneys say

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Since asbestos cases have found their way back into federal courts across the nation, attorneys from both sides of the asbestos litigation field have agreed that litigating in district courts is nothing to be afraid of. As part of the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos...



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