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  • Parents, Iowa Educators Corporation settle school lunch class action

    ADEL, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Parents and IEC-member schools have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit claiming the defendants conspired to restrain competition in the market for the retail sale of food at schools in Iowa and that Martin Brothers attempted to monopolize the...

  • Plaintiffs claim Hawaii Department of Human Services ignored Medicaid rules

    HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – A single mother of an autistic child has filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services and for allegedly ignoring federal Medicaid rules. Suzanne Egan, whose child J.E. is a severely autistic 5-year-old, and the Hawaii...

  • Napoli law firm addresses bad reputation in Madison County asbestos docket

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Napoli, Bern, Ripka, Shkolnik law firm held a meeting with asbestos attorneys on Friday to discuss future litigation plans and former mistakes, particularly with the firm’s initial approach to filing asbestos lung cancer cases in Madison County, Ill. “We are...

  • W.Va. jury awards $3.27 million in transvaginal mesh MDL case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A West Virginia jury has awarded $3.27 million to the plaintiff in a multi-district litigation lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over allegedly defective transvaginal mesh products. Jo Huskey’s U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

  • N.D. AG orders GeneralYellowPages.com to stop with alleged scam

    Stenehjem BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem recently initiated an investigation against Vladimir Adolphe and determined he was operating a business invoice scam through his companies GeneralYellowPages.com and Electronic Media Marketing Group....

  • Ohio AG sues gym that never opened

    DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently initiated a lawsuit against South Beach Fitness of Westerville LLC and its owners for allegedly violating Ohio consumer protection laws. South Beach Fitness allegedly sold gym memberships to consumers but...

  • Judge to Prenda attorney: ‘Mr. Duffy, this is not a game’

    Duffy CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – After issuing two warnings and reminding attorney Paul Duffy why he and Prenda Law were sanctioned in the first place, a Chicago federal judge on Thursday denied the embattled firm’s motion to stay payment of the $11,000-plus sanctions award in the defamation...

  • La. asbestos attorneys want clients’ info to remain sealed in Garlock case

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The first motion to seal in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceeding was filed on Thursday by Louisiana asbestos attorneys, exactly one week before the deadline. The motion was filed by the Roussel & Clement law firm on behalf of numerous...

  • Opponents of California’s Prop 46 release video questioning readiness of CURES database

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The No on 46 campaign – a coalition of hundreds of medical organizations and unions – recently released a campaign video questioning the readiness of a California prescription drug database that’s use would be mandatory if Proposition 46...

  • Third Circuit revives fraud complaint against Cahill Gordon law firm

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a complaint alleging the BASF Catalysts Inc. took part in systematic fraud with the help of attorneys from Cahill Gordon & Reindel when it fabricated false documents showing its predecessor’s talc products did not...

  • Texas tort reform group endorses SC Justice Jeff Boyd

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – On Thursday, Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed the election of Justice Jeff Boyd to the Supreme Court of Texas. Gov. Rick Perry appointed Boyd, the only justice who ran uncontested in the March Republican primary, to the high court in 2012. Boyd “Justice Jeff...

  • Canadian honeybee lawsuit quickly attracts critics

    A beekeeper making queen banks at TPLR Honey Farms WINDSOR, Ontario (Legal Newsline) – Claims made in a recently filed class action lawsuit alleging pesticides are harming Canada’s honeybee population are not true, says an Alberta commercial beekeeper who has seen no ill effects on his...

  • Kan. OB/GYN found guilty of Medicaid fraud

    Schmidt TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently announced that Dr. Adnan A. Ashkar, an OB/GYN in Leavenworth, was found guilty of Medicaid fraud and must pay more than $12,000 in restitution to the Kansas Medicaid program. Ashkar, 71, was charged...

  • Settlement imposes $100K fine on Colo. store for selling ‘spice’

    Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A recent lawsuit filed by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has resulted in a settlement that imposed the nation’s largest ever civil fine against a single store for selling “spice” products. Sang Leaming, owner of Tobacco King, was ordered to pay...

  • Ind. AG reaches settlement over propane prices

    Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller recently reached a settlement with Ashland Propane Demotte LLC over its alleged failure to honor contracts. Ashland Propane will pay customers who were allegedly overcharged by the Jasper County-based company...



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