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  • Class action says ‘Blackfish’ dropped SeaWorld’s stock

    SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder is suing SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. after he claims it denied its decline was due to the documentary “Blackfish.” The securities class action lawsuit is on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased SEAS stock pursuant to and/or...

  • Savory Pie Guy claims Comtec has monopoly, class action claims

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A pie company has filed a class action lawsuit against Comtec Industries Ltd. after it claims Comtec prevented its customers from buying products from its rivals in order to maintain a monopoly. Savory Pie Guy LLC claims Comtec devised and implemented...

  • Backlog of asbestos cases in Madison County will need addressed, attorneys say

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Asbestos plaintiffs attorneys working in Southern Illinois recently said Madison County Circuit Judge Stephen Stobbs’ new approach to trial slots in the asbestos docket is creating a “backlog” of cases that will eventually need to be resolved. As part of...

  • Millions pour into Iowa U.S. Senate race as candidates remain tied

    WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Despite the millions of dollars being spent to persuade voters, the latest poll shows U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley still tied with his Republican rival, state Sen. Joni Ernst, a tea party favorite. A Friday Rasmussen Reports poll showed the...

  • IL13 race: New poll shows Davis 19 points up on Callis

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis with a 19-point lead over Democratic challenger Ann Callis. In the battle to represent Illinois’ 13th Congressional District, 55 percent of district voters favor Davis, while 36 support Callis, a former Madison County...

  • App lets user boo, high five members of Congress after every vote

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Countable, the political phone app responsible for flooding Capitol Hill with more than 300,000 emails on more than 10,000 pieces of legislation, has a new function allowing constituents to “high five” or “boo” their representatives and senators after every vote...

  • Settlement with new owner of 3,100-acre property a first step in redevelopment, Md. AG says

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler recently announced a settlement agreement with the new owner of the former Sparrows Point steelmaking facility to address the cleanup of industrial pollution at the property. The agreement is the first...

  • Fla. AG says online diploma companies selling false documents

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a lawsuit after receiving more than 100 complaints alleging that certain online diploma companies were advertising and selling falsified diplomas and transcripts. Bondi’s suit names Diversified...

  • Ill. city pays $25K fine in settlement with AG’s office

    Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The City of Elmhurst, Ill., will pay a $25,000 fine, complete infrastructure improvement projects and conduct a focused study on sanitary system inflow to address system overflows as part of a consent order signed by Illinois Attorney General...

  • Zoeller alleges nonprofits did not make proper use of donations

    Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller recently filed a lawsuit in Allen County Circuit Court against a group of Fort Wayne residents who formed nonprofit organizations that allegedly falsely claimed to benefit veterans. The organizations include...

  • Restitution checks issued in $40M buying club settlements

    Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s Consumer Protection Division is issuing restitution checks to Iowans from a $40 million settlement from three separate buying club cases. A settlement administrator began sending checks last week to...

  • Federal judge dismisses ‘scanner troll’ case against FTC

    WACO, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has sided with the Federal Trade Commission in a case filed against it by the so-called “scanner troll,” MPHJ Technology Investments LLC. Texas-based MPHJ sued the FTC in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in January...

  • Wash. SC rules Workers’ Comp law doesn’t extend to asbestos-related diseases

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the exception to the state’s Workers’ Compensation law does not extend to asbestos-related diseases because it is impossible to have absolute knowledge that an injury is certain to occur. Justice Susan Owens...

  • Mich. drug testing company settles with Vermont

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Physicians Toxicology LLC, a Michigan company, agreed to pay the State of Vermont more than $73,500 after reaching a settlement with Attorney General William H. Sorrell on Thursday for allegedly receiving payments from the Vermont Medicaid program that it...

  • Court orders man to pay $144K for cleanup of Columbia River in derelict vessel case

    PROSSER, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – At the request of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the Benton County District Court has ordered defendant Brandon Traner to pay the State $144,000 for cleanup of the Columbia River after he was convicted last month of allegedly abandoning a...



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