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  • Incumbent holds a 12-point lead over GOP Challenger in Vermont governor race

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Democratic incumbent is leading his Republican challenger by double digits in Vermont’s gubernatorial race. Gov. Peter Shumlin is leading entrepreneur Scott Milne by a 48 to 36 percent margin, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday. Shumlin...

  • Sea to Ski Vacations sued by Colorado attorney general

    Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a court order on Thursday against a vacation company and its owners for allegedly engaging in deceptive business practices that violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. Sea to Ski Vacations and its...

  • Cosmetology school in Iowa accused of violating Consumer Fraud Act

    Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s Consumer Protection Division filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a Fort Dodge-based cosmetology school for allegedly engaging in deceptive, omissive and unfair practices. The lawsuit, which was filed in...

  • R.I. AG says town violated public records access law

    Kilmartin PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the town of Warren for allegedly violating the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). Joelle Sylvia Esq., an attorney with the law firm Kelly &...

  • Drug companies seek dismissal of City of Chicago’s opioid lawsuit; claim issues fall within FDA’s jurisdiction

    .. CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Competing drug makers have joined forces to ask a federal judge to toss a lawsuit the City of Chicago brought earlier this summer over accusations they deceptively marketed opioid painkillers. In a 56-page memo filed late Friday, the defendant drug companies...

  • Class action against NBTY alleges protein-spiking

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Six men from Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Kentucky and South Carolina have filed a class action lawsuit against NBTY for deceptive advertising of its protein powder. The plaintiffs claim NBTY Inc, United States Nutrition Inc. and...

  • 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...



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