Legal News Articles - Business
October 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: An Ohio-based chemicals and roofing company accused of gouging the federal government following an investigation resulted in an SEC whistleblower lawsuit that defendant RPM International attempted to have dismissed. On September 29, however a federal judge in Washington declined to dismiss, and the whistleblower lawsuit will move forward.Read [ Ohio Firm Loses Petition to Have SEC Lawsuit Dismissed ]
September 25, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Jose, CA: In the wake of an Equifax data breach that occurred in July but reported this September, attorneys at Oakland, California- based Scott Cole & Associates have filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the credit reporting agency. This digital disaster could potentially affect up to 175 million Americans, and millions of people worldwide, including the U.K. and Canada.Read [ Attorney Files Equifax Class Action Lawsuit ]
April 11, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Philadelphia, PA: A recent study has found that the largest percentage of bank overdraft fees are collected from bank customers who earn the lowest incomes.Read [ Study Finds That People With Lowest Incomes Pay Most in Bank Overdraft Fees ]
February 28, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Boston, MA:A recent report revealed that out of more than 600 banks, 10 of those banks accounted for a huge percentage of all reported bank overdraft fees revenue collected through the first three quarters of 2016.Read [ New Report Shows 10 Banks Account for 67 Percent of Overdraft Fee Revenue ]
December 24, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: Time’s Up—or is it? As of December 1, 2016, California employers must adhere to the “Final Rule” that may affect about 400,000 workers who previously were not entitled to California overtime pay. But a federal judge has put the rule on hold…Read [ California Overtime and the Almost Final Rule ]
September 8, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Wells Fargo is facing $185 million in fines, after authorities uncovered millions of fraudulent bank and credit card accounts set up by bank employees in order to boost or hit sales targets. Further, the employees also made up PIN numbers and email accounts in connection with the false accounts, to get people to sign up for online banking services, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said in a statement.Read [ Wells Fargo Fake Bank and Credit Card Account Fraud Revealed ]
June 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: As the American Chamber of Commerce and other business interests lobby for an update and relaxation of guidelines governing robocalls and telemarketing, the Attorney General for the State of Indiana has launched a nuisance call lawsuit against a medical supplies company.Read [ Robocall Lawsuits Spike, Business Calling for Relaxation of Rules ]
February 3, 2016. By LAS Staff Writer.
Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2016) (Press Release): Walmart® (WMT) has a significant advantage in marketing its goods through global name recognition and consumer perceived credibility. Consumers place their confidence in, and rely on the global giant’s credibility, especially when the retailer is an authorized retailer of a particular product. But, sometimes that confidence may be misplaced.Read [ Counterfeit Duracell Batteries Purchased on Walmart.com ]
December 14, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Costa Mesa, CA: Tinder, a global dating app’s website, is the focus of a a consumer rights class-action lawsuit launched in California.Read [ Dating App’s Premium Package Has Unfair Cancellation Process—Suit Alleges ]
December 12, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Costa Mesa, CA: Grindr Xtra, a global dating website that caters to gay, bisexual and curious types, has a consumer fraud lawsuit on its plate over the way it handles subscriber cancellations.Read [ Lawsuit Filed against Gay Dating App ]
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- Lawsuit Uncovers Governor Had State Workers Develop Maps for Personal Oil Holdings By LAS Staff Writer (Nov-10-15)
- The Class-Action Ban-Wagon and What It Means to Consumer Protection Laws By Gordon Gibb (Nov-8-15)
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- Illinois Top Court Rules Online Commenter Identity Must be Revealed By The National Trial Lawyers (Aug-26-15)
- eBay Faces Federal Racketeering (RICO) Lawsuit For Trafficking In Fake Products By LAS Staff Writer (Aug-20-15)
- Customers File Lumber Liquidators Lawsuits Alleging Excess Formaldehyde By Heidi Turner (Aug-15-15)
- Payday Loan Class Actions Could Make a Comeback By Brenda Craig (Jul-19-15)
- Supreme Court to Examine Inaccurate Spokeo Profiles That Prevent Getting a Job By The National Trial Lawyers (Jun-4-15)
- ConAgra’s Tainted Peanut Butter Multimillion-Dollar Fine a Warning to Food Manufacturers By Brenda Craig (May-23-15)
- Another Month, Another 300 Syngenta Lawsuits By Heidi Turner (May-19-15)
- Syngenta Lawsuits Continue to Grow By Gordon Gibb (May-11-15)
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- Defending America’s Bread Basket and American-Grown Corn By Gordon Gibb (Apr-29-15)
- Defendants in Syngenta Lawsuits Pushing for Federal Jurisdiction By Gordon Gibb (Apr-7-15)
- Corn Farmers Case against Syngenta’s GMOs Could Take Years By Brenda Craig (Mar-27-15)
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- Syngenta Facing Lawsuits Over Genetically Modified Corn Seed Sales By Lucy Campbell (Mar-23-15)
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- Forced Arbitration: Corporations Opting Out of Justice and Fairness By Gordon Gibb (Oct-17-14)
- New Jersey Sues Home Warranty Insurance Provider By Gordon Gibb (Sep-19-14)
- Plaintiff’s Home Warranty Insurance Win Overturned by State Supreme Court By Gordon Gibb (Aug-24-14)
- Lawsuits and Consumer Reporters Fight Home Warranty Companies By Heidi Turner (Jul-24-14)
- Hillside Home Appears to Be Sloping Downward, Owners Sue Contractor, Insurer By Gordon Gibb (Jun-29-14)
- New Jersey Court Grants Class Certification And Clears Suit For Trial In Consumer Fraud Act Case Against For-Profit School Star By LAS Staff Writer (May-29-14)
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- Plaintiffs Seeking $22 Million in Home Warranty Insurance Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Mar-3-14)
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- Small Businesses Sue AIG Over Workers’ Compensation Insurance Scheme By LAS Staff Writer (Oct-10-13)
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