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Judge partially dismisses Exxon securities fraud case

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 28, 2018

DALLAS – A federal judge partially denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil and several corporate officials over allegations of securities fraud.

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Lawsuit alleging attorney Mikal Watts deceived farmers, badmouthed class actions sent to Syngenta MDL

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 27, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Multidistrict Litigation Panel ordered that a lawsuit involving Texas attorney Mikal Watts and Syngenta will be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Court rules general manager not liable to pay Securatech settlement

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

HOUSTON – An appeals court ruled that a general manager for a company could not personally be held liable to pay a settlement when the corporation he worked for failed to pay it.

Judge dismisses Huntleigh USA from airport injury suit, agrees to add another defendant

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

AUSTIN – A federal judge dismissed a security company from a lawsuit and granted a motion to leave to bring in a second third-party defendant into the case.

Magistrate judge recommends case filed by union against Southwestern Bell, others be dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

AUSTIN – A U.S. magistrate judge has recommended that a lawsuit filed by a union be dismissed from federal court.

iHeartMedia seeks approval for funds from $450 million debtor-in-possession facility

By Kyla Asbury | May 30, 2018

HOUSTON – iHeartMedia Inc. filed a motion for entry of an order in which it is seeking to obtain post-petition financing with Citibank in an attempt to pay back its pre-bankruptcy asset-based lenders and fund its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

Justices grant dismissal of suit against XTO Energy over flash fire at North Dakota well pad

By Kyla Asbury | May 21, 2018

HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court ruled that a lawsuit over injuries sustained in a well fire does not belong in the state because the majority of witnesses are from North Dakota and surrounding states.

Plaintiffs in spying case against NSA ask for class certification

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency over alleged spying on American citizens have filed for class certification.

Class action plaintiff using ‘shotgun’ approach, eBay claims

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 6, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Online auction company eBay has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against it for an alleged data breach, claiming the plaintiff failed to state a claim.

Class action filed over Whole Foods allegedly ‘worthless’ homeopathic medicine

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 1, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whole Foods Market after consumers claimed it misled purchasers into believing its products effectively treat the flu, coughing and other symptoms. 

Class action says Whole Foods falsely marketed sugar content of Greek yogurt

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 5, 2014

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whole Foods Market after class members claim its 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt was falsely marketed at having only two grams of sugar per serving when it actually contained six times the labeled amount.

Plaintiffs file opposition to government’s motion to dismiss NSA spying case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the National Security Agency and other government entities for allegedly spying on American citizens have filed an opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss.

GM class actions transferred to multidistrict litigation court

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 22, 2014

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The multiple class action lawsuits that were brought against General Motors for its allegedly defective key systems have been transferred to multidistrict litigation court.

Motion to dismiss filed in NSA spying class action

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The defendants have filed their motion to dismiss in a lawsuit that alleges the National Security Agency conducted surveillance and intelligence-gathering programs that collected data from American citizens.

Former NFL players file class action claiming drug misuse

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 29, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Eight former NFL football players are suing the National Football League after they claim it illegally supplied painkillers to players to keep them in the game without telling them the severity of their injuries or the side effects of the medications.

Facebook says class action fails to make claim under Wiretap Act

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 25, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Facebook has filed a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against it for allegedly violating users’ privacy by using data from private messages to generate targeted advertisements. 

Motion for rehearing filed in class action against Carrington in Texas Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury | May 27, 2014

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – A motion for rehearing has been filed in the Supreme Court of Texas in a class action lawsuit against Carrington Mortgage Services.

Target data breach class actions form MDL proceeding in Minnesota

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 29, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – Target data breach class action lawsuits from 18 federal districts have been transferred to the Multidistrict Litigation Panel.

Class action lawsuit filed against Target for data breach

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 7, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Target Corp. for a data breach of up to 40 million customers’ credit and debit cards.

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