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Legal Newsline, January 23, 2018

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Jan. 16 that he is urging a California federal court to reject what he says is an imbalanced class action softball bats settlement.

Legal Newsline, January 23, 2018

On Jan. 10, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city recently filed suit against the five largest investor-owned fossil fuel companies, namely BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell. The money from the lawsuit will be earmarked to protect the city from the effects of global warming.

Axios, January 22, 2018

New York City and several California municipalities are suing big oil companies, alleging they concealed what they knew about climate change and are liable for billions of dollars of damage caused by rising global temperatures.

Forbes, January 17, 2018

The last of a Polish immigrant's 31 Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits, which paid out more than $800,000, has settled, but the need to reform telemarketing regulation continues, a privacy and securities class actions defense lawyer says.

Law360, January 11, 2018

Two Honda owners have objected in Florida federal court to the proposed $605 million settlement the automaker reached to exit multidistrict litigation over defective Takata air bags, arguing in part that the 30 percent sought by class counsel is too high.

Southeast Texas Record, January 11, 2018

Over the past several years, Edinburg attorney Kent Livesay has experienced his own share of legal troubles, from being fingered in a barratry lawsuit to being suspended for misconduct.

More recently, the Commission for Lawyer Discipline, an arm of the State Bar of Texas, hit Livesay with a suspension for barratry, commonly referred to as ambulance chasing.

The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday his administration had filed a lawsuit against five major oil companies and was pushing New York City pension funds to divest from fossil fuel, both part of an effort to fight climate change.

New York Post, January 8, 2018

Starbucks has won the dismissal of a US lawsuit accusing the coffee chain of overcharging customers by underfilling lattes and mochas to reduce milk costs.

New York Post, January 6, 2018

Mad because there’s too much empty space in that bottle of Advil? Sue them!

Is there more than just vitamins in your Vitamin Water? Drag ‘em to the courthouse!

Actually — someone probably has sued that big company that committed a petty wrong against you, without you knowing it. New York lawyers rake in millions by suing on behalf of people who have no idea their interests are represented in court.

CNBC, January 4, 2018

Jewelry store Claire's said Thursday that lab results certified its products as asbestos-free, following allegations of the toxic substance in its products last month.