The American Hospital Association and its Kentucky affiliate filed amicus briefs in two Kentucky Supreme Court cases on Friday, urging the state high court to overturn lower court rulings restricting the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.
Banana Boat sunblock says its SPF 85-110 formulas provide superior sunburn protection, but a California woman on Thursday said in a proposed class action against suncreen maker Playtex Products Inc. that the claim is misleading.
The University of North Carolina on Friday said it would release records detailing personal perks received by its football players that led to NCAA sanctions, settling a dispute with news organizations after a judge refused to shield the documents.
A California federal judge on Thursday threw out a consumer’s putative class action against dietary supplement maker All American Pharmaceutical and Natural Foods Inc. over alleged fraudulent claims about the side effects of its muscle-building product, calling the suit too vague.
Yahoo Inc. said Friday that it would not acknowledge a do-not-track signal automatically sent by the latest version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, joining mounting criticism from industry groups and regulators over Microsoft's choice to block online tracking by default.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a California appeals court decision that email marketing company Trancos Inc. violated the state’s anti-spamming law, defeating the company’s bid to argue the statute was preempted by federal law.
The Fifth Circuit on Friday decertified a class of nearly 300 Louisiana government entities that sued AT&T Inc. unit Centennial Beauregard Cellular LLC over its allegedly deceptive billing practices, ruling that the group’s certification did not follow federal standards.
J.M. Smucker Co. on Friday asked a California federal judge to toss one of several class actions over its allegedly false marketing of products containing hydrogenated oils as healthy, saying the plaintiffs' claims are precluded by national regulations.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up New Jersey's challenge to a Third Circuit decision that blocked portions of a 2010 law that provided for the transfer of unused gift card balances to the state.
Google Inc.'s global privacy counsel and other industry attorneys predicted Friday that proposed data protection reforms in the European Union would invite an “avalanche” of lawsuits, saying the ability of regulators to impose massive fines would leave many companies with little choice but to challenge the penalties in court.
Consumers on Friday urged the Second Circuit to reopen a putative class action claiming Time Warner Inc. broke its promise to provide high-speed Internet, arguing that selective language in Time Warner advertisements does not let the company off the hook.
With New York state prosecutors scrambling to effectively target and punish securities and insurance fraudsters and identity thieves, experts expressed hope Friday that the state's newly created White Collar Crime Task Force could quickly chart a course toward stronger enforcement.
The 11th Circuit on Friday ruled that Wells Fargo & Co. had missed its opportunity to compel a putative class of customers suing over disputed overdraft fees into binding arbitration after twice rejecting the option, upholding a lower court ruling against the bank.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it had reached an agreement with one supplement maker and won a court order against another to stop distribution of their products, continuing a recent string of enforcement measures against companies selling products as health-boosting supplements.
The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. reached a deal Thursday to give discounts on future purchases to a proposed class of California consumers who claim that the clothing retailer improperly collected the personal information of at least 192,000 customers during credit card transactions.
A California federal judge on Tuesday booted the lead plaintiff from a class action accusing J.M. Smucker Co. of falsely marketing products full of hydrogenated oils as healthy after her individual claims were settled, against her wishes, by her Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee.
A California federal judge on Thursday allowed teenage social network account holders and their parents to continue pursuing Facebook Inc. for allegedly improperly profiting from game credits unknowingly purchased by minors, keeping alive many of the suit's claims and refusing to strike class allegations.
Furniture and appliance retailer ColorTyme Inc. was hit Thursday with a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges the company sold computers that had software installed that enabled it to intercept electronic communications and even take pictures of consumers.
A late billionaire philanthropist’s children and former personal assistant have won a $4 million jury award in California in the first trial of more than a dozen wiretapping suits against the high-profile clients of imprisoned former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano.
Sherwin-Williams Co. and a unit of PPG Industries Inc. have agreed to stop advertising that some of their paints are free of harmful chemicals, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday, after the commission found tinted versions of the paints contain volatile organic compounds.