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General Motors Co.'s $120 million settlement with attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia ending allegations that the automaker hid a potentially fatal defect in its cars represents a trend that's likely to grow of state attorneys general banding together to pursue product liability claims against manufacturers.
Two Massachusetts men were sentenced to prison by a federal judge Friday over an $11 million fraud scheme in which they falsely told investors that their subprime auto loan company could accept tax-advantaged retirement account funds.
The employee of an Illinois trucking company Friday filed the latest in a string of putative class actions in state court accusing companies of forcing workers to use their fingerprints to clock in and out of work in violation of state privacy laws.
A Washington federal judge on Friday certified a class of hospitality and transportation workers who provided labor services to Avis Budget Group Inc. through a contract and allege they weren’t paid a $15 minimum wage under a Seattle suburb's ordinance, rejecting arguments that the workers who brought the suit are inadequate class representatives.
Daimler AG slapped Amazon.com Inc. with a new trademark infringement suit in California federal court Friday alleging the internet retail titan is selling counterfeit products with the Mercedes-Benz mark in its Amazon Marketplace, and facilitating further infringement with a limp approach to enforcement.