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Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits increased 17.6 percent last year from October to November, and of the 348 TCPA lawsuits filed in November, 20.1 percent were class actions. Businesses can avoid becoming part of these statistics by following the guidance courts have handed down, say Jarrod Shaw and Elizabeth Thomas of McGuireWoods LLP.
UPS faced stiff resistance from a D.C. Circuit panel in oral arguments Monday as the package shipper tried to deliver convincing arguments against new federal rules governing what shipping costs the U.S. Postal Service can pass on to consumers.
Florida-based Blue Furniture Solutions LLC asked a Texas federal judge on Friday to toss a False Claims Act suit alleging its related company XMillenium LLC evaded millions of dollars of anti-dumping duties and customs fees, saying the federal government hasn’t adequately alleged it participated in a scheme to undervalue imported goods.
The Cherokee Nation on Friday headed to Oklahoma state court with its bid to hold Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other major retail pharmacies and drug distributors accountable for their alleged role in an explosion of opioid abuse among tribe members, after a federal judge recently blocked the Cherokees’ similar suit in tribal court.
Whole Foods has been hit with a proposed class action in California alleging the company’s consumable liquid B vitamin supplements contain higher amounts of vitamin B12 than advertised.