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Dismissal Upheld for Joint Supplement Complaint (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendants GNC and Rite Aid in this suit alleging violation of various states’ consumer protection laws by marketing glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as promoting joint health; because the marketing statements that accurately describe ...

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Real Estate Agents Violated Credit Repair Act (access required)

Two realty company employees violated the Credit Repair Organizations Act by misrepresenting that they would assist plaintiff homeowners by improving their credit rating and applying for a mortgage loan modification, accepting payments from plaintiffs and using plaintiff’s debit card number ...

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How to win cases and influence damages (access required)

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...

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Nursing students sue after school loses accreditation, closes – $17,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Mountain State University on behalf of a Bachelor of Science in nursing student and other similarly situated nursing students and graduates, alleging that MSU failed to honestly and accurately represent the ...

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