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Farm worker, legs crushed in accident, gets chance for trial

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 12:25pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsine) – A farm worker whose legs were crushed in an accident has been granted another chance for his case to be heard.

Dispute between law firms over fee-sharing agreement transferred to New Jersey court

Shanice Harris Jul. 20, 2017, 12:19pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A judge has granted a transfer motion filed by law firm Stull, Stull & Brody in a lawsuit against it filed by The Whitehead Law Firm and Goforth, Lewis & Sanford.

Ariz. Supreme Court affirms judge's right to reduce jury verdict

David Hutton Jul. 20, 2017, 12:14pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that the constitutional right of jurors to determine a monetary award doesn’t preclude a judge from ruling their decisions as excessive.

Expert couldn't show lead paint causes ADHD; Verdict of $1.3M overturned

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 11:49am

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals concluded that a expert cited in a lead exposure case did not provide support for her conclusion that exposure could cause a clinical diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Class action filed over Henkel rebate checks

Louie Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 9:33am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — A New Jersey consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a variety of companies, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

U-Haul named in class action

Louie Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 9:32am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A New York customer has filed a class action lawsuit against U-Haul, alleging breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and unfair competition.

Liquor license holder files class action against distributors

Louie Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 9:30am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a liquor distributor, alleging fraud.

FTC issues second Federal Register notice about class action settlement notice programs study

Mark Iandolo Jul. 20, 2017, 9:29am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission announced July 12 that it is issuing a second Federal Register notice to continue its study of the effectiveness of class action settlement notice programs.

Alaska high court reverses ruling of attorneys fees in Alaska Miners Association case

Shanice Harris Jul. 19, 2017, 12:46pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's granting of full attorneys fees as petitioned by the Alaska Miners Association.

Court ruling affirmed that Hesperia Cinema is required to follow rules for public works projects

John Myers Jul. 19, 2017, 12:43pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California's 1st Appellate Court District, Division Two ruled June 30 that a movie theater built with city assistance is considered a public works project and required to follow municipal pay requirements associated with such projects.

Supreme Court of Texas reverses ruling finding Exxon Mobile responsible for man's death

Kacie Whaley Jul. 19, 2017, 12:34pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas ruled on June 23 that Exxon Mobil was not at fault for the death of a man who was assaulted by a convenient store's employee.

Texas Supreme Court grants take-nothing judgment in case of pipefitter injured in scaffolding fall

Laura Halleman Jul. 19, 2017, 12:17pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A scaffolding company has won a take-nothing judgment in a lawsuit over the fall of a pipefitter from scaffolding.

Idaho SC affirms decision in helicopter pilot's wrongful death appeal; Discarded clipboard had caused crash

David Hutton Jul. 19, 2017, 12:01pm

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has affirmed a district court order granting summary judgment to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the state of Idaho in a family’s wrongful death lawsuit in the 2010 death of their son in a helicopter accident.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sues oil and gas developer over allegations of age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on June 15 that it had filed a lawsuit against Atlas Resource Partners over allegations of pushing out a 52-year old production worker due to his age.

City Colleges of Chicago to pay $60,000 to settle case of alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on June 14 that City Colleges of Chicago will pay $60,000 over allegations of age discrimination.

New Jersey AG announces $2 million settlement with brewing company over alleged trade practice violations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced on June 12 that Hunterdon Brewing Company LLC will pay $2 million over allegations of trade practice violations.