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Battle over sale of historic Berkeley main post office sale heads to court

Andrew Burger Sep. 21, 2016, 11:33am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Aug. 22, asserting the city of Berkeley illegally interfered with the sale of its historic main office and property in the city center.

United Airlines pilot alleges he was not credited sick benefits while serving in reserves

Andrew Burger Sep. 16, 2016, 11:58am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A United Airlines pilot and former U.S. Air Force (USAF) lieutenant colonel and pilot is bringing suit against the airline for allegedly not crediting him sick benefits accrued over a four-month period during which the U.S. Air Force Reserve assigned him to serve at an Air Force base in southwest Asia.

Appeals court reversal on Amazon consumer arbitration consent adds to controversy

Andrew Burger Sep. 16, 2016, 9:46am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Online retailers are being plagued by an increasing number of lawsuits that assert they did not clearly and/or adequately inform consumers that in purchasing goods via the retailers' e-commerce sites they were agreeing to resolve any resulting problems via arbitration rather than the courts.

Attorney: Scathing criticism of new ABA harassment and discrimination rule ill-founded

Andrew Burger Sep. 9, 2016, 9:41am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The American Bar Association (ABA) expanded its Model Rules of Professional Responsibility regarding professional misconduct at its annual meeting in San Francisco in early August.

Courts raising bar for data breach class actions

Andrew Burger Aug. 29, 2016, 3:07pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Reports of data breaches have become commonplace, prompting U.S. courts to raise the bar on associated class action lawsuits.

N.J. SC to take on TCCWNA class actions

Andrew Burger Aug. 26, 2016, 12:26pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - The New Jersey Supreme Court is aiming to reconcile opposing lower court decisions regarding certification of class action lawsuits brought under the state's Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) and Consumer Fraud Act.

Denial of injunction paves way for addition of six pesticides to Prop 65 List

Andrew Burger Jul. 28, 2016, 9:35am

OEHHA is adding six triazines pesticides to the Prop 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer, developmental or reproductive harm in light of a trial court denying Syngenta Crop Science's request for injunction relief.

Scotus affirms landowners' right to contest Clean Water Act determinations

Andrew Burger Jun. 22, 2016, 8:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in May that Kent Recycling Services can challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' claim of federal jurisdiction of wetlands Kent owns in Assumption Parish, La., under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Landowners can challenge 'Waters of the United States' rulings in federal court

Andrew Burger Jun. 13, 2016, 12:26pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on May 31 constrained the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to invoke the Clean Water Act (CWA) and designate bodies of water on private and public lands as "Waters of the United States."