OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s decision in the case of an American Seafoods worker who was injured on a company trawler and is now seeking punitive damages.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas has overturned a decision by a court of appeals, paving the way for a plaintiff to move forward with a common law assault claim against her former employer, Steak N Shake.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A group of attorneys has warned that the "next wave" of class action lawsuits has been bringing into question the businesses’ responsibility when it comes to customers opting out of text message programs.
PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has granted a man the chance to prove he had an agreement with his terminally ill brother that included a $100,000 severance payment if he was fired by his sister-in-law.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California legal reform group is worried that district attorneys have forced settlements with auto insurers over allegations that don't seem to include any harm to consumers.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – An unhappy customer has filed a class action lawsuit against an international snack company over allegations that it shortchanged her with the amount of product in its candy packaging.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A new start-up has been using algorithms to search out civil
lawsuits for investment purposes with the expectation of a big payoff. To attorney Robert Sheridan, Legalist is a sign the legal financing industry is getting more sophisticated.