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Fla. Supreme Court rules caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits violate state constitution

Chandra Lye Jun. 21, 2017, 10:08am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Florida has backed a lower court’s ruling that caps on personal injury non-economic damages in cases of medical malpractice violate the Equal Protection Clause of the state constitution.

Judge rules law firm was acting as debt collector in FDCPA case

Chandra Lye Jun. 20, 2017, 9:33am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge on May 10 denied a law firm's claim to dismiss a complaint that it is acting as a debt collector.

Court rules class action lawsuit against J. Crew website needs to be amended

Chandra Lye Jun. 8, 2017, 1:01pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against J. Crew will need to be amended before it will be considered, a recent decision by a U.S. district court judge stated.

Facing motion to dismiss, 'serial litigant' drops case over tortilla chips

Chandra Lye May 23, 2017, 9:50am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against a tortilla chip manufacturer has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.

Indiana Supreme Court ruling allows former impaired convictions as evidence in drunk driving case

Chandra Lye May 15, 2017, 10:04am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Indiana’s Supreme Court has overturned an appeals court decision and ruled that former impaired driving convictions can be used as evidence in drunk driving lawsuits.

Indiana Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling in question of safe workplace duty case

Chandra Lye May 2, 2017, 9:57am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a lower court in a case that questions who has the responsibility to ensure a safe workplace when it comes to subcontractors.

Buffalo Trace: Whiskey drinkers read the label wrong

Chandra Lye May 1, 2017, 9:07am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Distilleries that have been accused of falsely labeling their products have filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought against them.

New Jersey appeals court overturns quantum meruit jury verdict

Chandra Lye Apr. 18, 2017, 9:25am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on April 10 reversed the decision of a jury in a construction case that involved the awarding of damages under a quantum meruit theory.

Ninth Circuit rules for blind student in spat with school district

Chandra Lye Apr. 12, 2017, 10:04am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in March has reversed that of a lower court and has clarified the expectation of school districts with regards to individual education program agreements.

Argument breaks out between attorneys in coconut water class action

Chandra Lye Apr. 11, 2017, 9:44am

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit over coconut water has resulted in the plaintiff's attorney filing a motion for sanctions after being accused of using the media to strengthen his position.

Georgia Supreme Court ruling puts internet radio stations on same playing field as AM/FM stations

Chandra Lye Apr. 10, 2017, 11:48am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled that internet radio services are similar enough to AM/FM services to allow an exemption to the state's Criminal Reproduction and Sale of Recorded Material statute.

Lawyer on Blistex suit: Consumers can't use about 25 percent of product because of tube design

Chandra Lye Apr. 6, 2017, 12:11pm

A California woman recently filed a lawsuit against Blistex alleging the lip care products manufacturer shortchanges customers.

Judge denies settlement with Google; Attorneys would have received $2.2M

Chandra Lye Mar. 30, 2017, 1:29pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge is criticizing the deal obtained by a lawyer in California in a lawsuit involving Google and email privacy issues.

Etsy defeats class action claims from investors

Chandra Lye Mar. 30, 2017, 10:15am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against Etsy has been dismissed by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Wash. Supreme Court allows for punitive damages in unseaworthiness case

Chandra Lye Mar. 21, 2017, 10:50am

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.

Texas SC allows sexual assault lawsuit against Steak N Shake to proceed

Chandra Lye Mar. 7, 2017, 9:33am

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.

TCPA litigation evolving to include text message opt-out responses

Chandra Lye Feb. 28, 2017, 10:00am

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.

Virginia Supreme Court rejects battery claim against spinal surgeon

Chandra Lye Feb. 22, 2017, 12:48pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a trial court while making a distinction between tort of battery and tort of negligence in medical cases.

Washington's move to curb tobacco among young adults 'encouraging,' professor says

Chandra Lye Feb. 21, 2017, 8:29am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Raising the minimum legal purchasing age could help young adults in Washington from becoming established smokers, according to one researcher.

Fired by sister-in-law, brother gets second shot at severance pay lawsuit

Chandra Lye Feb. 21, 2017, 8:13am

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.