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Rhode Island court reinstates man's lawsuit over work injury

Charmaine Little Apr. 18, 2017, 9:41am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A former Rhode Island state employee won his latest battle in a negligence case based on a Supreme Court opinion; but he still has a war to fight.

Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal, case removal of suit alleging defects in YMC/YMUS motors

Charmaine Little Apr. 12, 2017, 9:54am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Personal jurisdiction and consumer fraud law played a major part in a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling in favor of a motor company.

Fifth Circuit clarifies four-year statute of limitation rule for home equity loans

Charmaine Little Apr. 12, 2017, 9:49am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A four-year statute of limitations was the key factor in a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in an appeal concerning a home equity loan.

Court rules that late response to homeowner's letter allowed Right to Repair Act case to proceed

Charmaine Little Apr. 4, 2017, 12:14pm

A recent case in the 4th District Court of Appeals in California has possibly set the precedent for the legal relationship between homeowners and builders.

Calif. appeals court rules health care providers OK to allow employees to waive meal breaks

Charmaine Little Mar. 30, 2017, 12:46pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Workers hoping to hit their employer with a class action over meal breaks have been dealt an adverse ruling by a California appeals court.

Wendy's wants dismissal of shareholders' data breach lawsuit

Charmaine Little Mar. 30, 2017, 12:27pm

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Major fast-food restaurant Wendy’s is asking an Ohio federal judge to dismiss claims made against it by stockholders following a major data breach in 2016.

SCOTUS to hear Montana case over FELA jurisdiction

Charmaine Little Mar. 27, 2017, 12:52pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the question of whether plaintiffs can bring a lawsuit under a federal law in a state in which there is no personal jurisdiction.

PLF: New Seattle ordinance obliterates landlords' rights

Charmaine Little Mar. 22, 2017, 9:57am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has taken a stand against a new ordinance in Seattle that is intended to prevent discrimination in rental property; but is now being accused of doing just the opposite.

Third Circuit overturns decision on standing in Horizon data breach case

Charmaine Little Mar. 20, 2017, 8:41am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A data breach case against Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. might be far from over after the plaintiffs scored a major victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

'Loser pays' litigation could help accelerate infrastructure projects, scholar says

Charmaine Little Mar. 16, 2017, 9:41am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A light is shining on the financial status of many environmentalist groups that have the potential to file lawsuits in hopes of stopping infrastructure plans and whether they have the funds needed to cover court costs under the

S.C. Congressman introduces 'Loser Pays' bill targeting Clean Water Act lawsuits

Charmaine Little Mar. 6, 2017, 9:36am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A bill from South Carolina Congressman Tim Rice has stirred up controversy as it would amend the Clean Water Act (CWA) and make special interest groups think twice before they take action against infrastructure projects.

Calif. SC upholds $90M verdict in rest break case, helps define rules for breaks

Charmaine Little Feb. 21, 2017, 8:49am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – An ABM Security Services employee has kicked off the new year with a major $90 million win against the company after the California Supreme Court ruled in her favor on Dec. 22 in a lawsuit concerning the definition of a rest break in California.