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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.