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Targeted by patent trolls, J.C. Penney & Co. joins with LOT Network

Christopher Knoll Mar. 27, 2017, 1:12pm

PLANO, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A senior counsel for J.C. Penney & Co. has all but given up waiting on the federal cavalry to arrive and protect her client from patent trolls. Instead, she and others have joined a community of patent-protectionist businesses in an effort to ward off what they say is a growing problem.

Asbestos 'double-dipping' reform bill nixed by Idaho statehouse committee

Christopher Knoll Mar. 21, 2017, 9:32am

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – An attempt by the Idaho House of Representatives to vet the claims of asbestos victims against the availability of trust funds set up two decades ago has been shot down.

Arkansas bill seeks to cap compensation levels for attorneys, clients

Christopher Knoll Mar. 14, 2017, 8:54am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Changes have been proposed to the compensation levels for attorneys and clients in jury trials, the maximum amounts of awardable damage rewards as well as limits to the power of the State Supreme Court.

Ohio Supreme Court will reconsider disability benefits case

Christopher Knoll Feb. 7, 2017, 9:42am

COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) – A case involving the applicability of two types of disability awards allotted to injured workers was decided on Dec. 8 by the Ohio Supreme Court, but has been scheduled for reconsideration with oral arguments in the coming months.

SEC target waiting to see if Trump's agency will appeal important decision on ALJs

Christopher Knoll Feb. 7, 2017, 8:39am

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – If left intact by the U.S. Supreme Court or new presidential regime, the Dec. 27 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit regarding the use of administrative law judges could cause a tectonic shift in the legal powers of bureaucracies and may undo a wide range of decisions handed down during prior cases.

Defense not allowed to depose plaintiff's former expert; Wouldn't have helped defense's case anyway, he said

Christopher Knoll Jan. 24, 2017, 12:44pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri ruled in November that a work-product privilege waiver does not apply to expert witnesses dismissed by a legal party prior to a deposition.

Florida's top court addresses Economic Loss Rule

Christopher Knoll Jan. 17, 2017, 12:36pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – This past December, the legal landscape for manufacturers in contractual privity with another party was altered.

DirecTV, lawyer accused of unfair trade practices

Christopher Knoll Jan. 9, 2017, 12:19pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- DirecTV once more faces a RICO lawsuit alleging it has conducted unfair trade practices and has colluded with a law firm and an unnamed entity in extorting small businesses, especially those that are minority-owned, by threatening legal action over alleged erroneous billing.

Attorney: Trump U.S. SC pick likely more pro-employer

Christopher Knoll Jan. 3, 2017, 10:39am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – President-elect Donald Trump’s Nov. 8 victory has brought the opportunity for him to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court that will undoubtedly have a long-lasting effect.

L.A. Tan settles class action over customers' fingerprints

Christopher Knoll Jan. 3, 2017, 9:44am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys are calling a settlement with L.A. Tan Enterprises a-first-of-its-kind regarding the collection and storage of the fingerprints of its customers.

Stockholder accuses Chesapeake Energy of making false statements

Christopher Knoll Dec. 20, 2016, 1:45pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - A stockholder is suing Chesapeake Energy Corp., CEO Robert Lawler and CFO Domenic Dell'Osso Jr., as well as the company board. 

Legal associations send letter to President-Elect Trump

Christopher Knoll Dec. 9, 2016, 10:08am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The heads of five national legal associations have written an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, asking the incoming president to bring unity and inclusion to not only his inchoate administration but to the nation as well.

Egg distributor dealing with litigation after obtaining injunction

Christopher Knoll Nov. 16, 2016, 3:11pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A New York state-based egg distributor is facing a lawsuit from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) over its claims that its eggs are pasture-raised, though it has obtained an injunction in a different case involving similar allegations.