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Supreme Court on Microsoft case: plaintiffs cannot voluntarily dismiss to appeal class certification

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 21, 2017, 10:11am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed a legal loophole in which a plaintiff denied class certification could voluntarily dismiss the claim with prejudice, and then appeal the adverse judgment against class certification.

PhD Fitness seeks dismissal of class action regarding supplement claims

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 7, 2017, 9:33am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A California-based fitness company sued for alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation has filed a motion to dismiss against the plaintiff over allegations he failed to state a claim for relief.

Gel Spice says woman didn't prove loss in tumeric case, files motion to dismiss

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 6, 2017, 11:26am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A food manufacturer faced with a class action lawsuit for allegedly selling a highly lead-tainted product filed a motion to dismiss in April.

Cookie company picks apart lawsuit over nutrition info

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 23, 2017, 9:46am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A cookie manufacturer facing a class action lawsuit has filed a motion for dismissal, alleging conflict of multiple state laws and statute requirements.

Attorney: Victory for defendant in HGH class action 'bucks a national trend'

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 18, 2017, 11:30am

SAN FRA​​​​​NCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman who appealed dismissal of her class action lawsuit alleging false advertising of human growth hormone (HGH) supplements saw the decision upheld recently.

Judge permits text lawsuit to proceed under Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 9, 2017, 9:11am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A plaintiff's lawsuit seeking damages for an alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) not only has a legitimate claim, but it may proceed as a class action, a judge ruled on March 22.

Calif. court cites exception, rules Save Our Heritage Organisation should not pay attorneys fees

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 2, 2017, 9:41am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego committee that appealed a denial for award of attorney fees lost again when an appellate court found it to be ineligible due to the nature of the case.

Contempt motion not appropriate after non-payment, Conn. SC rules

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 2, 2017, 9:34am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A decision denying a Connecticut hospital’s motion for contempt of court for non-payment was recently affirmed by the state's high court recently.

California man's auto-renewal case dismissed with prejudice

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 7, 2017, 1:40pm

A Sacramento man sued an online IT training company under California’s Automatic Purchase Renewals Statute (CAPRS) and the Unfair Competition Law (UCL), but the case was dismissed for misinterpretation of the statute and failure to establish a legitimate right of action.

Widowed Mobile man must mediate with funeral home, Alabama SC rules

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 3, 2017, 2:44pm

A Mobile, Ala., man, who appealed an order to abide by a funeral home’s arbitration clause, has to accept the contract terms he originally agreed to after a dispute arising from the alleged mishandling of his wife’s cremation, the state's high court ruled last month.