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New Jersey's largest insurer continues legal disputes with hospitals it labeled as Tier 2; Judges' discovery rulings affirmed

Dee Thompson Aug. 14, 2017, 9:49am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., the largest insurer in New Jersey, has lost the right to keep confidential certain documents sought by several hospitals that have sued the insurer.

Suit against doctor accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks during exam tossed out by Va. high court

Dee Thompson Aug. 8, 2017, 11:51am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia doctor accused by a former patient of making inappropriate sexual remarks during an examination has prevailed in the lawsuit filed against him by the patient.

Though successful in arbitration, hospital can't bring suit against former CEO

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 1:03pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a hospital may not litigate against its former CEO claims that were permissive counterclaims in a previous arbitration.

Utah Supreme Court rules against man whose dog was killed by cop

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 12:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has ruled against a man whose dog was shot and killed by a police officer during a search for a missing toddler.

Alabama court rules patient care technician did not establish causation in Workers' Comp claim

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 11:48am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – An Alabama patient care technician who sued Shelby Baptist Medical Center for an injury sustained while on the job has seen her case struck down by a state appellate court because she failed to prove medical causation.

Illinois Supreme Court rules Chicago tax on rental cars doesn't apply to suburban companies

Dee Thompson Jul. 31, 2017, 12:05pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that rental car companies operating in Chicago suburbs are exempt from paying a tax on the rental of cars inside the city.

Illinois Supreme Court rules in favor of Union Pacific in closely watched case of injured worker

Dee Thompson Jul. 26, 2017, 10:13am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling came down in favor of the defense in construction accident cases when it ruled that Union Pacific Railroad was not liable for the injuries suffered by a subcontractor while demolishing a railroad bridge in Chicago in 2006.

Farm worker, legs crushed in accident, gets chance for trial

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 12:25pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsine) – A farm worker whose legs were crushed in an accident has been granted another chance for his case to be heard.

Expert couldn't show lead paint causes ADHD; Verdict of $1.3M overturned

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 11:49am

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals concluded that a expert cited in a lead exposure case did not provide support for her conclusion that exposure could cause a clinical diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Tennessee Supreme Court sides with widow in wrongful death case, remands case to trial court

Dee Thompson Jul. 14, 2017, 9:53am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a medical authorization sent pre-lawsuit doesn’t have to be Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant to be valid.

Idaho Supreme Court rules against man injured in smock accident during Mormon cleanup project

Dee Thompson Jun. 14, 2017, 9:44am

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Idaho has affirmed a ruling for the Corporation of President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in a case of a Mormon man who sued the church over his knee injury, incurred when his smock caused him to fall down a hill during a cleanup project.

Hit by foul ball in dugout, high school baseball player sees verdict overturned

Dee Thompson Jun. 14, 2017, 9:35am

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Six years after getting hit in the head with a foul ball at a high school baseball game, Spencer Ludman’s case was deemed worthy of a new trial by the Iowa Supreme Court on June 2.

Alabama Supreme Court sends workers' compensation suit back to court to decide retaliatory discharge claim

Dee Thompson Jun. 2, 2017, 3:59pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court remanded a workers' compensation case back to state court to decide if the retaliatory discharge claim, filed by an injured nursing home worker, was covered under her employer’s program designed to compel arbitration.

Rite Aid wins TCPA suit over health care reminder calls

Dee Thompson May 31, 2017, 9:39am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – In a recent court decision, Rite Aid won the right to place pre-recorded calls to customers and remind them to get a flu shot.

Maryland Court of Appeals rules circuit court erred in dismissal of wrongful death suit

Dee Thompson May 30, 2017, 10:00am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit by a Maryland circuit court recently was reversed by the state's court of appeals.

California Supreme Court clarifies day of rest requirements for employees

Dee Thompson May 18, 2017, 11:21am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court has answered questions posed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case involving the day of rest statutes regarding employment.

Ore. SC allows claim for loss of chance at recovery in med-mal case

Dee Thompson May 16, 2017, 9:56am

EUGENE, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon ruled on May 11 that it would reverse a decision by a court of appeals in a medical malpractice case involving the “loss of chance” legal theory.

Supreme Court paves the way for cities to sue banks under FHA

Dee Thompson May 10, 2017, 11:26am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on May 1 issued an opinion allowing the city of Miami to proceed as a homeowner under the FHA program and sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank for alleged discriminatory loan practices.

Potato chip maker wants class action over sugar tossed from court

Dee Thompson Apr. 28, 2017, 10:18am

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Inventure Foods Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by two plaintiffs who allege the defendant's Boulder Canyon potato chips contain sugar and the label is deceptive.

Not enough money in question in butter spray class action

Dee Thompson Apr. 28, 2017, 9:52am

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed regarding the advertising of cooking sprays has been dismissed by a federal judge.