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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.

Wording in Maine overtime law ambiguous, First Circuit says in class action ruling

Dee Thompson Apr. 10, 2017, 12:10pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals issued a decision March 13 that impacted Maine’s overtime law and at issue was the use of a simple comma.

Calif. appeals court decides property owner is not an affiliate of lessee in spine injury case

Dee Thompson Apr. 5, 2017, 1:22pm

The question of whether a property owner and business lessee are “affiliated” has been decided by the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal.

Seventh Circuit to address alleged civil rights violations in Wisconsin's controversial John Doe raids

Dee Thompson Mar. 31, 2017, 9:37am

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) –The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is considering the appeal in a Wisconsin civil rights case brought by Cindy Archer, former assistant to Gov. Scott Walker. Walker was the target of two John Doe investigations by Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisolm in 2010 and 2011.

Arizona Supreme Court to decide liability in take-home asbestos exposure case

Dee Thompson Mar. 16, 2017, 9:25am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court is considering whether a company should be liable for injuries caused by an employee taking home asbestos fibers on his clothing, years ago. It will hear oral arguments on April 25 in the case of Quiroz v. Alcoa.

Georgia Supreme Court rules timing is key in settling cases according to 2013 statute

Dee Thompson Mar. 12, 2017, 9:49pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A recently-enacted Georgia law regarding the timing of deadlines in settlement offers has resulted in the Georgia Supreme Court siding with a couple whose daughter died in a car wreck, and against an insurance company.

California Supreme Court rules on summary judgment and expert opinion admissibility

Dee Thompson Mar. 10, 2017, 11:23am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – On Feb. 23 the Supreme Court of California issued an opinion in the case of Wilson Dante Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne LLC. The conclusions reached specify what information may be used when one side is asking for the court for summary judgment.