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District court partially denies MGM's motion to dismiss gift card suit

Elizabeth Alt Sep. 19, 2017, 10:30am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has rejected in part MGM’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over gift card fees.

Brooks Bros. seeks dismissal of suit over security breach, alleges plaintiff has no 'viable claim'

Elizabeth Alt Sep. 15, 2017, 9:20am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 30, Brooks Bros. filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed in June that alleged the New York-based clothing retailer had compromised private customer information, including credit cards, during a security breach.

Unique Beverage again seeks dismissal of coconut class action, says allowing plaintiff to amend would be futile

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 22, 2017, 2:40pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Washington-based Unique Beverage Co. has filed a motion to dismiss a second amended class action complaint against it over the company's Cascade Ice sparkling water.

Mo. court doesn't dismiss lawsuit over amount of Reese's Pieces, Whoppers in packaging

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 14, 2017, 9:54am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – On May 16, the U.S District Court for the Western Division of Missouri denied a second motion made by Hershey to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a consumer who claimed that he purchased candy boxes that were as much as 41 percent empty.

Ala. nursing assistant who alleged she contracted scabies on the job will get another try for Workers' Comp

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 7, 2017, 12:38pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – On July 21, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals reversed a trial court’s decision in favor of a health center after a certified nursing assistant sued for Workers' Compensation, alleging she contracted scabies from an outbreak in the facility.

Federal appeals court rules Surface Transportation Board exceeded authority

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 1, 2017, 9:54am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit ruled that the Surface Transportation Board has exceeded its authority to define on-time performance of railway companies.

Va. high court: Woman filed frivolous lawsuits, wasted judicial resources

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 31, 2017, 7:05am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On June 8, the Virginia Supreme Court imposed an injunction against Dora Adkins, who has filed 41 lawsuits over eight years.

Texas Supreme Court overturns trial court ruling, denies same sex-couples equal state benefits

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 26, 2017, 10:23am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court recently affirmed a temporary injunction that prevented the City of Houston from furnishing benefits to the same-sex spouses of its employees.

Supreme Court rules Encinitas homeowners forfeited claims for storm damaged seawall

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 25, 2017, 2:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court ruled July 6 that Encinitas homeowners forfeited their claims when they went ahead with repairs before a final judgment was made in their petition for a permit to rebuild a storm-damaged seawall that protects their homes.

Court rules for hospital in suit brought by injured woman

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 25, 2017, 12:58pm

&&& SAN FRANCISCO -- The California First District Court of Appeals ruled July 6 that a woman recovering in a hospital after childbirth was unable to sue for an injury because of a letter she sent to the hospital before suing.

Maryland court rules Wal-Mart's injunction against flash mobbing labor union stays

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 10, 2017, 12:59pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Court of Appeals judges unanimously affirmed circuit court rulings on June 22 in favor of Wal-Mart against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, who Walmart stated held numerous unauthorized flash mobs.

Arbitration the result of Calif. court's decision in TransactionPoint cases

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 28, 2017, 9:17am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – On June 9, the California's First Appellate District of the Court of Appeal released its decision on the cases of homeowners who sued their brokers for receiving allegedly undisclosed kickbacks from third party services through the real estate software TransactionPoint.

Majority of Ark. SC affirms $10K sanction against Little Rock; Hart files strong dissent

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 26, 2017, 10:20am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – On June 8, the Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed a $10,000 fine assessed to the city of Little Rock by a circuit judge.

Arizona court rules that patient owes a duty of reasonable care to caregivers

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 15, 2017, 8:17am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that former caregiver Jeanette M. Sanders, can proceed with her lawsuit against a former client, a disabled elderly man named Francis Alger she claims caused serious injuries after he neglected her warnings and fell on her.

Alaska Supreme Court upholds enforcement of agreement between Calais Co., shareholder

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 8, 2017, 1:21pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alaska has ruled in favor of Alaskan real estate company Calais after a former shareholder alleged that her dissolution dividends were appraised incorrectly.

Vacation rental company alleges Chicago ordinance gives Airbnb advantage

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 6, 2017, 10:13am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Inc., an online vacation rentals company, has filed suit against the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection over an ordinance it claims gives preference to competitor Airbnb and violates the First and 14th amendments.

N.H. Supreme Court rules for lawyer seeking fees from colleague

Elizabeth Alt May 30, 2017, 9:09am

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Attorney Harvey J. Garod received a ruling in his favor against another attorney he claims essentially poached his former client and did not pay him his share from a subsequent settlement.