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Trump's solicitor general could be changing government's stance on class action waivers

John Myers May 9, 2017, 8:58am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Both employers and employees will have to wait a little longer for clarification on whether class action waivers are an acceptable part of employment law, thanks to a recent announcement from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Children's hospital sued over phone calls seeks stay or dismissal of case

John Myers Apr. 28, 2017, 10:14am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — A children's hospital facing a class action lawsuit, alleging violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, is seeking a reprieve from U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California.

Plaintiffs, law firms argue who should lead class action against Anthera

John Myers Apr. 28, 2017, 10:01am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two plaintiffs and law firms are battling it out in court to be named the lead in a class action lawsuit filed against a pharmaceutical company.

Courts overrule jury's verdict in $78K lawsuit blaming property owner for fall

John Myers Apr. 18, 2017, 9:29am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has affirmed a Superior Court's ruling to overturn a jury's finding of $78,101 in a personal injury lawsuit.

Maine Supreme Court dismisses dog bite case against owner's employer

John Myers Apr. 18, 2017, 9:03am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Maine has affirmed a summary judgment dismissing a $75,000 personal injury lawsuit.

Arkansas SC justice criticizes peers for eroding plaintiff's constitutional rights

John Myers Apr. 4, 2017, 11:36am

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice, in a recent dissenting opinion, said she worries her peers have contributed to a trend that is eroding a citizen's constitutional right to a trial by jury.

Va. SC reinstates lawsuit over man struck by train while wearing ear buds

John Myers Mar. 27, 2017, 11:57am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has sent a wrongful death claim back its trial court, the Richmond City Circuit Court, in the case of a man struck by a train while wearing ear buds.

Ala. SC rules expert witness not always necessary to prove medical negligence

John Myers Mar. 2, 2017, 9:27am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled that in cases in which a layperson can understand the consequences of medical negligence, an expert is not needed, reversing a summary dismissal of a medical malpractice case.

Wash. SC: Cancer patient can be blamed for refusing follow-up appointment

John Myers Feb. 28, 2017, 11:42am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newline) – The Washington Supreme Court is allowing medical defendants sued over the amputation of a patient's leg to argue the patient bears some of the blame, too. 

Massachusetts publishes archive of data breaches and personal security violations

John Myers Jan. 17, 2017, 9:08am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts-based victims of data breaches now have a new way to find out about how their personal information and data has been affected, thanks to a new archive published by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR).

WLF pushing case relating to recess appointment of CFPB director

John Myers Nov. 28, 2016, 9:47am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit legal organization is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that could have broad effects for how federal government appointments are handled in the future.

New Mexico's poor showing in Harris Poll has business leaders looking for solutions

John Myers Sep. 19, 2016, 7:56am

New Mexico Ranks 45th for State Liability Systems Creating Challenges for Local Businesses and Legal Organizations