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California adopts asbestos defense, but defendant loses case anyway

Kerry Goff Jul. 26, 2016, 10:01am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)  — The California Supreme Court in May formally adopted the "sophisticated intermediary doctrine," which provides an additional defense that manufacturers and suppliers can assert against asbestos and other product liability claims in California.

Texas SC says company didn't retaliate against employee for filing Workers' Comp claim

Kerry Goff Jan. 13, 2016, 1:11pm

The Texas Supreme Court recently overturned a jury's finding that HVAC company Kings Aire fired an employee because he filed a Workers' Compensation claim.

Calif. SC ruling could lead to more class actions over 'organic' labels

Kerry Goff Jan. 7, 2016, 10:23am

The California Supreme Court recently decided that private citizens could bring state court actions against produce companies that allegedly falsely label their products “organic.”

Auto-renewal law being used in Calif. class actions; Legal reform advocate not surprised

Kerry Goff Jan. 7, 2016, 10:01am

California has seen a rise in lawsuits based on a 2010 Auto-Renewal Law, which aims to protect consumers in the state from businesses that offer subscription-based goods or services.

Federal judge dismisses class action claim over Trader Joe's soymilk

Kerry Goff Dec. 21, 2015, 10:11am

A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Trader Joe's that alleged products were mislabeled or certain ingredients were not disclosed on the label.

Minnesota Supreme Court ruling allows state to regulate Internet loans to residents

Kerry Goff Nov. 30, 2015, 10:01am

In October, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that out-of-state Internet payday lenders will have to follow the state’s lender laws.