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Alaska high court rules jury trial should have been awarded in stolen prescription case

Laura Halleman Apr. 7, 2017, 12:25pm

An elderly woman whose jewelry and prescription medication was stolen after hiring an in-home care company had her case heard on appeal by the Alaska Supreme Court, who annulled the superior court’s decision and remanded the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.

New expert witness guidelines signed into law by Missouri Gov. Greitens

Laura Halleman Apr. 6, 2017, 12:04pm

Missouri has taken a step to move St. Louis off the top spot of the American Tort Reform Association's 2016 Judicial Hellholes list. Gov. Eric Greitens recently signed into law a bill that would raise the standard of expert witnesses allowed to testify in cases in the state.

Arizona SC overturns ‘prevailing party’ definition in contract case

Laura Halleman Apr. 5, 2017, 11:03am

The state's highest court has redefined the term, altering a lower court's decision and allowing for attorney fees to be awarded.

Texas SC upholds part of lawsuit filed by church alleging lawyer took millions

Laura Halleman Apr. 3, 2017, 12:52pm

The Texas Supreme Court upheld and reversed part of a lawsuit involving millions of dollars allegedly being taken from the First United Pentecostal Church of Beaumont by Leigh Parker, an attorney with Lamb Law Firm PC, after the church entrusted the money to the firm for safekeeping.

Texas Supreme Court upholds decision on sovereign immunity in contract breach case

Laura Halleman Mar. 31, 2017, 9:35am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has upheld an appeal from the 13th District of Texas and negated a judgment on grounds that the law has changed regarding the entity’s sovereign immunity.

Mo. SC rules underinsured motorist coverage was not ambiguous in fatal accident case

Laura Halleman Mar. 21, 2017, 10:53am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri on March 14 reversed a lower court’s opinion, finding in favor of an insurance company following the death of a woman in a motor vehicle accident.

Flightsafety International Inc. loses appeal, ex-employee awarded $83,000 in back pay

Laura Halleman Mar. 13, 2017, 12:07pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) –  A flight instructor who filed a disability discrimination and retaliatory discharge claim against his employer, Flightsafety International Inc., was awarded back pay of $83,000 by a New Jersey trial court.

Sheriff discovers that work-hugs can lead to litigation

Laura Halleman Mar. 9, 2017, 8:55am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned a lower court in ruling that hugs and kisses between co-workers may create a sexually hostile work environment.

Fla. SC keeps Frye standard for expert testimony

Laura Halleman Mar. 3, 2017, 12:38pm

TALLAHASSEE (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court declined the opportunity to change the standard for the admissibility of expert testimony, leaving in place a procedure favored by plaintiffs attorneys.

Case of unconscious bus driver resolves insurance issue in Utah

Laura Halleman Feb. 28, 2017, 10:20am

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has decided Utah law overrules the common-law defense of sudden incapacity in a limited extent, doing so in a lawsuit regarding a bus driver who became unconscious transporting a high school band.

Cynosure settles unwanted fax class action for $16 million

Laura Halleman Feb. 16, 2017, 8:55am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Cynosure Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to settle allegations that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by faxing unwanted advertisements to ARcare Inc.