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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.