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Rhode Island Supreme Court shuts down appeal based on 'mode of operation' theory

Marian Johns Feb. 21, 2017, 8:33am

PROVIDENCE, RI (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently upheld a jury’s verdict in a case involving a slip-and-fall at a West Warwick market, with the court striking down the plaintiff’s adoption of the “mode of operation” theory.

Nestle USA to 'vigorously defend' itself against 'baseless' deceptive marketing allegations

Marian Johns Dec. 30, 2016, 10:00am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York resident has filed a suit against Nestle USA Inc. over claims that she was deceived by the company’s marketing of its Lean Cuisine frozen meals as being “preservative free.”

Attorneys fees added when factoring maximum punitive damages in California case

Marian Johns Dec. 23, 2016, 9:43am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court recently held attorneys fees could be applied to the state's 10:1 punitive-to-compensatory damages limit while weighing in on a case involving a life insurance company’s alleged fraud against a disabled veteran.

Lawsuit over Duncan Hines muffin mix brings definition of 'nothing artificial' to the courts

Marian Johns Dec. 21, 2016, 10:00am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — A consumer’s lawsuit against Pinnacle Foods Group over alleged deceptive labeling on one of the company’s muffin mixes is bringing the complicated issue of defining the term “nothing artificial” as relating to consumer food labels into the courts.

Century 21 one of the latest to face TCPA class action

Marian Johns Jun. 13, 2016, 12:40pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman who alleges she received several unsolicited sales calls from Century 21 Real Estate, despite her number being listed on the National Do-Not-Call Registry, has filed a lawsuit against the company.