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Under Armour must pay $62K to architectural firm over Baltimore project

Melissa Busch May 12, 2017, 10:02am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland appeals court recently affirmed that an architectural firm will receive more than $60,000 for the income-producing time it lost enforcing a project management service contract connected to the construction of a visitor center in Baltimore.

Eddie Bauer spokesman says company will fight data breach suit filed by credit company

Melissa Busch Apr. 20, 2017, 11:23am

Eddie Bauer LLC plans to fight a class action lawsuit filed by a credit company that claims the negligence of the outdoor clothing chain led to a large data breach.

Connecticut high court gives mixed ruling in common law duty of loyalty case

Melissa Busch Apr. 11, 2017, 9:56am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court recently upheld in part and reversed in part the judgment of a trial court in a lawsuit that involved an employee secretly working for a competitor of his employer.

Nevada Supreme Court denies Minimum Wage Amendment relief to cab company

Melissa Busch Mar. 30, 2017, 1:20pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Nevada Supreme Court on March 16 denied Western Cab's petition for extraordinary relief under the state’s Minimum Wage Amendment, which allows employers to pay lower wages to employees when they also offer them health benefits.

Alabama high court won't rehear FELA case against Norfolk Southern

Melissa Busch Mar. 30, 2017, 10:22am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has denied Norfolk Southern Railway's request to rehear a case in which the railroad was deemed negligent for not discovering a defective switch during track inspections.

Montana high court agrees Consumer Direct not responsible in wrongful death case

Melissa Busch Mar. 20, 2017, 8:52am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Montana recently upheld a district court’s ruling in a wrongful death case brought against Consumer Direct, a provider agency of a personal assistance program.

Calif. SC says high school football player missed window to sue school district over alleged injury

Melissa Busch Mar. 15, 2017, 9:19am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court ruled March 6 to affirm a decision ruling that a high school football player who was allegedly injured during a game can’t file a claim because he waited too long.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses order compelling arbitration in boat sale case

Melissa Busch Mar. 13, 2017, 12:50pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court on March 3 overturned a trial court’s order compelling arbitration in a case involving the financing of a boat.

N.D. Supreme Court awards attorney fees to defendants in 'frivolous' lawsuit

Melissa Busch Feb. 27, 2017, 8:38am

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court recently awarded attorney fees to defendants in a Native American tort claim case, overturning a district court decision.

Court grants former Heartland Payment employee jury trial in whistleblower suit

Melissa Busch Feb. 23, 2017, 10:05am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has ruled Heartland Payment Systems Inc. will again face a former employee’s whistleblower claim, overturning a $2 million attorneys’ fee that was previously awarded to the credit and debit card processing services firm.

Court imposes shorter suspension for nurse who discharged patient during snowstorm; Patient died from hypothermia

Melissa Busch Feb. 22, 2017, 9:21am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Court recently refused to uphold a two-year suspension against a nurse who was accused of professional misconduct for releasing a disoriented, sparsely dressed patient into a snowstorm in 2008. The patient died just feet from the hospital.

Business group hopeful legislation targeting frivolous lawsuits will pass

Melissa Busch Feb. 14, 2017, 9:08am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – For the first time in years, small business advocates believe there is a chance Congress could approve imposing mandatory penalties on those who file frivolous lawsuits.

Fla. AG Bondi files suit alleging companies reduced competition for water treatment chemical

Melissa Busch Feb. 10, 2017, 9:55am

TALLAHASSEE (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Office of the Attorney General is just one of several businesses and agencies going after liquid aluminum sulfate producers General Chemical Corp. and its successor and affiliated companies, GEO Specialty Chemicals Inc. and C&S Chemicals Inc., for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws. 

Honeywell retirees appeal dismissal of lifetime health care benefits suit

Melissa Busch Jan. 17, 2017, 12:39pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Retirees of Honeywell International Inc. have appealed an Ohio federal judge's ruling that found the company did not need to pay them lifetime health care benefits.

N.Y. judge dismisses slack-fill suit against Muscle Milk maker

Melissa Busch Jan. 12, 2017, 8:37am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) –- A putative class action lawsuit against the maker of Muscle Milk protein powder has been dismissed by a Southern District of New York judge.