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Appellate court reverses dismissal of wrongful death case against GE

Sara McCleary Apr. 19, 2017, 1:47pm

Washington state’s Court of Appeals this month reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a wrongful death case.

Missouri SC finds in favor of insurance provider in underinsured motorist coverage case

Sara McCleary Apr. 19, 2017, 1:09pm

The Missouri Supreme Court this month reversed a lower court’s judgment that found in favor of a couple trying to recover damages through their insurance policy, instead siding with the insurer.

Court affirms dismissal of personal injury lawsuit because of plaintiff's actions during discovery process

Sara McCleary Apr. 7, 2017, 1:05pm

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals has upheld a lower court’s judgment to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit due to the plaintiff’s failure to take appropriate actions during the discovery process.

Kansas SC affirms decision awarding employee injury benefits despite fraudulent application

Sara McCleary Apr. 4, 2017, 11:53am

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a state Court of Appeals decision that a fraudulent employment application does not preclude a person from being considered an employee under the Kansas Workers Compensation Act.

Missouri Supreme Court has no jurisdiction over events that occurred in Indiana

Sara McCleary Mar. 3, 2017, 10:16am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has determined that Missouri has no specific or general personal jurisdiction over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in a case filed by an employee alleging injuries.

N.Y. treatment facility not liable for violent actions of former resident

Sara McCleary Feb. 27, 2017, 8:36am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court’s decision about whether a substance-abuse treatment facility is responsible for the actions of a resident after being discharged.

Eversource defends rate hike in Massachusetts; AG Healey is opposing

Sara McCleary Feb. 14, 2017, 9:13am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Eversource Energy, which delivers electricity and natural gas to 1.7 million customers throughout Massachusetts, has filed a request with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to increase the rates it charges its customers for electricity.

False Claims Act settlement with United Shore can provide guidance, attorney says

Sara McCleary Jan. 17, 2017, 10:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that United Shore Financial Services (USFS) will pay $48 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. The agreement was announced on Dec. 28 and was reached after a nearly two-year long investigation.