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Ill. SC finds timing threshold in arbitration agreements

Nathan Bass Nov. 1, 2012, 5:26pm

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (Legal Newsline) - The legal representative for the family of a deceased woman is not bound by a nursing home contract's arbitration agreement in an Illinois wrongful death claim, but the arbitration agreement is binding for claims on actions prior to the decedent's death.


Temporary injunction entered in Mo. hotel workers' case

Stephanie Ostrowski Nov. 1, 2012, 5:30pm

St. Ann, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Owners of the Northwest Airport Inn must offer reinstatement to two union employees who were fired after the company refused to negotiate with their union.


Fla. AG Bondi settles with three colleges

Bryan Cohen Nov. 1, 2012, 6:57pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced an agreement on Wednesday with three Fort Lauderdale-based providers of career, college and other educational services to resolve allegations of improper enrollment and marketing practices.


La. SC makes ruling in case brought by alleged father over child's death

Nathan Bass Nov. 2, 2012, 3:46pm

BATON ROUTE, La. (Legal Newsline) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has found that an alleged biological father had the right to bring a wrongful death and survival action for his illegitimate child, after finding the father had sufficiently avowed the child under Louisiana's "fact-pleading system."


Insurer wins Texas case over back injury

Stephanie Ostrowski Nov. 5, 2012, 3:11pm

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson


Maine SC modifies insurance rule

Nathan Bass Nov. 5, 2012, 3:41pm

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court has modified the applicable burden of proof for insurance coverage in a "scope of consent" motor vehicle accident case in the light of the policy change signaled by Maine's enactment of compulsory liability insurance.


Calif. SC denies request of Americans for Responsible Leadership

Bryan Cohen Nov. 5, 2012, 7:44pm

California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye