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Massachusetts Supreme Court rules employees working on commission were entitled to Sunday pay, overtime

By Takesha Thomas | May 21, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has found that retail employees who are paid via commission or draws are entitled to Sunday pay or additional overtime.


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Massachusetts Supreme Court reverses judgment in negligence case filed by injured cyclist

By Takesha Thomas | May 21, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has reversed a lower court's ruling that granted judgment to an energy company in a negligence suit filed against it by an injured cyclist.


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It's up to the Kansas Senate to reject a judicial nominee over his social media posts

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Kansas Supreme Court recently determined the state Senate will have to reject the appointment of a judge to the Kansas Court of Appeals after the governor’s appointee withdrew following a controversy over the appointee's posting on social media.


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Alabama Supreme Court reverses $75,000 award to victim of dog attack in Montgomery

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama recently reversed a $75,000 award granted by the Montgomery County Circuit Court to the victim of a three-dog attack.


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Idaho Supreme Court affirms more than $32,000 settlement in man's dispute with former lawyer

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – On May 14, the Supreme Court of Idaho affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court’s ruling to award attorney fees and sanctions in a man’s dispute with his former lawyer.


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Granddaughter isn't proper claimant in grandmother's wrongful death case, Louisiana Supreme Court says

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A “claimant” status for a decedent’s granddaughter attempting to file a request for a medical review panel was improperly determined, the Supreme Court of Louisiana said.

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