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Amazon seeks confirmation of $26K arbitration award against man who allegedly abused Kindle platform

By Payton Kuhn | May 23, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Amazon Digital Services has submitted a request to the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington for confirmation of an arbitration award against Nilmer Rubio, a Filipino man who the company alleges abused the Kindle platform to increase reviews and royalties on a number of ebooks.


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Texas Supreme Court tosses defamation suit against Dallas newspaper

By Takesha Thomas | May 23, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas has reversed an appellate court's ruling and dismissed a defamation case against The Dallas Morning News.


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Same day, different verdicts: Why do some juries think there is asbestos in talcum powder and others don't?

By John O'Brien | May 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Judges continue to play a crucial role in the sprawling, possibly multibillion-dollar talcum powder litigation facing Johnson & Johnson by choosing how jurors will view the plaintiffs’ key expert.


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New York's highest court reverses $1 million ruling involving death of Bobcat skid steer operator

By Takesha Thomas | May 22, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's ruling that found a rental center and equipment manufacturer liable for a man's death after he rented a Bobcat skid steer loader.


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Court says Ohio gun owner cannot be subjected to litigation over New York shooting

By Takesha Thomas | May 22, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that an Ohio gun dealer cannot be subjected to litigation in New York after a gun he sold was involved in a New York shooting.


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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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