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Philadelphia judge grants states' motion for separate track in antitrust case over drug-pricing

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has granted a motion made by the attorneys general for 44 states, including Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for a separate government track in a multidistrict antitrust case involving the pricing of generic pharmaceuticals.

Woman can't add new Tenn. defendant as she sues over death of her baby

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has remanded a health care liability case back to the trial court after ruling that a woman whose infant died days after birth can’t add Jackson-Madison County General Hospital District as a new defendant.

Rite Aid won't face liability after customer tripped over parking barrier in the snow

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has affirmed a superior court decision that a Rite Aid drug store isn’t liable for a customer’s injuries that he sustained falling over a cement parking stop while it was snowing.

Sierra Club scores win in fight with Oklahoma commission over installation of pollution-control devices

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Sierra Club has scored a win in its fight with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the commission lacked authority to approve the installation of pollution-control devices at a power plant.

Mo. Supreme Court: Commission can deny approval of post-award settlement in Workers' Comp case

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 5, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Missouri's state labor commission can refuse to approve a post-award settlement between Costco Wholesale and an employee who was injured on the job, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

North Dakota court rules homeowner not responsible for overdose, death of house guest

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 5, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a lower-court ruling that the owner of a Grand Forks house is not responsible for the overdose death of a man who ingested illegal drugs at the home.

Woman's personal injury suit against Price Rite over fall in grocery store aisle continues after court ruling

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 4, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has affirmed in part and vacated in part the Superior Court’s judgment in a slip-and-fall lawsuit against PriceRite.

New Jersey court rules out-of-state residents can request New Jersey records

By Amanda Thomas | May 29, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A three-judge panel for the Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled that people residing outside of the state can request public records.

Macy's wonders how plaintiffs figured out thread count of sheets was inaccurate

By Amanda Thomas | May 22, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Macy’s Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by two customers who allege the thread count of the bedding they purchased from the store was less than what was advertised.

Sirius XM says 'same lawyers' are bringing 'same suit,' ask judge to dismiss TCPA class action

By Amanda Thomas | May 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Sirius XM Radio Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that it says "epitomizes abusive class action litigation."

Companies in immigration bond business seek summary judgment in CFPB suit

By Amanda Thomas | May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia companies that are attempting to block an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have filed a motion for summary judgment.

California court inclined to deny motion to dismiss class action complaint over Flintstone vitamins

By Amanda Thomas | May 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has issued an order saying he is inclined to deny Bayer Healthcare’s motion to dismiss a class action complaint brought by a customer who claims Flintstone Gummies vitamins aren’t a “complete” supplement as labeled.

Paralegal ruptured Achilles during company softball but won't get Workers' Comp

By Amanda Thomas | May 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge has ruled that a paralegal injured while playing on his law firm’s softball team isn’t entitled to workers’ compensation.

Judge gives conditional certification of FLSA class against Quest Diagnostics, ExamOne

By Amanda Thomas | May 10, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York federal judge has approved a collective action class of Quest Diagnostics employees who accused the company of failing to pay minimum wage and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Kohl's wants ADA lawsuit dismissed

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiff in a disability discrimination lawsuit against Kohl’s Corp. is fighting the company's effort to dismiss it.

Judge tosses ‘Whopper’ of a lawsuit against Hershey over slack fill

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man, who has purchased about 600 boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers over a period of several years, has lost part of his class action lawsuit against the Hershey Co. over the alleged amount of empty space in its packaging.

Fourth Circuit rules for former Rent-A-Center employee in discrimination case; EEOC supports man's case

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

RICHMOND, Va.(Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to deny Rent-A-Center’s motion for summary judgment and its efforts to force an ex-employee to arbitrate his disability and race discrimination claims.

Jos. A Bank moves to dismiss California claims from false advertising suit

By Amanda Thomas | May 8, 2018

GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by a class of customers alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Federal judge pares Lyft driver's privacy suit over Uber’s alleged driver tracking program

By Amanda Thomas | May 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit brought by a Lyft Inc. driver against Uber Technologies Inc. regarding Uber’s alleged “Hell” tracking program is moving forward.

Alaska court: Conservation groups can challenge Trump's reversal of drilling ban

By Amanda Thomas | May 8, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s reversal of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans drilling ban.

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