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Slack-fill class action over Fruit Bliss date product transferred to N.Y. court

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. District Court for the Central District of California approved Penguin Trading Inc.'s motion to transfer a class action suit over slack-fill allegations to a New York court.

NLRB reversal on joint employer issue should please business community

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Well-versed in federal and state labor law matters, award-winning attorney James Nicholas has much to say about two recent National Labor Board Relations (NLRB) verdict reversals.

Much on the line as Disney seeks injunction against Redbox

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Mickey Mouse will likely prevail in a lawsuit against Redbox if he can obtain the preliminary injunction he's asking a federal judge for, according to entertainment law attorney Jody Simon.

Ala. Supreme Court rules damages cap does not apply to wrongful death suit against nurses

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a ruling in a wrongful death case and has ruled that the claims against nurses are not subject to a damages cap.

Utah Supreme Court rules retailers not immune under Liability Reform Act

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has concluded that the state's Liability Reform Act does not create immunity for retailers and has reversed a district court's dismissal of a lawsuit.

Utah Supreme Court affirms part of Weber River as 'navigable water'

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's decision allowing navigable recreational waterway use on the Weber River.

Appeals court remands decision in Salinas United High School District retirement benefits case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The 6th Appellate District Court of Appeal of California has reversed a trial court's ruling regarding the overpayment of 11 teachers' retirement benefits.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses $2.5 million wrongful death ruling after eyewitness not disclosed

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a multimillion-dollar verdict in a wrongful death case stemming from a fatal accident.

Arkansas Supreme Court decertifies class in pawn shop case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – An appeal from the Pulaski County Circuit Court rules out class certification sought by two customers of a pawn shop in an Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices suit.

Carolina Personnel Services claims Akebono Brake Corp. is attempting to 'shift liability' in religious discrimination suit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A third-party defendant is seeking a judgment on the pleadings in a discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from the U.S. District Court of South Carolina’s Columbia Division.

Bridgestone Corp. seeks to dismiss suit over rubber parts, states suit is 'tolling tactic'

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan magistrate is still considering alleged antitrust allegations in one of the largest litigation lawsuits in the U.S.

Calif. court remands Ralphs Grocery Co. anti-SLAPP suit filed by petition signature gatherers

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has sent back an anti-SLAPP motion based on violation of First Amendment rights brought against a big-brand grocer by the operators of petition-signature-gathering companies.

Louisiana high court cuts punitive damages down to $4.25 million in wrongful death case

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The Louisiana Supreme Court amended a wrongful death judgment by nearly $20 million, citing that the punitive damage award was "excessive."

New Jersey court rules that legal malpractice suit is barred by entire controversy doctrine

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey malpractice action is barred by the entire controversy doctrine, according to the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division.

Maine Supreme Court sides with State in case against company

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) -- The state of Maine won a legal dispute with an internet company and is now owed almost $500,000 in fees.

Confusion at federal government: Are transgender persons protected under Civil Rights Act or not?

WAUSAU, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a Colorado-based auto retailer for not hiring a transgender candidate.

Trustee, U.S. Bank poke noses in CFPB's $21M student loan settlement

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Two financial agencies have filed motions to intervene in a federal agency's $21.6 million settlement with student loan trusts over allegations of illegal debt collection.

Oasis Legal Finance claims consumer can't file class action because she waived rights in agreement

After months of loan-funding controversy, the lawsuit lending company finds itself charged again with cheating its clients.

New York court sends question in 9/11 responders, NFL players case to Pennsylvania court

A question in a lawsuit against a legal funding company that allegedly scammed 9/11 responders and former NFL players has swapped judges’ hands.

Calif. plaintiff gets two years to sue health care provider after tripping over scale

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Sept. 11 California appeals court decision regarding the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) found that a longer statute of limitations to the lawsuit of a woman who alleged a trip-and-fall at a health care provider.