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

Angela Underwood Nov. 21, 2017, 11:53am

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

Angela Underwood Nov. 1, 2017, 10:25am

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

Angela Underwood Oct. 31, 2017, 4:24pm

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?

Angela Underwood Oct. 18, 2017, 12:54pm

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

Angela Underwood Oct. 17, 2017, 9:25am

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

Angela Underwood Oct. 6, 2017, 10:01am

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

Angela Underwood Oct. 6, 2017, 9:45am

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

Angela Underwood Sep. 26, 2017, 12:40pm

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.

Court dismisses parents' complaint against New Jersey school district over alleged cyberbullying email

Angela Underwood Sep. 21, 2017, 10:19am

HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey judge has granted summary judgment on behalf of a Bergen County school district in a case involving alleged student cyberbullying.

Judge says plaintiffs didn't prove they were harmed by Ross Stores' pricing; Appeal in works

Angela Underwood Sep. 12, 2017, 12:37pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California federal judge has ruled that a class action plaintiff can't prove he was misled by price tags at Ross Stores, helping the company to avoid having to settle the lawsuit - if the decision is affirmed on appeal.

The Gap defeats claims over inferior clothing at outlet stores; Lawsuit had no merit, attorney says

Angela Underwood Sep. 5, 2017, 10:21am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has ruled against a woman's claims she was tricked into buying inferior clothing products at The Gap and Banana Republic outlet stores.

Woman's sexual abuse claim against public entity untimely, court rules; Alleged abuse happened nearly 20 years before lawsuit

Angela Underwood Sep. 5, 2017, 9:58am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A 4-3 decision from the California Supreme Court says a then-34-year-old woman who was allegedly molested in high school waited too long to file her lawsuit against a public entity.

North Dakota Workers' Comp ruling leaves company in 'worst of both worlds'

Angela Underwood Aug. 30, 2017, 9:22am

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has answered seven questions in a Workers' Compensation case that one of the attorneys involved says will have a "significant impact" on these types of cases.

Target files motion to dismiss claim regarding biotin supplement

Angela Underwood Aug. 30, 2017, 8:42am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit over a supplement sold by Target should be dismissed, according to the retailer.

Wash. SC rules man's injuries were occupational

Angela Underwood Aug. 28, 2017, 9:04am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled against a company that challenged whether a former employee's lower back injuries were the result of his occupation.

Opposition: Opportunity to Work Act would create confusion, opportunities to sue

Angela Underwood Aug. 23, 2017, 3:00pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Opportunity to Work Act, introduced several months ago in the California Assembly, would require businesses to offer extra hours to employees before hiring new ones - and create myriad problems in the process, a Los Angeles defense attorney says.

Pink products could leave businesses blue if California ever passes gender discrimination bill

Angela Underwood Aug. 16, 2017, 8:05am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A bill that would have required companies to determine whether their products appealed to certain genders and price them accordingly didn't go far this year in the California Legislature, but it will reappear in the future.

Maryland court awards attorneys fees in White Flint Express Realty Group contract dispute

Angela Underwood Aug. 2, 2017, 11:37am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed attorney fees be awarded in a first-party indemnification lawsuit.

Company seeks dismissal of class action over Real Ham Bone for Dogs product

Angela Underwood Jun. 27, 2017, 12:05pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A pet products company is seeking to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by a consumer alleging she was misled into buying the company's Real Ham Bone for Dogs product.

Washington county ordered to pay $9 million to man who served 20 years because of fabricated evidence

Angela Underwood May 25, 2017, 8:45am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Clark County, Washington, must pay a man $9 million dollars for a two-decade prison sentence he served based on fabricated evidence.