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Newport News federal judge wants Va. SC guidance on take-home asbestos case

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in Virginia has asked for guidance from that state's Supreme Court on how to handle a take-home exposure asbestos lawsuit.

Legally blind law student now files discrimination suit against makers of LSAT

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A civil rights lawsuit filed by a blind law student has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan after he unsuccessfully sued the American Bar Association.

Redbox goes on offensive against Disney in debate over DVDs, digital codes

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Redbox has sued Disney as the two companies argue over DVDs and digital codes, but its petition has been consolidated with Disney's earlier lawsuit against the movie-rental company.

Female at Koch Foods notified EEOC after spotting male's paystub; Company says pay gap is easily explained

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A Mississippi company is waiting to find out if a federal judge buys its explanation for why a male employee is making more than a female who complained to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after finding his paystub in his desk.

Hair loss class action against L'Oreal gets past dismissal motion

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A big brand hair product’s motion to dismiss is limp, according to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lorna Schofield.

Calif. AG fears possible effects of union fees case at U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An amicus brief filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra argues public employees should have to pay union fees even if they fell that it contributes to political pandering.

EEOC loses again as it backs Muslim women who say they weren't hired because of hijabs

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – After more than four years of litigation and two court victories, it looks like an airplane cleaning service might finally be clear from the federal agency that pushed the case all the way to a federal appeals court.

Attorney: California's PAGA rulings on standing causing 'uncertainty' for businesses

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California's Private Attorneys General Act is continuing to cause headaches for businesses as judges in the state attempt to handle lawsuits brought under it.

Fla. judge recommends dismissing much of suit against Tinder, says app never promised to stay free forever

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida federal judge has recommended that certain counts of a class action lawsuit against Tinder over allegations of misleading business practices be dismissed.

Lawsuit could determine if companies funding litigation are violating Florida interest rates laws

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Absent guidance from Florida regulators, a man is taking it upon himself to attempt to show that companies that finance lawsuits charge interest rates in excess of state law.

If you don't want to tip 15%, an NYC lawyer will help you sue Applebee's

NEW YORK CITY (Legal Newsline) – Customers suing Applebee's after eating at two Times Square locations would apparently rather hire an attorney than add a few bucks when tipping their servers, and the owners of those restaurants are telling a federal judge that the plaintiffs have no case.

Judge upholds unfair competition claims in suits against Uber by Mass. taxi companies, dismisses antitrust claim

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal magistrate judge has ruled in more than seven consolidated actions combining more than 30 lawsuits filed by dozens of cab companies against Uber.

Injunctive relief debated as parties in liver detoxifier lawsuit plan for motion to dismiss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – As a class action lawsuit over an allegedly bogus liver detoxifier, the two sides have written a federal judge about the prospect of injunctive relief.

Array BioPharma sues AstraZeneca over proceeds from cancer treatment drug, wants case heard in N.Y. state court

NEW YORK CITY (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff Array BioPharma Inc. is asking that its complaint against defendant AstraZeneca PLC be remanded back to state court.

Six Flags seeks dismissal of complaint over account numbers allegedly printed on receipts

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Six Flags Great Adventure is asking the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to dismiss a Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) complaint against it.

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.