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N.J. courts have to now consider if science is "advocacy-driven," lawyers in landmark Accutane ruling say

By Angela Underwood | Aug 6, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two New Jersey attorneys discussed the scientific reliability and New Jersey Supreme Court's Aug. 1 ruling regarding evidence in a case filed by 2,000 plaintiffs who allege acne medication Accutane could cause Crohn's disease.

Jury sides with Celanese Corp. in $8M South Carolina asbestos case

By Angela Underwood | Jul 24, 2018

SPARTANBURG, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Following a four-day asbestos exposure trial, 12 jurors found in favor of Celanese Corp. on July 19, ruling that the plaintiff’s mesothelioma was not directly caused by the defendant.

Third day of S.C. asbestos exposure trial explores plaintiff's illness, Covil's procedures

By Angela Underwood | Jul 22, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – The third day of the asbestos exposure trial of Jerry Crawford v. Celanese Corp. in the 7th Judicial Circuit Court of South Carolina continued with several witness testimonies that detailed plaintiff Jerry Crawford's failing health.

Effects of mesothelioma discussed at Celanese asbestos trial in South Carolina court

By Angela Underwood | Jul 22, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – Day two of the asbestos exposure trial of Jerry Crawford v. Celanese Corp. was filled with testimony by witnesses and the plaintiff himself.

South Carolina trial over source of Celanese worker's asbestos exposure begins

By Angela Underwood | Jul 22, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – An asbestos exposure trial in South Carolina has 12 jurors considering the cancer-causing consequences of piping insulation.

Colorado business seeks dismissal of transgender man's discrimination complaint

By Angela Underwood | Apr 11, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado tire shop has filed a motion to dismiss a discrimination complaint filed by a transgender man.

Attorney suing NFL doesn't want to hang around sports bars looking for cheerleaders

By Angela Underwood | Apr 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The NFL says a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader's multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit should stay dismissed, while the attorney for the woman says he should be allowed to review each team's payroll instead of trolling bars outside arenas for potential witnesses.

Challenged Ohio law wasn't created to curtail protected speech, professor says

By Angela Underwood | Mar 30, 2018

LEESBURG, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Beacon College Professor Michael Lozano says regardless of the mode of technology used to publish ideas, the most important question to ask is, "What's the nature of the speech in question?"

Ohio judge dismisses complaint by political blog over state's internet harassment law

By Angela Underwood | Mar 27, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has tossed out a suit against the state's attorney general and two county prosecuting attorneys filed by plaintiffs who alleged that Ohio Rev. Code by 2917.21(B)(2) violates the First and 14th Amendments "because it criminalizes constitutionally protected political expression on the internet."

Plaintiff suing over amount of candies in theater snacks seeks class certification

By Angela Underwood | Mar 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A San Francisco plaintiff alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of state law against an Illinois candy company is seeking class certification for his complaint over the amount of candy in boxes he purchased at a theater.

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

By Angela Underwood | Mar 15, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Feb 26, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Feb 15, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Feb 14, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Feb 12, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 31, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 30, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 29, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 29, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 25, 2018

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.

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