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South Dakota Supreme Court affirms city isn't liable in suit filed by cyclist injured at park

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 16, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Oct. 3 that the city of Sioux Falls is immune from liability in a lawsuit filed by injured cyclist Robert Fischer.

Attorney can't be sued by non-client, Colo. court rules; Dispute arose over condo parking spaces

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 10, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Colorado Supreme Court determined that a non-client plaintiff was barred from suing an attorney because he lacked standing to assert his claim.

Colorado Supreme Court rules conversation with late doctor is inadmissible in malpractice case

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 10, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Colorado Supreme Court used the state's Dead Man’s Statute to reverse an earlier ruling in a medical malpractice suit.

Skier allegedly injured while being transported in rescue sled loses appeal in California court

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 9, 2018

EL DORADO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A skier allegedly injured when the rescue sled she was riding hit a tree has lost her appeal over a judgment ruling in favor of the ski resort.

California court rules fired seminary dean's breach of contract claim can proceed

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 9, 2018

SHASTA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Part of an appeal filed by a dean of a seminary at a California university over her second termination from the institution has been revived by an appellate court.

It mattered if woman on phone who caused crash was discussing work or personal matters; Employer escapes liability

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 9, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California court has upheld a lower court's judgment in a personal injury case filed against a court reporting agency.

Washington Nationals lose $2M appeal after not paying for 'too slippery' floors at stadium

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Nationals have been found to have breached their contract with a flooring company they said performed shoddy work at their stadium.

Washington Supreme Court upholds summary judgment for Gonzaga University in wrongful termination case

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 26, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that summary judgment was properly awarded to Gonzaga University in a wrongful termination case.

Washington Supreme Court upholds fine against cemetery that moved remains without notifying next of kin

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 26, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A cemetery operator has lost its appeal of a fine against it over disinterring cremains without notifying the next of kin.

Ill. Supreme Court reverses ruling in suit over amendment to state's Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court reversed an appellate decision and affirmed the circuit court’s ruling in a lawsuit filed against the state attorney general and treasurer challenging an amendment to the Illinois Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act.

Principal says she was a scapegoat and whistleblower, but Mich. court says her firing was justified

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected a wrongful termination complaint filed by a former school principal.

N.C man injured working on 'ultrahazardous' job gets new shot at lawsuit

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina appellate court has ruled that a trial court erred when it dismissed a man's complaint over allegations of strict liability against several companies stemming from injuries incurred during his "ultrahazardous" job.

N.C. court reinstates lawsuit against AG over Smithfield Foods agreement

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed against North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will go forward after a trial court ruling granting summary judgment to the defendants was reversed.

Mississippi high court affirms ruling against daughters who sued hospital over mother's fall

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 24, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court recently found that the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice suit against a Gulfport hospital failed to prove that the hospital was negligent.

Massachusetts Supreme Court shoots down attempt to allow corporations to make political donations

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 21, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court rejected an appeal from two corporations that challenged the constitutionality of state law prohibiting political contributions.

Hospital loses appeal of $3.7 million medical malpractice award in Idaho Supreme Court

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 19, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A hospital's appeal of a $3.7 million award in a medical malpractice suit was unsuccessful in the Idaho Supreme Court.

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