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ISN Software appeals to Delaware high court in case over law firm's $65 million mistake

By Brian Brueggemann | May 13, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A software company that unsuccessfully sued a law firm for allegedly providing about $65 million worth of bad advice during a buyout of stockholders is appealing to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Nestle accused of using misleading labels regarding child and slave labor; Company expects case to be tossed

By Brian Brueggemann | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed in federal court in California accuses Nestle of using package labels that mislead consumers about the use of child labor and slave labor in the company's West African supply chain.

Maryland's highest court orders retrial on damages after debt collector was hit with $25M verdict

By Brian Brueggemann | May 3, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has remanded a case against a debt collector that previously resulted in a $25 million judgment back for a retrial on the issue of damages.

Delmarva Power and Light, others granted summary judgment in carpenter's suit over alleged asbestos exposure

By Brian Brueggemann | May 3, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has granted summary judgment to the defendants in a former carpenter's claim that various companies are responsible for his alleged exposure to asbestos at their worksites.

Rhode Island Supreme Court overturns defense judgment in case against pool seller over boy's drowning

By Brian Brueggemann | May 2, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has vacated a judge's decision to grant summary judgment in a family's claim that a swimming pool seller is responsible for the 2012 drowning death of a 4-year-old boy.

New Jersey Supreme Court affirms $4.5M judgment in truckers' class action over diesel fuel taxes

By Brian Brueggemann | May 2, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court recently upheld judgments in a class action lawsuit that accused a company of violating lease agreements with truckers by failing to reimburse their diesel fuel taxes.

Mesothelioma lawsuit against Union Carbide dismissed; Delaware judge says jury could not determine asbestos source

By Brian Brueggemann | May 1, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has dismissed a couple's claim against an asbestos company, ruling they could not prove the original source of the fibers with which the wife allegedly had contact.

AG candidate Baker says Mississippi should end its alliance with private lawyers

By Brian Brueggemann | Apr 9, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A candidate for attorney general of Mississippi says the office needs to quit the practice of letting outside law firms sue businesses on behalf of the state.

Lawsuit: Boot Gorsuch from SCOTUS, put Garland on and let next Dem president stack the court

By Brian Brueggemann | Apr 4, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – It's a lawsuit that a constitutional law expert says doesn't stand much of a chance, but a New York man is suing two U.S. senators over allegations his rights were violated because they didn't conduct a confirmation process for Merrick Garland to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Former Google exec's company gets caught in 'rent-a-tribe' class action lawsuits; Interest rates allegedly as high as 490%

By Brian Brueggemann | Apr 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - While it awaits the results of an appeal, ZestFinance - a company founded by the former chief information officer of Google - is facing another claim over payday loans that allegedly featured triple-digit interest rates.

A software company will ask the Delaware SC to pin liability for a $65 million mistake on its lawyers

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 19, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A company that got about $65 million worth of bad advice from a law firm during a buyout of stockholders should have sued the lawyers before the share price was finalized and while the lawyers were still representing the company, a Delaware judge has ruled.

Can a body of water have rights like a human? Lake Erie Bill of Rights faces challenge

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 12, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A new law that gives Lake Erie legal rights that are normally reserved for humans is expected to have a difficult time surviving appeals, but that’s little comfort to Ohio’s farmers right now.

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