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Mass. Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment in employee's discrimination claim against Boston

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Court of Appeals reversed a Superior Court order entered in favor of the city of Boston in an employment discrimination case but upheld the lower court’s decision to rule for the city on plaintiff Priscilla Flint’s constructive discharge and breach-of-contract allegations.

Michigan appeals court upholds $8M verdict, damages cap in Goodyear case

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld rulings denying Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s request to set aside a jury verdict in a case involving liability for a man who was allegedly paralyzed in a car accident because of a tire defect, as well as an order related to the amount of damages awarded to the victim’s estate.

Trucking company not liable for hitting addict who wandered onto 'dark Louisiana highway'

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi upheld a jury verdict that absolved Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC and its employee, Will Gates, for blame in an accident in which Gates struck a pedestrian who wandered onto the highway, according to an Oct. 25 opinion.

Actor trying again to sue over use of his picture in TV ad, but HomeAdvisor says claims should be tossed

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – HomeAdvisor Inc., ANGI Homeservices Inc. and Hawthorne Direct LLC asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to dismiss an amended version of a lawsuit filed against them, saying the plaintiff still has not proven his claims.

Federal judge sends case over unsolicited emails back to California state court

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class-action lawsuit filed by plaintiffs who allegedly received unsolicited emails from Fluent LLC and other defendants will be sent back to the San Francisco Superior Court of California, according to a Sept. 13 ruling from U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Nevada Supreme Court: Workers' Comp only recourse for Harrah's employee who suffered stroke

By Carrie Salls | Sep 24, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Nevada upheld a ruling by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County that granted a summary judgment in favor of Harrah’s Las Vegas LLC and Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a lawsuit filed by an employee who suffered a stroke on-the-job at Harrah’s, according to a Sept. 13 opinion.

Newspapers fight Md. law on political ads; Attorney said lawmakers 'didn't care' about free speech concerns

By Carrie Salls | Sep 21, 2018

Newspapers like the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 against the members of the Maryland State Board of Elections and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, challenging a new state law that imposes strict guidelines on publishers that publish political advertisements.

Woman suffers aneurism at Calif. hotel; Company faces lawsuit over not finding her

By Carrie Salls | Mar 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California, 4th Appellate District Division Three reversed an Orange County summary judgment in favor of maintenance staffing company whose employee allegedly was negligent in checking on the welfare of a hotel guest who later was found to have suffered an aneurism, according to an opinion entered on Jan. 31.

Citizens United loses challenge of N.Y. law requiring disclosure of donors

By Carrie Salls | Mar 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that dismissed claims filed by Citizens United that challenged a New York law that requires nonprofit organizations to reveal the names of donors.

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In Pennsylvania, you can drive an Uber while still collecting unemployment

By Carrie Salls | Feb 13, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned a ruling of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review that denied benefits to a former behavioral specialist who took on work as an Uber driver, according to a Jan. 24 opinion.

Phoney Lawsuits: TCPA plaintiff didn't really want texts to STOP, group claims

By Carrie Salls | Jan 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A woman who couldn't follow directions to "STOP" receiving text messages shouldn't be allowed to sue over them, a group representing the interests of credit and collections professionals says.

Adding 'alter ego' claims when suing companies gets risky, following Calif. decision

By Carrie Salls | Jan 26, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A defendant has been awarded attorneys’ fees even though summary judgment in the case was awarded to the plaintiff, an Orange County law firm.

Hyland's, others question why class action filed after refunds were issued over teething tablets

By Carrie Salls | Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Homeopathic teething remedy makers and sellers Hyland’s, Standard Homeopathic, CVS Pharmacy and Target asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to dismiss a consumer class action lawsuit filed against them on Sept. 15.

Privacy claims to proceed against Golden State Warriors and Signal360 over app

By Carrie Salls | Dec 8, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A mobile app privacy lawsuit will proceed against two of the three named defendants, according to an order filed Nov. 20 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Cigar Emporium loses appeal tied to New Jersey township smoking ordinance

By Carrie Salls | Dec 6, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Sparroween LLC, which does business as Cigar Emporium, and Richard Yanuzzi lost their fight against the Township of West Caldwell's municipal smoking ordinance when the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a lower court ruling in a Nov. 14 opinion.

Backpage.com asks court to dismiss latest complaint related to alleged sex trafficking

By Carrie Salls | Nov 14, 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Backpage.com LLC, Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacy and James Larkin are asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to dismiss a lawsuit filed June 12 against them by three Jane Doe plaintiffs who allege that the defendants’ website was used to force them to participate in sex trafficking.

Attorney: Lakers' TCPA lawsuit coverage appeal loss likely won't affect future filings

By Carrie Salls | Oct 3, 2017

In an Aug. 23 split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court order dismissing a case filed by Los Angeles Lakers Inc. against Federal Insurance Co. when the team attempted to obtain insurance coverage in defense of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit.

Insurer can't recover $465K it spent fighting med-mal case; Ala. SC says statute of limitations had tolled

By Carrie Salls | Sep 20, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a Shelby Circuit Court summary judgment that awarded Benchmark Insurance Co. $465,000 in its indemnification lawsuit filed against a pharmacist employed by Southern Medical Inc.

Doctor fighting sexual abuse lawsuit doesn't have to turn over previous complaint

By Carrie Salls | Sep 19, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has granted a petition filed by a doctor who didn't feel required to turn over a sexual abuse complaint to a separate patient who sued him.

Maryland federal court: Joseph Saveri Law Firm doesn't have to pay $1.2M antitrust litigation referral fee

By Carrie Salls | Sep 15, 2017

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Joseph Saveri and his Joseph Saveri Law Firm Inc. will not be required to pay a 12.5 percent, $1.2 million referral fee to Michael E. Criden PA in connection with the firms’ work on titanium dioxide antitrust litigation, according to an opinion entered Sept. 7 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

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