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Mississippi attorney general's battle with insurance companies over Katrina payments continues

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit that puts the state of Mississippi against two insurance companies over Hurricane Katrina payouts has been sent back to a state court.

Fired Tim Horton's employee who refused to wear pants for religious reasons gets $22K settlement

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – An employee who was fired by a Tim Horton's Cafe and Bake Shop in Romulus, Michigan has been awarded more than $22,000 in a settlement over a religious discrimination complaint.

Cop wins pregnancy discrimination case against Tuscaloosa

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has lost its appeal against a former police officer who claimed she was discriminated against because of her pregnancy.

Some claims allowed to proceed against Doty Bros.; L.A. court had ruled they were subject to arbitration

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A recent California Court of Appeals Second District, Division Seven ruling was a partial win for a former truck driver who sued his old company for alleged labor code violations.

District court denies motions to dismiss securities fraud class action against Banc of California

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. district court has denied motions to dismiss a securities fraud class action lawsuit against Banc of California and its former CEO Steven Sugarman.

Letters urging fight against CFPB's arbitration rule could persuade senators

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Letters sent to various Congress members regarding a proposed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule, which has been called a gift to plaintiffs lawyers, may hold some sway, according to one conservative think tank.

Farmers Group Inc. seeks dismissal of insurance policy suit

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The defendant in a class action lawsuit over automobile insurance policies has filed a motion to dismiss in Texas federal court.

Judge's 'well-rounded decision' decertifies class action over Kraft cheese; Plaintiffs respond with new motion

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A federal court has decertified a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods over one of its natural cheese products in a move that an attorney is calling a "well-rounded decision."

Idaho Supreme Court decision solidifies grocery tax

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A group of Senators and Representatives in Idaho have failed in their efforts to force the Secretary of State to declare Bill 67 a law.

Kiss My Face files motion to stay in case questioning the use of 'natural' on labels

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A cosmetics company at the center of a class action lawsuit has requested the court hold off on a decision until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines the term "natural."

Law firms disagree about dividing up $8.6 million in fees awarded in Wells Fargo settlement

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A dispute has arisen over the division of attorneys fees awarded by an Iowa court following a settlement in a class action case against Wells Fargo.

Calif. appeals court doesn't expand liability in take-home asbestos lawsuits

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has declined to expand asbestos liability in take-home exposure lawsuit.

Medical providers win case over Sarasota County special law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Florida has reversed a decision of an appeals court regarding hospital reimbursements in Sarasota County.

R.I. Supreme Court allows couple to challenge Brown University's field hockey plans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has granted a couple another chance to challenge construction plans for a field hockey space at Brown University.

Missouri Supreme Court sends product liability case back for retrial following appeal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned the decision of a lower court in a product liability lawsuit over an incident that has left the plaintiff with an ongoing back injury.

North Dakota Supreme Court upholds dismissal of couple's sterilization case

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the decision of a lower court in a case in which a doctor allegedly removed the fallopian tubes of a patient without consent.

Fla. Supreme Court rules caps on damages in medical malpractice lawsuits violate state constitution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Florida has backed a lower court’s ruling that caps on personal injury non-economic damages in cases of medical malpractice violate the Equal Protection Clause of the state constitution.

Judge rules law firm was acting as debt collector in FDCPA case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge on May 10 denied a law firm's claim to dismiss a complaint that it is acting as a debt collector.

Court rules class action lawsuit against J. Crew website needs to be amended

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against J. Crew will need to be amended before it will be considered, a recent decision by a U.S. district court judge stated.

Facing motion to dismiss, 'serial litigant' drops case over tortilla chips

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against a tortilla chip manufacturer has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.