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Tennessee attorney seeks fees from Akin Gump from Food Lion case; He says he was ripped off while recovering from heart transplant

By Chandra Lye | Mar 8, 2019

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – A Tennessee attorney has filed a complaint against the Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field law firm and two others over allegations he is owed attorneys' fees from a settlement.

Associated Press, other news organizations seek records relating to Roger Stone

By Chandra Lye | Mar 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A group of news organizations has requested access to warrants from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

D.C. court sides with Facebook, reverses order holding it in contempt over subpoena in murder case

By Chandra Lye | Jan 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has sided with Facebook over a question of whether it needed to release information in response to a court subpoena in a murder case.

Washington court orders new trial in dispute over customer list allegedly used by car salesman

By Chandra Lye | Jan 8, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals for the state of Washington has overturned a lower court decision in a case over allegations of misuse of trade secrets, stating that the trial court erred and that a new trial is needed.

Univar targets Delaware officials in dispute over use of Abandoned and Unclaimed Property law

By Chandra Lye | Dec 31, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Global chemical company Univar has sued Delaware’s secretary of finance and other government officials over allegations they are unfairly targeting the company using a property law.

Westgate Resorts seeks to dismiss suit over timeshare sales

By Chandra Lye | Dec 20, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – Westgate Resorts has filed a motion to dismiss the complaint made against it by 39 plaintiffs, some of whom bought timeshares for the company’s resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Ariz. SC: Using wastewater for fake snow at Snowbowl is not a 'public nuisance'

By Chandra Lye | Dec 13, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Despite the dissent of two Justices, the Supreme Court of Arizona has upheld a lower court decision over a public nuisance claim filed by the Hopi Tribe against a resort’s use of wastewater for snow making.

Ariz. SC explains its decision on defeated renewable energy ballot measure

By Chandra Lye | Dec 11, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona’s Supreme Court has issued a written explanation of its decision in a case that called into question the validity of a petition regarding a rejected renewable energy ballot measure.

Alabama Supreme Court grants venue change for case against Tyson Chicken

By Chandra Lye | Dec 11, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – In a 4-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Alabama has granted a writ of mandamus, ordering that a case against Tyson Chicken Inc. be moved from Marshall Circuit Court to Cullman Circuit Court.

More plaintiffs won't be added to Calif. class action against Heartland Payment Systems

By Chandra Lye | Dec 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal 2nd Appellate District, Division Eight has affirmed an order issued by the Los Angeles County Superior Court in a class action lawsuit over allegations of wage violations.

Nevada Supreme Court affirms dismissal of $6 million lawsuit against Fiesta Palms

By Chandra Lye | Oct 30, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Nevada’s Supreme Court has affirmed a district court's decision deny a motion of relief after the court dismissed a personal injury lawsuit against Fiesta Palms.

Washington Supreme Court rules employer's payment plan is not a piecework plan under state code in Xerox case

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has responded no to a question posed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a case over employee pay.

N.H. Supreme Court upholds trial court decision in case of 13-year-old stepped on by horse

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Hampshire affirmed a trial court decision that granted immunity from liability to the defendant in a case where a minor was seriously injured in a horseback riding incident.

Lawsuit against taxi company over drunk man's death fails; Driver looked for man after he ran off at stop light

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a summary disposition decision in the case of a taxi passenger who died of hypothermia after voluntarily leaving the taxi.

Illinois Supreme Court says law firm can't collect fees in My Pillow case for work it did itself

By Chandra Lye | Oct 2, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Illinois has declined a law firm’s request to collect legal fees for work it did itself.

Connecticut Supreme Court upholds $12 million ruling in medical malpractice suit

By Chandra Lye | Aug 21, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned part of an Appellate Court decision in a $12 million medical malpractice case.

Part of lawsuit challenging Atkins' net carbs claims dismissed

By Chandra Lye | Aug 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California has partially granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Dr. Robert Atkins’ company Atkins Nutritionals.

Vitamin Shoppe again seeks dismissal of class action lawsuit over Garcinia Cambogia supplement

By Chandra Lye | Aug 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The Vitamin Shoppe has requested an amended complaint over a supplement be dismissed with prejudice, claiming the plaintiff is unable to provide evidence supporting her case.

N.J. appeals court rules for Kia Sephia owners, reversing trial court judge in $6.33M brakes class action

By Chandra Lye | Jul 24, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Owners of a Kia Sephia model vehicle are entitled to financial compensation due to a faulty brake system, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division decided.

Port of Seattle not required to pay entire $40M verdict to worker injured during wreck of luggage vehicle

By Chandra Lye | Jul 24, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington’s Supreme Court has decided the Port of Seattle is not liable for three-quarters of a $40 million verdict in favor of a worker seriously injured in a baggage cart wreck.

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