Chandra Lye News

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.

Chicky Tackle wants a judge to determine a pro fishing league was rigged

By Chandra Lye | Mar 6, 2018

TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A company that sponsors a professional fishing team says the 2015 season was fixed to have a rival win Angler Team of the Year, while the defendants are asking a federal judge to toss the lawsuit.

Settlement reached in Emery Credit Union class action lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Feb 26, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Preliminary approval has been given to a class action settlement involving Emery Federal Credit Union.

Federal court keeps alive much of class action over '8' on bottles of Old Charter Bourbon

By Chandra Lye | Feb 22, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A federal court has granted parts of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims Old Charter Bourbon is reaping the benefits of a false and misleading label.

New Jersey court upholds $225 million settlement regarding Bayway Refinery

By Chandra Lye | Feb 21, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has upheld a settlement between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and ExxonMobil over damaged sites at the Bayway Refinery.

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RD Legal Funding asks for oral arguments as it fights lawsuit from CFPB, N.Y. AG

By Chandra Lye | Feb 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The disagreement over funding by third parties continues to play out in an exchange between Pennsylvania and New York federal courts, as one such company defends itself from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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

By Chandra Lye | Nov 27, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Nov 2, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Oct 10, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Sep 28, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Sep 27, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Sep 14, 2017

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.

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