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Fired by sister-in-law, brother gets second shot at severance pay lawsuit

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has granted a man the chance to prove he had an agreement with his terminally ill brother that included a $100,000 severance payment if he was fired by his sister-in-law.

Calif. district attorneys team to collect thousands from auto insurers

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California legal reform group is worried that district attorneys have forced settlements with auto insurers over allegations that don't seem to include any harm to consumers.

Class action lawsuit claims Swedish Fish packaging uses 63 percent slack-fill

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – An unhappy customer has filed a class action lawsuit against an international snack company over allegations that it shortchanged her with the amount of product in its candy packaging.

Data breaches likely to cost Yahoo in major ways

PROVIDENCE, R.I (Legal Newsline) — Yahoo’s data breaches are a wake-up call to users that online information needs to be protected, a data privacy lawyer says.

Calif. court backs employer, cites 'going and coming' carpool exception

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A court of appeals has sided in favor of an employer sued by one of its employees who alleged the company derived “incidental benefits” from workers carpooling.

Customer accuses Ace Hardware of return policy violation

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Ace Hardware has been sued by a customer who accuses the company of violating its return policy.

University of Denver says EEOC wrong to bring gender discrimination lawsuit

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The University of Denver is defending itself after allegations of discrimination against female professors were levied by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Dun & Bradstreet settles TCPA class action lawsuit for $10 million

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Dun & Bradstreet has settled a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action lawsuit for an amount that a Chicago attorney and professor feels is significant.

Attorney: Litigation financing industry finding leads in new ways

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A new start-up has been using algorithms to search out civil lawsuits for investment purposes with the expectation of a big payoff. To attorney Robert Sheridan, Legalist is a sign the legal financing industry is getting more sophisticated.