Charmaine Little News

JetSmarter files motion to dismiss lawsuit brought by member, cites arbitration clause in agreement

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – On May 31, JetSmarter Inc. asked the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to grant its motion to dismiss and a compel a former member who is suing them into arbitration.

It's up to the Kansas Senate to reject a judicial nominee over his social media posts

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Kansas Supreme Court recently determined the state Senate will have to reject the appointment of a judge to the Kansas Court of Appeals after the governor’s appointee withdrew following a controversy over the appointee's posting on social media.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses $75,000 award to victim of dog attack in Montgomery

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama recently reversed a $75,000 award granted by the Montgomery County Circuit Court to the victim of a three-dog attack.

Idaho Supreme Court affirms more than $32,000 settlement in man's dispute with former lawyer

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – On May 14, the Supreme Court of Idaho affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court’s ruling to award attorney fees and sanctions in a man’s dispute with his former lawyer.

Granddaughter isn't proper claimant in grandmother's wrongful death case, Louisiana Supreme Court says

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A “claimant” status for a decedent’s granddaughter attempting to file a request for a medical review panel was improperly determined, the Supreme Court of Louisiana said.

Attorney general has the right to sue medical corporations on behalf of the state of Louisiana, Supreme Court rules

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – While a lower appellate court in Louisiana said the state's attorney general didn’t have the right to sue a group of corporations that double as Louisiana’s economic mediator for the Medicaid program, the Supreme Court of Louisiana disagreed and reversed the lower court’s ruling on May 8.

Oreo maker facing fraud lawsuit over 'made with real cocoa' statement

By Charmaine Little | Apr 26, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The manufacturer and creator of Oreo cookies, Mondelēz Global LLC, is facing a proposed class action lawsuit for its alleged deception in advertising the ingredients in the famous treat.

Alleged victim of sex trafficking sues Alan Dershowitz for defamation

By Charmaine Little | Apr 26, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York attorney Alan Dershowitz is being sued for his allegedly defamatory statements toward a victim of sex trafficking.

Boeing files breach of contract suit against Worldwide Trust Group after military product agreement goes left

By Charmaine Little | Apr 26, 2019

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Boeing is seeking damages from a Kuwait-based company over allegations it breached their consultant agreements regarding the sales of defense products and services.

Judge creates 16 classes for lawsuits against Dollar General over its motor oil

By Charmaine Little | Apr 15, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A class certification request in a lawsuit against Dollar General over the labeling of motor oil was granted in part and denied in part in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Western Division on March 21.

Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Financial Poise's latest on-demand webinar titled IP-101, sponsored by EisnerAmper, encourages founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses to get educated on all things intellectual property.

Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Lawsuit alleges texts from Americans for Prosperity were unlawful and used to 'spread political ideology'

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man alleges nonprofit Americans for Prosperity sent unlawful text messages to "spread its political ideology" and has filed a suit in federal court.

Kanye West's lawsuit against us is 'baseless,' EMI Music says; Rapper wants out of royalties deal

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - If a music publisher gets its way, a lawsuit filed against it by rapper Kanye West will be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Court denies True Organic Products' motion for injunction in fertilizer false advertising case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 21, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in California has denied an organic fertilizer seller's motion for preliminary injunction in a false advertising suit against a competitor, stating that the company failed to establish it would suffer injury if the injunction was not issued.

Class action lawyers can benefit from new push for automatic renewal laws; Two states and D.C. follow California's lead

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawyers can take advantage of a recent trend in state legislation to adopt measures similar to a California law that prevents the automatic renewal of certain memberships and subscriptions, like to gyms and magazines.

Virginia doesn't want one of Bloomberg's environmental prosecutors sent to its AG's office

By Charmaine Little | Mar 14, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia’s two houses of its General Assembly have taken a stand against Bloomberg Philanthropies' attempt to hire environmental activist lawyers to sue major companies such as Exxon and Chevron over global warming.

DoorDash failed to pay all tips to Dashers, class action states

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Two DoorDash drivers have filed a class action suit over allegations the on-demand food delivery service did not pay them 100 percent of tips as advertised.

The Capri Sun drink pouch is the subject of a new lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Capri Sun drinks has filed a suit against a Pennsylvania company over allegations it continued to use a trademark-protected drink pouch after an agreement expired.

Class action lawyers pounce after Hill's Pet announces dog food recall

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits are rolling in against a major pet nutrition food producer after it recalled canned dog food products because of potentially elevated amounts of vitamin D.

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