SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court opted out of answering if a university's police department must hand over records requested by a newspaper before the state's Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) went into effect last year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The fair report privilege does not apply to a one-on-one conversation between a detective and reporter, the Supreme Court of Tennessee ruled in a case against a newspaper over allegations of defamation.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis, a stockholder in Oracle Corp., was granted in part and denied in part its motion in its lawsuit against Oracle and several of its officers amid claims that it organized an acquisition that would leave the corporation at a disadvantage.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 23, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that Federal Railroad Safety Act claims don’t cancel out the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) in a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Railway.
BOSTON, Mass. (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 31, the Massachusetts Supreme Court determined that a student publication cannot be liable for republishing a police log and photo that asked for the public’s help in identifying a man who was suspected to have taken part in suspicious activity.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has denied a petition for writ mandamus from several out-of-state companies that allegedly discharged toxic chemicals from their Georgia plants into industrial wastewater.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against a fantasy sports site was dismissed after a plaintiff failed to actually state an injury he received by being persuaded by the company’s alleged advertisement.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – An indemnity dispute between a contractor and its subcontractor was dismissed amid both of their settlement agreements with plaintiffs who first named them as co-defendants.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware ruled on Dec. 18 that a company was not entitled to terminate a merger agreement after learning a vice president of the company it agreed to purchase falsified reports.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 3, the Indiana Supreme Court determined that a nonsolicitation clause in a noncompete agreement is too broad to be enforced in a dispute with a company and its former employee.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware has ruled that Ford Motor Co.'s appeal that a $40.6 million ruling in an asbestos case was excessive has merit and has remanded the case back to a lower court for a new trial or remittitur.
DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Christiana Care Health Services Inc. was released from any liability when the woman suing it over allegations of medical negligence signed on to a settlement agreement, the Supreme Court of Delaware ruled on Dec. 2.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newline) – On Dec. 6, the Supreme Court of Alabama granted a Tuscaloosa City Schools teacher’s petition for writ of mandamus under state-agent immunity in a negligence case against her after one of her students was in a car accident that killed a woman and injured her two sons during a trip to McDonald's after class.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal of a New Jersey man's lawsuit over the condition of a vehicle he purchased from a California seller because of lack of personal jurisdiction.