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Bumble Bee Foods wants lawsuit over alleged tuna price-fixing dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jul 10, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Bumble Bee Foods claimed in its motion to dismiss that an Ohio man suing the company over allegations it conspired with other major tuna brands doesn’t have a solid case.

Montana Supreme Court rules Carlyle Infrastructure Partners entitled to fees in Missoula's water system case

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The parent company of the former owner of Missoula, Montana’s water supply system is entitled to legal fees, the Montana Supreme Court determined June 5.

Michigan court reverses ruling in medical malpractice case over spider bite treatment

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision in a medical malpractice case, ruling that the plaintiff failed to provide sufficient evidence that negligence was the cause of his injuries.

Woman appeals dismissal of suit over Bed, Bath & Beyond pillows; She was offered refund before filing suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Bed, Bath & Beyond’s legal matters with a customer who alleged it misled consumers continues as the woman challenged the court’s dismissal of her negligent misrepresentation case.

New York's highest court rules for three-year statute of limitations in fraud case against Credit Suisse Securities

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled on the statute of limitations in a fraud case filed by the state Attorney General's Office.

New Jersey court reverses rulings in non-consensual towing cases

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Questions of how far a towing company can go in charging customers who did not consent to the towing of their vehicles were answered in the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division on June 14.

Grocery store chain successful against wrongful death lawsuit; Woman died after hitting cash register station in motorized cart

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has upheld a summary judgment ruling in favor of Shop-Rite Supermarkets Inc. in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Merck & Co. shareholder can't access certain files, New Jersey appeals court decides

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder was unable to prove he had the right to certain documents in a New Jersey court.

Court dismisses warranty allegations against PhD Fitness in supplement class action

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan granted in part and denied in part a fitness product company’s motion to dismiss a claim that it misrepresented one of its items.

Woman not allowed to back out of her nondisclosure agreement in settlement with health center, Michigan court rules

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court did not abuse its discretion when it approved a settlement between a woman and a health care facility in a negligence suit.

Third Circuit upholds dismissal of Chemours Co. severance plan complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Lawsuit claiming Project Veritas Action Fund used spy posing as Hillary supporter will continue

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A company’s motion to dismiss claims it infringed on federal and state wiretap statutes was denied in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Chicago asks judge to toss HomeAway's lawsuit over housing ordinance

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

The City of Chicago has requested the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the Eastern Division dismiss a case that alleges one of its regulations favors Airbnb against competitor, HomeAway.com Inc.

California Communities Against Toxics, Mattco Forge reach settlement over polluted storm water allegations

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California company alleged to have released polluted storm water into Los Angeles waterways has reached a settlement with the environmental group that filed a lawsuit against it.

Lawsuit over Benecol's 'no trans fat' label will continue after judge's ruling

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A food company’s motion to dismiss a suit over its allegedly misleading “no trans fat” label was denied.

Nebraska Beef Producers Committee's suit over state's Livestock Brand Act tossed by judge

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A beef producer’s ongoing complaint has been dismissed because of a lack of merit, according to an opinion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Nissan appeals to Seventh Circuit seeking arbitration in Infiniti peeling paint class action

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A major car company accused of selling vehicles with defective paint appealed the denial of its motion to compel arbitration in an ongoing class action lawsuit against it and a dealership May 16.

Man who has filed at least 83 TCPA lawsuits loses one in Tennessee court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The case between a man who allegedly tempted companies to identify themselves so he could file a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit against them has ended as the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee ruled in favor of the defendants.

Court rules law firm's suit against Chuck Yeager, wife does not meet anti-SLAPP criteria

By Charmaine Little | May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A law firm and lawyers who briefly represented a record-setting test pilot and his wife were denied motion to strike a suit on anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) grounds, according to a May 16 opinion in the court of appeal of the 3rd Appellate District of California.

Court rules Calif. labor, wage suit against restaurant not barred by statute of limitations

By Charmaine Little | May 29, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal for the 4th Appellate District, Division One has reversed a decision in a wage and labor suit against a restaurant.

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