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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.

Baptist Health System granted another trial in $10 million Ala. medical malpractice case

By Charmaine Little | May 29, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A man previously awarded $10 million over his son’s treatment at Walker Baptist Medical Center has to face another trial, according to a May 18 opinion in the Supreme Court of Alabama.

Woman loses Workers' Comp case in Alaska Supreme Court over daughter's death

By Charmaine Little | May 29, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – A woman whose daughter died on the job has failed to convince the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska she should receive additional compensation.

Energy companies ask court to dismiss New York City's global warming case, city responds

By Charmaine Little | May 29, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The world's five largest oil companies have responded to the city of New York’s allegations against them that they have helped cause global warming.

Exxon: Climate change plaintiffs' response to dismissal argument a 'distraction'

By Charmaine Little | May 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – ExxonMobil's motion to dismiss a climate change lawsuit filed against it by two California cities makes a jurisdictional argument while it pursues a possible lawsuit against city officials in Texas.

Preliminary approval granted of $10 million settlement in Outer Banks power outage case; Attorneys get up to $3.4 million

By Charmaine Little | May 23, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Several businesses, vacationers, and residents impacted by a major power outage have been granted preliminary approval of a $10 million class action settlement.

Case over allegedly false SPF rating on Banana Boat sunscreens will continue

By Charmaine Little | May 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A court has denied a motion to dismiss a suit against the producers of a brand of sunscreen over allegations they falsely stated the sun protection factor (SPF) on two types of sunscreen.

HSN asks why it's being sued if woman bought My Little Steamer at Bed, Bath and Beyond

By Charmaine Little | May 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Companies associated with the My Little Steamer product allege an amended complaint over the product's alleged defects is “fatally defective” and requested the court reject it with prejudice.

Weinstein Co. seeks to dismiss RICO suit over sexual harassment allegations

By Charmaine Little | May 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A major film studio has requested a lawsuit against it related to sexual harassment in Hollywood be dismissed.

Alabama SC orders arbitration in lawsuit over heavy mining equipment

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Alabama's high court has reversed a ruling that denied arbitration in a case over allegedly defective heavy mining equipment.

Alabama Supreme Court denies woman new trial in wrongful death lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court backed a lower court’s ruling as it denied a woman’s post-judgment request for a new trial in a wrongful death case.

California county won't be getting surplus from sale of fraudster's property, appeals court decides

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A nearly $300,000 surplus in a property sale should not go to the County of Los Angeles, the California 2nd Appellate District Court, Division Eight has ruled.

Delaware's case against alleged gift card scheme to continue

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court for the State of Delaware denied a motion for summary judgment in an April 30 opinion in a case involving an alleged gift card scam.

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