DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Former Casey’s General Stores Inc. workers convinced an Iowa court the store violated drug-testing regulations under Iowa Code section 730.5 (2016), but failed to prove that’s why they were fired.
The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania weighed in on whether the state’s attorney general’s office violated a protective order. refused to order sanctions against either side of a pharmaceutical company’s complaints against the State of Connecticut amid claims the Attorney General’s office violated a protective order linked to the case.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware's high court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an Uber stockholder and former employee over the ride-hailing company's acquisition of Ottomotto LLC.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – After ruling that an expert was not qualified to testify, an Alabama court reversed a previous denial of a doctor’s motion for a judgment as a matter of law in a wrongful death lawsuit against him.
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.