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Florida Supreme Court says appeals court erred when it reversed $4.5 million award over smoking-related death

By Charmaine Little | Oct 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Florida rejected the state's 4th District Court of Appeal’s decision to reverse a multimillion-dollar award for a woman whose mother died of lung cancer.

New trial ordered in case over man's skull fracture allegedly caused by bartender's push

By Charmaine Little | Sep 28, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 21, the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska vacated a judgment that prevented a woman from bringing an officer in as a witness in a lawsuit over a man's injuries after he was allegedly pushed by a bartender, ordering a new trial.

California court backs anti-SLAPP motion amid worker's claims about former employer

By Charmaine Little | Sep 28, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California, 4th Appellate District, Division Two sided with a lower court that granted a company’s former employee's anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) motion, or special motion to strike the company’s first amended complaint (FAC) against the worker.

Alaska court upholds dismissal of woman's allegation that BioLife falsified her cancer recovery in brochure

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 14, it was a lack of jurisdiction that caused the Supreme Court of the state of Alaska to affirm the Alaska Superior Court, Third Judicial District’s ruling dismiss a suit in favor of a company that was sued for allegedly falsifying a woman’s cancer recovery in a brochure.

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Blind man suing Philly restaurant 100 miles from his house loses case over its website

By Charmaine Little | Sep 26, 2018

On Sept.17, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined a blind man didn’t provide enough evidence that Sam’s Oyster House discriminated against him through its website.

Georgia SC takes on case of fired firefighter

By Charmaine Little | Sep 11, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed and remanded a case for a former College Park firefighter who claimed one of the officials that fired her wasn’t legally permitted to be in the role.

Thanks to statute of repose, contractor escapes blame in Mass. Supreme Court ruling over house fire

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 29, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of a contracting company after it determined a woman was outside of the statute of repose following a fire in her home.

Bed bug-bitten guest failed to prove Blue Chip Casino's negligence caused injury

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan City, Indiana, hotel guest didn’t offer sufficient evidence that proved the hotel’s negligence led to bed bugs in his room, the Court of Appeals of Indiana decided Aug. 29.

Hawaii Supreme Court rules Ige is Democrat gubernatorial primary winner

By Charmaine Little | Sep 7, 2018

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 27, the Supreme Court of Hawaii determined a candidate for governor who was upset by an incumbent in a primary election couldn’t prove the primary winner committed election fraud and bribery.

U.S. district court unseals action that criticizes selling faulty engines to military

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut unsealed documents Aug. 15 in a lawsuit that accuses United Technologies Corp. and its subsidiary Pratt & Whitney of selling millions of dollars of faulty fighter jet engines to the U.S. military.

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.

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