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Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal, case removal of suit alleging defects in YMC/YMUS motors

By Charmaine Little | Apr 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Personal jurisdiction and consumer fraud law played a major part in a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling in favor of a motor company.

Fifth Circuit clarifies four-year statute of limitation rule for home equity loans

By Charmaine Little | Apr 12, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A four-year statute of limitations was the key factor in a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in an appeal concerning a home equity loan.

Court rules that late response to homeowner's letter allowed Right to Repair Act case to proceed

By Charmaine Little | Apr 4, 2017

A recent case in the 4th District Court of Appeals in California has possibly set the precedent for the legal relationship between homeowners and builders.

Calif. appeals court rules health care providers OK to allow employees to waive meal breaks

By Charmaine Little | Mar 30, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Workers hoping to hit their employer with a class action over meal breaks have been dealt an adverse ruling by a California appeals court.

Wendy's wants dismissal of shareholders' data breach lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Mar 30, 2017

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Major fast-food restaurant Wendy’s is asking an Ohio federal judge to dismiss claims made against it by stockholders following a major data breach in 2016.

SCOTUS to hear Montana case over FELA jurisdiction

By Charmaine Little | Mar 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the question of whether plaintiffs can bring a lawsuit under a federal law in a state in which there is no personal jurisdiction.

PLF: New Seattle ordinance obliterates landlords' rights

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2017

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has taken a stand against a new ordinance in Seattle that is intended to prevent discrimination in rental property; but is now being accused of doing just the opposite.

Third Circuit overturns decision on standing in Horizon data breach case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A data breach case against Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. might be far from over after the plaintiffs scored a major victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

'Loser pays' litigation could help accelerate infrastructure projects, scholar says

By Charmaine Little | Mar 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A light is shining on the financial status of many environmentalist groups that have the potential to file lawsuits in hopes of stopping infrastructure plans and whether they have the funds needed to cover court costs under the

S.C. Congressman introduces 'Loser Pays' bill targeting Clean Water Act lawsuits

By Charmaine Little | Mar 6, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A bill from South Carolina Congressman Tim Rice has stirred up controversy as it would amend the Clean Water Act (CWA) and make special interest groups think twice before they take action against infrastructure projects.

Calif. SC upholds $90M verdict in rest break case, helps define rules for breaks

By Charmaine Little | Feb 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – An ABM Security Services employee has kicked off the new year with a major $90 million win against the company after the California Supreme Court ruled in her favor on Dec. 22 in a lawsuit concerning the definition of a rest break in California.

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