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Ark. SC makes decisions on immunity defense by state employee

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Jun 23, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled on the appeal of a public official sued by her former employee over racial discrimination allegations.

Supreme Court on Microsoft case: plaintiffs cannot voluntarily dismiss to appeal class certification

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Jun 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed a legal loophole in which a plaintiff denied class certification could voluntarily dismiss the claim with prejudice, and then appeal the adverse judgment against class certification.

PhD Fitness seeks dismissal of class action regarding supplement claims

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Jun 7, 2017

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A California-based fitness company sued for alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation has filed a motion to dismiss against the plaintiff over allegations he failed to state a claim for relief.

Gel Spice says woman didn't prove loss in tumeric case, files motion to dismiss

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Jun 6, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A food manufacturer faced with a class action lawsuit for allegedly selling a highly lead-tainted product filed a motion to dismiss in April.

Cookie company picks apart lawsuit over nutrition info

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 23, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A cookie manufacturer facing a class action lawsuit has filed a motion for dismissal, alleging conflict of multiple state laws and statute requirements.

Attorney: Victory for defendant in HGH class action 'bucks a national trend'

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 18, 2017

SAN FRA​​​​​NCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman who appealed dismissal of her class action lawsuit alleging false advertising of human growth hormone (HGH) supplements saw the decision upheld recently.

Judge permits text lawsuit to proceed under Telephone Consumer Protection Act

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 9, 2017

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A plaintiff's lawsuit seeking damages for an alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) not only has a legitimate claim, but it may proceed as a class action, a judge ruled on March 22.

Calif. court cites exception, rules Save Our Heritage Organisation should not pay attorneys fees

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego committee that appealed a denial for award of attorney fees lost again when an appellate court found it to be ineligible due to the nature of the case.

Contempt motion not appropriate after non-payment, Conn. SC rules

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | May 2, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A decision denying a Connecticut hospital’s motion for contempt of court for non-payment was recently affirmed by the state's high court recently.

California man's auto-renewal case dismissed with prejudice

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 7, 2017

A Sacramento man sued an online IT training company under California’s Automatic Purchase Renewals Statute (CAPRS) and the Unfair Competition Law (UCL), but the case was dismissed for misinterpretation of the statute and failure to establish a legitimate right of action.

Widowed Mobile man must mediate with funeral home, Alabama SC rules

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 3, 2017

A Mobile, Ala., man, who appealed an order to abide by a funeral home’s arbitration clause, has to accept the contract terms he originally agreed to after a dispute arising from the alleged mishandling of his wife’s cremation, the state's high court ruled last month.

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