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Virginia high court affirms ruling that former Community Management Corp. CEO is barred from seeking attorneys fees

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a woman’s efforts to recoup legal fees incurred in defending a prior action against Community Management Corp.

Maine Supreme Court affirms arbitration agreement

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Court has dealt Cate Street Capital a blow in its appeal of a Cumberland Superior Court judgment, affirming an arbitration award granted to Matthew Eastwick and denying a motion to vacate the award.

Court rules against security guards suing San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants scored a legal win when a state appeals court sided with the team, overturning a lower court ruling that denied the team’s request for arbitration in a wage-and-hour claim.

Alleged scheme: Men filled cups with unsweet tea after paying Cook Co. soda tax so they could file lawsuit

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Subway franchisor has asked a Chicago federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in connection with a sweetened beverage tax.

Four asbestos rulings in Delaware favor defendants

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Superior Court granted summary judgment Aug. 30 in a pair of asbestos-related cases, with all four decisions favoring the defendants.

Alabama Supreme Court upholds summary judgment rejection in wrongful death lawsuit

The Alabama Supreme Court concluded the Dallas Circuit Court was correct when it denied a motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit against Terrence Venter and the city of Selma.

California court denies stay of court proceedings in construction site damages case

The California Court of Appeals's Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, granted in part and denied in part a petition for writ of supersedeas.

Google equal pay lawsuit part of growing field of litigation

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Three women recently filed a lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court against Google, alleging the company pays female employees lower wages and overlooks them for promotions.

California court dismisses VitaCraves case against Bayer

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a lawsuit against Bayer AG alleging the company misrepresented the number of multivitamins that are contained in bottles of One A Day VitaCraves chewable vitamin supplements.

Judge to decide whether VitaCraves class action should be dismissed

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton recently oversaw a hearing on Bayer's motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that claims the company misrepresented the number of multivitamins that are contained in bottles of One A Day VitaCraves chewable vitamin supplements.

Company gets boost as it seeks to sue anonymous critics

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A business services company has received a favorable ruling in its attempt to find out the identities of anonymous users who criticized it on the website Glassdoor.

California appeal court sides with defendants in product liability case against The Raymond Co.

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – California’s 4th District Court of Appeal has overturned a grant of summary judgment in a product liability case.

Wash. Supreme Court sides with Seattle in landmark ordinance case against UW

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The University of Washington must follow the city of Seattle’s landmark law, according to a ruling by the Washington state Supreme Court.

Couple's meso claim against Pasadena filed too late

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California’s 2nd District Court of Appeals has ruled that a couple who filed a complaint against the city of Pasadena following a mesothelioma diagnosis failed to comply with the Government Claims Act.

Ariz. Supreme Court affirms judge's right to reduce jury verdict

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that the constitutional right of jurors to determine a monetary award doesn’t preclude a judge from ruling their decisions as excessive.

Idaho SC affirms decision in helicopter pilot's wrongful death appeal; Discarded clipboard had caused crash

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has affirmed a district court order granting summary judgment to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the state of Idaho in a family’s wrongful death lawsuit in the 2010 death of their son in a helicopter accident.

Ky. Supreme Court tosses wrongful death lawsuit, says it was filed too late

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has sided with an appeals court ruling that reversed a trial court judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit over the 2005 shooting death of Christina Wittich.

Drug companies lose challenge to alliance between private lawyers and state officials

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – Private lawyers who could possibly make millions of dollars in attorneys fees can continue with their representation of the state of New Hampshire in an investigation into and a possible lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry.

Med-mal lawsuit can proceed; Plaintiff's attorney says no expert witness needed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a medical malpractice lawsuit can move forward, siding with an appeals court’s decision that a trial court judge erred when he dismissed the case for lack of an expert witness.

Mo. Supreme Court rules against wrongful discharge claim

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has upheld a lower court's ruling in favor of Ameren Corp. and others in a lawsuit filed by a commercial plumbing firm, Bishop & Associates.