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Effort to appeal legal fees awarded in eviction case falls short

David Hutton May 30, 2017, 11:36am

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a lower court’s post-judgment order awarding a woman $8,000 in legal fees, far below the $60,000 she had requested.

Texas Supreme Court rules university is a governmental unit in wrongful death case

David Hutton May 30, 2017, 11:13am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling regarding the University of the Incarnate Word, ruling that when it comes to law enforcement, it is a governmental unit because it has its own campus police force.

Calif. appeals court rules employees paid a commission must be paid separate wage for rest periods

David Hutton Apr. 5, 2017, 12:56pm

The state's 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled that employers who pay workers a commission must pay a separate minimum wage during rest periods.

Maine Supreme Court sides with lawyer in malpractice case filed by union worker

David Hutton Mar. 30, 2017, 1:17pm

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a union worker failed to prove a legal malpractice claim against John R. Lemieux.

Delaware Supreme Court extends suspension of attorney for allegedly concealing ethical violations

David Hutton Mar. 22, 2017, 10:17am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court has sided with the Board on Professional Responsibility to extend the suspension of attorney S. Harold Lankenau.

Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of arbitration in wrongful-death case

David Hutton Mar. 12, 2017, 8:31pm

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a man suing a nursing home over the alleged wrongful death of his wife must first take his case to arbitration.

CEI paper: Attorneys general abuse power with relationships with trial lawyers

David Hutton Feb. 23, 2017, 10:02am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Dangling the prospect of taking on an unpopular industry, trial lawyers are getting state attorneys general to team up on cases.

Attorney: Teamwork necessary for CFPB, N.Y. attorney general to sue RD Legal Funding

David Hutton Feb. 22, 2017, 9:28am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A company accused of scamming 9/11 heroes and NFL concussion victims is facing an uphill legal battle, according to one lawyer.

Lawyer: Fifth Circuit ruling in Delek case 'significant victory for the regulated industry'

David Hutton Jan. 19, 2017, 10:22am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Dec. 29 rejected Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations issued to a Delek Refining LTD facility for alleged safety violations that occurred years prior to its ownership of the refinery.