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State of Utah files for dismissal of suit over state guardianship law, says plaintiffs don't have a claim

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The state of Utah has filed a motion for dismissal of a discrimination suit that has been filed against it regarding H.B. 101 in federal court.

Trampoline park wins case over flipping injury

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a trampoline park in a case filed by a then 17-year-old boy over allegations he was injured while performing a triple front flip.

Change in condition claim by Charleston County School District employee remanded

The decision barring a change in condition claim in a case of a school employee injured during a student fight has been reversed and remanded by the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Mother given wrong infant's remains loses case at Georgia Supreme Court

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline)  – The plaintiff in a lawsuit involving the mix-up of a stillborn infant's remains has lost her suit in the Georgia Supreme Court. She had cited emotional distress.

Survey: Law firms will increase spending on marketing

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Marketing spending by law firms should be on the rise, according to a survey conducted by a legal staffing and consulting firm.

Request for full court hearing in Trump immigration case is 'encouraging,' observer says

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A sua sponte request for a vote has been made by the chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit begging the question that something was missed in the initial decision to deny the restraining order in the immigration suit brought forth by the states of Washington and Minnesota against President Donald Trump.

Tinder 'likes' class action reinstated by 11th Circuit

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man's second lawsuit over the additional charges he incurred to have more “likes” for use on the dating app Tinder was recently reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

EPA's regional haze rule beaten back by lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional haze regulations in Texas and Oklahoma has been put on hold by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District.

Staffing firm not on hook for employers' possible ADA violations

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A case regarding the use of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for deaf job applicants found the employer, not the staffing firm, responsible for following the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Lead plaintiff tasked with choosing lead counsel in LendingClub class action

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A judge has ordered that attorneys hoping to be named lead counsel in a class action case against LendingClub must submit an application - but the lead plaintiff still chose its own attorneys.

Unnamed company wins ruling against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

A judge has ruled against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's efforts to release the identity of a John Doe company under investigation by the organization.

Wayne Farms to defend itself against EEOC lawsuit over firing policy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Wayne Farms has denied any wrongdoing in a case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging it discriminated against its employees because of their disabilities.

Punitive damages of $500,000 awarded In Lexus dealership's sexual harassment lawsuit

MIDDLESEX, Mass. (Legal Newsline) – In an unusual measure, punitive damages were awarded in a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit against a car dealership for $500,000.

Led Zeppelin loses battle for recovery of attorney fees in 'Stairway to Heaven' suit

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Rock group Led Zeppelin was turned down in court for recovery of its attorney fees in its much publicized “Stairway to Heaven” copyright infringement case.

EEOC says poultry farm's attendance policy prevents hiring of disabled individuals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a poultry farm for allegedly violating the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

TransAm Trucking denied appeal in alleged retaliation case

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has denied a trucking company's request to overturn a decision that said it retaliated against a former employee who left a trailer on the side of the road.

Five attorneys sanctioned in Ark. class action suit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – While initially calling out 16 lawyers for possible sanctions on both sides of a class action settlement, a federal judge has ordered five of those attorneys to be sanctioned.

Fired Wis. employee not a whistleblower; Decision part of circuit split

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – A recent Wisconsin decision attempting to determine who is a whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation protection provision is part of a growing split among circuits, a New York attorney says.

Emergency physicians organization fights for fair payment from insurance companies

An emergency physicians’ organization is taking aim at a ruling that decides how much insurance companies compensate emergency physicians for their services.

DOJ appealing FCA loss to AseraCare after unusual trial

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will appeal three orders in a lawsuit against a hospice chain that allegedly submitted fraudulent claims on the eligibility of patients needing hospice care.