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Coastal Pacific loses summary adjudication in case involving claims under Private Attorneys General Act

By Dawn Geske | May 29, 2018

SAN JOAQUIN, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The judgment in a case involving Coastal Pacific Food Distributors Inc. has been reversed in part and affirmed in part.

Court rules no inverse condemnation for California water districts in copper pipe case

By Dawn Geske | May 29, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three has shot down the appeal of a resident of Laguna Niguel that claimed the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California damaged her copper piping.

Arkansas Supreme Court reverses decision made in Arkansas Community Correction case over sovereign immunity claims

By Dawn Geske | Apr 26, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has reversed and dismissed an order by a circuit court after an appeal from Arkansas Community Correction (ACC) citing sovereign immunity in an Arkansas Whistleblower Act case.

Arkansas Court of Appeals upholds termination of teacher who allegedly slapped students

By Dawn Geske | Apr 26, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A teacher from Northridge Middle School lost her appeal against the Van Buren School Board and has had her termination upheld after allegedly slapping two students.

Calif. court reverses order for former Lifetech employee to pay $137,000 in attorneys' fees

By Dawn Geske | Apr 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A contract employee for Lifetech Resources LLC no longer has to pay $137,000 in attorneys' fees after asking for his breach of contract suit to be dismissed.

Arkansas Court of Appeals reverses order for Entergy to produce documents to allegedly injured worker

By Dawn Geske | Apr 24, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Arkansas Court of Appeals has reversed a decision by the Pope County Circuit Court that granted a man allegedly injured in a nuclear plant accident to receive root-cause evaluations as part of written discovery.

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

By Dawn Geske | Nov 7, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Apr 27, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Apr 4, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Mar 30, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Feb 28, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Feb 17, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Feb 8, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Jan 24, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Jan 3, 2017

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

By Dawn Geske | Oct 11, 2016

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

By Dawn Geske | Oct 4, 2016

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

By Dawn Geske | Sep 27, 2016

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

By Dawn Geske | Sep 13, 2016

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

By Dawn Geske | Sep 9, 2016

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.

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