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Ocwen Financial on CFPB suit: Complaint 'riddled with pleading deficiencies,' should be dismissed

Dee Thompson Oct. 12, 2017, 10:02am

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A mortgage company under fire for its loan practices has filed a motion to dismiss, alleging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has abused its authority in filing the suit.

Gatorade's settlement over anti-water videogame could be problem for comparative advertising

Dee Thompson Oct. 12, 2017, 8:00am

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A videogame promoted by Gatorade encouraged users to pass up water in favor of its product, but the company's settlement with a state prosecutor could be a sign that companies should avoid similar marketing.

North Dakota Supreme Court dismisses appeal by woman whose car was repossessed

Dee Thompson Oct. 11, 2017, 1:35pm

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a woman who filed a class action lawsuit after her car was repossessed in 2007.

Delaware court rules mall owner not entitled to insurance coverage in fraud case

Dee Thompson Oct. 10, 2017, 1:45pm

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – In a class action lawsuit involving alleged overcharging for electricity at a Florida mall, the Superior Court of the State of Delaware has ruled that the mall owner and real estate management company are not entitled to insurance coverage in a fraud case filed by a hair salon and other tenants.

Father can't sue N.H. town after son injured trying to touch person on rope swing

Dee Thompson Oct. 10, 2017, 1:42pm

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently ruled that the town of Chester was not liable for the injuries caused to a boy swimming at a pond on city property.

FDA action becomes issue in class action against maker of CoolSculpting System

Dee Thompson Sep. 27, 2017, 8:54am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The defendant in a class action regarding a “cool sculpting” product supposed to reduce body fat is seeking dismissal of the suit.

Boy Scouts can't escape sexual abuse lawsuit; Attorney hopes clients receive apology and 'a big check'

Dee Thompson Sep. 14, 2017, 2:00pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A recent court decision paves the way for three individuals who alleged they had been sexually abused by a former Boy Scout leader to get their day in court.

Exotic dancers avoid arbitration of certified class action in California

Dee Thompson Sep. 12, 2017, 11:37am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An appellate court in California has decided that a strip club sued by its former employees cannot compel arbitration.

Ga. courts won't set aside St. Louis default judgment against company

Dee Thompson Sep. 6, 2017, 9:27am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled against Lemcon USA Corp. as it fights against a default judgment entered against it in another state.

Walgreens fighting class actions in two states over alleged price-fixing

Dee Thompson Sep. 6, 2017, 9:04am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Walgreens continues to fight a class action lawsuit over alleged price-fixing in a lawsuit being heard before in an Illinois federal court.

Lawsuit against Calif. health care center going to arbitration because of previous agreements

Dee Thompson Sep. 5, 2017, 9:33am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A case from the San Diego County Superior Court alleging elder abuse will go to arbitration, the California 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled.

Kansas court orders gas well owner's case against Oxy USA to stay in federal court

Dee Thompson Aug. 30, 2017, 8:21am

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – A gas well owner’s class action lawsuit against Oxy USA will stay in federal court despite the plaintiff’s wish that it be remanded back to state court.

Products liability claims get a boost from Minnesota's Supreme Court

Dee Thompson Aug. 25, 2017, 8:00am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court last month revived a lawsuit brought by a farm worker who had his legs crushed by a machine - even though he was working on the machine without having read its manual and had received no instruction on how to perform the repair he was attempting.

South Carolina Supreme Court affirms agricultural use of river water

Dee Thompson Aug. 24, 2017, 1:03pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – The South Carolina Supreme Court on July 19 ruled against those who challenged the Surface Water Withdrawal Act.

Mo. Supreme Court rules the former St. Louis Rams are liable for unpaid sales tax

Dee Thompson Aug. 24, 2017, 10:11am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that the former St. Louis Rams owe $335,000 in state sales tax that went unpaid from 2007 to 2013.

N.J. court rules for plaintiff in med-mal case that might end up at Supreme Court

Dee Thompson Aug. 23, 2017, 12:07pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice case involving a botched gallbladder surgery may be headed to the New Jersey Supreme Court after an appellate court ruled for the plaintiff.

New Jersey's largest insurer continues legal disputes with hospitals it labeled as Tier 2; Judges' discovery rulings affirmed

Dee Thompson Aug. 14, 2017, 9:49am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., the largest insurer in New Jersey, has lost the right to keep confidential certain documents sought by several hospitals that have sued the insurer.

Suit against doctor accused of making inappropriate sexual remarks during exam tossed out by Va. high court

Dee Thompson Aug. 8, 2017, 11:51am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia doctor accused by a former patient of making inappropriate sexual remarks during an examination has prevailed in the lawsuit filed against him by the patient.

Though successful in arbitration, hospital can't bring suit against former CEO

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 1:03pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a hospital may not litigate against its former CEO claims that were permissive counterclaims in a previous arbitration.

Utah Supreme Court rules against man whose dog was killed by cop

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 12:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has ruled against a man whose dog was shot and killed by a police officer during a search for a missing toddler.