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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.

Alabama court rules patient care technician did not establish causation in Workers' Comp claim

Dee Thompson Aug. 7, 2017, 11:48am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – An Alabama patient care technician who sued Shelby Baptist Medical Center for an injury sustained while on the job has seen her case struck down by a state appellate court because she failed to prove medical causation.

Illinois Supreme Court rules Chicago tax on rental cars doesn't apply to suburban companies

Dee Thompson Jul. 31, 2017, 12:05pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that rental car companies operating in Chicago suburbs are exempt from paying a tax on the rental of cars inside the city.

Illinois Supreme Court rules in favor of Union Pacific in closely watched case of injured worker

Dee Thompson Jul. 26, 2017, 10:13am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling came down in favor of the defense in construction accident cases when it ruled that Union Pacific Railroad was not liable for the injuries suffered by a subcontractor while demolishing a railroad bridge in Chicago in 2006.

Farm worker, legs crushed in accident, gets chance for trial

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 12:25pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsine) – A farm worker whose legs were crushed in an accident has been granted another chance for his case to be heard.

Expert couldn't show lead paint causes ADHD; Verdict of $1.3M overturned

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 11:49am

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals concluded that a expert cited in a lead exposure case did not provide support for her conclusion that exposure could cause a clinical diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Tennessee Supreme Court sides with widow in wrongful death case, remands case to trial court

Dee Thompson Jul. 14, 2017, 9:53am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a medical authorization sent pre-lawsuit doesn’t have to be Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant to be valid.

Idaho Supreme Court rules against man injured in smock accident during Mormon cleanup project

Dee Thompson Jun. 14, 2017, 9:44am

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Idaho has affirmed a ruling for the Corporation of President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in a case of a Mormon man who sued the church over his knee injury, incurred when his smock caused him to fall down a hill during a cleanup project.

Hit by foul ball in dugout, high school baseball player sees verdict overturned

Dee Thompson Jun. 14, 2017, 9:35am

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Six years after getting hit in the head with a foul ball at a high school baseball game, Spencer Ludman’s case was deemed worthy of a new trial by the Iowa Supreme Court on June 2.