MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court remanded a workers' compensation case back to state court to decide if the retaliatory discharge claim, filed by an injured nursing home worker, was covered under her employer’s program designed to compel arbitration.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court has answered questions posed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case involving the day of rest statutes regarding employment.
EUGENE, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Oregon ruled on May 11 that it would reverse a decision by a court of appeals in a medical malpractice case involving the “loss of chance” legal theory.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on May 1 issued an opinion allowing the city of Miami to proceed as a homeowner under the FHA program and sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank for alleged discriminatory loan practices.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Inventure Foods Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by two plaintiffs who allege the defendant's Boulder Canyon potato chips contain sugar and the label is deceptive.
MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) –The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is considering the appeal in a Wisconsin civil rights case brought by Cindy Archer, former assistant to Gov. Scott Walker. Walker was the target of two John Doe investigations by Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisolm in 2010 and 2011.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court is considering whether a company should be liable for injuries caused by an employee taking home asbestos fibers on his clothing, years ago. It will hear oral arguments on April 25 in the case of Quiroz v. Alcoa.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A recently-enacted Georgia law regarding the timing of deadlines in settlement offers has resulted in the Georgia Supreme Court siding with a couple whose daughter died in a car wreck, and against an insurance company.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – On Feb. 23 the Supreme Court of California issued an opinion in the case of Wilson Dante Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne LLC. The conclusions reached specify what information may be used when one side is asking for the court for summary judgment.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal government was named as defendant in a class action filed March 2 by the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) on behalf of combat-disabled veterans who say they were not given their fair share of disability benefits.
TRENTON, N.J (Legal Newsline) – An appellate court rejected a New Jersey widow’s request for attorneys fees on Feb. 16, stating it was not part of an agreement negotiated by her attorneys that cost her a $6 million verdict.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Is a dental practice liable if a patient is sexually assaulted by a contractor while under anesthesia? The Georgia Supreme Court recently decided, in the case of Goldstein Garber & Salama v. J.B., that it is not.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Goodwill Industries is the defendant in a lawsuit filed Dec. 13 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging a pattern of sexual harassment and disability discrimination at its facilities in the East Bay Area of Northern California. The suit also claims managers who tried to help victims faced retaliation.