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Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

Iowa Supreme Court reverses ruling in property owners' case against animal feeding production operators

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 11, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a summary judgment in a case filed by property owners against animal feeding production operators they allege have damaged their property and quality of life.

High-low settlement cancels $36M Ga. verdict, but plaintiffs can relitigate pain and suffering claims

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 10, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota Motor Co. are limited by a rule against double recovery.

Railroads avoid $6B Iowa class action over 2008 flood

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 10, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a district court ruling that prohibits a group of property owners from suing railways for damages related to a 2008 Iowa flood.

Washington court upholds denial of arbitration in wage dispute suit against Quality Food Centers

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 27, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A Washington court of appeals has sided with a trial court in its decision to deny a motion to compel arbitration made by a supermarket chain in a class action lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging underpayment of wages.

Court partially grants Nordstrom's motion to dismiss in pricing class action

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 8, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska has dismissed some claims in a lawsuit filed against Nordstrom Inc., which is facing a class action lawsuit there over alleged fraud and false advertising.

Man loses case after blaming employer for being rear-ended by drunk driver

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 3, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed an appellate court finding in a case where a Union Pacific employee was injured on the job.

Dorel gathering details after class action filed over Cosco car seats

By Erianne Leatherman | Feb 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Cosco brand of car seats for allegedly overstating height and weight limits on its car seats.

Sixth Circuit declines to call off class action settlement over wage law allegations

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 24, 2017

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has declined to dissolve a class action settlement regarding alleged violations of the Kentucky Wage and Hour Act.

Seventh Circuit orders dismissal of class action FACTA receipt suit, says plaintiff didn't prove harm

By Erianne Leatherman | Dec 29, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this month ordered a lower court to dismiss a case that centered on a receipt plaintiff Jeremy Meyers received after dining at Nicolet Restaurant of De Pere LLC. The receipt did not abbreviate the expiration date on his credit card, which is a violation of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.

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