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Chicago sues Marriott over data breach claiming hotel chain failed to protect personal information

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 8, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The City of Chicago is suing hotel chain Marriott regarding a data breach that affected millions of customers worldwide.

Making money out of spam: 'Excessively punitive' Calif. law allows $1K per email

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 27, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Instead of clearing out their spam folder, some email users are instead using a California law - one that a telecommunications attorney thinks is possibly unconstitutional - to file lawsuits.

Neb. company fights subpoena in dispute over Fla. measure that would list governor candidates in a new way on ballots

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 18, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A software company is fighting a subpoena in a lawsuit over the constitutionality of a Florida statue that challenges the order of the names listed on the ballot for the gubernatorial election, saying the subpoena seeks the disclosure of confidential information.

George Mason's Scalia Law School receives a $50 million grant for new academic chairs

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 18, 2019

FAIRFAX, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Virginia has received a $50 million grant, the largest in the school's history.

Hershey says class action lawyers recruited plaintiffs through a website; Fight over subpoena ensues

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 14, 2019

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Chocolate maker Hershey's, who was sued by some customers regarding alleged artificial flavoring in its Brookside dark chocolate products and has moved to dismiss the case, is now facing challenges of its subpoena against the plaintiff's lawyer.

Mississippi law firm amends complaint in lawsuit over fee-splitting arrangement

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 13, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) -- As previously reported by Legal Newsline, a Mississippi law firm is suing attorneys and law firms on counts of negligence, breach of duty, and fraud, regarding fees.

Class action lawyer sweet on white chocolate; Starbucks, Clif Bars ask courts to toss cases

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 4, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Several well-known companies are facing lawsuits over allegations that they misrepresented that their products contain white chocolate, with one company claiming these cases follow in the tradition of lawyers who sued over the lack of fruit in Froot Loops.

Illinois Supreme Court affirms decision favoring My Pillow on attorneys fees

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 28, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A law firm that was attempting to collect attorneys fees from pillow maker My Pillow has suffered a loss in court.

Pharmacies the winners in Del. judge's ruling on State's opioid case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 28, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- Pharmaceutical companies, distributors and pharmacies who were sued by the state of Delaware over the opioid epidemic have obtained mixed results in court, as a judge there has granted parts of their motions to dismiss.

Vermont court rules for railroad in suit over train/truck collision; Driver was listening to music and didn't hear whistle

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – A man who was injured after his vehicle collided with a train in 2011 has lost his appeal of a judgment in the railroad company's favor.

Rhode Island Supreme Court affirms judgment for Pare Engineering in sewer project dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Ruling that the record presented to it lacked any indication of an intent to harm, the Vermont Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's judgment in a company's suit against an engineering consultant company over bids for a sewer infrastructure expansion project.

Man shot in eye by nail gun gets to proceed with lawsuit against Hitachi

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has denied a motion by Japanese company Hitachi to dismiss a suit filed by a construction worker who was allegedly injured while operating a nail gun it manufactured.

Citing forum selection clause, court affirms dismissal of broken hip case against Princess Cruise Lines

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a suit filed by a passenger who broke his hip in a fall while on a Princess Cruise Lines ship and sued the company.

Delaware court denies stockholder's request to inspect Tempur Sealy books and records

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Tempur Sealy stockholder, who requested to inspect the company's books and records to prove an alleged breach of contract, has suffered a loss in court.

Del. court dismisses stockholder's lawsuit against United Airlines; Case stems from agreement to reinstate Newark-Columbia route

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a United Airlines stockholder who sued the company and its executives over a separation agreement for a former CEO who approved an unprofitable route has been dismissed.

Med-mal case tossed because plaintiff's experts lacked 'foundation in the medical literature'

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A judgment in favor of a Mississippi hospital has been affirmed by that state's highest court in a medical malpractice case.

New Jersey court affirms decision that ambulatory surgical centers cannot receive payment for certain coded procedures

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An insurance company that was sued by two clinics regarding the reimbursement of medical procedures for insured clients injured in car accidents has obtained a victory in court.

Mississippi Supreme Court partially grants Hyundai's motion to clarify order in wrongful death case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued an en banc order granting a motion to clarify in a wrongful death case filed against an auto manufacturer.

New Hampshire Supreme Court denies access to voter database in suit over registration law

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A request to produce a voters database that was ordered by a lower court as evidence in a lawsuit was denied by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

N.J. court: Changing Workers' Comp deadline for medical providers like 'jamming a square peg into a round hole'

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey court has reversed the judgments that dismissed medical provider claims for payment of services in a dispute over the application of a statute of limitations.

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