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Coca-Cola: 'Reasonable consumers' understand that 'diet' means free from calories

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers who dispute the use of the word "diet" in Coca-Cola's Diet Coke soft drink are opposing the beverage giant's motion to dismiss their suit.

Plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss class action against Reservations.com

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – After a judge recommended the dismissal of a lawsuit against Reservations.com, the customer who filed the suit asked for a voluntary dismissal of the case.

Lawsuit over empty space in Junior Mints boxes dismissed; Judge said persons of 'ordinary intelligence' would not have been tricked

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against candy maker Tootsie Roll over alleged misrepresentation regarding the amount of Junior Mints per box and which was previously dismissed by a New York judge has been closed during an appeal.

Woman loses lawsuit claiming Diet Dr. Pepper leads to weight gain

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is appealing a judge's decision to toss her suit against Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. over the use of the word "diet" on Diet Dr. Pepper.

Plaintiffs pursue certification for class action against Dollar General over allegedly obsolete motor oil

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

KANSAS CITY. Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A group of consumers is seeking certification for a class action lawsuit against retailer Dollar General over allegations it sold obsolete motor oil that is not suitable for modern automobiles.

California court partially grants Ford summary judgment in cases over allegedly defective trucks

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The owners of allegedly defective Ford F-350 pickup trucks partially lost their appeals in court as it decided for partial summary judgment in favor of the auto manufacturer.

Washington Supreme Court affirms decision in dispute over county's allegedly excessive permit fees

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that the Land Use Petition Act does apply when parties challenge allegedly excessive permit application fees.

New Hampshire high court reverses ruling in certificate case involving state bureau

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court erred when it concluded a state agency was authorized to require a builder to complete a road project to a standard required of the previous builder in order to obtain a certificate.

Illinois Supreme Court rules Chinese company could still have to pay $9 million injury judgment

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a $9 million judgment awarded to a man injured by an allegedly defective vitamin container could still be the responsibility of a Chinese company that sold the product in the containers.

Mich. court rules for spectators run over by snowmobile at race

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 1, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The case of two snowmobile race attendees who were injured has had a change, as the decision has been reversed by an appellate court.

Maine Supreme Court affirms dismissal of most of nurse's case but allows defamation claim to proceed

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 1, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Court has mostly affirmed the dismissal of a nurse practitioner's case she filed after she was not hired by a hospital.

Idaho Supreme Court uncaps attorneys' fees in gas station cleanup case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 31, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled a court abused its discretion when it capped attorneys' fees in a breach of contract dispute between two companies over the cleanup of a spill at a Boise gas station in 2014.

Texas Supreme Court backs San Patricio County on property tax location dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 26, 2018

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) -- Texas' highest court has ruled in favor of San Patricio County in a dispute over property taxes between two counties in the Corpus Christi Bay area.

Alaska Supreme Court affirms dismissal of suit over marijuana business prohibition initiative

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 11, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The dismissal of a lawsuit over a ballot initiative that attempted to prohibit marijuana business in the borough of Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, has been affirmed by the state's high court.

Prior convictions prevent man from serving as class representative

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A solar panel worker who had class certification denied by a superior court has lost his appeal of the decision.

Alabama Supreme Court reverses $20 million malpractice award, orders new trial

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 10, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The family of a Gadsden woman who allegedly died as a result of malpractice and negligence had a $20 million decision in their favor reversed.

Judgment for Environmental Law Foundation's lawsuit against Siskiyou County affirmed

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California superior court decision granting summary judgment on a case involving the use of waterways has been affirmed by an appellate court.

Delaware judge approves Card Compliant experts in gift card balance case

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 10, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has denied the exclusion of the defendant's experts and the defendant's motion to dismiss a case involving unused gift card balances.

Joe's Crab Shack employees lose case seeking overtime pay

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A group of current and former Joe's Crab Shack managerial/executive employees seeking overtime pay have lost their appeal.

Sony Music gets good news from court in lawsuit over Michael Jackson posthumous album

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Recording giant Sony Music obtained a favorable decision in an appeal involving tracks of a Michael Jackson posthumous album.

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