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Juror-turned-plaintiff loses suit after slipping on Delaware courthouse ice

John Sammon Nov. 18, 2017, 9:59am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a woman against the state of Delaware Office of Management and Budget who sought damages after slipping on ice in a courthouse parking lot was turned back on Oct. 30. The Delaware Superior Court ruled the state was immune from liability.

California court rejects Coming and Going Rule special errand claim in fatal accident case

John Sammon Nov. 13, 2017, 10:10am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California 1st District Court of Appeals on Sept. 22 upheld an earlier trial court's decision that the company of an employee driving to his office while off-work could not be held liable for a traffic accident that killed a woman on Dec. 13, 2012.

Georgia Supreme Court upholds trial court's ruling in legal malpractice case

John Sammon Nov. 13, 2017, 9:58am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court on Oct. 30 ruled that a trial court did not err when it upheld the dismissal of a legal malpractice case filed by RES-GA McDonough LLC against Taylor English Duma LLP.

Subway restaurant owner seeks dismissal of Chicago soda tax case

John Sammon Nov. 6, 2017, 8:56am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A federal court is being asked to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging that an improper Chicago soft drink tax of 5 cents was charged for an orange drink sold at Chicago Subway stores when the drink should have been exempt.

New Kentucky ruling could cause more class actions over wage disputes

John Sammon Sep. 29, 2017, 10:09am

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A landmark ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court on Aug. 24 allowing class action lawsuits at the state level in cases involving wage and hour disputes could cause a spike in the number of such lawsuits.

Miss. reporter, newspaper win court battle over closed-door city council meetings

John Sammon Sep. 25, 2017, 9:03am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed a decision that the mayor of the city of Columbus and its city council violated the Open Meetings Act by holding private meetings to discuss economic issues and building renovations in a manner intended to avoid requirements of the Act.

Alaska Supreme Court rejects claim from opponent of state office building

John Sammon Sep. 5, 2017, 9:29am

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court rejected a compensation claim made by a property owner in Anchorage who opposed plans by a state agency to expand and renovate a building to be used as government offices.

Defendant wants dismissal of case over Onagofly drones

John Sammon Aug. 29, 2017, 8:54am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California will consider a plea to dismiss a lawsuit brought by individuals who ordered drone flying machines and claimed the products were falsely advertised as to their performance capabilities.

Medical marijuana use opens up a potential quandary for employers

John Sammon Aug. 24, 2017, 12:41pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A recent Massachusetts case in which a woman sued her employer after being terminated for the use of marijuana for which she was legally prescribed represents the opening of a Pandora’s Box for employers.

Lennie & Larry’s seeks dismissal of second complaint over cookie labeling

John Sammon Aug. 8, 2017, 9:38am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Lennie & Larry’s Inc., a California company accused of exaggerating the health benefits of the cookies and protein muffins it makes, has asked a federal judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit.

N.J. court affirms dismissal of False Claims Act lawsuit against credit card processors

John Sammon Jul. 31, 2017, 8:50am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged credit card processors had evaded state fees and violated the state’s False Claims Act.

Coach, school to face Wash. concussion law claims after player's death

John Sammon Jul. 12, 2017, 12:02pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington football coach must face claims from the family of a player who died after suffering head injuries, as a result of a July 6 ruling by the state Supreme Court.

Texas Supreme Court upholds Election Code in King Street Patriots dispute

John Sammon Jul. 12, 2017, 11:52am

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court on June 30 upheld the Texas Election Code's restrictions on corporate contributions in a dispute between two political parties.

Gerber seeks to dismiss suit that claimed deceptive marketing of Good Start formula

John Sammon Jul. 3, 2017, 9:55am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Gerber Products Co. and its subsidiary Nestle Nutrition are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the company fraudulently advertised a product it claimed would prevent allergies in infants.

Law firms ask court to dismiss claims in case brought by injured former D.C. United player

John Sammon Jul. 3, 2017, 9:36am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for the Denver law firm of Fleishman & Shapiro PC and the Washington, D.C., law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel PC are asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to drop two claims against them in legal malpractice lawsuit brought by a former professional soccer player who suffered a head concussion injury in September 2009 that ended his career.

Haitian berry pickers in Florida claiming discrimination settle with growers; Attorneys seek $120K

John Sammon Jun. 6, 2017, 10:21am

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Farm laborers hired to pick blueberries for the agricultural growing company Clear Springs Farming who claimed they were discriminated against because of their ethnicity have reached a new settlement, requesting $132,000 in attorney fees.

Mississippi attorney general alleges insurance companies cost state millions for Katrina payments

John Sammon May 26, 2017, 7:09am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently filed two lawsuits against Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance companies and their affiliates for what is alleged to be a failure to make adequate payments for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Calif. court rules against appeal filed by Sierra Club, others over vineyard permit

John Sammon May 16, 2017, 10:15am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two Sonoma County vintners received a judgment in favor of their proposed wine making operation when an appeal by the Sierra Club was turned back by the state’s 1st Appellate District Court of Appeals.

Nebraska Supreme Court turns back railroad brakeman’s injury appeal

John Sammon May 15, 2017, 9:53am

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – The Nebraska Supreme Court on May 5 turned back an appeal made by a railroad brakeman who claimed damages after allegedly suffering injuries when he attempted to turn the wheel of a handbrake on a railroad car.

Cheesecake Factory moves for dismissal in lawsuit over receipts

John Sammon May 1, 2017, 9:06am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for the restaurant chain Cheesecake Factory Inc. have moved to dismiss a complaint filed by a chiropractor in Florida who maintains a Cheesecake Factory outlet in the state issued him a receipt that put him and thousands of other consumers at risk of identity theft.