SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – California 4th Appellate District Court of Appeal, Division One on Oct. 16 upheld a Superior Court decision that an Orange County woman who practiced as a physical therapist could be disciplined by the Physical Therapy Board of California for misdemeanor property damage after she had allegedly misused alcohol.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is being asked by Spokeo to dismiss an amended complaint made by an Illinois woman alleging that an advertisement produced by the internet search engine listing her name violated her privacy under the Illinois Right of Publicity Act (IRPA).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.