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Class action lawyers lose $2.5M Mo. ruling after Supreme Court takes case

John Severance Oct. 31, 2017, 4:21pm

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned a $2.5 million verdict against Nissan North America Inc., which had been sued by a class of plaintiffs that alleged the automaker had produced vehicles with dashboards that became defective when there was heat or high humidity.

Arizona's high court clarifies expert witness qualifications in malpractice case

John Severance Oct. 31, 2017, 8:59am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) -- The Arizona Supreme Court has clarified questions about the qualifications of expert witnesses in deciding a medical malpractice case involving a patient who sustained bedsores after undergoing a surgery in 2011.

Judge rules against Ferrara Candy Co.'s motion to dismiss class action suit over slack-fill claims

John Severance Oct. 12, 2017, 9:49am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against an Illinois candy company will continue after a U.S. district court judge ruled against a motion to dismiss July 25.

Former Gonzaga employee who complained about lack of padding on basketball court can't sue for wrongful termination, court rules

John Severance Oct. 10, 2017, 2:07pm

SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was wrongfully terminated by Gonzaga University was upheld by the Washington Court of Appeals in an opinion that was released Sept. 7.

Appellate court orders San Diego Union Tribune carriers' $10M award to be recalculated

John Severance Sep. 12, 2017, 12:17pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District has affirmed most of a ruling in favor of delivery drivers of the San Diego Union Tribune in an employee classification case, but has asked the trial court to recalculate damages and attorneys fees.

Canada Dry Ginger Ale makers seek dismissal of fifth false advertising complaint

John Severance Sep. 5, 2017, 9:36am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Canada Dry Ginger Ale has faced a bevy of amended complaints from a class action plaintiff concerning the authenticity of the ginger in their products.

Abbott seeks dismissal of Similac GMO allegations

John Severance Aug. 8, 2017, 9:08am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge will consider a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories on Aug. 24 in San Francisco.

Judge dismisses case alleging Blistex used deceptive packaging for lip product

John Severance Aug. 8, 2017, 8:26am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of lip product manufacturer Blistex, which filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleged Blistex had used deceptive packaging in selling one of its products.

Court: Resignation stands; Woman claims side effect caused it

John Severance May 30, 2017, 9:21am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Ruth Featherstone resigned from her job at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group back in 2013. A couple of days later, she decided she wanted her job back.

New York firm seeks to lead, as plaintiff, TCPA class action over fax

John Severance May 30, 2017, 9:15am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Time Warner Inc. was given an extension until May 16 to answer to allegations of a class action lawsuit brought forward by a law firm that is also seeking to represent a proposed class.

Ninth Circuit rules in favor of shipping company in arbitration case

John Severance Apr. 11, 2017, 10:05am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled for a shipping company in a lawsuit brought by a former employee.

Fresno artist whose Civil War painting was banned challenges California's Confederate flag law

John Severance Sep. 6, 2016, 9:35am

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- A Fresno man created a Civil War painting and exhibited it at his county fair this year, but the painting prompted fair officials to contact the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris because of concerns about it containing a Confederate flag.

Two Austin drivers accuse Uber of wrongful termination, face uphill battle

John Severance Jul. 21, 2016, 1:50pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In May thousands of drivers lost their jobs when Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. removed their services from Austin, Texas.

Potential there for wrongful death lawsuit over fatal Tesla autocar accident

John Severance Jul. 20, 2016, 9:36am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – On May 7, Ohio resident Joshua Brown was driving his Tesla in semi-autonomous mode when a tractor-trailer pulled in front of him in Williston, Florida.