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A conservative activist and the Democrat AG he says is persecuting him are headed for their final showdown in Washington

By Karen Kidd | Mar 20, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Longtime conservative activist Tim Eyman says the state of Washington is out to politically silence him.

Lawyer: Rockefeller U tried to cover its financial tracks when it contacted victims of child sex abuse

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – How many alleged victims could join a class action against Rockefeller University Hospital for allegedly covering up decades of a doctor's child sexual abuse may be indicated by the number of letters the university sent to former patients.

Papa John's has a policy of paying less than minimum wage, drivers say in lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2019

PADUCAH, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Three former delivery drivers for a pizza chain filed a putative class action earlier this month claiming they were so poorly paid for using their vehicles for deliveries that they ended up making less than minimum wage.

Honda takes on Mass. city in court over seizure of its alleged property

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court's recent unanimous ruling limiting civil asset forfeiture may have bearing on a finance company's similar civil rights lawsuit filed earlier this month against the city of Revere, Massachusetts.

Egyptian food retailer alleges Greater Omaha Packing shipped contaminated beef

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – An Egyptian food retailer is suing a Nebraska-based meat packing company over an alleged email security breach and allegations that it shipped contaminated beef.

California court upholds $4 million sex abuse judgment against Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower organization

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has affirmed a more than $4 million judgment against the nation's leading body of Jehovah's Witnesses in favor of a woman who claims she was molested as a child in by a church elder.

San Bernardino judge improperly applied attorney-fee award to lemon law recovery, appeal panel rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A largely concluded lemon law case is on its way back to San Bernardino Superior Court after an appeals court panel found the lower court was wrong to apply a negative multiplier to the plaintiff's $500,000 request for attorney fees.

California appeals court overturns USC student's expulsion following rape allegations

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The expulsion of a University of Southern California student possibly involved in an alleged rape of another student has been overturned after a California appeals court ruled the private university denied the expelled student a fair proceeding.

Anonymous survey good science but poor trial plan, California court says in class cert denial

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles judge's denial of class certification to more than 1,500 property inspectors who claim to have been treated like independent contractors when they really were employees will stand, a state appeals court ruled earlier this month.

California appeals court sends wage dispute back to lower court to determine wages owed

By Karen Kidd | Dec 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action by workers employed by a Washington-based staffing and management services agency under a Los Angeles County contract is headed back to a county court to determine how much they should receive for being required to work during meal breaks.

Illinois high court: Circuit courts should decide cases on nonconstitutional grounds 'whenever possible'

By Karen Kidd | Dec 11, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A wrongful death suit that the Cook County Circuit Court declined to dismiss is on its way back after the Illinois Supreme Court's recent ruling that the lower court should limit itself to deciding cases on nonconstitutional grounds.

Split Colorado Supreme Court says stroke victim's recording not protected by attorney-client privilege

By Karen Kidd | Dec 11, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A stroke victim must turn over to the chiropractic practice she is suing a recording of her initial consultation with her attorney following a sharply spit Colorado Supreme Court opinion that the tape is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Baltimore County hookah lounge midnight curfew is constitutional, Md. appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 11, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Hookah smokers in Baltimore County, Maryland, will have to continue to get their puffs in before midnight following a recent decision by a Maryland appeals court that a county ordinance setting a curfew for hookah lounges is constitutional.

School officials have immunity in case over alleged sexual abuse, Kentucky Supreme Court rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 16, 2018

Breathitt County Schools officials are shielded by qualified immunity in litigation brought by the victim of alleged sexual abuse by a former teacher, the Kentucky Supreme Court recently ruled.

Kentucky Supreme Court upholds ruling in case over inmate's death

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Over a lone justice's dissent that concerns over qualified immunity remain in the case of a 36-year-old woman who died in a Russell County detox cell in 2011, a Kentucky Supreme Court majority recently upheld a decision that granted summary judgment in the favor of jail personnel.

Indiana SC: If a product is misused, its maker can't be sued for resulting injuries

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio tool manufacturer is not liable for the injuries a man suffered when he misused one of its power tools and eventually lost an eye, the Indiana Supreme Court recently ruled.

Delaware judge denies motion for judgment in lawsuit over Pandur, an armored fighting vehicle

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge recently denied a Washington, D.C.-based energy and security company's motion in its breach of contract litigation with a defense company, saying the motion was premature.

Delaware couple who lost chicken house in blizzard failed to prove insurance coverage was available, judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Greenwood, Delaware couple who sued their insurance company over the denial of their claim for loss of a new chicken house in a 2016 blizzard failed to prove snow and ice coverage was generally available to them, a state superior court judge recently ruled.

Injunction entered against Cabela's competitor founded by former employees

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware chancellor recently granted a Nebraska-based sporting goods retailer's request for a preliminary injunction against a group of the retailer's former managers who allegedly started their own competing company in the same town where the retailer is headquartered.

Sandy Hook shooter's journals to be released, per Conn. SC ruling

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut will not appeal the state's Supreme Court's recent unanimous decision that journals and other documents belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza should be released to the public.

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