ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has remanded a case against a debt collector that previously resulted in a $25 million judgment back for a retrial on the issue of damages.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has granted summary judgment to the defendants in a former carpenter's claim that various companies are responsible for his alleged exposure to asbestos at their worksites.
PHILADELPHIA – The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Enacted in 1991, its purpose is to protect the public from unwanted telemarketing calls. However, for some professional plaintiffs, it has also proven to be a source of serial litigation generating settlement payoffs.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Two Missouri residents have filed suit against a litigation finance company in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri on April 17 over claims the defendant charged exorbitant interest rates.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has vacated a judge's decision to grant summary judgment in a family's claim that a swimming pool seller is responsible for the 2012 drowning death of a 4-year-old boy.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court recently upheld judgments in a class action lawsuit that accused a company of violating lease agreements with truckers by failing to reimburse their diesel fuel taxes.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has dismissed a couple's claim against an asbestos company, ruling they could not prove the original source of the fibers with which the wife allegedly had contact.
PHILADELPHIA - One of the latest projects from a legal group that influences judges relies upon a faulty analysis of case law to support its conclusion that courts have developed new ways to interpret “clickwrap,” “browsewrap” and other standardized consumer agreements, some law professors say in a pair of recent articles.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a statement Tuesday that there are “no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label” and that “glyphosate is not a carcinogen.”
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - It was “egregious” and it was unjustified, but the failure of plaintiff lawyers to reveal they’d put a star witness on the payroll more than a year ago didn’t justify the ultimate sanction of barring him from testifying in an upcoming trial, the judge overseeing federal multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has decided.
Cooper Machine Company, Inc., a Wadley, Ga., company that sells and manufactures equipment used in the sawmill industry, will pay $20,000 and provide other relief to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.
NEW YORK — A New Jersey woman is suing Ralph Lauren in a class action lawsuit, alleging she was misled into believing the price she was paying for a shirt was a sale price when, in reality, it was not.
A & F Fire Protection Co., Inc., a fire sprinkler and fire standpipe contractor located in West Babylon, N.Y., has agreed to pay $407,500 and take substantial non-monetary corrective action to settle a race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.