NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc. lost on its motion to stay judgment pending appeal and must allow the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to obtain documents it needs to further its investigation into the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico explosion and spill.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -A federal class action has been filed against Ford Motor Co. concerning alleged defects in the MyFord Touch dashboard systems that are found in some Ford manufactured vehicles.
SANTE FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of New Mexico issued a mixed ruling in a case involving the destruction by fire of a hydroponic tomato facility whose power had been shut off, without notice, for nonpayment by the local utility.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has remanded a foreclosure case back to the trial court because the mortgage holder failed to "strictly comply" with the "foreclosure by advertisement" statute.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Supreme Court held on April 23 that a statement of apology made by a doctor to a patient was inadmissible in a malpractice action subsequently filed by the patient.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed suit in state and federal courts Friday seeking to recover damages from BP that resulted from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The Florida Supreme Court held that an arbitration provision in a valid contract between a nursing home patient and the nursing home binds the patient's estate and heirs in a subsequent wrongful death case.
DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The Delaware Supreme Court upheld the jury's verdict in favor of a harness racing official who had been awarded damages from the Delaware Harness Racing Commission for reneging on its promise to reinstate him.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has ruled that Apple's solicitation of the addresses and phone numbers of customers purchasing iTunes' downloads is not prohibited under the state's Credit Card Act.
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the award of summary judgment to Cumberland County and a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy who was pursuing a man on a motorcycle when the driver lost control and suffered a fatal accident.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of Missouri reversed the trial court's dismissal of a crane manufacturer's petition for third-party contribution from the maker of the steel used in the part of the crane that failed and caused an accident.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the grant of summary judgment to a group of defendant health care providers, ruling that the plaintiffs had not shown they were damaged by the health care provider's alleged improper surgical billing to the plaintiff's respective insurers.
SANTE FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - The New Mexico Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and remanded for a new trial a wrongful death suit filed against the New Mexico Department of Transportation for their failure to erect a barrier between opposing lanes on a dangerous stretch of road.
MONTPELIER, Vermont (Legal Newsline) - The Vermont Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's entry of judgment to the defendants in a medical malpractice action due to the plaintiff's repeated failure to adequately respond to discovery interrogatories.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of Ohio, denied the writ of mandamus filed by a petitioner seeking copies of records from former state Attorney General Richard Cordray's office relating to the claim that State Representative Danny R. Bubp simultaneously held two public offices.