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Transocean loses appeal to withhold documents from safety board

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.

MyFord system target of federal class action

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.

Complaint details unethical conduct by asbestos attorneys

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A former associate at the law firm Brayton Purcell LLP has filed a complaint in the California Superior Court against the firm and its founder, Alan R. Brayton.

N.M. SC rules in case over tomato farm burned by fire

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.

Minn. SC rules against 1st Fidelity in foreclosure case

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.

Ohio SC: Doctor's apology inadmissible in med-mal case

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.

R.I. high school not liable for horseplay injuries


S.D. court says insurer has no duty to defend drunk driver


Hood files suit against BP over 2010 spill

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.

Fla. SC holds in nursing home arbitration case

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.

Del. SC upholds ruling for harness racing official

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.

Calif. SC sides with Apple in customer info ruling

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.

Minn. SC says online criticisms not defamatory statements


Maine Supreme Court rules for cop in suit over fatal motorcycle accident

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.

Idaho SC dismisses med-mal case


Mo. SC rules against crane manufacturer in case over 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.

Mo. SC upholds ruling in favor of health care providers

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.

N.M. SC remands DOT wrongful death case

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.

Vermont SC backs ruling in medmal case

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.

Ohio SC denies writ seeking records from former AG's office

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.