ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – Retired Alaska Superior Court Judge Elaine Andrews likes that Alaska's judicial-selection system is currently based on merit, calling it the most transparent in the country.
HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a First Judicial District Court's decision regarding insurance coverage, ruling that Robert Fitte's Mountain West automobile insurance policy did not provide coverage for the losses he suffered to work vehicles from a fire that Fitte started to burn trees.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Feb. 24 decided to uphold the decision of the Hillsborough Superior Court to dismiss allegations against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, or Saint Christopher School, in the case of Beverly A. Cluff-Landry v. the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Arkansas on Feb. 16 decided to uphold a Faulkner County Circuit Court certified a class of Conway police and firefighters who are seeking salary increases.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has ruled a magistrate judge abused her discretion to approve a class action settlement by giving the green light to an agreement that required members to give up their rights to seek damages in exchange for injunctive relief that had no value.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A defendant in an Ohio class action was successful in an unusual discovery move seeking to identify the scope of a possible class, which will affect its defense strategy, a Carlton Fields attorney says.