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Calif. court reinstate's driver's lawsuit against DeSoto Cab

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- The Court of Appeal of the State of California First Appellate District has reversed a ruling in a wage-and-hour suit brought against DeSoto Cab Co.

Two wrongful termination claims against UC San Diego reinstated

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court recently overruled a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment against a woman suing the University of California San Diego for wrongful termination, though it did order several of her claims dismissed.

United Airlines moves to dismiss lawsuit over death of soon-to-be world's largest rabbit

The airline, which has come under fire several times this calendar year, has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the company over the loss of a rabbit on a transatlantic flight. The rabbit, named Simon, allegedly died during the trip and was cremated by the airline without the owners' authorization.

Motion to stay filed in FDA nutritional guide lawsuit

Two motions have been filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a matter between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and two independent science groups over the alleged lack of enforcement in providing consumers with nutritional facts at food establishments.

Calif. court shapes class action against Gel Spice, Big Lots over lead content

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered to grant in part and deny in part a motion to dismiss and strike filed by Gel Spice Co. Inc. and Big Lots Stores Inc. over the allegedly high lead content in turmeric products.

Insel Air moves to dismiss traveler's suit over $80 exit tax

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Insel Air International and Insel Air Aruba N.C., defendants in a class action lawsuit brought by Hector G. Saade, filed a motion to dismiss with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on July 24.

Sargento seeks dismissal of suit over 'natural' label

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Sargento Foods Inc. filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit on Sept. 1 that claims it mislabeled products as "natural."

N.J. Supreme Court reinstates claim against township; Business owners claim injuries from next-door dry cleaner

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Jersey has reversed an appellate court's decision and reinstated a couple's personal injury claim against a public entity.

MusclePharm moves to dismiss another Glutamine lawsuit, this time in Michigan

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Musclepharm, a bodybuilding supplement company currently being sued over allegations of misrepresentation, has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Group seeks changes to MDL pleading requirements, cites 'unbalanced litigation environment'

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Lawyers for Civil Justice, a partnership of corporate attorneys, has submitted a request for amendment to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules earlier this month.

Maine Supreme Court rules to uphold judgment in dog bite suit

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a Penobscot County Superior Court’s judgment in an appeal involving an insurance claim and a dog bite victim.

Facebook avoids lawsuit by country rapper who wanted critical page taken down

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In what is viewed as a victory for social media platforms, Facebook has been granted an Anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) motion, which also led to dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a country rapper.

Virginia Supreme Court rules Atlantic Coast Pipeline's notice to landowners did not satisfy code

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On July 13, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a decision in an appeal involving a property survey notice provided by a natural gas company.

General Motors files motion to dismiss class action suit over allegedly defective engines

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A hearing was held on July 6 before Judge Edward M. Chen to review a motion to dismiss filed by General Motors in a class action lawsuit led by Monteville Sloan Jr. against the vehicle manufacturer.