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Judge dismisses part of class action over Len & Larry’s Complete Cookies

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Illinois federal judge has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a national and multi-state class action lawsuit brought against Len & Larry’s Inc. that alleged false and deceptive marketing of their The Complete Cookie protein and health food products, but has affirmed the plaintiffs can sue in their respective states.

Purdue Pharma, others seek dismissal of man's opioid marketing suit, alleges claims are 'defective'

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers has moved to dismiss a class action suit filed by a consumer who alleges prescription opioids were fraudulently marketed.

N.J. court reopens discovery in accident case allegedly caused by defective motorcyle

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey Superior Court in Essex County has reopened discovery in the case of a man who alleges he was injured by a defective motorcycle he rented and that evidence had been lost.

New Mexico Supreme Court rules children can proceed with suit over father's death against Albuquerque PD

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – The minor children of an Albuquerque man fatally shot by an Albuquerque police officer in 2010 have the right to sue the Albuquerque Police Department and the city, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled earlier this month.

Trial court had no grounds to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit, Oregon Supreme Court rules

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Oregon Supreme Court has reversed trial and appellate courts’ decision to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against Rogue Valley Medical Center and Dr. Alison Savage.

Allegedly faulty guardrail costs remaining defendant $1.3 million

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision that Marrick Homes was liable in a personal injury lawsuit.

Judge denies class certification in ADA lawsuit against Kohl's

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois has denied class certification in a lawsuit alleging Kohl’s Corp. and Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York Human Rights Law.

Spokeo claims restriction of advertisements 'raises serious constitutional questions'

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Spokeo has filed a motion to dismiss a civil rights class action lawsuit filed by an Illinois woman.

Judge grants TuffStuff’s motion to transfer venue in patent infringement lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has granted a venue transfer to California in a gym equipment patent infringement lawsuit.

Coca-Cola seeks dismissal in 'Made with real ginger' lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Coca-Cola is seeking dismissal in a class action lawsuit filed by a California woman who is alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation on Ginger Ale packaging.

Connecticut Supreme Court upholds lower court's ruling in malpractice suit, clarifies doctrine

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court on April 11 affirmed a lower appellate court’s ruling that a patient’s amended claim that a doctor botched a spinal surgery through improper use of a surgical instrument related back to a previous claim alleging negligent use of a different instrument.

SquareTrade's lawyers claim plaintiff's request for forensic copy of Amazon storefront is 'overreaching'

Attorneys continue to square off in a class action lawsuit brought against California's SquareTrade Inc. that alleges the company deceived consumers with a fraudulent protection plan sold on Amazon.com.

Miss. SC rules against Pioneer Community Hospital in wrongful death suit

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital can move forward after determining that the state’s savings statute for minors applies to the complaint.

Fifth Circuit dismisses class member’s duplicative individual claim against USPS

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently upheld a lower court’s ruling to dismiss an individual claim brought by a U.S. Postal Service worker, saying the case was already subsumed in another pending class action administrative complaint.