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Washington Court of Appeals affirms ruling in favor of Toyota regarding consumer protection claims

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 4, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A judge for the Washington Court of Appeals, Division III has affirmed a lower court's ruling that dismissed a man's Consumer Protection Act (CPA) claim against Toyota.

Wash. SC remands suit over personal injury protection form for new trial

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 4, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has affirmed a decision made by an appellate court to apply the work product protection in an injury lawsuit and to remand the case for a new trial.

Nebraska Supreme Court reinstates $260K award in slip-and-fall lawsuit against American Blue Ribbon

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 3, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Nebraska has modified a lower court's ruling after an appeal filed by American Blue Ribbon of a verdict in favor of a woman who fell and sustained a broken hip at one of its restaurants.

Delaware judge calls out lawyers' tendencies to exaggerate, inability to be brief

By Payton Kuhn | May 30, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit between a Swiss holding company and a Delaware-based manufacturer isn't as simple as the companies keep claiming, and a Delaware judge recently let them know it.

Colorado Supreme Court upholds decision that university meal plans not subject to tax

By Payton Kuhn | May 29, 2019

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Colorado has upheld a decision made by the Colorado Court of Appeals in favor of Sodexo, the food service provider for the Colorado School of Mines, regarding a sales tax dispute.

South Dakota court rules for restaurant in slip-and-fall lawsuit

By Payton Kuhn | May 29, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of South Dakota has upheld a lower court's ruling that a restaurant was not negligence in a patron's slip-and-fall case.

New Jersey Supreme Court upholds denial of Merck shareholder's request for documents regarding Cubist purchase

By Payton Kuhn | May 29, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed an appellate court’s decision to deny a shareholder of an American pharmaceutical company to inspect documents and records outlying the company’s purchase of Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

Iowa SC beats back union challenge to new law regarding dues

By Payton Kuhn | May 29, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court recently affirmed a county court’s summary judgment in favor of the state Legislature in response to claims from two Iowa labor unions that several 2017 amendments to the state's Public Employment Relations Act violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution.

Vermont Supreme Court rules for nurse who told cop about patient planning to drive drunk

By Payton Kuhn | May 29, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Vermont Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's judgment in a case involving a nurse's disclosure to a police officer that the plaintiff was intoxicated and intending to drive home after receiving treatment from an emergency room.

Amusement park doesn't find immunity from lawsuits in state's recreational use statute

By Payton Kuhn | May 28, 2019

PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court recently unanimously reversed an appellate court’s decision regarding a negligence lawsuit against Encanto Adventures, the operator of Phoenix’s Picnic Island amusement park, saying Encanto is not immune from liability under the state’s recreational use statute.

Amazon seeks confirmation of $26K arbitration award against man who allegedly abused Kindle platform

By Payton Kuhn | May 23, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Amazon Digital Services has submitted a request to the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington for confirmation of an arbitration award against Nilmer Rubio, a Filipino man who the company alleges abused the Kindle platform to increase reviews and royalties on a number of ebooks.

Kazakhstan's BTA Bank alleges Felix Sater, others laundered more than $440 million

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – BTA Bank, along with the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan where its headquarters are located, have filed a class action suit against multiple parties and businessman Felix Sater over allegations of stealing and laundering at least $440 million into multiple schemes, including the Trump SoHo building.

Class action lawsuit claims Walmart charges too much sales tax on reduced-price items

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland man alleges Walmart misrepresented the sales price of items by including and collecting amounts in excess of sale taxes from shoppers.

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