MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has imposed sanctions on a plaintiff attorney after he filed litigation in an Arkansas state court where the case allegedly had no connection to Arkansas.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York's highest court has found that the former manufacturer of a product that was intended to be used with asbestos from a third-party product had a duty to warn consumers.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, recently delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in support of her husband’s nomination with many pointing out striking similarities to First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention (DNC) speech she gave in support of then-candidate Barack Obama.
FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Labor (DOL) is facing several lawsuits after it was alleged that the organization had overstepped its rule-making authority when it issued new regulations in April.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Broadband Internet access providers regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should be focused on the regulations as they will have significant impacts on business practices if passed, according to a senior associate at Orrick.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its latest decision over a decades-old question as to whether or not auto dealership “service advisers” are excluded under a specific Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced that her office has taken action against Johnson & Johnson, suing the company for alleged false advertising and deceptive marketing of it surgical mesh products for women.
OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A Nebraska man has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska, claiming that the school’s tradition of releasing thousands of red balloons into the air after its Cornhuskers football team scores litters the planet with pieces of latex and ribbon that are harmful to wildlife.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois resident Yvonne Averhart was one of many who filed a class action lawsuit against SuperValu Inc. last month, alleging that the company represents that its grated Parmesan cheese product is composed of 100 percent cheese when it actually consists of a mixture of cheese and non-cheese filler substance derived from wood chips.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has delivered a win to Backpage.com in the case of three young girls who alleged they were victims of human trafficking after the website ran online prostitution ads featuring them, affirming that websites are immune under the Communications Decency Act (CDA).
MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court in March upheld a decision clarifying the circumstances under which employees can be compensated for time spent donning and doffing under Wisconsin’s minimum wage and overtime laws.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that some employees may be held individually liable for employment claims brought under the Family and Medical Leave Act, taking a split from other federal employment laws.
LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A woman who claimed she was fired for reporting violations on the part of her employer has settled her Dodd-Frank Act lawsuit after a judge determined the law's whistleblower provision applied to her.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act lawsuit against U.S. Bank because the conduct alleged had previously been publicly disclosed.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its final rule implementing Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations, providing employee protection under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new rule stating that companies have within 60 days to return overpayments from federal governments after it identifies the overpayment.
Plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification in Muscatine County District Court seeking to certify a class of residents who lived within 1.5 miles of the Grain Processing Corporation's facility and alleged lost-use-and-enjoyment damages as a result of emissions from the defendant’s corn milling plant.