Sandra Lane News

Md. high court affirms statute of repose in wrongful death lawsuit over fall at Chuck E. Cheese

By Sandra Lane | Jul 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A judge in the Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision of the Court of Special Appeals that the statute of repose extends to the property owner of the shopping center and the other defendants listed in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Mass. court: Creditors that don't leave voicemails still open to lawsuits

By Sandra Lane | Jul 3, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled June 25 that regulations regarding phone calls to consumers applies to creditors who use automatic dialing devices or voluntarily do not leave a voicemail message.

California agency's Prop 65 lead regulation upheld by appellate court

By Sandra Lane | Jun 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal,1st Appellate District, Division Two recently affirmed the ruling of a lower court in favor of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), regarding acceptable levels of lead in water as it relates to reproductive health.

Uber driver says he was told to create fake accounts to mess with Lyft drivers; Lawsuit will not go to arbitration

By Sandra Lane | Jun 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has affirmed a ruling of a lower court that in the case of Ryan Smythe v. Uber Technologies Inc., “the court correctly found that the action is beyond the scope of Smythe’s arbitration agreement with Uber.”

California court overturns summary judgment for Target in former employee's discrimination case

By Sandra Lane | Jun 19, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court reversed the decision of a lower court that ruled in favor of Target Corp. in a lawsuit filed by former employee in a discrimination case.

Calif. court reinstates lawsuit against Home Depot filed by former employee claiming wrongful termination

By Sandra Lane | Jun 19, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – On May 31, Justice Douglas P. Miller of the California Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division Two announced reversal of a dismissal of case concerning the claims of a former Home Depot employee who sued over allegations of disability discrimination, wrongful termination and eight other related claims.

Herbalife seeks dismissal of RICO class action

By Sandra Lane | Apr 9, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Herbalife International, a global multi-level marketing corporation, on Dec. 22 filed a motion to dismiss a legal action filed against the company that alleged violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Judge rules for EEOC, which sued on behalf of security guard who couldn't walk a beat

By Sandra Lane | Apr 9, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A motion to dismiss an EEOC lawsuit against a security systems company over allegations of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act was denied on Dec. 18 by Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division.

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