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GM files motion to dismiss second amended complaint in class action over engines

Sara McCleary Nov. 21, 2017, 11:55am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – General Motors has filed a motion to dismiss with prejudice the second amended complaint brought against it in a class action suit.

Court says size of 2x4s isn't misleading, but class action plaintiffs appealing to Seventh Circuit

Sara McCleary Nov. 14, 2017, 9:44am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two plaintiffs who accused a hardware store chain of violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (ICFA) have appealed a trial court’s dismissal of their claims.

Settlement reached in Burger King BOGO coupon lawsuit; $185K requested for attorneys

Sara McCleary Nov. 14, 2017, 9:37am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The parties in a class action case against Burger King Corp. have asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to preliminarily approve a settlement between the parties.

Appellate court affirms summary judgment in PG&E wrongful termination suit

Sara McCleary Nov. 13, 2017, 10:13am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s granting of summary judgment for the defendant in a wrongful termination suit.

Court reverses Colgate-Palmolive's summary judgment in talcum powder asbestos case

Sara McCleary Nov. 13, 2017, 10:12am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a decision filed Oct. 19, California’s 1st District Court of Appeals, Third Division, reversed a trial court’s summary judgment that ruled in favor of Colgate-Palmolive Co., the defendant in a case alleging the company’s products caused the plaintiff’s health problems.

Judge denies Wawa's motion in 'hoagie guts' lawsuit

Sara McCleary Oct. 31, 2017, 9:25am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has denied a convenience store’s motion for summary judgment and for a protective order in a slip-and-fall dispute.

Public school educators not state employees, finds Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Sara McCleary Oct. 6, 2017, 11:40am

A Maryland appellate court has determined that employees of county boards of education are not considered employees of the state in the eyes of the law.

Jones Act claim not precluded by LHWCA settlement, Washington court decides

Sara McCleary Oct. 3, 2017, 10:58am

A Washington appellate court has reversed a superior court’s decision in a case questioning whether a man with a settled claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) can pursue new claims under the Jones Act.

Kiss My Face seeks dismissal of 'natural' class action

Sara McCleary Sep. 26, 2017, 12:53pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Cosmetics company Kiss My Face (KMF) has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that accuses the company of falsely advertising some of its cosmetics as “natural.”

Md. court to decide if company can shorten statute of limitations with provision in consumer contracts

Sara McCleary Aug. 14, 2017, 9:43am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has told a trial court to determine whether a provision in a contract that shortened the statute of limitations during which a lawsuit could be brought is enforceable. files motion to dismiss suit, cites arbitration clause in agreement

Sara McCleary Aug. 10, 2017, 9:09am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Online money lender has filed a motion to dismiss a case against it in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Attorneys' 'falsehoods' cause dismissal of Namenda case; Milberg appealing

Sara McCleary Jul. 7, 2017, 11:24am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys are appealing a decision by a Massachusetts federal judge to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit because of deceptive practices by them.

Idaho Supreme Court overturns dismissal of lawsuit between two companies

Sara McCleary Jul. 5, 2017, 2:12pm

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has vacated a district court’s dismissal of a contract dispute between two out-of-state companies.

Plaintiffs ready to appeal adverse decision in FLSA lawsuit against Chipotle

Sara McCleary Jun. 29, 2017, 1:17pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs lawyers are preparing their appeal of a New York federal judge's decision to decertify a collective action against Chipotle.

Appellate court upholds $6.8 million penalty against

Sara McCleary Jun. 14, 2017, 9:46am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California’s First District Court of Appeal, Division Four has upheld a trial court’s judgment finding an online retailer had conducted false advertising and engaged in unfair business practices.

Chef Kyle Connaughton's case against Chipotle dismissed

Sara McCleary Jun. 2, 2017, 3:54pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a well-known chef’s case against Chipotle Bar and Grill.

Blistex: Lip ointment tube is not deceptive, unless 'toothpaste tubes everywhere be deemed deceptive'

Sara McCleary May 30, 2017, 12:43pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Lip product manufacturer Blistex has filed a motion to dismiss a class action complaint against it alleging that it uses deceptive packaging for one of its products.

Slack-fill useful, maker of Hot Tamales and Mike and Ikes says in dismissal request

Sara McCleary May 25, 2017, 12:11pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Candy manufacturer Just Born Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action complaint filed against the company alleging it has violated Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act as well as the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Sued over sugar in jelly beans, Jelly Belly's response: 'This is nonsense'

Sara McCleary May 23, 2017, 8:45am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was misled into buying Jelly Belly's exercise jelly bean is not uncommon, one attorney says, but it is

Appellate court reverses dismissal of wrongful death case against GE

Sara McCleary Apr. 19, 2017, 1:47pm

Washington state’s Court of Appeals this month reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a wrongful death case.