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Lawyer: Bill proposed to outlaw mandatory arbitration in sex discrimination disputes 'flawed'

By Sara McCleary | Jan 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several lawmakers have introduced a new bill with the goal of preventing employers from requiring employees to submit to arbitration to resolve sexual harassment and discrimination claims.

R.I. Supreme Court affirms judgment for nurses sued for negligence

By Sara McCleary | Dec 28, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed the Superior Court’s summary judgment dismissing a negligence case against two nurses.

Lyft settles proposed class action over toll charges after judge affirms arbitration agreement

By Sara McCleary | Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – After receiving a positive ruling from a federal judge, riide share company Lyft has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against it by a New York plaintiff who had sought class action certification for his suit over toll charges.

Horse feed manufacturer ADM seeks to dismiss suit over allegedly poisoned feed

By Sara McCleary | Dec 11, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Animal feed manufacturer Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) has filed a motion to dismiss a class action complaint against it alleging it had produced feed that poisoned horses.

Minnesota Supreme Court says governor's line-item vetoes were constitutional

By Sara McCleary | Nov 28, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court determined on Nov. 16 that Minnesota Gov. Mark B. Dayton did not violate the state’s constitution when he exercised his line-item veto power on appropriations made by the Legislature in its biennial budget.

Delaware Superior Court excludes expert testimony in medical negligence case

By Sara McCleary | Nov 24, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has granted the defendants’ motion to exclude an expert’s testimony in a case for alleged medical negligence.

Mississippi Supreme Court reverses part of decision on public records case

By Sara McCleary | Nov 24, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – In a decision filed Nov. 4, the Supreme Court of Mississippi has reversed in part a decision made by an appellate court on a Mississippi Public Records Act (MPRA) case.

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

By Sara McCleary | Nov 21, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Nov 14, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Nov 14, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Nov 13, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Nov 13, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Oct 31, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Oct 6, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Oct 3, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Sep 26, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Aug 14, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Aug 10, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Jul 7, 2017

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

By Sara McCleary | Jul 5, 2017

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.

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