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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.