Shanice Harris News

Coca-Cola files motion of reconsideration after ruling in orange juice flavoring case

By Shanice Harris | Oct 2, 2017

The Coca-Cola Co. has filed a motion of reconsideration after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri court granted a motion of class certification in a lawsuit over allegedly added flavors in orange juice.

Montana Supreme Court reverses $2.7 million ruling in Billings police union case

By Shanice Harris | Sep 27, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a district court's ruling holding that the city of Billings incorrectly paid longevity wage benefits under a negotiated collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Dispute between law firms over fee-sharing agreement transferred to New Jersey court

By Shanice Harris | Jul 20, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A judge has granted a transfer motion filed by law firm Stull, Stull & Brody in a lawsuit against it filed by The Whitehead Law Firm and Goforth, Lewis & Sanford.

Alaska high court reverses ruling of attorneys fees in Alaska Miners Association case

By Shanice Harris | Jul 19, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's granting of full attorneys fees as petitioned by the Alaska Miners Association.

Md. court to decide if Humane Society must return seized animals to farmer

By Shanice Harris | Jul 10, 2017

ANNAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed the power of a county humane society that seized animals from a farmer who was later cleared of most of the animal cruelty accusations brought against him.

Judge allows $250K verdict to stand in EEOC's case against Costco

By Shanice Harris | Jul 5, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois federal judge recently denied motions made by Costco Wholesale Corp. and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Fourth Circuit dismisses $12M credit report case against Experian

By Shanice Harris | Jun 6, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has overturned a nearly $12 million award in a class action lawsuit against Experian Information Solutions.

Procter & Gamble seeks dismissal of Herbal Essences Wild Naturals products suit

By Shanice Harris | May 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Procter & Gamble has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against alleging that it misrepresented its products in its labeling and on the company’s website for the Herbal Essence Wild Naturals hair product brand.

Miss. SC rules med-mal plaintiff needed expert to testify

By Shanice Harris | May 16, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Defendants in a medical malpractice claim have won their appeal at the Mississippi Supreme Court, as the court ruled May 4 that the plaintiff failed to support his claims with expert testimony.

Court dismisses class action against loan servicing company over property inspections

By Shanice Harris | Apr 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit last month. The lawsuit questioned fees given during property inspections after the plaintiffs in the case had defaulted on their mortgages.

Texas SC allows food stamp recipient to pursue defamation case over magazine feature

By Shanice Harris | Mar 30, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court ruled March 17 to allow a defamation lawsuit to continue, but it also said a lower appeals court shouldn't have used Wikipedia as an authority.

Education Department fends off ACICS' request for injunction

By Shanice Harris | Mar 27, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The United States Department of Education has fought off a request for an injunction after stripping the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges Schools of its authority.

Judge rules in Delta's favor in class action over flight attendants' wages

By Shanice Harris | Feb 5, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California judge has ruled on the Oman v. Delta case and has held that an out-of-state employee who has limited attendance in California is not obligated by the state to be in compliance with California wage and hour laws.

More litigants come forward in ongoing automotive parts antitrust case

By Shanice Harris | Jan 9, 2017

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Bridgestone is one of several defendants being sued for alleged antitrust violations in what the company calls one of the largest litigations in the country.

Hershey's previews arguments against class action over amount of Kisses in bags

By Shanice Harris | Jan 5, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The Hershey Co. plans to seek dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed against it complaining about the number of Kisses in its packaging.

FCC implements new act to protect consumers from 'robotexts'

By Shanice Harris | Dec 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Telephone Consumer Protection Act now covers text message senders. The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau is clarifying the limitations on auto-dialed text messages, more commonly known as “robotexts.” 

FOIA response shows thousands of missing Secret Service docs, equipment

By Shanice Harris | Nov 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – According to records obtained by Judicial Watch, the U.S. Secret Service has lost thousands of agency computers, radios, cellphones, weapons and other documents and equipment since the terrorist attacks in New York in 2001.

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