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Unique Beverage seeks to dismiss case over allegedly misleading coconut-flavored water

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Unique Beverage Co. LLC, has responded to a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon claiming that its labels are misleading.

Ulta, Sexy Hair Concepts allege consumer doesn't have constitutional standing to file shampoo complaint

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Sexy Hair Concepts and Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. have filed a motion to dismiss a suit brought by a Massachusetts woman over alleged sulfates and salt in shampoos.

Indiana high court dismisses damages claims against gun seller filed by shot cop

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A firearms dealer isn’t completely off the hook after it sold a gun that later was used against a police officer, but it has avoided paying compensation to an injured police officer, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled on April 24.

Farmers moves to dismiss discrimination suit regarding insurance policies

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys representing Farmers Insurance have filed for the dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed in Texas alleging discrimination and violations of Texas Insurance Code.

Nebraska Supreme Court declines to rule in crop-dusting companies' dispute

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – Two agriculture companies went to court over a non-compete clause in a lawsuit that has twice seen appeals dismissed for procedural reasons.

Ark. SC not yet considering appeal in wrongful death lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Arkansas Supreme Court on March 16 vacated a Court of Appeals decision, ruling it did not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal in a wrongful death lawsuit that involved Baptist Health Medical Center.

Alaska Supreme Court decision upholds Fairbanks hotel defamation case

JUNEAU, Alaska. (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court handed down a decision March 17 affirming the rulings of a lower court in a case that involved a hotel and a tour company.

Legal reform group wants review of California class action decision

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Civil Justice Association of California has filed a letter in support of review of the case of Lubin v. Wackenhut, which is poised to set legal standards for class action certifications regarding employer liability and meal and rest breaks. 

Institutions should include CFPB's database in risk assessment

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s website could be used as a data-mining tool for plaintiffs attorneys, says Douglas Thompson of Bryan Cave.

Abbott's attempt to exit Alere merger could set precedent

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Pending litigation in Delaware between Abbott Laboratories and Alere may set new precedents in the state if the court agrees to let Abbott back out of the proposed merger.

California attracts 'litigation tourists,' study finds

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Most of the plaintiffs in product-liability cases filed against pharmaceutical manufacturers in California’s leading courts were brought by people who live in other states, finds a recent study by the Civil Justice Association of California.

Teva will pay $519 million in DOJ settlement over FCPA allegations

Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay the largest-ever Foreign Corrupt Practices Act related settlement for a pharmaceutical company in U.S. Department of Justice history.