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The Laugh Factory files $10 million countersuit against 'funniest person in the world'

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Laugh Factory has filed a $10 million breach of contract countersuit against a man who claims he is due money for competing in the World's Funniest Person competition.

Human trafficking victim files suit against a different Promise Keepers (not the well-known nonprofit) to recoup nearly $8M

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – A new lawsuit says a human trafficking victim who was awarded nearly $8 million is going after a group that she believes is linked to the cult that trafficked her.

Airbnb asks courts to dismiss claim from Florida county over taxes

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 12, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Airbnb has filed a motion to dismiss a suit by Florida county over the collection of taxes.

EPA sued as groups seek to initiate rules regarding asbestos reporting

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Several nonprofit public health and environmental groups have filed an amended complaint for relief in a federal district court in California asking that the EPA require companies to submit reports on potential amounts of asbestos in products.

Foster children in Indiana allege their rights have been violated

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 28, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – Children currently under the care of Indiana's foster system allege that three counties in the state have violated their constitutional due process and equal protection rights because they were not appointed counsel.

Vermont Supreme Court upholds dismissal of invasion of privacy suit against newspaper

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 12, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Vermont Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that dismissed a complaint by a man who claimed a local newspaper portrayed him in a false light in published articles.

Texas Supreme Court grants motion to dismiss in dispute between insurance company, law firm

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has conditionally granted relief to an insurance company and has directed a trial court to grant a motion to dismiss a law firm's claims in a legal malpractice case.

Texas Supreme Court tosses defamation suit against Glassdoor for lack of jurisdiction

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit involving job website Glassdoor has been dismissed by the Texas Supreme Court.

Tenn. SC rules property management company communications protected by attorney-client privilege

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Tennessee has affirmed a trial court's ruling that granted an interlocutory appeal to a property owner in an unlawful detainer case.

Texas SC rules insurance policy covers Anadarko Petroleum's costs of Deepwater Horizon litigation

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 6, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has reversed an appellate court's decision in a dispute over insurance coverage related to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig accident.

New Jersey Supreme Court: NFL did not violate law with 2014 Super Bowl ticket sales

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 18, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A panel of New Jersey Supreme Court judges has found that the NFL did not violate a state statute when it sold tickets for the 2014 Super Bowl.

California court rules Labor Code language is 'reasonably clear and specific'

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 18, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling over a new wage requirement statute in California's Labor Code.

California court reverses part of ruling against East Bay Publishing over employee's wage claims

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 17, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A sales and marketing director for a weekly California newspaper has won part of an appeal in his case over allegedly unpaid wages.

Alabama Supreme Court grants Mercedes-Benz a change of venue in Workers' Comp case

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 17, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has granted Mercedes-Benz's petition for writ of mandamus for a change of venue in a Workers' Compensation lawsuit.

Alaska Supreme Court reverses ruling that let attorney withdraw in case over alleged in utero injuries

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 17, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's ruling that granted an attorney the right to withdraw from a case over a boating accident that occurred in 1993.

Operator of Zales jewelry stores asks court to dismiss class action over diamond guarantee

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 20, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The operator of Zales jewelry stores is asking a federal court in California to dismiss a class action claim over allegations of false advertising.

Nestle seeks dismissal of lawsuit alleging Coffee-mate contains trans fat

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Nestle has asked a California court to dismiss a class action lawsuit claiming that the company knowingly sold a brand of coffee creamer containing trans fat to consumers.

Consumer alleges Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels don't provide faster relief

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 19, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Moreno Valley, California, man has filed a class action lawsuit against the maker of Tylenol alleging that the company misleads consumers about the effectiveness of its rapid-release acetaminophen.

Plaintiffs file racketeering suit against Resolvly, others over student loan debt resolution program

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 19, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A proposed class action suit has been filed against several companies and attorneys for allegedly targeting people who owed student loans in an alleged student loan debt resolution scheme.

General Mills fights lawsuit over empty space in Annie's Frosted Oat Flakes

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 19, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – General Mills has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed in a California court over the amount of cereal in the box of one of its brands.

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