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Yelp isn't required to remove negative review of law firm, California Supreme Court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of California has overturned a San Francisco Superior Court ruling, saying Yelp Inc. doesn’t have to remove certain consumer reviews posted on its website.

Woman loses suit alleging she thought Diet Dr Pepper would help her lose weight

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a ruling made on March 30, the U.S. District Court Northern District of California dismissed the case of a woman who alleged Diet Dr Pepper's advertising made her believe the soft drink would help consumers lose weight.

Settlement in MGM Resort gift card suit would send up to one-third of fund to class action lawyers

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 16, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A proposed class action settlement involving MGM Resorts International and Costco Wholesale Corp. over gift card fees has been filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

IHOP restaurant operators file motion to dismiss EEOC's harassment allegations

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 10, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Two companies in Illinois that operate IHOP restaurants have filed a motion to dismiss allegations from IHOP employees who claimed they faced sexual harassment at work.

California Supreme Court says Heller Ehrman law firm can't profit after bankruptcy

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a ruling made on March 5, the Supreme Court of California ruled that Heller Ehrman LLP can’t profit from unfinished hourly work that remained after the firm folded.

Georgia Supreme Court says employer can be liable for accidental shooting; Employee had gun in violation of company policy

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 3, 2018

ATLANTA (Georgia) – The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a Court of Appeals decision that protected an employer from being held liable for a gun-related injury caused by an employee.

Injunction stops glyphosate from needing California's Prop 65 cancer warning label

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California partially ruled in favor of businesses and agricultural groups who opposed the warning requirement for herbicide glyphosate under Proposition 65 over allegations it violated their First Amendment rights.

Calif. appeals court orders arbitration in case involving hospital

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 28, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California 2nd Appellate District has overturned the trial court’s ruling that favored the plaintiff in a lawsuit against White Memorial Medical District Center, et al.

Conflicting testimony creates new trial for med-mal plaintiff in New Jersey

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 26, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit involving a doctor who was alleged to have prescribed a drug that partially paralyzed a woman.

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Pennsylvania, seeking $1.2M in fees from court fight over Hershey Medical Center merger, gets support

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has gained support from several states that say a federal district court made a mistake by denying reimbursement for attorneys’ fees following its successful challenge to the proposed merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health System.

Legion of Christ files motion to dismiss sexual abuse suit filed by California man

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 15, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Legion of Christ Inc., a Roman Catholic religious order, has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former student of an apostolic school who alleged he was sexually abused.

Manufacturers group continues transparency initiative with records request to Richmond, the latest climate change plaintiff

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 13, 2018

RICHMOND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – In an effort to defend energy manufacturers against climate liability lawsuits, the Manufacturers Accountability Project has filed a California Public Records Act with many of the cities and counties regarding their contact with private attorneys working on contingency fees.

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