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California Right to Repair Act doesn't allow class actions, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California 2nd Appellate District Division Four has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Kohler Co., saying homeowners can’t bring a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of an allegedly defective plumbing fixture used in the construction of class members’ homes.

Calif. court reverses ruling against Morris Cerullo World Evangelism regarding attorneys' fees

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal 4th Appellate District Division Three has reversed a trial court’s decision against Morris Cerullo World Evangelism Inc., saying there was a failure of proof of the amount of damages.

Calif. court rules in favor of Pacific Bell, says it doesn't have to pay for technicians' commute time

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal, 3rd Appellate District has affirmed a trial court’s ruling saying travel time is not compensable for certain employees of Pacific Bell Telephone Co. enrolled in an optional and voluntary program.

Petition circulators have to appear in court for subpoenas, Arizona Supreme Court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 4, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Arizona has affirmed a trial court’s decision, saying petition circulators for a disqualified amendment should appear in court when they are given a subpoena.

Court upholds ruling favoring Los Angeles Unified School District in concussion case

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California 2nd Appellate District, Division One has upheld a trial court’s ruling against a student who sued the Los Angeles Unified School District following an injury.

Oregon Supreme Court remands Starbucks wage and hour case

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 30, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Oregon has the remanded a case filed by Starbucks employees who sued the company for allegedly improperly calculating tax withholdings.

New Jersey court reverses arbitration order in discrimination case filed by former Jenny Craig employee

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 23, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has reversed and remanded the case of a former Jenny Craig employee who alleged that she was fired because of age discrimination.

DTE Energy not liable for employee's injury, Michigan court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 23, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the Oakland Circuit Court's ruling favoring an electric company in an injury case.

Court upholds ruling against University of Maryland employee in termination case

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 23, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) –The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has upheld a Circuit Court for Prince George’s County ruling against an employee who was fired from the University of Maryland College Park allegedly without cause.

Md. court rules John Crane Inc. did not owe duty to warn wife who handled husband's asbestos-containing work clothes

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 23, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Special Appeals in Maryland has affirmed the Circuit Court for Baltimore City's ruling favoring a company accused of causing death due to mesothelioma.

N.J. appellate court sides with state agency

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 23, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has reversed a trial court’s ruling against the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and three individual DEP officials named as co-defendants.

Del. court recommends keeping AG's racketeering case against Gold Fever alive

By Tomas Kassahun | Oct 17, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of the state of Delaware has recommended to deny a motion to dismiss a case over alleged criminal enterprise filed by the state.

Miss. SC protects Fresenius from having to give privileged docs to AG Hood

By Tomas Kassahun | Oct 16, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi has overturned a chancery court’s order that required a medical company to show privileged documents.

U.S. government declines to intervene in whistleblower lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 28, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – In a notice written to the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, Western Division on Sept. 6, the U.S. government declined the option to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed on its behalf.

Premier protein shake settlement: $1 per proof of purchase for consumers, $3 million for attorneys

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 27, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A preliminary approval of a settlement has been reached in the case of a New York consumer who filed a lawsuit against Premier Nutrition Corp., alleging its protein products and protein bars misrepresent the amount of protein actually included in the products.

Massachusetts court dismisses False Claims Act suit against Smith and Nephew alleging overcharges

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 27, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts has ruled in favor of a medical equipment supplier that was alleged to have overcharged health care systems.

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.

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