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University of Southern California files motion to dismiss FACTA class action suit

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A motion to dismiss has been filed by the University of Southern California against a class action lawsuit accusing the college of violating the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).

Ohio Supreme Court affirms disability ruling in favor of injured worker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Ohio has affirmed an appeals court's ruling against freight shipping company R&L Carriers Shared Services LLC in a disability compensation dispute filed by the Industrial Commission of Ohio and one of R&L Carriers’ employees.

Insurer losing effort to stay out of courtroom after Miramonte $189M sex abuse settlement

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has ruled a courtroom, and not arbitration, is the proper place for an insurance company to sort out its dispute with the Los Angeles Unified School District in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal.

Arizona Supreme Court reinstates wrongful death case against nursing home

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has overturned a lower court order granting summary judgment to health care provider ManorCare over the death of a patient.

Oregon SC turns back challenge to safe harbor provision

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Oregon Supreme Court has affirmed a decision against a motorist who challenged Oregon's safe harbor statute in an attempt to have insurance provider Progressive Classic Insurance Co. cover his attorney fees.

Illinois lottery provider responds to lottery losers who sued

BENTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Northstar Lottery Group has filed a motion to dismiss against a class action lawsuit accusing the group of misrepresentation and deception.

Hershey's files motion to dismiss lawsuit over amount of Reese's Pieces, Whoppers in boxes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Hershey Co. filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that was brought against the chocolate manufacturer and distributor over alleged false advertisement and violation of the Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA).

Court rules woman's termination from North American Bus Industries not warranted

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has reversed a judgment from the Calhoun Circuit Court in a wrongful termination lawsuit against. North American Bus Industries Inc. (NABI).

Maine Supreme Court upholds decision to deny disability retirement application for teacher

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed a decision made by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MPERS) board of trustees (the board) denying a teacher’s disability retirement application earlier this month.

Minn. SC rules for employer in pregnancy discrimination case

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court on April 5 reversed a Court of Appeals judgment in a case involving pregnancy and sex discrimination.

Montana Supreme Court denies former inmate’s denial of Hydrocodone claim

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newswire) – The Montana Supreme Court upheld the 13th Judicial District Court’s decision to dismiss a case filed by a former inmate incarcerated at Yellowstone County Detention Facility on March 21.

Miss. Supreme Court rules in favor of insurance companies in couple's appeal

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A couple have lost their appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court against two insurance companies in an attempt to assert rights to additional payments in a loss-of-consortium suit.