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Arizona Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to hospital assessment

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Arizona Supreme Court has reversed and remanded a case involving an assessment of hospitals to provide funds to expand medical coverage for low-income citizens of Arizona.

Products liability claims get a boost from Minnesota's Supreme Court

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court last month revived a lawsuit brought by a farm worker who had his legs crushed by a machine - even though he was working on the machine without having read its manual and had received no instruction on how to perform the repair he was attempting.

PLF: New Seattle ordinance obliterates landlords' rights

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has taken a stand against a new ordinance in Seattle that is intended to prevent discrimination in rental property; but is now being accused of doing just the opposite.

Wyo. fracking case signals end of court deference to federal agencies, environmental attorney says

CASPER, Wyo. (Legal Newsline) – The Ute Indian Tribe's victory in federal court earlier this month fending off Bureau of Land Management-imposed fracking rules included a number of surprises, an environmental attorney said during a recent interview.

Scotus affirms landowners' right to contest Clean Water Act determinations

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in May that Kent Recycling Services can challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' claim of federal jurisdiction of wetlands Kent owns in Assumption Parish, La., under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Landowners can challenge 'Waters of the United States' rulings in federal court

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on May 31 constrained the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to invoke the Clean Water Act (CWA) and designate bodies of water on private and public lands as "Waters of the United States."