CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Companies that have been sued by private lawyers hired by the State of West Virginia will have their chance to argue against the agreements on May 15.
Rhode Island Supreme Court News
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) -- The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state does not have to pay more than $10 million in litigation costs to a group of companies sued by the state over lead paint exposure.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) -- The owners of a nightclub where 100 people died in a 2003 fire are asking the Rhode Island Supreme Court to vacate a workers' compensation court's judgment of $1 million against them.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a man who ran into his own house in his own company's vehicle has to pay back his homeowners insurance company under the insurer's right of subrogation.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has ruled that a health care facility is obligated to pay the statutory minimum of $100,000 to the estate of a women who died due to negligence at the facility even though the facility was supposed to pay the first $2 million under the terms of the policy.
Flaherty PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court's judgment in favor of a well-known local radio talk show host who engaged in an on-air rant over a "roast" of local public figures.
Flaherty PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court said last week that a lower court did not err when it ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest retailers of arts and crafts supplies in a lawsuit brought against the company for a customer's fall.
McConnell PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - A who's who of Rhode Island politicos looked on Monday as Jack McConnell was sworn in during a public investiture ceremony that was a marked departure from similar ceremonies involving U.S. District Court nominees.
Fitzpatrick PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The architect of the lead paint lawsuit filed by the state of Rhode Island has filed a class action over a Nuclear Fuel Services materials processing facility in Tennessee.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court, in a ruling Monday, vacated a lower court's judgment in a case spanning more than four years.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court says an insurance company "fully performed its duties" by defending, and settling quickly, a medical malpractice lawsuit against its insured doctor.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has allowed a lawsuit against a company after a boy hurt himself playing football on its property to proceed.
George SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has decided its stance on contingency fee agreements between public entities and private attorneys should be loosened.
Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The companies that successfully defended themselves against the state of Rhode Island still want the costs of doing so paid for.
Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein is not forcing the State to pay for the defendants' court costs incurred during unsuccessful litigation against the former makers of lead paint, though an appeal is planned.
Gifford WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - University of Maryland law professor Donald Gifford said Wednesday that it is time to start paying attention to public nuisance global warming lawsuits again.
McConnell PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Special from PublicNuisanceWire.com)- For nine years prospective federal judge nominee Jack McConnell battled paint makers with boundless powers he received from attorneys general he helped elect.
MADISON, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) - After a setback in Mississippi, the paint industry earned another victory Tuesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with it in the case of a minor who claimed it was liable for his lead poisoning.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio's new attorney general is giving up on the lead paint lawsuit filed by its old one.
Cooper ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Federally owned power provider Tennessee Valley Authority's emissions are crossing state lines and causing a public nuisance in North Carolina, a federal judge recently ruled.