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'Assembly line' of class actions not creating justice, prominent attorney says

By John O'Brien | Oct 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – According to a leading defense attorney in the field, the current class action lawsuit system is clouding a key issue.

Appeals court hears arguments against CFPB

By Jamie Kelly | May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — If the federal court of appeals in Washington, D.C., rules that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure is unconstitutional, it could throw pending litigation and previous decisions by the agency into question.

Second Circuit denies class action settlement possibly worth 17 cents to class members

By Karen Kidd | Mar 25, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's recent decision to deny a low-value class action settlement in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case is unusual, a Washington, D.C., attorney says.

Eighth Circuit decertifies environmental class action filed over ‘fears’

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 22, 2015

The federal appellate court concluded that the plaintiff landowners lacked evidence that their properties had been contaminated by a once-leaking ConocoPhillips pipeline.

House panel holds hearing to review U.S. SC patent cases

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Last week, members of a U.S. House panel held a review of recent U.S. Supreme Court patent cases.

Ninth Circuit rules against Amgen in ERISA class action brought by employees

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 13, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - An appeals court has ruled that the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Amgen Inc. sufficiently alleged violation of Amgen's fiduciary duties.

AT&T agrees to $45 million settlement in TCPA class action

By Kyla Asbury | Oct 5, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) - AT&T has agreed to a $45 million settlement in a class action lawsuit alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Greek yogurt maker asks judge to reconsider decision refusing to dismiss class action

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 22, 2013

SAN JOSE (Legal Newsline) -- The maker of a popular line of Greek yogurt is asking a federal judge to reconsider her decision refusing to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the company over its use of the term "evaporated cane juice" to describe sugar.

Analysis: U.S. SC's recent term mostly good for business

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 26, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent term was mostly good for business, according to an analysis released this week.

Ill. SC: Moving train an obvious danger

By Bethany Krajelis | Sep 24, 2012

Freeman SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Saying that a moving train presents an obvious danger, the Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a $3.9 million jury award against a trio of railroad companies.

NLRB arbitration ruling appealed

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Mar 9, 2012

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that requiring employees to sign arbitration agreements that contain clauses prohibiting employees from pursuing class or collective actions is a violation of federal labor law.

Asbestos firm appealing ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

By John O'Brien | Apr 5, 2011

Peirce WHEELING, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - An asbestos law firm has indicated that it will appeal a ruling in the fraud lawsuit against it to the U.S. Supreme Court.

No full review ordered in asbestos firm's fraud case

By John O'Brien | Jan 26, 2011

Peirce RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has denied a Pittsburgh asbestos law firm's request for a full rehearing of an issue in the fraud case against it.

Asbestos firm wants Fourth Circuit to review fraud case ruling

By John O'Brien | Jan 18, 2011

Peirce RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Pittsburgh law firm accused of conspiring to fabricate asbestos claims wants a full panel of appellate judges to review a ruling that reinstated the fraud case against it.

Fraud case against Pittsburgh asbestos firm given new life

By John O'Brien | Dec 30, 2010

Robert Peirce RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reinstated a fraud case filed by CSX Transportation against a Pittsburgh law firm.

Dodd-Frank reform law invites new litigation opportunities against mortgage lenders

By Steve Korris | Aug 26, 2010

Taft WASHINGTON -- Homeowners gained leverage for litigation against mortgage lenders through the financial reform law Congress passed this summer.

CSX: Asbestos firm wants Fourth Circuit 'left in the dark'

By John O'Brien | Aug 13, 2010

Robert Peirce RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - CSX Transportation says the dismissal of 1,400 asbestos cases in West Virginia has everything to do with its fraud case against a Pittsburgh law firm.

CSX points at 1,400 dismissals in fraud case against law firm

By John O'Brien | Aug 9, 2010

Robert Peirce RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - CSX Transportation is drawing attention to the recent dismissal of 1,400 asbestos cases in West Virginia as it tries to jumpstart its fraud case against a Pittsburgh law firm.

Final approval hearing for Big Sky settlement set Monday

By Amelia Flood | Jul 12, 2010

Stack EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack is set to give the final go-ahead to a $21 million settlement in a long running class action suit brought by small business owners against AT&T.

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