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Kanye West's lawsuit against us is 'baseless,' EMI Music says; Rapper wants out of royalties deal

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - If a music publisher gets its way, a lawsuit filed against it by rapper Kanye West will be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Claim against Winklevoss twins dismissed as dispute over investment in nudie mag continues

By Marian Johns | Mar 22, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del.The court ruled to dismiss the claims of defendants Stephen Shaw, Treats! LLC and The Westerman Trust, stating they had been filed too late. Slights III wrote in his opinion

Lawsuit alleges texts from Americans for Prosperity were unlawful and used to 'spread political ideology'

By Charmaine Little | Mar 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man alleges nonprofit Americans for Prosperity sent unlawful text messages to "spread its political ideology" and has filed a suit in federal court.S

J&J attorney attempts to tie plaintiff's mesothelioma to a factory in Peru and not baby powder

By John Sammon | Mar 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.The factory possibly used asbestos in the production of drywall products during the time that plaintiff Ricardo Rimondi lived nearby.S. Jacqueline Moline.“I did not,” Moline said

Lawsuit: Mexicans are charged an unfair tax imposed by airlines

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2019

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed in Maryland against five major U.S.S

Asbestos history lesson for jurors in N.J. talc trial

By John Sammon | Mar 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.The trial, held in the New Jersey Superior Court for Middlesex County, is being streamed live courtesy of Courtroom View Network. The firm is representing Rimondi and won a $4.  Dr

A woman sued Coca-Cola after a vendor ran into her, but courts have found she lied about existing back injury

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi has affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss a woman's lawsuit against Coca-Cola Bottling Co., while she was shopping at Walmart

Court denies True Organic Products' motion for injunction in fertilizer false advertising case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 21, 2019

FRESNO, Calif.“Because the court concludes that True (Organic Products Inc.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii wrote in a March 4 order.S

Multidistrict litigation swamps courts as rules struggle to catch up; Is reform on the way?

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 21, 2019

 The law allowing the consolidation of similar lawsuits in a single court for evidence-gathering and other pretrial procedures was passed in 1968, largely as an efficiency measure.S.Va.S

SCOTUS punts on cy pres issue; Millions would be paid to lawyers and causes of their choosing, while class members get nothing

By John Severance | Mar 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S.In Frank v.CEI President Kent Lassman said in a statement that certain aspects of the case were unresolved and he was disappointed with the High Court decision.S

A conservative activist and the Democrat AG he says is persecuting him are headed for their final showdown in Washington

By Karen Kidd | Mar 20, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Longtime conservative activist Tim Eyman says the state of Washington is out to politically silence him, and he's preparing for what he calls his legal Super Bowl."

Fast food chains agree to end 'no-poach' clauses in franchise agreements

By Marian Johns | Mar 20, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. “Whether you’re making pizzas or making cars, everyone has the right to seek better opportunities. 

Mineralogist says no asbestos in J&J baby powder, but the expert-witness industry again brought up

By John Sammon | Mar 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.“Yes, they are,” responded Sanchez.“Is this good science?” Dubin asked.“No, misidentifying is not good science,” Sanchez said. In New Jersey, plaintiff verdicts have been high.J.D

Environmental groups sue Bureau of Land Management over Alaska reserve lease

By Marian Johns | Mar 20, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) — Four nonprofit environmental organizations are suing the U.S.9 million acres of land in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.S. 

SEC alleges Volkswagen, former CEO defrauded bond investors through emissions fraud scheme

By Marian Johns | Mar 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint in the U.S.S. 

U.S. alleges negligence in ExxonMobil refinery fire that injured 10, killed 2

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. According to the March 6 court filing in U.S." This led to a fire several days later during additional work on the equipment, the suit says.The U.S. 

Lawsuit: Coffee from Hawaii not actually grown there

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

 According to a court filing in the U.S."DeArmey also alleges he and other consumers would have "paid significantly less" for the Kona coffee products if they had known the labeling was false

Plaintiff's expert witness faces questions from J&J in N.J. talc-asbestos trial

By John Sammon | Mar 19, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.The trial regards whether Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused Ricardo Rimondi’s mesothelioma. It is one of thousands of cases that claim there is asbestos in talc

Democrat-led Senate in Colorado OKs overhaul of oil and gas regulations; Bill would give local governments power

By Rich Peters | Mar 19, 2019

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Democrats in the Colorado Senate recently approved a partisan bill that would reform regulations regarding gas and oil industry operations in the state.Rep.C.”Sen

Massachusetts OKs settlements with 7 nursing homes over substandard care allegations

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

" “Every nursing home resident deserves to live in a safe environment, with dignity and access to high-quality care,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement.  

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