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Insurers to feel brunt of New Jersey asbestos ruling, while Delaware hits employers on same day

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 28, 2018

A decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court forces Honeywell’s insurers to pay for thousands of asbestos claims even though the company, through its Bendix unit, continued to make asbestos-containing brake products for more than a decade after it could no longer obtain insurance coverage for such products.

Third Circuit upholds dismissal of Chemours Co. severance plan complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Delaware Superior Court denies prejudgment interest in 13-year-old asbestos coverage dispute

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge denied a motion that set judgment amounts in a lawsuit against Century Indemnity Co. and other defendants.

Delaware's case against alleged gift card scheme to continue

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court for the State of Delaware denied a motion for summary judgment in an April 30 opinion in a case involving an alleged gift card scam.

Paralegal ruptured Achilles during company softball but won't get Workers' Comp

By Amanda Thomas | May 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge has ruled that a paralegal injured while playing on his law firm’s softball team isn’t entitled to workers’ compensation.

DuPont: Lawsuit over discharges into Cape Fear River 'rests on a mistaken premise'

By John Breslin | Apr 30, 2018

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A major chemical company has filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it polluted a North Carolina river, causing sickness and property damage to those living near its banks.

Denver environmental and personal injury lawyer files Boulder's climate change lawsuit against energy companies

By John O'Brien | Apr 19, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – Two environmental groups and a Denver personal injury lawyer are outside counsel for the latest lawsuit filed by public officials against the energy sector over alleged past and future effects of global warming.

Lord & Taylor customer files suit over company's alleged failure to protect financial data

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 12, 2018

WILMINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a department store over allegations her private information was exposed as a result of inadequate security.

Workers can’t sue under California wage laws, Delaware Superior Court rules

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 9, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – In a decision on March 13, the Delaware Superior Court dismissed a lawsuit against medical supply company CareFusion Solutions LLC brought by a class of former employees who claimed the company owed them overtime wages and cited California laws.

Delaware: Credit services agency to pay $115,000 for allegedly duping consumers

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 9, 2018

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced March 28 that Cornerstone Credit Services, a Wisconsin company, will pay a total $115,000 in restitution to 35 Delawareans victimized by its allegedly unlawful debt management services.

Stockholder alleges Dr. Pepper Snapple Group filed incomplete proxy statement over merger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 2, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Dr. Pepper Snapple Group stockholder alleges he cannot make an informed vote on a proposed merger until purported omissions from a report are corrected.

From Madison County Record

Limbaugh assigned to Dicamba MDL over Herndon; Attorneys say SDIL disposition time nearly slowest of all

By Record News | Feb 13, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – Multi district litigation against Monsanto involving weed killer Dicamba will go before District Judge Stephen Limbaugh at the Eastern District of Missouri, in spite of calls for the Southern District of Illinois.

Delaware targets opioid manufacturers, distributors, retailers for roles in epidemic

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 29, 2018

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced Jan. 19 that his office is suing national opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

Del. SC refuses to twist established law on slip-and-falls during storms

By Elizabeth Alt | Jan 25, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a Superior Court decision on Jan. 8 that a gas station owned by Speedway LLC is not liable for a customer’s injuries that he sustained falling on ice while getting gas on its premises during an ice storm.

Bazaarvoice Inc. stockholder alleges proxy statement regarding merger omitted information

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 24, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of an Austin, Texas-based corporation is seeking to enjoin a proposed merger until information is disclosed that was allegedly omitted from a proxy statement.

From Pennsylvania Record

Navient says it is the victim of a pointless, copycat lawsuit from Pennsylvania's AG

By Laura Halleman | Jan 17, 2018

HARRISBURG – Student loan provider Navient has filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit brought by the state of Pennsylvania, calling it a copycat lawsuit that is "pointless" and legally deficient.

Investor fails to prove he'd been misled by DuPont, judge says in ruling

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Connecticut man's lawsuit claiming he and other shareholders had been intentionally misled by DuPont executives about the potential of the company's chemicals division spinoff Chemours Co. has been tossed out by a state judge who said he failed to make his case.

Middle driver in three-car rear-ender avoids liability in Delaware decision

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 30, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Superior Court has ruled that a man involved in a three-vehicle accident in Newark, Delaware, had not acted neglectfully when he hit a woman’s car after his own car was rear-ended.

Delaware Superior Court excludes expert testimony in medical negligence case

By Sara McCleary | Nov 24, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has granted the defendants’ motion to exclude an expert’s testimony in a case for alleged medical negligence.

Juror-turned-plaintiff loses suit after slipping on Delaware courthouse ice

By John Sammon | Nov 18, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a woman against the state of Delaware Office of Management and Budget who sought damages after slipping on ice in a courthouse parking lot was turned back on Oct. 30. The Delaware Superior Court ruled the state was immune from liability.

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