LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A beef producer’s ongoing complaint has been dismissed because of a lack of merit, according to an opinion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska.
OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – Two entities established under Native American law allege that a state's Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement cannot be enforced against it.
In Wisconsin legal reform debate, GOP lawmakers split from party while lobbyist firm with corporate clients stumps for trial lawyers
MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – As Wisconsin Republicans and their governor push a legal reform agenda that includes a bill that would reform the state’s electronic discovery and class action rules, a lobbying firm seeking to derail it on behalf of the state's trial lawyers may be at odds on this one with other clients it has represented.
Lead paint amicus: Slumlords rewarded, low-income tenants stiffed if public nuisance decision stands
SACRAMENTO - As the Supreme Court of California considers whether to review a ruling that holds major paint companies responsible for remediating lead paint across the state, it will weigh several amicus letters filed by community and business organizations that also request a different outcome in the case.
$1B 'retroactive liability' lead paint case vs paint makers could pave way for overreach, Calif. appeals panel told
Lawyers for three current and former paint manufacturers on the hook for a $1.15 billion judgment over the presence of lead paint in more than 3 million California homes have asked a California appeals court to overturn that judgment, saying the judge overreached and trespassed on legal turf more properly reserved for lawmakers, and to rule otherwise would open a virtual Pandora’s box of further judicial abuses and other unforeseen harms on homeowners, businesses and taxpayers, alike.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling came down in favor of the defense in construction accident cases when it ruled that Union Pacific Railroad was not liable for the injuries suffered by a subcontractor while demolishing a railroad bridge in Chicago in 2006.
OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) — A Nebraska beef association is suing a state agency and official, alleging violation of federal law.
LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – The Nebraska Supreme Court on May 5 turned back an appeal made by a railroad brakeman who claimed damages after allegedly suffering injuries when he attempted to turn the wheel of a handbrake on a railroad car.
OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A Nebraska corporation is alleged to have not paid penalties to the state for environmental violations and instead fraudulently transferred assets.
OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A Nebraska man has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska, claiming that the school’s tradition of releasing thousands of red balloons into the air after its Cornhuskers football team scores litters the planet with pieces of latex and ribbon that are harmful to wildlife.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has held that a plaintiff is allowed to bring two separate asbestos actions making the same allegations against different defendants years apart without violating the claim-splitting doctrine.
Brown LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court last month reversed a lower court's dismissal of a man's complaint against Union Pacific Railroad Company for work-related injuries.
Matoesian EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A $1.25 million plaintiff's verdict has been reversed at the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court and remanded to Madison County for a new trial.
Stephan LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) - The Nebraska Supreme Court last week partially reversed a district court's judgment in favor of Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Michael McCormack LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) -- A Union Pacific Railroad conductor who sued the company for injuries he suffered while walking to work may sue his employer, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Richard Sievers OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-A Nebraska woman's lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad Company, claiming she should have been better protected from West Nile virus, has been given new life.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Federal Government was Union Pacific Railroad Co. to pay more than $37 million in penalties for not stopping drug smugglers on trips from Mexico to the United States.