Stewart NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge had the authority to overturn a colleague's findings in a class action lawsuit over a change in discounts given to employees and retirees of a phone company, an appeals court has ruled.
O'Scannlain PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) ' Stolen documents related to an attorney's fight to claim possession of Superman are no longer subject to attorney-client privilege, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Roberts CHARLESTON, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge last week struck down a National Labor Relations Board proposal requiring all employers, including those in the private sector, to post a notice of employee rights.
Teitelman JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a state rule exempting new hospitals costing less than $1 million from the statutory requirement of obtaining a certificate of need is valid.
Pelander PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that a jury may award no damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, even if the claimants' trial testimony on damages is unopposed, if it deems that award to be "fair and just."
Olens ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced a bill signed on Tuesday by Governor Nathan Deal that comprehensively rewrites Georgia's Open Meetings and Open Records Acts.
Schneiderman WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced two Medicaid fraud settlements on Wednesday with Westchester hospitals resulting in more than $2.3 million in recovered taxpayer funds.
Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced an agreement on Monday with an unregistered Calvert County adoption charity that had allegedly represented itself as an authorized 501(c)(3) when soliciting contributions.
Angelos NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Because Pfizer used its logo on asbestos-containing products made by a company it acquired, lawsuits brought in Pennsylvania by the Law Offices of Peter Angelos may proceed, an appeals court has ruled.
Cordray NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The state of Ohio's complaint against the three major credit rating agencies, rejected by a lower court judge, provides at least a "plausible" basis for relief, attorneys hired by the State argued in a brief Monday.
Deitzler PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - An independent panel of scientists has linked exposure to PFOA -- a chemical used in making non-stick coatings -- to both kidney and testicular cancer in humans.
Edmon LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The Los Angeles Superior Court announced Tuesday that it will reduce its staff by nearly 350 workers, close 56 courtrooms, reduce its use of court reporters and eliminate its Informal Juvenile Traffic Courts program.
Schneiderman MANHATTAN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Sprint-Nextel Corp. for "deliberately" under-collecting and underpaying millions of dollars in New York state and local sales taxes.