News from November 2012

Ill. SC finds timing threshold in arbitration agreements

By Nathan Bass | Nov 1, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (Legal Newsline) - The legal representative for the family of a deceased woman is not bound by a nursing home contract's arbitration agreement in an Illinois wrongful death claim, but the arbitration agreement is binding for claims on actions prior to the decedent's death.

Temporary injunction entered in Mo. hotel workers' case

By Stephanie Ostrowski | Nov 1, 2012

St. Ann, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Owners of the Northwest Airport Inn must offer reinstatement to two union employees who were fired after the company refused to negotiate with their union.

Fla. AG Bondi settles with three colleges

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 1, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced an agreement on Wednesday with three Fort Lauderdale-based providers of career, college and other educational services to resolve allegations of improper enrollment and marketing practices.

La. SC makes ruling in case brought by alleged father over child's death

By Nathan Bass | Nov 2, 2012

BATON ROUTE, La. (Legal Newsline) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has found that an alleged biological father had the right to bring a wrongful death and survival action for his illegitimate child, after finding the father had sufficiently avowed the child under Louisiana's "fact-pleading system."

Insurer wins Texas case over back injury

By Stephanie Ostrowski | Nov 5, 2012

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson

Maine SC modifies insurance rule

By Nathan Bass | Nov 5, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court has modified the applicable burden of proof for insurance coverage in a "scope of consent" motor vehicle accident case in the light of the policy change signaled by Maine's enactment of compulsory liability insurance.

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