JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) -- The Missouri Supreme Court ruled this week that home improvement retailer Home Depot did not violate the state's Merchandising Practices Act by automatically including a damage waiver fee in a customer's tool rental agreement.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- The closed testimony of a former Garlock Sealing Technologies attorney resumed Thursday with the judge excluding members of the public and media who did not sign confidentiality agreements for all but 20 minutes of his nearly five hours on the stand in the company's ongoing bankruptcy trial.
Federal judge certifies securities fraud class action, dismisses allegations of 'pay-to-play' agreements with Miss. AG
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge certified a securities fraud class action against Diamond Foods Inc., dismissing allegations by the company that two law firms that became class counsel were given the job in exchange for campaign contributions to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Brennan Center for Justice wants the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal court's decision in what some have deemed the next big campaign finance case, saying ruling otherwise would ensure "the dominance of powerful factions."