News from April 2014
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Running as a Democrat, businessman Ken Tucker has announced his candidacy for the Missouri House of Representatives for District 106.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Our America, a super PAC based in North Carolina, has announced that it has purchased a number of billboards highlighting what it says are U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's continued refusals to back up her Obamacare promises.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A Philadelphia County jury has awarded a shipfitter's family $7.25 million in an asbestos trial, dismissing all of defendant's defenses.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A New York Supreme Court jury has awarded a $12.5 million verdict for three construction workers' families in a four-month long asbestos trial.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - General Motors has added another 971,000 vehicles to its recall tied to a faulty key switch system.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that, some argue, could prove significant for inventors, small businesses and the nation's economy.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (Legal Newsline) - On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will deliver the keynote address to more than 10,000 students at Liberty University's Convocation.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $70 million lawsuit on Monday against Federal Express Corporation for allegedly shipping close to 80 million contraband cigarettes illegally to consumers throughout the state.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - From self-professed geniuses to golf course operators, and even a notable political activist named Cindy Sheehan, the field of gubernatorial candidates encompasses an array of Californians this election year.
ARLINGTON, Va. (Legal Newsline) - While people across the country were busy tricking family, friends and co-workers with April Fools pranks on Monday, those affected by asbestos diseases began a week dedicated to prevention of asbestos-related illnesses as part of the National Asbestos Awareness Week 2014.
TUCSON, Ariz. (Legal Newsline) - The City of Tucson, Ariz., will get $5.5 million in a settlement with W.R. Grace & Co. after a 12 year legal battle.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Citing corruption as a non-issue, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down overall campaign contribution limits.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Trader Joe's has agreed to a proposed $3.375 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over alleged misuse of "natural" claims.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A West Virginia federal judge has granted in part and denied in part Ford's motion to dismiss in a class action lawsuit filed by consumers who claimed their Ford vehicles are vulnerable to sudden unintended acceleration.