News from April 2014

Dem enters Missouri House District 106th race

By David Yates | Apr 1, 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.

Super PAC targets Sen. Kay Hagan over unfulfilled Obamacare promises

By David Yates | Apr 1, 2014

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.

Philly jury awards mesothelioma victim $7.25M in asbestos trial

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 1, 2014

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.

Four-month asbestos trial ends with $12.5M verdict for three N.Y. construction workers

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 1, 2014

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.

GM expands key system recall after class action filed

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 1, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - General Motors has added another 971,000 vehicles to its recall tied to a faulty key switch system.

U.S. SC hears arguments in software patent case

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 1, 2014

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.

Sen. Cruz to address Liberty University students

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2014

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.

N.Y. AG sues FedEx for $70M over shipment of cigarettes

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 2, 2014

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.

'Super genius' registers to take on Gov. Brown in Dem primary

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2014

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.

National Asbestos Awareness Week kicks off for 2014

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 2, 2014

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 to receive $5.5M in Grace & Co. settlement

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 2, 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.

Aggregate campaign contribution limits do not prevent corruption, Supreme Court rules

By David Yates | Apr 2, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Citing corruption as a non-issue, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down overall campaign contribution limits.

Trader Joe's settles class action over 'natural' claims

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2014

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.

Ford drivers who haven't experienced sudden acceleration can't pursue unjust enrichment claims

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 2, 2014

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.

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