PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that former members of a group designed to resolve asbestos-related personal injury claims are permitted to raise breach of contract claims against a bankrupt company for its alleged failure to pay contractually obligated settlements and expenses exceeding $250 million.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Adam Laxalt, the Republican candidate for attorney general, has more than his family name going for him. He's also outraised his Democratic rival so far in 2014, with a little help from out-of-state donors.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has ruled that newspaper carriers are entitled to class treatment as employees rather than being required to pursue individual claims in a class action lawsuit against Antelope Valley Newspapers by four newspaper carriers.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A New York judge has denied an air compressor manufacture's motion for summary judgment in an electrician's asbestos lawsuit, finding that the plaintiff presented appropriate triable issues of fact regarding his alleged exposure.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court held on Friday that an independent league baseball team provided sufficient warnings to a fan who suffered broken bones and permanent loss of vision in one eye after being hit with a foul ball.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled in a 4-3 decision that a district court erred in holding that the Minimum Wage Amendment did not entirely replace the existing statutory minimum wage scheme, which exempts taxicab drivers from its minimum wage provisions.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has ruled that the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 does not violate the principle of separation of powers under the California Constitution and that the Federal Arbitration Act does not preempt a state law that prohibits waiver of PAGA representative actions in an employment contract.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A California appeals court recently held that a railway company did not owe a duty of care to a construction worker's wife who allegedly suffered secondary asbestos exposure because it could not be held responsible for premises liability claims based on the Campbell decision.