News from June 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has issued a decision on a class action lawsuit against U.S. Bank National Association in Alameda County Superior Court.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced a lawsuit on Friday against a private school and its leadership for allegedly defrauding parents and donors by falsely claiming the school was not-for-profit and tuition-free.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has overturned approval of a class action settlement that it described as "inequitable - even scandalous."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Garlock Sealing Technologies filed its Amended Plan of Reorganization in its bankruptcy proceeding on Thursday, addressing concerns from the official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants about payment plans.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A Madison County, Ill., asbestos judge denied several defendants' motions to dismiss based on the forum non conveniens doctrine, arguing the defendants failed to sufficiently argue that Illinois is inconvenient for all parties involved.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - If the election were held today, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, would beat his Democratic rival by a near two-vote-to-one margin, a new poll indicates.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - With the state Supreme Court allowing Arkansas' new law requiring voters to present IDs to go forward, hundreds of absentee votes were not counted in the May 20 primary - a fact that one group says has disenfranchised voters.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has affirmed the Court of Appeals decision that Target was not at fault for charging sales tax on hot coffee sold "to go."
FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A Fresno County jury entered a $10.9 million verdict in favor of a deceased plumber in an asbestos lawsuit, becoming the first mesothelioma verdict ever awarded in the Fresno County Superior Court.
WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley will square off against state Sen. Joni Ernst, a tea party favorite, in the general election.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has affirmed a bankrupt company's request for summary judgment, arguing the asbestos claim filed against Placid Oil Company was discharged as claimants were given sufficient notice of the 1987 bar date.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California's top-two primary system didn't exactly exclude Republicans from the general election, but it looks like they will be playing catch-up in several statewide races.