KarmeierEDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A law professor who studies the effects of lawyer contingency fees on the civil justice system said the real focus of the movement to oust Justice Lloyd Karmeier from the Illinois Supreme Court is to restore a $1.1 billion judgment against State Farm Insurance.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The asbestos multidistrict litigation court has ruled on several summary judgment motions in a case in which the plaintiff argued that asbestos from original component parts would have still been present in equipment aboard Navy vessels during his service.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rejected a challenge by a leading manufacturer of orthodontic appliances and supplies in a lawsuit over its patent for a bracket for orthodontic braces.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reached an agreement last week with Kim Bascom and several of his Springfield-based telemarketing companies to resolve allegations that they violated the Missouri No Call and Telemarketing law.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – In a race to close to call, soon voters in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District will decide whether to keep the incumbent or shake things up by sending a man dubbed “Meltdown Mike” to Washington, D.C..
WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – In a race that will help determine the majority in the U.S. Senate next year, Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst has managed to pull ahead of her Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, in funds raised and in the polls.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - A deputy sheriff filed a class action lawsuit in Houston federal court against Austin County and Sheriff Jack W. Brandes, claiming they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - Two employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Murphy Distribution Inc. after they claim it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay them their proper wages.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Jaguar Energy Services LLC after he claims it failed to pay him overtime compensation, which violates the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring led a multi-state inititiative on Monday that is trying to ensure that low- to moderate-income U.S. citizens receive promised tax credits when purchasing federally mandated insurance plans.
GALVESTON, Texas (Legal Newsline) - An employee filed a class action lawsuit against Maritime Sanitation Inc. for misrepresenting him as an independent contractor and violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A Southeast Missouri animal shelter that allegedly violated the state's Animal Care Facilities Act will cease operations for the next 30 days as part of an agreement announced by Attorney General Chris Koster on Monday.