SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In what is viewed as a victory for social media platforms, Facebook has been granted an Anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) motion, which also led to dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a country rapper.
The case, originally filed in a California state court last year, was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California earlier this month. The plaintiffs are seeking a damages award of $1,000 per email.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A law firm can't be sued for pursuing a lawsuit in alleged bad faith, as that case had made it past the summary judgment phase, the California Supreme Court has decided.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – An attorney for a former nuclear plant employee with mesothelioma said a $300,000 Aug. 3 jury verdict against Emerson Electric Co. units Fisher Controls International and Crosby Valve will help other asbestos plaintiffs with claims against the companies..
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Opportunity to Work Act, introduced several months ago in the California Assembly, would require businesses to offer extra hours to employees before hiring new ones - and create myriad problems in the process, a Los Angeles defense attorney says.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 11 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 14 his office has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for an allegedly unconstitutional attempt to force California law enforcement officials to engage in federal immigration enforcement.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A recent Massachusetts case in which a woman sued her employer after being terminated for the use of marijuana for which she was legally prescribed represents the opening of a Pandora’s Box for employers.
After a four-week trial, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury returned a verdict of $417 million against Johnson & Johnson Monday. The total includes $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 in punitive damages.
Lawyers for three current and former paint manufacturers on the hook for a $1.15 billion judgment over the presence of lead paint in more than 3 million California homes have asked a California appeals court to overturn that judgment, saying the judge overreached and trespassed on legal turf more properly reserved for lawmakers, and to rule otherwise would open a virtual Pandora’s box of further judicial abuses and other unforeseen harms on homeowners, businesses and taxpayers, alike.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court last month revived a lawsuit brought by a farm worker who had his legs crushed by a machine - even though he was working on the machine without having read its manual and had received no instruction on how to perform the repair he was attempting.
The state Supreme Court, in a request for guidance by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, also upheld a damages award of $41.5 million to the family of a private school student who contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a school-sponsored trip to China.