JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has determined that Missouri has no specific or general personal jurisdiction over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. in a case filed by an employee alleging injuries.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Is a dental practice liable if a patient is sexually assaulted by a contractor while under anesthesia? The Georgia Supreme Court recently decided, in the case of Goldstein Garber & Salama v. J.B., that it is not.
TRENTON, N.J (Legal Newsline) – An appellate court rejected a New Jersey widow’s request for attorneys fees on Feb. 16, stating it was not part of an agreement negotiated by her attorneys that cost her a $6 million verdict.
TALLAHASSEE (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court declined the opportunity to change the standard for the admissibility of expert testimony, leaving in place a procedure favored by plaintiffs attorneys.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A well-known restaurant chain has been accused of putting customers' private information at risk by a chiropractor who once pleaded guilty to defrauding the government and has recently used a Florida federal court to file several class action lawsuits over receipts and faxes.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A bill from South Carolina Congressman Tim Rice has stirred up controversy as it would amend the Clean Water Act (CWA) and make special interest groups think twice before they take action against infrastructure projects.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 27 that she has joined a multistate amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. In the brief, the attorneys general argue that debt buyers that purchase defaulted consumer debt and attempt to collect it should be subject to federal laws related to debt collection.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 23 that Wood Group PSN Inc., a Nevada corporation based in Houston, will pay $9.5 million in two separate cases involving allegations related to conduct in the Gulf of Mexico.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 24 that Covenant Transport Inc., a Tennessee-based trucking company, will pay a $30,000 penalty after allegations of disability discrimination.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 23 that Graceworks Lutheran Services, a Dayton, Ohio-based housing and care service provider, will pay $30,660 after allegations of disability discrimination.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that his bipartisan legislation designed to fight the financial exploitation and neglect of vulnerable adults in the state was advanced by the House of Representatives in a 92-4 vote. The bill next goes to the state Senate.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 24 that S&R Construction Enterprise, its president Stephen Early, and subcontractor A&S Electrical LLC and its manager Gregory Lane will pay $420,000 after allegations of submitting false and inflated payment requests for construction on a Massachusetts public project.
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 23 that S&B Industry, a cellphone repair facility in Fort Worth, Texas, will pay $110,000 and provide additional relief after allegations of disability discrimination in denying employment to two hearing-impaired applicants.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 23 that Oxford Health Plans (NY) and Oxford Health Insurance Inc. (together, “Oxford”), have agreed to provide refunds to hundreds of small group plan members in New York State after allegedly improperly denying coverage of infusion services.
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 23 against L-3 Communications, a defense contractor with facilities in Texas, for allegations of disability discrimination.