OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced March 1 that Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has been ordered to pay close to $1.1 million in costs and fees from Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned a lower court in ruling that hugs and kisses between co-workers may create a sexually hostile work environment.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A draft legal document that could have a profound impact on American law involving liability insurance has some critics and the document’s authors in near total disagreement over whole sections of the draft, and even its overall objective.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal government was named as defendant in a class action filed March 2 by the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) on behalf of combat-disabled veterans who say they were not given their fair share of disability benefits.
On Thursday, the House voted 220-201 for the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017, or H.R. 985. In a vote soon after, it also passed the Innocent Party Protection Act of 2017, or H.R. 725, 224-194.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 15 that its investigators working undercover in nine states found failures to disclose pricing information to consumers in 31 of 133 funeral homes visited between 2015 and 2016. The FTC’s Funeral Rule mandates that prices must be clearly disclosed in funeral homes.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – On Feb. 23 the Supreme Court of California issued an opinion in the case of Wilson Dante Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne LLC. The conclusions reached specify what information may be used when one side is asking for the court for summary judgment.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit filed against Harry and David LLC is part of a growing trend of litigation related to the amount of actual product contained in consumer packaging, according to the executive director of truthinadvertising.org.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court recently reversed an appellate court's judgment, finding an arbitrator unfairly changed an "unbecoming conduct" claim against a teacher to a claim of sexual harassment.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A recently-enacted Georgia law regarding the timing of deadlines in settlement offers has resulted in the Georgia Supreme Court siding with a couple whose daughter died in a car wreck, and against an insurance company.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A flight instructor who filed a disability discrimination and retaliatory discharge claim against his employer, Flightsafety International Inc., was awarded back pay of $83,000 by a New Jersey trial court.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced March 8 that he has executed a settlement with the city of Independence after allegations of violating the state’s Open Records Act (KORA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 7 that Kiekert AG, an automotive parts manufacturer with headquarters in Heiligenhaus, Germany, will pay $6.1 million for allegedly conspiring to rig bids of side-door latches and latch mini-modules installed in cars sold in the United States.