SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — An anonymous Jane Doe recently filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League and 27 of its teams for allegedly not paying their cheerleaders a fair wage in violation of Workers' Compensation acts.
BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision denying a local construction company a new trial after it was ordered to pay out nearly $900,000 for one of its structures found to be faulty.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has taken a stand against a new ordinance in Seattle that is intended to prevent discrimination in rental property; but is now being accused of doing just the opposite.
U.S. Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., along with U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., reintroduced the Arbitration Fairness Act March 7. The legislation, previously introduced in 2011 and 2015, would eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights and antitrust cases.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against Netflix and two of its top executives, alleging the media company understated the impact of its subscription price hike in violation of federal law.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A nonprofit water protection group is suing USA Waste of California, Inc., claiming the corporation discharges polluted stormwater from its industrial facility in violation of federal law.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys accused of a “Mafia-style” racketeering scheme are fighting allegations they conspired to develop professional plaintiffs for the purpose of bringing class action lawsuits.
R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s labor secretary nominee, faced members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, or HELP, Committee during his confirmation hearing Wednesday.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has sent a wrongful death claim back its trial court, the Richmond City Circuit Court, in the case of a man struck by a train while wearing ear buds.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court ruled Feb. 24 that ExxonMobil does not have to pay to clean up soil contamination at two inactive oil drilling sites at the Lazy R Ranch in west Texas. The court did ask a trial court to revisit the case for two oil sites still in operation at the same property.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the question of whether plaintiffs can bring a lawsuit under a federal law in a state in which there is no personal jurisdiction.
PLANO, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A senior counsel for J.C. Penney & Co. has all but
given up waiting on the federal cavalry to arrive and protect her client from
patent trolls. Instead, she and others have joined a community of patent-protectionist
businesses in an effort to ward off what they say is a growing problem.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The United States Department of Education has fought off a request for an injunction after stripping the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges Schools of its authority.