News from September 2018

Nonprofit alleges Chemours facility in North Carolina is discharging 'toxic' substances in groundwater

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, North Carolina alleges a facility in the state is discharging substances without authorization.

Audi owner alleges replacement brakes are defective and squeal when applied

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An Audi owner in New Jersey alleges he and a proposed class paid more than $1,000 for defective replacement brakes that squeal.

Woman loses case claiming injuries from yoga assist

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has affirmed a lower court's ruling against a woman who alleges a yoga instructor caused her injury.

Snowboarder whose leg was amputated after accident with snowcat appeals to California Supreme Court

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Saugus, California, woman whose leg was amputated in an accident while snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes is appealing the loss of her lawsuit.

Nonprofit alleges Massachusetts resort is discharging wastewater without permit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization concerned with protecting New England's environment alleges a resort in Cape Cod, Massachusetts is discharging pollutants into U.S. waters.

Lawyer denied access to Calif. State Bar records; He seeks info on race, law schools and test scores

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A group of attorneys seeking access to information about records of admissions to the California State Bar have lost their appeal in court.

California Supreme Court upholds ruling in Toyota's favor in vehicle stability control case

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Auto manufacturer Toyota won an appeal regarding a safety feature in one of its pickup truck models.

North Carolina court remands malpractice case back to trial court, says plaintiff's expert wrongfully disqualified

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has reversed a summary judgment in favor of a hospital in a suit over allegations of medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Estate claims woman with sordid past drained millionaire's bank account before death, wins summary judgment

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A woman with a criminal record and many aliases has lost her appeal against a partial summary judgment in a suit filed by the administrator of the estate of a one-time millionaire.

Ohio Supreme Court: Medical malpractice suit against Cleveland Clinic barred by statute of limitations

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice suit originally filed in federal court in Indiana is barred by the statute of limitations from being pursued in Ohio, Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled.

Arkansas circuit court finds auto dealer liable for nearly 60 violations

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A circuit court judge has found an Arkansas auto dealer liable for nearly 60 violations of the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and $590,000 in civil penalties.

Arkansas attorney general lauds Trump's rollback of Clean Power Plan

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has praised the Trump administration's recent rollback of the Clean Power Plan, a law aimed at lowering carbon dioxide emissions.

12-state attorneys general coalition seeks to block new association health plans rule

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a 12-state coalition filing an expedited judgment in an effort to block the Trump administration's rule that would allow nationwide employers to group together in Association Health Plans (AHPs).

Florida targets closed travel agency that owes over $3 million to customers

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida has filed legal action against a closed travel agency that still owes more than $3 million to customers nationwide after failing to deliver trips or refunds.

Closed Illinois refinery reaches settlement to clean up contaminated soil, groundwater

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

CHICAGO — Premcor Refining Group Inc., has agreed to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater at its closed Illinois refinery site as part of a settlement with the state, bringing years of litigation to a close.

Freedom Watch alleges Facebook, others are censoring content 'for purely political reasons'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation based in Washington, D.C. alleges that social media companies are using their "position of influence and great market power" to "re-craft the nation into their leftist design," according to a complaint filed in federal court this month.

Kovack Securities aided in breach of fiduciary duty, consumers allege

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Florida broker-dealer and its president/owner are alleged to have aided in a breach of fiduciary duty by assisting in a fraudulent asset transfer.

Frontier Natural Products Cooperative salt is falsely described as organic, consumer alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges she was misled into buying a brand of salt because of false representations.

California court reverses ruling in Pep Boys asbestos case; Decedent was a 'do-it-yourselfer'

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has reversed and remanded in part a ruling in a case filed by the seven adult children of a Los Angeles man who passed away of mesothelioma.

Sony Music gets good news from court in lawsuit over Michael Jackson posthumous album

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Recording giant Sony Music obtained a favorable decision in an appeal involving tracks of a Michael Jackson posthumous album.

The Record Network