LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has directed a lower court to enter a new motion denying a motion to quash service of summons in a wrongful death case over a humidifier cleaner.
News from February 2019
ALBANY — The state of the New York has joined a $60 million national federal and state civil settlement with Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) that resolves allegations the drug store chain falsely billed Medicaid relating to the company's Prescription Savings Club (PSC) program.
BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed several bills with the state legislature that address human trafficking, the competitive electric supply market, wage and hour laws, statewide grand juries and protecting bees and other pollinators from insecticides.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida cafeteria is being cited with more than $130,000 in penalties by the federal government for allegedly subjecting its employees to chemical and burn hazards.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania man who allegedly posed as an attorney and provided fake immigration assistance faces a lawsuit by the state's Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
California law firm alleges New York firms failed to return more than $300,000 after bitcoin sale failed
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County law firm alleges a New York law firm failed to return money wired to its account after a bitcoin sale failed to close.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a chocolate maker "intentionally plays on the false impression" that its chocolates are made in Belgium when they are made in the U.S.
Suit states Walmart's Great Value graham crackers are 'graham-flavored' crackers because of flour content
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges Walmart misrepresents its Great Value brand graham crackers.
The Trump Justice Department, following a tougher policy toward dubious False Claims Act lawsuits by private citizens, has moved to dismiss a pair of lawsuits by a former hedge-fund manager who shorted stock in pharmaceutical companies he accused of a wide-ranging price-fixing conspiracy.
Colorado court: If you sue your lawyer for a lost judgment, you must prove it would have been collectible
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – On Jan. 28, Justice Monica Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff bears the burden of providing evidence that a lost judgment in an attorney malpractice case is collectible.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Louisiana determined Austin Griggs, an illegally employed and injured minor who committed a prohibited task while working at a party rental business, was only owed remedies via Workers’ Compensation, not a lawsuit against his employer.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued an en banc order granting a motion to clarify in a wrongful death case filed against an auto manufacturer.
New Jersey court affirms decision that ambulatory surgical centers cannot receive payment for certain coded procedures
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An insurance company that was sued by two clinics regarding the reimbursement of medical procedures for insured clients injured in car accidents has obtained a victory in court.
JUNEAU — The state of Alaska has filed a lawsuit against the United States' largest opioid manufacturer alleging the company and its subsidiary fraudulently marketed its opioid drugs to prescribers.
CHICAGO — A recently approved federal consent decree that mandates major reforms for the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is receiving praise from the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Tennessee has affirmed a trial court's ruling that granted an interlocutory appeal to a property owner in an unlawful detainer case.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit involving job website Glassdoor has been dismissed by the Texas Supreme Court.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has conditionally granted relief to an insurance company and has directed a trial court to grant a motion to dismiss a law firm's claims in a legal malpractice case.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A judgment in favor of a Mississippi hospital has been affirmed by that state's highest court in a medical malpractice case.