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Judge approves $250 million State Farm settlement; Says plaintiffs likely would not have prevailed at trial

By Record News | Dec 14, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who designated Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness for a trial accusing him of corruption, now admits jurors might have trusted him.

Opioid plaintiffs: A small percentage of pill shipments were 'suspicious.' Or maybe it's nearly all of them

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 14, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough.

Passenger alleges first Viking River Cruises ship failed to move, second struck bridge

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 13, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland man is seeking damages from California cruise line after his ship failed to sail and the replacement ship struck a bridge.

California appeals court sends wage dispute back to lower court to determine wages owed

By Karen Kidd | Dec 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action by workers employed by a Washington-based staffing and management services agency under a Los Angeles County contract is headed back to a county court to determine how much they should receive for being required to work during meal breaks.

Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

More plaintiffs won't be added to Calif. class action against Heartland Payment Systems

By Chandra Lye | Dec 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal 2nd Appellate District, Division Eight has affirmed an order issued by the Los Angeles County Superior Court in a class action lawsuit over allegations of wage violations.

Porsche owners allege engines have cooling system defect

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 10, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida residents allege the Porsche vehicles they owned had a defect in the engine cooling systems that cost them thousands to repair.

Pandora Media stock owner alleges statement filed regarding SiriusXM merger omits facts

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 7, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – An owner of Pandora stock alleges a registration statement issued regarding a merger omits material facts.

Consumer claims battery for Neutrogena acne mask was programmed to stop providing power

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Idaho consumer alleges the manufacturer of an acne treatment device programmed the battery to stop working before it was out of power.

California Right to Repair Act doesn't allow class actions, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California 2nd Appellate District Division Four has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Kohler Co., saying homeowners can’t bring a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of an allegedly defective plumbing fixture used in the construction of class members’ homes.

Calif. court rules in favor of Pacific Bell, says it doesn't have to pay for technicians' commute time

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal, 3rd Appellate District has affirmed a trial court’s ruling saying travel time is not compensable for certain employees of Pacific Bell Telephone Co. enrolled in an optional and voluntary program.

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

GETIHU power bank does not have capacity advertised, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 3, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges that a power bank he purchased that was manufactured by a California company does not have the capacity advertised.

Facial Rejuvenation of South Florida allegedly sent text message to woman without consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 3, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami-Dade County, Florida resident alleges a Miami business sent her a telemarketing text without her permission.

From Cook County Record

Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won't matter to lawsuits vs company

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2018

As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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