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Maryland court denies request to remand permit issued to Upper Potomac River Commission

By Davion Smith | Aug 10, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A state-owned wastewater treatment facility in Westernport, Md., now has continued authorization to dump effluent into the North Branch Potomac River, despite concerns from a group that the practice is significantly affecting the river's water quality.

Man's lower IQ caused by lead paint exposure as kid, Maryland high court rules

By Sandra Lane | Aug 10, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Judges in the Maryland Court of Appeals on July 31 affirmed a lower court’s decision, with one dissent, in a lawsuit concerning damages for loss of income allegedly caused by exposure to paint that contained lead.

Vitamin Shoppe again seeks dismissal of class action lawsuit over Garcinia Cambogia supplement

By Chandra Lye | Aug 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The Vitamin Shoppe has requested an amended complaint over a supplement be dismissed with prejudice, claiming the plaintiff is unable to provide evidence supporting her case.

Delaware Chancery Court appoints monitor in Oxbow Carbon exit sale suit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 10, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A multi-part remedy to settle a dispute between defendants identified as the "Koch parties" and Oxbow Carbon LLC was delivered by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster on Aug. 1 in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Maryland facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers for 'undercover investigation'

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland zoological facility alleges PETA members pretended to be volunteers to do an 'undercover investigation' of the facility.

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Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

DHL alleges Chemours failed to pay $1.05 million termination payment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A supply chain and logistics company alleges a chemical manufacturing company owes more than $1 million for the termination of an agreement.

Agena Bioscience made false representations regarding its MassARRAY equipment, lab alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 8, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey clinical lab alleges a California company misrepresented the capabilities of equipment it sold and committed fraud.

Consumers allege Sanyo solar panels have defects that cause loss of power output, fire risk

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against manufacturing companies over allegations they failed to disclose purported defects in Sanyo solar photovoltaic panels.

Alaska teachers file suit over NEA-Alaska labor union agency fees

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 8, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – Six current and former teachers in Alaska have filed a suit against a labor union over paying agency fees.

Client alleges Nevada law firm entered into agreement to dismiss case without consent

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 8, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A citizen of Las Vegas alleges a Nevada law firm caused her case against a medical company to be dismissed with prejudice without her consent.

Summary judgment reversed in wrongful death case over California dairy worker's death

By Sandra Lane | Aug 6, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Fifth Appellate District of the Court of Appeals in California has ordered a trial court to vacate a summary judgment order in a wrongful death case and remanded it for further proceedings.

Newegg must still face pricing lawsuit after Calif. appeals court ruling

By John Breslin | Aug 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A false advertising claim against an electronics retailer can continue, a California appeals court has ruled.

Calif. court reduces penalties against law firm in paralegal's wage dispute

By Sandra Lane | Aug 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The First Appellate District of the Court of Appeal of California has reduced the penalties on a law firm in a wage dispute between a paralegal and the law firm.

Wheat farmers allege herbicide Beyond failed to kill weeds, reduced yields

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 3, 2018

GREAT FALLS, Montana (Legal Newsline) – Two Glacier County, Montana landowners allege that they lost an average of 38 bushels of wheat per acre after applying an herbicide.

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