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Tenn. SC rules property management company communications protected by attorney-client privilege

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

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.

New Jersey court affirms decision that ambulatory surgical centers cannot receive payment for certain coded procedures

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

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.

Mississippi Supreme Court partially grants Hyundai's motion to clarify order in wrongful death case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

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.

An illegally employed minor can't sue for on-the-job injuries

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

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.

Colorado court: If you sue your lawyer for a lost judgment, you must prove it would have been collectible

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

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.

Trump DOJ punishes hedge fund manager who sued drug companies and shorted their stocks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 7, 2019

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.

Consumer alleges Godiva's 'Belgium 1926' labeling is false advertising

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 7, 2019

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.

California law firm alleges New York firms failed to return more than $300,000 after bitcoin sale failed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 7, 2019

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.

California court reverses motion to quash ruling in wrongful death case over humidifier cleaner

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

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.

Texas SC rules insurance policy covers Anadarko Petroleum's costs of Deepwater Horizon litigation

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 6, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has reversed an appellate court's decision in a dispute over insurance coverage related to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig accident.

Court: Salesman was on the job when he was hit while scraping frost off his car

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A salesman injured on his way to work is owed reasonable medical benefits, the Supreme Court of Idaho determined, affirming the ruling from the Industrial Commission on Jan. 29.

Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee challenges Colorado statute regarding minerals and pooling

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 6, 2019

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A committee whose members are mineral owners in a subdivision of Broomfield, Colorado is challenging a state statute regarding pooling and minerals.

Florida man alleges Fitness Time invaded his privacy with marketing texts

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 5, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami-Dade County, Florida resident alleges a gym operator in the state unlawfully sent him marketing-related text messages.

Libertarian Party of Alabama challenges $34,000 cost for voter registration list

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A minor political party in Alabama alleges a state law that provides a voter registration list free of charge to major political parties but not minor ones is discriminatory.

Mindbody stockholder files suit over merger agreement with Vista Equity Partners affiliates

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 5, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder in a technology platform for the fitness, body and wellness service industry alleges a statement prepared regarding a merger agreement omits information.

New Hampshire Supreme Court denies access to voter database in suit over registration law

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A request to produce a voters database that was ordered by a lower court as evidence in a lawsuit was denied by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

N.J. court: Changing Workers' Comp deadline for medical providers like 'jamming a square peg into a round hole'

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey court has reversed the judgments that dismissed medical provider claims for payment of services in a dispute over the application of a statute of limitations.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants allegedly invaded man's privacy with unsolicited text messages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Palm Beach County, Florida man alleges the operator of fast food chains Rally's and Checkers invaded his privacy with text messages.

Consumers allege Digital Media Solutions sent more than 200 spam emails

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Five consumers are seeking thousands over spam emails they allege they did not consent to receive.

Consumers allege Barlean's coconut oil products are deceptively marketed as a 'healthy' option

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Two California residents and a New York resident allege a brand of coconut oil is falsely marketed as a healthy option.

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