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Plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss class action against Reservations.com

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – After a judge recommended the dismissal of a lawsuit against Reservations.com, the customer who filed the suit asked for a voluntary dismissal of the case.

Lawsuit over empty space in Junior Mints boxes dismissed; Judge said persons of 'ordinary intelligence' would not have been tricked

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against candy maker Tootsie Roll over alleged misrepresentation regarding the amount of Junior Mints per box and which was previously dismissed by a New York judge has been closed during an appeal.

Woman loses lawsuit claiming Diet Dr. Pepper leads to weight gain

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is appealing a judge's decision to toss her suit against Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. over the use of the word "diet" on Diet Dr. Pepper.

New Jersey resident alleges capability of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was misrepresented

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 6, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey resident alleges a health care company made a series of intentional misrepresentations regarding the capability of a medical device.

MegaFon alleges Hewlett Packard Enterprise failed to deliver services promised

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Russian mobile phone operator alleges Palo Alto, California corporation misrepresented its abilities to rebuild parts of a wireless network.

Mississippi law firm alleges that SunTrust Bank withheld information that could have resulted in recovery of stolen money

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A Jackson, Mississippi law firm alleges a bank failed to freeze all funds the firm transferred after it was notified of fraud.

Plaintiffs pursue certification for class action against Dollar General over allegedly obsolete motor oil

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

KANSAS CITY. Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A group of consumers is seeking certification for a class action lawsuit against retailer Dollar General over allegations it sold obsolete motor oil that is not suitable for modern automobiles.

California court partially grants Ford summary judgment in cases over allegedly defective trucks

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The owners of allegedly defective Ford F-350 pickup trucks partially lost their appeals in court as it decided for partial summary judgment in favor of the auto manufacturer.

Washington Supreme Court affirms decision in dispute over county's allegedly excessive permit fees

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that the Land Use Petition Act does apply when parties challenge allegedly excessive permit application fees.

New Hampshire high court reverses ruling in certificate case involving state bureau

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court erred when it concluded a state agency was authorized to require a builder to complete a road project to a standard required of the previous builder in order to obtain a certificate.

Floor maker says lawyers' theories fall short in NYC asbestos case

By John O'Brien | Nov 2, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The maker of floor tiles sued for a man’s asbestos-caused disease says all exposures to the deadly substance are not equal, using a 2015 state court decision that favored companies sued in the long-running mass tort.

Names of hundreds of addicts to be disclosed in opioid litigation

By Dan Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers representing Ohio cities and counties say they’ll comply with a judge’s order to identify hundreds of people who became addicted to prescription opioids by a deadline tomorrow, peevishly accusing manufacturer defendants of doubting they’ll come through with the information.

Mich. court rules for spectators run over by snowmobile at race

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 1, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The case of two snowmobile race attendees who were injured has had a change, as the decision has been reversed by an appellate court.

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Attack on paint industry spreads to Pennsylvania; Sherwin-Williams asks judge for help

By John O'Brien | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania will be the next battleground in historically hard-fought litigation over lead paint, as private lawyers seeking one-third of possible multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements are teaming with county officials on lawsuits.

Money for nothing: SCOTUS could stop class action funds from being steered to non-parties

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that could end cy pres, the practice of steering money in class action settlements to organizations with absolutely no connection to the underlying lawsuit.

Allstate alleges it was wrongfully induced into paying $1.3 million in no-fault benefit payments

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Allstate Insurance Co. and related entities allege they wrongfully paid more than $1 million to two medical entities for fraudulent charges.

Idaho Supreme Court uncaps attorneys' fees in gas station cleanup case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 31, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled a court abused its discretion when it capped attorneys' fees in a breach of contract dispute between two companies over the cleanup of a spill at a Boise gas station in 2014.

Delaware court affirms ruling in case over failed sale of home

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 31, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that a woman must pay for damages over the sale of a home.

Delaware Superior Court rules expert report in Kenneth Lilly defective bolt case inadmissible

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 31, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has granted a request to have expert testimony dismissed in a case involving a bolt and nut maker.

Colorado Supreme Court rules tort claim not a debt

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 31, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld an appellate court ruling in a lawsuit involving attorneys who represented State Farm in a case.

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