ATLANTA — A coalition of 11 states that is fighting the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule has gained a legal victory as the Southern District of Georgia granted a preliminary injunction blocking the WOTUS Rule for Georgia as well as 10 other states.
Michigan court upholds omission of Conyers III's name from ballot because of lack of valid signatures
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan’s Court of Appeals issued a ruling on June 12 affirming the Wayne County Circuit Court's decision to deny John Conyers III’s petition for a court order that would put his name back in the running as a candidate for the 13th Congressional District.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - As Florida trial lawyers gathered last week for an annual meeting featuring an array of trending litigation seminars, another industry set up shop in a big way at the convention hall site.
A California federal judge has rejected the efforts of municipal officials who teamed with private lawyers to seek to hold the energy industry liable for the alleged future effects of climate change.
Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision in a medical malpractice case, ruling that the plaintiff failed to provide sufficient evidence that negligence was the cause of his injuries.
Widower’s $20 million award affirmed by Mass. court; Car drove through convenience store, killing woman
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – On June 6, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals affirmed an amended award of $20 million to the spouse of a woman instantly killed when a car crashed into a Cumberland Farms convenience store and struck her.
Woman appeals dismissal of suit over Bed, Bath & Beyond pillows; She was offered refund before filing suit
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Bed, Bath & Beyond’s legal matters with a customer who alleged it misled consumers continues as the woman challenged the court’s dismissal of her negligent misrepresentation case.
Six days after the FBI arrested billionaire Raj Rajaratnam on insider-trading charges in October 2009, lawyers at Motley Rice hit him with their own charge: Financing terror.
Labaton Sucharow, having failed to get a federal judge to recuse himself, asked him to turn over records of any out-of-court communications with the special master probing allegations that Labaton overcharged its clients and improperly shared part of its $75 million fee.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two Whittier, California corporations allege that a property they purchased was contaminated by its previous owners and is seeking reimbursement of response costs.
PROVIDENCE, RI (Legal Newsline) – The state of Rhode Island is seeking to recover costs of the cleanup of a site from two companies who formerly used the property.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A Houston company is seeking relief from a regulation in Connecticut regarding subsurface tap on a gas pipeline.
A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked
The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Mexican condominium developer alleges a bank failed to sell transferred real estate as promised.
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance alleges sand mine in state is discharging polluted storm water
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation alleges a California mine is unlawfully discharging polluted storm water.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A Casper, Wyoming alleges a Springdale, Arkansas business has placed automated calls to her phone without permission.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 12 that Amsted Rail Co Inc. will pay $4.4 million after allegations it disqualified job applicants after carpal tunnel syndrome tests conducted by a third party contractor.
HUNTINGTON, W.V. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 13 that CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT) will pay $3.2 million after allegations of company-wide sex discrimination.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 14 that it hasfiled seven lawsuits against employers throughout the United States for allegations of harassment.