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11-state coalition wins legal victory in fight to regulate land, water

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 27, 2018

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.

Legal finance companies descend on Florida convention to build relationships with trial lawyers

By Maya Siobhan Redding | Jun 27, 2018

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.

Judge boots global warming cases of San Francisco, Oakland against oil industry

By John O'Brien | Jun 26, 2018

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

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

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.

Michigan court reverses ruling in medical malpractice case over spider bite treatment

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 26, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

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.

Motley Rice hit with RICO lawsuit by jailed ex-billionaire it accused of funding terrorism

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 26, 2018

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 escalates spat with judge in State Street case, demands ex parte communications

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 25, 2018

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.

PIH Health seeks reimbursement of property cleanup costs from former owners

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 22, 2018

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.

Rhode Island alleges Black & Decker, Emhart Industries liable for cleanup of site

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 22, 2018

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.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline challenges Connecticut pipeline tape regulation

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 22, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A Houston company is seeking relief from a regulation in Connecticut regarding subsurface tap on a gas pipeline.

From Pennsylvania Record

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

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.

Condominium developer alleges JPMorgan & Chase failed to sell properties

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 22, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit corporation alleges a California mine is unlawfully discharging polluted storm water.

Dent-A-Med alleged to have called Wyoming woman without her permission

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 21, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A Casper, Wyoming alleges a Springdale, Arkansas business has placed automated calls to her phone without permission.

EEOC: Amsted Rail to pay $4.4 million for allegedly violating federal disability law

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

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.

EEOC: Transportation company to pay $3.2 million for alleged discrimination against women

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

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.

EEOC alleges harassment against employers nationwide

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

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.

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