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California court rules WinCo employees' bargaining agreement 'clear and unmistakable' regarding meal breaks

By Dani Hemmat | Aug 21, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) ‒ California’s 4th District Court of Appeal, Division Two on Aug. 13 upheld a judgment in a case involving WinCo Foods LLC and some of employees who claimed unfair break-time practices.

Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.

Whistleblowers get more thanks to Virginia Supreme Court ruling

By Randy Tucker | Aug 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision that ruled that in a Medicaid qui tam case, the relator is eligible for 28 percent of the gross proceeds of the settlement.

Calif. trial judge and appeals court reject jury's elder abuse verdict in $1.6M case

By Dani Hemmat | Aug 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) ‒ The state of California’s 4th District Court of Appeals, Division Three has upheld a judgment in a case involving a large care facility group and the estate of a man who died while in its care.

LA Terminals challenges city of Los Angeles' site contamination allegations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A company is disputing a California city's allegations that it is responsible for contamination at a site.

Plaintiff not accepting loss of lawsuit over empty space in Purex Crystals packaging

By Sandra Lane | Aug 16, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman who alleged she was "surprised and disappointed" that a container of Purex Crystals contained empty space and sued the maker of the in-wash fragrance booster is appealing a court's ruling that dismissed her complaint.

New York city alleges water supply contamination caused by airport, Air National Guard base

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 16, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York city alleges that discharges from New York Stewart International Airport and Stewart Air National Guard Base caused contamination of its water supply.

Raytheon seeks declaration regarding liability to remediate contaminated Kansas site

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 16, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts company alleges it did not cause the contamination of soil and groundwater at a site in Kansas and that it should bear no liability for its remediation.

Federal judge cuts vaginal mesh punitive award; Woman must take lesser amount or go through new trial

By John Sammon | Aug 15, 2018

HAMMOND, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana federal judge on Aug. 8 gave a choice to a woman who won a case that alleged the pelvic mesh device made by Johnson & Johnson caused her severe injury. She could submit to a lesser amount of punitive damages or face a new punitive damages trial, the judge ruled.

Texas man files suit against Dallas newspaper over solicitation calls

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 15, 2018

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A Grapevine, Texas resident alleges a newspaper unlawfully called him to solicit him to purchase a subscription.

District of Columbia alleges national electric contractor cheated workers of wages, benefits

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District of Columbia has filed a lawsuit against a national electric contractor and its labor staffing companies, alleging the companies cheated hundreds of workers out of wages and benefits as part of an effort to cut costs.

U.S. accuses University of Wisconsin of age discrimination

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

MADISON, Wis. — The federal government is suing the University of Wisconsin over allegations the school hired a 23-year old over a 53-year old former employee with 25 years of experience because of age discrimination.

Objector fighting $21.5M settlement with Monsanto, says lawyers, paid more than $6M, didn't get enough for class

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. district judge on May 25 approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Monsanto over the herbicide Roundup, but one class member is challenging it by arguing the plaintiffs attorneys are selling out Californians in order to reap millions in attorneys fees.

Part of lawsuit challenging Atkins' net carbs claims dismissed

By Chandra Lye | Aug 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California has partially granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Dr. Robert Atkins’ company Atkins Nutritionals.

Nonprofit group challenges New York's Felder Amendment regarding religious schools

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 13, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit advocacy group in New York that seeks to improve education curriculum in ultra-Orthodox schools alleges an amended to state law is unconstitutional.

Nonprofits allege San Diego facilities are unlawfully discharging polluted storm water

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofit corporations allege facilities in a California city are unlawfully discharging contaminated storm water.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, others alleged to have conspired to inflate advertising prices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 10, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – An Arkansas law firm alleges television broadcasting companies conspired to fix advertising prices.

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.

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