PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has affirmed a superior court decision that a Rite Aid drug store isn’t liable for a customer’s injuries that he sustained falling over a cement parking stop while it was snowing.
Sierra Club scores win in fight with Oklahoma commission over installation of pollution-control devices
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Sierra Club has scored a win in its fight with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the commission lacked authority to approve the installation of pollution-control devices at a power plant.
New York's highest court rules for three-year statute of limitations in fraud case against Credit Suisse Securities
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled on the statute of limitations in a fraud case filed by the state Attorney General's Office.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder was unable to prove he had the right to certain documents in a New Jersey court.
In an ominous sign for the opioid industry, a New York judge refused to dismiss any of the claims by eight counties against Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and other prescription opioid manufacturers, saying the plaintiffs had adequately pled violations of everything from consumer protection statutes to the common law of public nuisance.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The California 4th District Appellate Court, Division One affirmed a trial court decision that two retired officers must pay the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System more than $30,000 combined, finding that the overpayments had been a mistake, albeit a costly one for the former officers.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal,1st Appellate District, Division Two recently affirmed the ruling of a lower court in favor of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), regarding acceptable levels of lead in water as it relates to reproductive health.
Uber driver says he was told to create fake accounts to mess with Lyft drivers; Lawsuit will not go to arbitration
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has affirmed a ruling of a lower court that in the case of Ryan Smythe v. Uber Technologies Inc., “the court correctly found that the action is beyond the scope of Smythe’s arbitration agreement with Uber.”
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court reversed the decision of a lower court that ruled in favor of Target Corp. in a lawsuit filed by former employee in a discrimination case.
Calif. court reinstates lawsuit against Home Depot filed by former employee claiming wrongful termination
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – On May 31, Justice Douglas P. Miller of the California Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division Two announced reversal of a dismissal of case concerning the claims of a former Home Depot employee who sued over allegations of disability discrimination, wrongful termination and eight other related claims.
Woman not allowed to back out of her nondisclosure agreement in settlement with health center, Michigan court rules
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court did not abuse its discretion when it approved a settlement between a woman and a health care facility in a negligence suit.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A company’s motion to dismiss claims it infringed on federal and state wiretap statutes was denied in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
North Carolina's General Assembly passed its farm bill last week, but a late amendment means there will no enforcement of a ban on plant-based products from being labeled as milk until more than 10 other states pass similar legislation.
'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit
It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.
TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) – A Kentucky woman alleges she was terminated in retaliation by her pharmaceutical company employer after reporting allegedly unlawful activity.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman alleges a beauty store chain unlawfully resells partially used products.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued an order denying Carrington Tea Co.’s motion to dismiss an amended claim for injunctive relief that claimed Carrington was misleading consumers into thinking its coconut oils were healthy.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for airline Insel International filed a motion to dismiss a man’s amended complaint over an airline tax, stating the amended complaint should still be dismissed for improper forum, lack of jurisdiction and failure to state a claim.
Class action plaintiff against Hertz told to arbitrate toll fee claims; Judge says 'reasonable person' should know they're bound to contract
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California court has granted Hertz Corp.’s motion to compel arbitration in a case over allegations that Hertz overcharged for a toll violation fee, noting that the plaintiff was bound by contract to arbitrate all claims.