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Lamps Plus settlement: Vouchers for class, $750K for lawyers

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A motion was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Aug. 24 by plaintiff Harley Seegert requesting that the court grant the instant unopposed motion for preliminary approval of a class action settlement against Lamps Plus Inc.

N.C man injured working on 'ultrahazardous' job gets new shot at lawsuit

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina appellate court has ruled that a trial court erred when it dismissed a man's complaint over allegations of strict liability against several companies stemming from injuries incurred during his "ultrahazardous" job.

N.C. court reinstates lawsuit against AG over Smithfield Foods agreement

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed against North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will go forward after a trial court ruling granting summary judgment to the defendants was reversed.

'Novel' talc lawsuit rejected by Third Circuit; No injury alleged but buyer's remorse

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A woman has no right to damages for buying talc-based baby powder and then regretting the decision because she learned later of an alleged link with ovarian cancer.

Report details how Bloomberg, NYU influence environmental policy at state level

By John Breslin | Sep 25, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A program placing environmental advocates in state offices - while paying their salaries - has drawn criticism, though the New York law center running it defends it as legal and transparent.

Mississippi high court affirms ruling against daughters who sued hospital over mother's fall

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 24, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court recently found that the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice suit against a Gulfport hospital failed to prove that the hospital was negligent.

Johnson & Johnson seeks dismissal of class action over 'hypoallergenic' baby wash

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 24, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over the use of the word "hypoallergenic" on baby wash are asking a federal court to deny the company's motion to dismiss their complaint.

Motion filed to certify class action against Nordstrom, HauteLook over alleged misrepresentation of Rolex watches

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A motion to certify a case as a class action suit was filed in a federal court on Aug. 31 against Nordstrom Inc. and HauteLook Inc. for allegedly misrepresenting the condition and the worth of vintage Rolex watches they sold between 2013 and 2017.

Florida residents allege Get Together sent unwanted texts soliciting app

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 24, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida residents allege a mobile application company sent them spam text messages without their consent.

SodaStream share owner files suit relating to company's proposed merger with PepsiCo

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 24, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – An owner of SodaStream shares alleges the company issued a false and misleading proxy statement regarding the proposed merger with PepsiCo.

Nonprofits allege Department of Health and Human Services is unreasonably delaying rule implementation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several medical nonprofits have filed suit against a federal agency over delays in implementation of a final rule.

Del. judge throws out talc suits from out-of-state plaintiffs against J&J; SCOTUS decision on jurisdiction was a factor

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has dismissed some claims filed by female users of Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products who claimed that using this product on their perineal area caused ovarian cancer.

Delaware Supreme Court affirms lower court’s decision in parking lot slip-and-fall case

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed over injuries sustained in a fall on an icy parking lot was dismissed because the judge ruled that the plaintiff had failed to present enough evidence to prove her claims.

Newspapers fight Md. law on political ads; Attorney said lawmakers 'didn't care' about free speech concerns

By Carrie Salls | Sep 21, 2018

Newspapers like the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 against the members of the Maryland State Board of Elections and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, challenging a new state law that imposes strict guidelines on publishers that publish political advertisements.

Hog farmers facing lawsuits, eight-figure verdicts worried judge will silence them again

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 21, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is scheduled next week to hear arguments over a broad gag order issued by a judge overseeing a series of nuisance lawsuits against North Carolina hog farms that threatened to muzzle farmers and industry organizations opposed to the litigation.

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'A tipping point:' Punitive damages question to be decided in pair of Philadelphia Risperdal cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge’s decree has paved the way for new trials in two Risperdal cases, in order to determine the applicability of punitive damages in those same actions.

Man alleges text messages from Florida yoga studios invaded privacy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida yoga studios are alleged to have unlawfully sent unsolicited text messages for marketing purposes.

False advertising allegations filed against Lyft by Georgia driver

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia Lyft driver alleges the ride-hailing company "deceives" drivers about the amount of fare they earn and the funds it retains.

Owner of Michigan property files wrongful foreclosure suit against law firm

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a property he purchased in Michigan was wrongfully foreclosed upon.

Feds allege commercial fishing boat unlawfully discharged oil off Hawaii's coast

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 20, 2018

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges that a fishing vessel owned by a Hawaii limited liability company unlawfully discharged oil into the ocean offshore of Hawaii.

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