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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.

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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.

From Pennsylvania Record

Philadelphia judge grants states' motion for separate track in antitrust case over drug-pricing

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has granted a motion made by the attorneys general for 44 states, including Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for a separate government track in a multidistrict antitrust case involving the pricing of generic pharmaceuticals.

California attorney general secures $67 million in debt forgiveness for Corinthian Colleges students

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 14 that Balboa Student Loan Trust will provide $67 million in debt forgiveness to 34,971 residents of the state who had been allegedly victimized by Corinthian Colleges.

Rite Aid won't face liability after customer tripped over parking barrier in the snow

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

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

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

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

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

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.

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