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Washington Supreme Court reinstates ruling in favor of school in student's saw injury case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 20, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Washington ruled on Nov. 1 that since school districts aren’t expected to fulfill a heightened duty of care, a jury’s verdict that found the school district negligent but not the cause of the woman’s injuries should be reinstated.

Consumer alleges Iberia brand canned octopus is really squid

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 19, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a brand of canned octopus is actually selling giant squid.

Jetsmarter member seeks $3.4 million in damages over breach of contract allegations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 19, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York resident alleges an air transportation company failed to offer promised benefits after he upgraded his membership.

Ryanair Holdings alleged to have made false statements that inflated share prices

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 16, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A securities class action has been filed against a Dublin, Ireland-based airline operator and its CEO over allegations the price of its shares were inflated.

School officials have immunity in case over alleged sexual abuse, Kentucky Supreme Court rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 16, 2018

Breathitt County Schools officials are shielded by qualified immunity in litigation brought by the victim of alleged sexual abuse by a former teacher, the Kentucky Supreme Court recently ruled.

Virginia Supreme Court says vicarious liability claim should not have been dismissed in Carilion Clinic suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Virginia has only partially agreed with a woman who accused a health care group of revealing her confidential medical information to other parties.

Ohio SC reinstates lawsuit against NCAA, Notre Dame over concussions

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – On Oct. 31, Justice Judith L. French of the Supreme Court of Ohio wrote that a family’s negligence claims against the University of Notre Dame are not time-barred.

911 surcharge fees are taxes, Minnesota Supreme Court rules in False Claims Act case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 16, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The idea that fees associated with certain telecommunications calls, such as 911 services, are indeed taxes, is what caused Minnesota’s Supreme Court to dismiss a case over allegations companies were purposefully not paying fees and surcharges owed to the state.

Supercuts location alleged to have unlawfully printed more than five digits of customer's credit card number

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 15, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges a hair salon in the state unlawfully printed more than five digits of her credit card number on a receipt.

Opioid defendants say plaintiffs stonewalling them on crucial evidence

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 15, 2018

Opioid defendants say plaintiffs stonewalling them on crucial evidence

Kentucky Supreme Court upholds ruling in case over inmate's death

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Over a lone justice's dissent that concerns over qualified immunity remain in the case of a 36-year-old woman who died in a Russell County detox cell in 2011, a Kentucky Supreme Court majority recently upheld a decision that granted summary judgment in the favor of jail personnel.

Michigan Court of Appeals says lower court erred regarding testimony in case over MRI back injury

By Charmaine Little | Nov 15, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – On Oct. 30, Michigan’s Court of Appeals determined a lower court erred when it granted a summary disposition and reversed and remanded the ruling in a suit filed by man who was allegedly injured during an MRI.

Former Burger King employees allege agreement between franchises restricted employee mobility

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two residents from Louisiana and Pennsylvania allege a no-poach, no-hire agreement between Burger King franchisees suppressed their wages.

Owners of Taco Bell property in Delaware allege nearby dry cleaning business has contaminated site

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The owners of a property in Delaware where a Taco Bell restaurant is located allege that contamination from a nearby dry cleaning business has diminished the site's property value.

Weitz firm wants 24 NYC asbestos cases consolidated into 12 trials; Group includes 13 mesothelioma claims

By John O'Brien | Nov 14, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The main asbestos law firm in New York City is asking a judge there to schedule joint trials that would consolidate 24 cases into 12 trials.

Vivaloe drink labels fail to disclose artificial flavoring, California consumer alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 14, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges a brand of fruit-flavored beverages fails to disclose artificial flavoring on product labels.

Delaware judge denies motion for judgment in lawsuit over Pandur, an armored fighting vehicle

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge recently denied a Washington, D.C.-based energy and security company's motion in its breach of contract litigation with a defense company, saying the motion was premature.

Delaware couple who lost chicken house in blizzard failed to prove insurance coverage was available, judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Greenwood, Delaware couple who sued their insurance company over the denial of their claim for loss of a new chicken house in a 2016 blizzard failed to prove snow and ice coverage was generally available to them, a state superior court judge recently ruled.

Injunction entered against Cabela's competitor founded by former employees

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware chancellor recently granted a Nebraska-based sporting goods retailer's request for a preliminary injunction against a group of the retailer's former managers who allegedly started their own competing company in the same town where the retailer is headquartered.

Sandy Hook shooter's journals to be released, per Conn. SC ruling

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut will not appeal the state's Supreme Court's recent unanimous decision that journals and other documents belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza should be released to the public.

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