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Massachusetts storm sewer system alleged to not have permit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 29, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit environmental advocacy organization alleges a storm sewer system in Massachusetts is discharging storm water without authorization.

DiscoverOrg alleges Netsmartz misappropriated trade secrets

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 29, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – An information profiling company alleges a New York company used improper means to access its database.

Federal judge sends New Mexico lawsuit against McKesson back to state court

By Marian Johns | Jun 28, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas against pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Corporation, will be returned to the state court where the case was originally filed in April.

Newell Brands stockholder alleges stock was purchased at artificially inflated prices

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 28, 2018

TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) – A company headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey and its executives are alleged to have concealed facts from investors.

Raritan Baykeeper alleges metal scrap yard in New York is discharging polluted storm water without permit

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 28, 2018

BROOKLYN, NY (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit alleges that metal scrap yard in New York is unlawfully discharging polluted storm water that eventually dumps into the Jamaica Bay.

Arkansas joins coalition to support not extending Title VII protection for sexual orientation

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A coalition of eight states led by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has filed an amicus brief to support Midwest Geriatric Management, LLC regarding Title VII protection for sexual orientation.

11-state coalition wins legal victory in fight to regulate land, water

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

ATLANTA — A coalition of 11 states that is fighting the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule has gained a legal victory as the Southern District of Georgia granted a preliminary injunction blocking the WOTUS Rule for Georgia as well as 10 other states.

Michigan court upholds omission of Conyers III's name from ballot because of lack of valid signatures

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 27, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan’s Court of Appeals issued a ruling on June 12 affirming the Wayne County Circuit Court's decision to deny John Conyers III’s petition for a court order that would put his name back in the running as a candidate for the 13th Congressional District.

Legal finance companies descend on Florida convention to build relationships with trial lawyers

By Maya Siobhan Redding | Jun 27, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - As Florida trial lawyers gathered last week for an annual meeting featuring an array of trending litigation seminars, another industry set up shop in a big way at the convention hall site.

Judge boots global warming cases of San Francisco, Oakland against oil industry

By John O'Brien | Jun 26, 2018

A California federal judge has rejected the efforts of municipal officials who teamed with private lawyers to seek to hold the energy industry liable for the alleged future effects of climate change.

Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

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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