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Indiana SC: If a product is misused, its maker can't be sued for resulting injuries

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio tool manufacturer is not liable for the injuries a man suffered when he misused one of its power tools and eventually lost an eye, the Indiana Supreme Court recently ruled.

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.

Nev. newspaper to get docs relating to allegations of hostile behavior by Clark County School District trustee

By John Sammon | Nov 13, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – The Nevada Supreme Court on Oct. 25 affirmed a district court decision ordering release of documents to a newspaper reporter investigating allegations of abuse by a school trustee, but ruled further names of victims to be redacted.

Fla. SC rejects Daubert standard in $8M mesothelioma case

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court has quashed an appellate court's ruling in a mesothelioma case and recommended that a final judgment issued by a trial court be reinstated.

Trucking company not liable for hitting addict who wandered onto 'dark Louisiana highway'

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi upheld a jury verdict that absolved Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC and its employee, Will Gates, for blame in an accident in which Gates struck a pedestrian who wandered onto the highway, according to an Oct. 25 opinion.

Ind. SC rules for FanDuel, DraftKings in lawsuit by college athletes seeking money

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has answered a question submitted to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a case between fantasy sports operators and the use of personalities of former collegiate athletes.

Man lived in Kansas, so kick his asbestos claims out of NYC court, defendants say

By John O'Brien | Nov 8, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Companies facing lawsuits in New York City’s controversial asbestos court are using U.S. Supreme Court decisions from recent years that prevented plaintiffs lawyers from suing in whatever court they felt like.

Alabama Supreme Court affirms ruling expert was not qualified in malpractice case

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 7, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has affirmed a trial court's ruling in a medical malpractice case against an internist regarding the admission of expert testimony.

Arizona Supreme Court leaves Proposition 306 on Tuesday's ballot

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

PHOENIX — Proposition 306, the "Clean Election Account Uses and Commission Rulemaking Measure," will remain on Tuesday's ballot in Arizona, following a decision handed down by that state Supreme Court.

Washington Supreme Court affirms decision in dispute over county's allegedly excessive permit fees

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that the Land Use Petition Act does apply when parties challenge allegedly excessive permit application fees.

New Hampshire high court reverses ruling in certificate case involving state bureau

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court erred when it concluded a state agency was authorized to require a builder to complete a road project to a standard required of the previous builder in order to obtain a certificate.

Illinois Supreme Court rules Chinese company could still have to pay $9 million injury judgment

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 2, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a $9 million judgment awarded to a man injured by an allegedly defective vitamin container could still be the responsibility of a Chinese company that sold the product in the containers.

Maine Supreme Court affirms dismissal of most of nurse's case but allows defamation claim to proceed

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 1, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Court has mostly affirmed the dismissal of a nurse practitioner's case she filed after she was not hired by a hospital.

Idaho Supreme Court uncaps attorneys' fees in gas station cleanup case

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 31, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled a court abused its discretion when it capped attorneys' fees in a breach of contract dispute between two companies over the cleanup of a spill at a Boise gas station in 2014.

Colorado Supreme Court rules tort claim not a debt

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 31, 2018

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld an appellate court ruling in a lawsuit involving attorneys who represented State Farm in a case.

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