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Rhode Island Supreme Court affirms judgment for Pare Engineering in sewer project dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Ruling that the record presented to it lacked any indication of an intent to harm, the Vermont Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's judgment in a company's suit against an engineering consultant company over bids for a sewer infrastructure expansion project.

Man suing pawn shop over interest rate gets good news from Arkansas Supreme Court

By Charmaine Little | Feb 19, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – On Feb. 7, the Supreme Court of Arkansas reversed an order that denied a man’s third attempt for a class certification in a lawsuit against a pawn shop over allegations of charging excessive interest.

Mass. State Police to face discrimination lawsuit from Chinese-American lieutenant

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts State Police Lt. Warren Yee provided enough evidence to continue his discrimination case against the department, causing the Massachusetts Supreme Court to reverse a summary judgment in favor of the department and remand the case back to a lower court.

Vermont Supreme Court upholds dismissal of invasion of privacy suit against newspaper

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 12, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Vermont Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that dismissed a complaint by a man who claimed a local newspaper portrayed him in a false light in published articles.

Med-mal case tossed because plaintiff's experts lacked 'foundation in the medical literature'

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A judgment in favor of a Mississippi hospital has been affirmed by that state's highest court in a medical malpractice case.

Texas Supreme Court grants motion to dismiss in dispute between insurance company, law firm

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has conditionally granted relief to an insurance company and has directed a trial court to grant a motion to dismiss a law firm's claims in a legal malpractice case.

Texas Supreme Court tosses defamation suit against Glassdoor for lack of jurisdiction

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit involving job website Glassdoor has been dismissed by the Texas Supreme Court.

Tenn. SC rules property management company communications protected by attorney-client privilege

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Tennessee has affirmed a trial court's ruling that granted an interlocutory appeal to a property owner in an unlawful detainer case.

Mississippi Supreme Court partially grants Hyundai's motion to clarify order in wrongful death case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued an en banc order granting a motion to clarify in a wrongful death case filed against an auto manufacturer.

An illegally employed minor can't sue for on-the-job injuries

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Louisiana determined Austin Griggs, an illegally employed and injured minor who committed a prohibited task while working at a party rental business, was only owed remedies via Workers’ Compensation, not a lawsuit against his employer.

Colorado court: If you sue your lawyer for a lost judgment, you must prove it would have been collectible

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – On Jan. 28, Justice Monica Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff bears the burden of providing evidence that a lost judgment in an attorney malpractice case is collectible.

Texas SC rules insurance policy covers Anadarko Petroleum's costs of Deepwater Horizon litigation

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 6, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has reversed an appellate court's decision in a dispute over insurance coverage related to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig accident.

Court: Salesman was on the job when he was hit while scraping frost off his car

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A salesman injured on his way to work is owed reasonable medical benefits, the Supreme Court of Idaho determined, affirming the ruling from the Industrial Commission on Jan. 29.

New Hampshire Supreme Court denies access to voter database in suit over registration law

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A request to produce a voters database that was ordered by a lower court as evidence in a lawsuit was denied by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

New Jersey Supreme Court rules 'extraordinary circumstances' justify late filing of suit over turnpike deaths

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

TRENTON (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court has reinstated a widow's complaint in a wrongful death suit over a fatal accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that claimed the lives of her husband and minor child.

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