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Former New Jersey bus driver denied discrimination appeal

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

TRENTON — The New Jersey Superior Court has denied the appeal of a New Jersey bus driver who alleged his employer subjected him to a hostile work environment and discriminated against him because of his weight.

Massachusetts Supreme Court backs P.F. Chang workers

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Supreme Court has reversed an appeals' court denial of motion for class certification and remanded a case involving P.F. Chang workers' allegations of wage law violations to the trial court.

Arkansas Supreme Court reverses denial of long-term care facility's charitable immunity

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court has reversed and remanded a Jefferson County Circuit Court's decision that denied a long-term care facility's "charitable immunity" in a wrongful death claim.

Texas Supreme Court rules 'governmental immunity' in woman's drowning

By Marian Johns | Apr 16, 2019

AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court has reversed a court of appeals ruling and dismissed claims against the Tarrant Regional Water District made by the parents of a Fort Worth woman who drowned while trying to cross a Trinity River dam built and maintained by the district.

New Jersey appeals court says 'official ballots' must be printed in English, Spanish

By Marian Johns | Apr 16, 2019

TRENTON — The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has sided with a 2018 New Jersey Ward 3 district committee candidate and the New Jersey Democratic State Committee in their argument that "official ballots" must be printed in English and Spanish in accordance with state's statues and election law.

Rushed asbestos bill runs out of time in Maryland; Angelos firm called on lawmakers to get thousands of cases moving

By John O'Brien | Apr 9, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Legislation introduced in the figurative 11th hour died in the literal 11th hour Monday as Maryland senators decided not to approve a bill originally supported by a powerful asbestos law firm after the House changed it.

Ark. SC rejects attempted tie to slip-and-fall lawsuit against Louisiana's Simmons Sporting Goods

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 8, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Arkansas has affirmed a lower court’s ruling against a woman who appealed the circuit court’s dismissal of her premises-liability suit against a Louisiana sporting goods store.

A woman sued Coca-Cola after a vendor ran into her, but courts have found she lied about existing back injury

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi has affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss a woman's lawsuit against Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United and one of its vendors over alleged injuries she sustained after being struck by the vendor's cart.

A software company will ask the Delaware SC to pin liability for a $65 million mistake on its lawyers

By Brian Brueggemann | Mar 19, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A company that got about $65 million worth of bad advice from a law firm during a buyout of stockholders should have sued the lawyers before the share price was finalized and while the lawyers were still representing the company, a Delaware judge has ruled.

Dissent in Sandy Hook decision says Conn. SC misread federal law, victims shouldn't be allowed to sue Remington

By Dan Fisher | Mar 15, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has said family members of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre can sue the manufacturer of the Bushmaster rifle used in the assault under a theory the company’s advertising violated the state consumer protection statute.

Illinois Supreme Court affirms decision favoring My Pillow on attorneys fees

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 28, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A law firm that was attempting to collect attorneys fees from pillow maker My Pillow has suffered a loss in court.

Vermont court rules for railroad in suit over train/truck collision; Driver was listening to music and didn't hear whistle

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – A man who was injured after his vehicle collided with a train in 2011 has lost his appeal of a judgment in the railroad company's favor.

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.

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