MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - A lower court’s failure to hold a hearing in the dissolution of a Mobile, Ala., law firm resulted in the Supreme Court of Alabama reversing summary judgment against one of its now-former lawyers.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona's highest court has ruled that a Christian-owned design studio’s custom-made invitations are a form of free speech and the city of Phoenix cannot force it to create invitations for same-sex weddings.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Utah had to determine if a hip implant device manufacturer could be held responsible for a man’s injuries after a hip replacement on Sept. 5.
SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court has sided with state's Third District Court in ruling that a woman allegedly injured during a surgery at LDS Hospital waited too long to file her case.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a plastic surgeon sued by a woman who suffered a permanent injury after eyelid plastic surgery and was awarded $800,000 in compensatory damages by a jury.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled a high school basketball coach is not a public official under the defamation standard in a U.S. Supreme Court case and has affirmed in part a ruling in the coach's favor.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled a circuit court abused its discretion in the assigning of a special master and in the reassignment of a case involving Hurricane Katrina insurance and the state's Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP).
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has agreed with a lower court's ruling that a woman's premises liability personal injury suit against the owners of a therapy facility where she slipped and injured herself is based on negligence and is not a health care services claim.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals of Maryland has reversed a Court of Special Appeals ruling that allowed a former Maryland dental office manager to stay her defamation civil suit until the end of her related criminal case.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey landlords had a duty to protect an infant who was severely burned by a hot radiator in 2010, two dissenting justices said in a state Supreme Court decision issued last month in which the majority of justices ruled that the landlords did not.
SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Utah reversed a lower court's decision in a malpractice suit filed against an attorney by two clients who alleged they lost the opportunity to collect more than $700,000 in a bankruptcy proceeding because the attorney failed to file the claim in a timely manner.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – An easement dispute over almost 100 acres in Warren County, Mississippi, is on its way back to a chancery court after the state's highest court ruled an Arkansas-based sand company had not been properly heard during a preliminary hearing.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles-based commercial litigator says that last month's California Supreme Court ruling that helps class action lawyers get their classes certified is consistent with how federal courts handle the same issue.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – An industry insider says business leaders in Kansas are reacting with "extreme disappointment" at the decision by the state Supreme Court to scrap the cap on non-economic damages in personal injury actions.