MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Vermont Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's judgment in a case involving a nurse's disclosure to a police officer that the plaintiff was intoxicated and intending to drive home after receiving treatment from an emergency room.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court recently unanimously reversed an appellate court’s decision regarding a negligence lawsuit against Encanto Adventures, the operator of Phoenix’s Picnic Island amusement park, saying Encanto is not immune from liability under the state’s recreational use statute.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's ruling that found a rental center and equipment manufacturer liable for a man's death after he rented a Bobcat skid steer loader.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The first result for plaintiffs lawyers banking on talcum powder lawsuits in New York City’s controversial asbestos court is a positive one, as a jury has hit Johnson & Johnson with a $25 million verdict.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Kansas Supreme Court recently determined the state Senate will have to reject the appointment of a judge to the Kansas Court of Appeals after the governor’s appointee withdrew following a controversy over the appointee's posting on social media.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – On May 14, the Supreme Court of Idaho affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court’s ruling to award attorney fees and sanctions in a man’s dispute with his former lawyer.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A “claimant” status for a decedent’s granddaughter attempting to file a request for a medical review panel was improperly determined, the Supreme Court of Louisiana said.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – While a lower appellate court in Louisiana said the state's attorney general didn’t have the right to sue a group of corporations that double as Louisiana’s economic mediator for the Medicaid program, the Supreme Court of Louisiana disagreed and reversed the lower court’s ruling on May 8.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A software company that unsuccessfully sued a law firm for allegedly providing about $65 million worth of bad advice during a buyout of stockholders is appealing to the Delaware Supreme Court.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has remanded a case against a debt collector that previously resulted in a $25 million judgment back for a retrial on the issue of damages.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court recently upheld judgments in a class action lawsuit that accused a company of violating lease agreements with truckers by failing to reimburse their diesel fuel taxes.
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.
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.
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.