ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Raises given to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executives after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks can’t count toward their pension benefits, New York’s highest court has ruled.
DES MOINES, Iowa – A dramshop action filed by a man allegedly injured at a bar in late 2015 is back in a Polk County court after a split Iowa Supreme Court ruled the man had given enough notice that he intended to sue.
The Washington state Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that legislators are subject to the state Public Records Act (PRA), marking a historic ruling for news and media outlets as well as other advocates of open-record policies.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The New Jersey Supreme Court held that the Predatory Towing Prevention Act 2018 amendments cannot be applied to a case that was already decided before those changes went into effect.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The New Jersey Supreme Court held that a retainer agreement should be invalidated because the attorney made oral assurances that were different from what was in the contract he provided to the client.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – A group that wants to change how Oklahoma congressional and state districts are drawn, but was told by the state Supreme Court earlier this month that it would have to try again, has tried again.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The case of an elderly woman who suffered injuries when she fell in the parking lot is on its way back to a Shelby County court after Alabama's highest court ruled that parking lot potholes "are not an open and obvious danger per se."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has affirmed a six-figure attorneys fee award against the City of Little Rock after the city was accused of imposing illegal traffic court fees.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Written permission is not required for the New York's Comptroller's Office to subpoena a medical provider's records to audit state-issued payments, the state's highest court has ruled.
DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - Delaware's full Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in a dispute between a software company and a law firm accused of delivering wrong advice that caused the firm to overpay by $66 million in a share buy-back - with a notable disagreement occurring between one justice and the law firm's attorney.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has sided with an insurance company in a suit to determine whether a woman's uninsured motorist coverage covered her child's assault on a school bus.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware's high court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an Uber stockholder and former employee over the ride-hailing company's acquisition of Ottomotto LLC.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – After ruling that an expert was not qualified to testify, an Alabama court reversed a previous denial of a doctor’s motion for a judgment as a matter of law in a wrongful death lawsuit against him.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The fair report privilege does not apply to a one-on-one conversation between a detective and reporter, the Supreme Court of Tennessee ruled in a case against a newspaper over allegations of defamation.