PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court partially upheld a ruling in a suit filed by a man against his ex-wife's lover.
Mississippi Supreme Court upholds ruling that power plant's tax expert used unacceptable method to calculate value
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that a tax expert hired by a company in a case over property taxes on a power plant used an unacceptable method to calculate taxes.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia's Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling denying a dentist's request to compel a city to limit the scope of redaction in certain billing records he requested in connection with a lawsuit.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Vermont has reversed a trial court ruling in a dispute between a man and his former employer over the payment of phantom shares.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Despite the dissent of two Justices, the Supreme Court of Arizona has upheld a lower court decision over a public nuisance claim filed by the Hopi Tribe against a resort’s use of wastewater for snow making.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona’s Supreme Court has issued a written explanation of its decision in a case that called into question the validity of a petition regarding a rejected renewable energy ballot measure.
Illinois high court: Circuit courts should decide cases on nonconstitutional grounds 'whenever possible'
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A wrongful death suit that the Cook County Circuit Court declined to dismiss is on its way back after the Illinois Supreme Court's recent ruling that the lower court should limit itself to deciding cases on nonconstitutional grounds.
Split Colorado Supreme Court says stroke victim's recording not protected by attorney-client privilege
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A stroke victim must turn over to the chiropractic practice she is suing a recording of her initial consultation with her attorney following a sharply spit Colorado Supreme Court opinion that the tape is not protected by attorney-client privilege.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – In a 4-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Alabama has granted a writ of mandamus, ordering that a case against Tyson Chicken Inc. be moved from Marshall Circuit Court to Cullman Circuit Court.
Defendants are celebrating a rare win in an asbestos case originating from New York City’s controversial asbestos court while also appealing a judge’s order that exposes them to even bigger verdicts there.
Alabama Supreme Court partially agrees with trial court in case involving pay to Space Science Exhibit commissioners
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part a writ of mandamus filed by Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission officers in a case of alleged noncompliance with compensation laws.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has denied a petition for a writ of mandamus regarding the appeal of an arbitration award.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Facebook friendship between a judge and an attorney isn’t enough to legally disqualify the judge from ruling on the case, the Supreme Court of Florida decided on Nov. 15.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Arizona has affirmed a trial court’s decision, saying petition circulators for a disqualified amendment should appear in court when they are given a subpoena.
California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.
Connecticut Supreme Court rules appellate court incorrectly ruled on sovereign immunity in black ice case
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A decision in the case of an accident allegedly caused by an untreated icy bridge in New London, Connecticut was partially reversed by the state's high court.
SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Oregon has the remanded a case filed by Starbucks employees who sued the company for allegedly improperly calculating tax withholdings.
Md. court rules John Crane Inc. did not owe duty to warn wife who handled husband's asbestos-containing work clothes
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Special Appeals in Maryland has affirmed the Circuit Court for Baltimore City's ruling favoring a company accused of causing death due to mesothelioma.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama granted a request by a Missouri construction company to vacate an order that denied its motion to dismiss the case over allegations of improper venue.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Washington ruled on Nov. 1 that since school districts aren’t expected to fulfill a heightened duty of care, a jury’s verdict that found the school district negligent but not the cause of the woman’s injuries should be reinstated.