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Alaska Supreme Court affirms decision in case of truck collision that caused oil spill

By Sandra Lane | Sep 7, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 24, Alaska Supreme Court Justice Daniel E. Winfree upheld the ruling of the Third Judicial District Superior Court concerning a lawsuit in which an insurance company sued a trucking company for $3.5 million paid for oil spill remediation.

Alaska Supreme Court rules to allow independents to run in Democratic primaries

By Sandra Lane | Sep 6, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of a superior court on Aug. 24 to allow registered independent voters to run for political office on the Democratic Party ticket in primary elections.

Alaska high court upholds fine for former Fairbanks mayor for using government resources during campaign

By Sandra Lane | Sep 6, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of a lower court and in fining the former Fairbanks mayor for using government resources in his mayoral campaign in 2013.

Alabama Supreme Court allows breach of warranty claim to stand in surgical mesh suit

By Sandra Lane | Sep 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A decision regarding the appeal of a lawsuit over medical malpractice allegations was handed down by Justice James Allen Main of the Alabama Supreme Court on Aug. 24.

Oyster farmers can sue commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources Dept., Ala. SC rules

By Sandra Lane | Sep 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama on Aug. 19 reversed a decision of the Montgomery Circuit Court, reinstating the commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by oyster farmers.

Ohio Supreme Court: Medical malpractice suit against Cleveland Clinic barred by statute of limitations

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice suit originally filed in federal court in Indiana is barred by the statute of limitations from being pursued in Ohio, Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled.

California Supreme Court upholds ruling in Toyota's favor in vehicle stability control case

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Auto manufacturer Toyota won an appeal regarding a safety feature in one of its pickup truck models.

Snowboarder whose leg was amputated after accident with snowcat appeals to California Supreme Court

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Saugus, California, woman whose leg was amputated in an accident while snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes is appealing the loss of her lawsuit.

Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of newlyweds who alleged rehearsal dinner food caused illness

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 30, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed “sharply divided” trial and appeals courts’ orders on Aug. 20 regarding summary judgment arguments made by the defendant caterer in a food poisoning case.

Delaware SC allows med-mal plaintiff's expert to testify, overturning trial court decision

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 30, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware reversed and remanded a decision from the Superior Court on Aug. 21 in a medical negligence case in which a patient’s bladder was ruptured during a 2013 diagnostic laparoscopy procedure.

Defamation suit filed by alleged Roy Moore victim will stay in Alabama court

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 30, 2018

Court upholds lower circuit court ruling for change of venue from Etowah to Montgomery county.

In Washington, armored car employees earn double damages for having to remain vigilant on breaks

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 30, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Washington found on Aug. 23 that a defendant armored car company is liable to its former employees for double exemplary damages plus pre-judgment interest for allegedly depriving their employees a meaningful meal period and for violating the Washington Minimum Wage Act (MWA).

Legal malpractice case filed by doctor revived following New Hampshire ruling

By John Breslin | Aug 23, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A legal malpractice claim against a New Hampshire law firm has been revived after the state's Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling.

Woman fell down steps holding a plant, unable to grab handrail; Minn. SC allows Workers' Comp claim anyway

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 22, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota Supreme Court majority ruled Aug. 8 that a woman’s workplace injury satisfied the “requisite causal connection between the workplace and her injury.”

Connecticut Supreme Court upholds $12 million ruling in medical malpractice suit

By Chandra Lye | Aug 21, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned part of an Appellate Court decision in a $12 million medical malpractice case.

Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.

Whistleblowers get more thanks to Virginia Supreme Court ruling

By Randy Tucker | Aug 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision that ruled that in a Medicaid qui tam case, the relator is eligible for 28 percent of the gross proceeds of the settlement.

Mississippi Supreme Court rules state's Medicaid suit against pharmacies to stay at circuit court

By Dani Hemmat | Aug 20, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) ‒ The state of Mississippi’s lawsuit against three pharmacies will stay at the circuit court level, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Aug. 9.

Alaska Supreme Court rules 'Stand for Salmon' initiative unconstitutional

By Marian Johns | Aug 16, 2018

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Supreme Court has agreed with the state of Alaska that a ballot measure that would prohibit development of projects damaging waters that support migrating fish, contains some unconstitutional provisions.

Conn. SC takes on confusion in Workers' Comp issue

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

A law passed by the state legislature invoking a moratorium on filing for additional benefits by both employee and employer had caused some confusion.

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