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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Auto manufacturer Toyota won an appeal regarding a safety feature in one of its pickup truck models.
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.
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.
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.
Court upholds lower circuit court ruling for change of venue from Etowah to Montgomery county.
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).
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
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A law passed by the state legislature invoking a moratorium on filing for additional benefits by both employee and employer had caused some confusion.