SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Illinois has declined a law firm’s request to collect legal fees for work it did itself.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 21, the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska vacated a judgment that prevented a woman from bringing an officer in as a witness in a lawsuit over a man's injuries after he was allegedly pushed by a bartender, ordering a new trial.
Alaska court upholds dismissal of woman's allegation that BioLife falsified her cancer recovery in brochure
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 14, it was a lack of jurisdiction that caused the Supreme Court of the state of Alaska to affirm the Alaska Superior Court, Third Judicial District’s ruling dismiss a suit in favor of a company that was sued for allegedly falsifying a woman’s cancer recovery in a brochure.
Asbestos defendants failed to convince New York’s highest court to intervene in a long-running fight over how the New York City asbestos court known as NYCAL does business, leaving them with few options as hundreds of lawsuits march toward trial in the plaintiff-friendly venue.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Nationals have been found to have breached their contract with a flooring company they said performed shoddy work at their stadium.
Washington Supreme Court upholds summary judgment for Gonzaga University in wrongful termination case
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that summary judgment was properly awarded to Gonzaga University in a wrongful termination case.
Washington Supreme Court upholds fine against cemetery that moved remains without notifying next of kin
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A cemetery operator has lost its appeal of a fine against it over disinterring cremains without notifying the next of kin.
Ill. Supreme Court reverses ruling in suit over amendment to state's Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court reversed an appellate decision and affirmed the circuit court’s ruling in a lawsuit filed against the state attorney general and treasurer challenging an amendment to the Illinois Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court recently found that the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice suit against a Gulfport hospital failed to prove that the hospital was negligent.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Nevada upheld a ruling by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County that granted a summary judgment in favor of Harrah’s Las Vegas LLC and Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a lawsuit filed by an employee who suffered a stroke on-the-job at Harrah’s, according to a Sept. 13 opinion.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed over injuries sustained in a fall on an icy parking lot was dismissed because the judge ruled that the plaintiff had failed to present enough evidence to prove her claims.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court rejected an appeal from two corporations that challenged the constitutionality of state law prohibiting political contributions.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A hospital's appeal of a $3.7 million award in a medical malpractice suit was unsuccessful in the Idaho Supreme Court.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court on Sept. 7 reversed an opinion by the Circuit Court for the 2nd Judicial Circuit that had ruled that the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to be voted on in November was defective and could not appear on the ballot.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled in favor of the estate of Frederick O’Brian Elliot, who died in 2015 while in the care of Baptist Health Systems.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 29, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of a contracting company after it determined a woman was outside of the statute of repose following a fire in her home.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A new Illinois law designed to strengthen protections for service members' employment and rights while they are serving has been signed into state law.
HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 27, the Supreme Court of Hawaii determined a candidate for governor who was upset by an incumbent in a primary election couldn’t prove the primary winner committed election fraud and bribery.
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.