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.
South Dakota SC rules lower court erred in granting judgment to Big Stone Therapies in case over broken femur
PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a summary judgment in favor of a hospital and reversed another in favor of a physical therapy company in a medical negligence case.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A judgment by the Fourth Judicial District Court of Idaho absolving Walmart of any liability related to an accident in one of its stores was vacated by the Idaho Supreme Court, according to a ruling filed July 30.
BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The North Dakota Supreme Court found that one of Gov. Doug Burgum’s vetoes challenged by the Legislative Assembly was “valid and effective” on July 30.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A woman suing a nursing home company on behalf of her late mother has won one round of her action after the Alabama Supreme Court dismissed a motion to compel arbitration.
GEORGETOWN, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A case that was filed in response to the Delaware’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Co2 Emission Trading Program Act (RGGI Act) was dismissed on June 26 by the Superior Court of the State of Delaware.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Colorado upheld a water court’s ruling in a lawsuit against Coors Brewing Co. on June 25, specifying that the company's "native" water use is limited and that it can no longer lease its return-flow water to other companies downstream without a new water right.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Employers in California must take into account when evaluating pay the time taken to perform certain tasks after clocking out, the state's Supreme Court has ruled.
N.J. courts have to now consider if science is "advocacy-driven," lawyers in landmark Accutane ruling say
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two New Jersey attorneys discussed the scientific reliability and New Jersey Supreme Court's Aug. 1 ruling regarding evidence in a case filed by 2,000 plaintiffs who allege acne medication Accutane could cause Crohn's disease.
New Jersey judges must require plaintiffs lawyers who flock to their courts to come up with more than junk science if they want jurors to hear their arguments.
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion July 18 that a trial court and jury did not err in awarding a man $750,000 in his suit over allegations he contracted salmonella after eating at an Applebee’s restaurant.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – In an opinion published July 12, the Maryland Court of Appeals reversed a judgment against a hospital in a woman’s suit alleging her son committed suicide because the hospital and doctors released him early.
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on July 12 denied the appeal of a trucking company, affirming an earlier trial court judgment of $490,000 in favor of a Maine couple for an oil spill that degraded their property.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Three patients who claimed negligence by a doctor during surgery can continue their independent claim against the hospital where the procedure took place, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled.
Port of Seattle not required to pay entire $40M verdict to worker injured during wreck of luggage vehicle
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington’s Supreme Court has decided the Port of Seattle is not liable for three-quarters of a $40 million verdict in favor of a worker seriously injured in a baggage cart wreck.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of California has overturned a San Francisco Superior Court ruling, saying Yelp Inc. doesn’t have to remove certain consumer reviews posted on its website.
Alaska Supreme Court affirms decision to terminate man's employment over statements of threatening harm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – An employee of a municipal government in Alaska has failed in a bid to reverse his firing over allegedly making statements co-workers interpreted as threats.
Climate change activists allowed to use 'necessity' defense after Minn. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by state
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – Climate change activists in Minnesota will be able to mount a defense that their actions were justified because they were designed to prevent a worse harm.