BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court affirmed a Superior Court ruling that the managers of a public housing apartment building cannot claim to be pubic employers to sidestep claims under the Torts Claim Act.
Employer can't be ordered to pay for medical marijuana, Maine SC rules; Dissent says workers could be pushed to opioids
The Maine Supreme Court has issued a ruling that a company cannot be required to pay for an injured employee's medical marijuana. The dissenting justices argued that this decision ignores what’s best for the injured worker.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – In a June 11 opinion, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements under the Health Care Availability Act can still be enforced even if they do not strictly follow the statute requirements for the language.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - As Florida trial lawyers gathered last week for an annual meeting featuring an array of trending litigation seminars, another industry set up shop in a big way at the convention hall site.
A California federal judge has rejected the efforts of municipal officials who teamed with private lawyers to seek to hold the energy industry liable for the alleged future effects of climate change.
Montana Supreme Court rules Carlyle Infrastructure Partners entitled to fees in Missoula's water system case
HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – The parent company of the former owner of Missoula, Montana’s water supply system is entitled to legal fees, the Montana Supreme Court determined June 5.
Iowa SC affirms public-duty doctrine bars county from liability in auto accident case; Dissent calls it 'confusing'
DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court upheld a district court ruling that the public-duty doctrine barred Humboldt County from liability for the injuries a passenger suffered when a car crashed into a concrete embankment put up by the landowner.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has remanded a health care liability case back to the trial court after ruling that a woman whose infant died days after birth can’t add Jackson-Madison County General Hospital District as a new defendant.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has affirmed a superior court decision that a Rite Aid drug store isn’t liable for a customer’s injuries that he sustained falling over a cement parking stop while it was snowing.
Sierra Club scores win in fight with Oklahoma commission over installation of pollution-control devices
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Sierra Club has scored a win in its fight with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the commission lacked authority to approve the installation of pollution-control devices at a power plant.
New York's highest court rules for three-year statute of limitations in fraud case against Credit Suisse Securities
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled on the statute of limitations in a fraud case filed by the state Attorney General's Office.