DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Dow Chemical is facing a lawsuit filed by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, the federal government and the state of Michigan alleging it released hazardous substances at its Midland Michigan facility.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Viking River Cruises is facing a class action lawsuit filed by passengers who claim the cruise line fraudulently diverted money paid by passengers intended to be tips or gratuities for employees into its own special account.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California woman has filed a lawsuit against Walmart alleging that its Great Value-brand LED light bulbs are falsely promoted and labeled as Energy Star-qualified.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – While a group of plaintiffs claims a handful of new “groundbreaking rulings” should overturn a previous dismissal in their case against Dole Food Co., the Superior Court of the State of Delaware refused to vacate the initial ruling on Nov. 8.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland has upheld the disciplinary sanctions imposed on a businessman who allegedly committed more than 1,000 violations of Maryland’s securities laws.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – On Nov. 13, the Massachusetts Court of Appeals reversed a dismissal in a defamation case against a lawyer and his law firm, ruling that a previously applied litigation privilege isn’t relevant in this case.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Parents who filed a lawsuit over death of their son following a deer-hunting accident lost their appeal in the Supreme Court of Mississippi against the retailer that sold the tree stand and fall-arrest system used during the incident.
COLUMBUS, OH (Legal Newsline) – Forty-three male sexual assault survivors who allegedly suffered abuse at the hands of former Ohio State University physician Richard Strauss are now suing over what they claim was a failure on the part of the school to inform and protect students from what the lawsuit terms a “monster."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – After losing their attempt at class certification in a lower court, the plaintiffs prevailed in the Supreme Court of Arkansas as the higher court reversed the denial on Nov. 14.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Fitbit is facing a lawsuit filed by Walgreens alleging it has breached its guaranteed-sale basis agreement with the drug store chain for its personal fitness body tracking electronic products.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The former director of nursing for emergency and trauma services at a Washington, D.C. hospital alleges she was fired for reporting unlawful Medicare and Medicaid billing practices.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – BNSF Railway alleges 15 California counties are assessing it a higher property tax rate than other commercial and industrial property owners in violation of federal law.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The operators of several dialysis clinics and kidney care facilities in California and throughout the U.S. are challenging the state's newly enacted Assembly Bill 290, which regulates dialysis reimbursement.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - ExxonMobil has asked the judge who heard New York’s highly publicized climate lawsuit against it to issue a ruling saying the state failed to prove its securities fraud claims at trial, hoping to defuse copycat lawsuits by Massachusetts and other plaintiffs across the country accusing ExxonMobil of manipulating public opinion about global warming.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The president of the American Tort Reform Association told members of Congress on Tuesday that litigation could get out of hand unless federal regulators adopt a commonsense, fair approach to dealing with the PFAS chemicals that activists claim are poisoning the nation’s water supplies.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) – On Nov. 12, the Supreme Court of Colorado ruled against a group of doctors whom the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) referred to the Colorado Medical Board over suspicions that they were not properly certifying patients for the use of medical marijuana.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – While a welding company claims a group of people suing it should not have been certified as a class, the Supreme Court of Arkansas disagreed and affirmed the ruling that green-lighted the class in the lawsuit on Nov. 14.