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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia Uber driver alleges that the ride-hailing service orchestrated a "bait and switch scheme" to attract drivers of higher-end luxury vehicles with UberBlack and then added a newer, cheaper service, UberX.
BOSTON (Legal Nesline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court has upheld the Civil Service Commission's decision that the positive result of an applicant's hair drug test was not justification enough to bypass him for employment with the Boston Police Department.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – On Nov. 1, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland reversed a $500,000 economic damages award for a woman who said she had lost her late daughter’s services with household chores.
DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Iowa vacated an appeals court’s decision that denied the plaintiff’s motion for mistrial and granted her motion for a new trial solely against another defendant in a case over a collision between a motorcycle and a tractor.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Fast-food chain Wendy’s was sued after one of its burgers caused extensive damages to a customer’s tooth. but it was the woman’s lawyer who caused controversy - according to the Massachusetts Court of Appeals, which still left open the possibility of a mistrial.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma’s landmark verdict in its opioid case against Johnson & Johnson does not mean the company must pump billions of dollars into the state over the next 30 years, a judge ruled Friday.
New York’s surprising decision to drop half its case against ExxonMobil in the closing arguments of a closely watched trial over climate-fraud claims was unusual and probably indicates the state never had the evidence it needed, said an experienced litigator who has handled environmental lawsuits for government clients.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Fighting has erupted among creditors in the multibillion-dollar Purdue Pharma bankruptcy, as attorneys representing individual claimants and other creditors object to paying millions of dollars in fees to private lawyers representing governmental claimants - including thousands of municipalities with federal lawsuits against the opioid industry.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California resident and New Jersey resident have initiated a lawsuit against Old Navy claiming its discounts and "reference prices" are false and misleading to consumers.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Court of Chancery has denied ITG Brand’s motion for partial final judgment and its motion for certification of an interlocutory appeal in its suit against Reynolds American Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – After deciding that a radiology technologist (RT) is qualified to give an opinion in a medical malpractice case, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed and remanded summary judgment for St. Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville Inc. on Oct. 29.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – On Oct. 31, the Supreme Court of Kentucky dismissed a lawsuit against a Lexington company that raised biblical principals in its decision to refuse to print T-shirts for a local Pride festival.