ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has affirmed the decision of a lower court’s ruling that IESI MD Corp. be awarded summary judgment in an overtime pay dispute with an employee.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - More than 500 cities and counties opted out of the unprecedented “negotiation class” proposed by plaintiff lawyers to settle sprawling opioid litigation, leaving 98% of the 34,458 U.S. cities and counties technically still in the class.
PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has both upheld a $70 million compensatory damages award given to a Tennessee plaintiff in a case tied to the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, and set the stage for another fight on punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson – which recently yielded a historic $8 billion verdict in a Philadelphia courtroom, in another action.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the dismissal of a New Jersey man's lawsuit over the condition of a vehicle he purchased from a California seller because of lack of personal jurisdiction.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled that municipal courts do have jurisdiction to enforce civil penalties in a lawsuit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under the Spill Compensation and Control Act.
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.
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.