LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A group of online travel companies, including Hotels.com and Travelocity.com, recently lost its appeal before the Arkansas Supreme Court because the class action against it led by the city of North Little Rock and an ad agency isn't yet final.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Libel allegations against now-former Democrat Nevada U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen by her Republican rival in the 2016 race Danny Tarkanian are pretty much done following the state Supreme Court's decision last month to dismiss the case.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The case of a Texas town's fired secretary who claimed she lost her job for reporting open meetings violations is on its way back to an appeals court following a Texas Supreme Court ruling last month.
CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court recently declined to revive a woman's personal injury case against a Hudson County town and a Hackensack water company over a 2014 fall in the town.
SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has sued Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn consumers about asbestos in its iconic Baby Powder even as J&J is on a winning streak convincing judges and juries that the central allegation in the state’s case is untrue.
GEORGETOWN, Del. (Legal Newsline) – An India-based biotechnology company and an UK-based biopharmaceutical business won't be seeing each other in court this month after a Delaware judge ruled the plaintiff in the case took too long to file its original suit.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Common-law claims for being wrongfully fired after refusing to take a drug and alcohol test as required by state law won't fly in Iowa, the state's Supreme Court ruled last month.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A contract dispute over electronic bingo equipment between two Michigan gaming companies and a Minnesota video game business is on its way back to the Genesee Circuit Court to rethink its earlier $2.3 million judgment in the case.
CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court recently declined to revive the gender-based harassment lawsuit against a vocational-technical public high school, ruling a new trial in the dismissed case was unwarranted.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia Senate study committee charged with drawing up a plan to reduce the cost of doing business in Georgia has released its report with its recommendations to "safeguard and balance" the state's civil litigation system.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Michigan Court of Appeals last week decided in favor of Ford Motor Co., reversing a decision of the Wayne County Third Circuit Court (Detroit) and remanding for further proceedings a lawsuit brought against Ford over allegations of faulty transmissions.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man who alleges he paid $95,000 in a scam using the Publishers Clearing House's (PCH) name alleges he was targeted because his personal information was obtained from PCH.
DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is facing a suit filed by a certified contract adviser who represented NFL players such as Frank Clark, Kyle Nelson and Devon Kennard over allegations of harassment and interference with his business interests.
ST. LOUIS - A jury on Friday decided that Johnson & Johnson was not responsible for development of a St. Louis woman’s stage-two ovarian cancer from the use of its baby powder, which the plaintiff alleged had been contaminated with asbestos.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 3, the Indiana Supreme Court determined that a nonsolicitation clause in a noncompete agreement is too broad to be enforced in a dispute with a company and its former employee.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Karen McDougal, who alleged a years-long extramarital affair with President Donald Trump, is suing Fox News over allegations of slander after one of its hosts allegedly falsely stated that she committed extortion against Trump.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan upped the ante in the litigation war against the opioid industry, suing the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors under a law written to strip assets from criminal drug dealers.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware has ruled that Ford Motor Co.'s appeal that a $40.6 million ruling in an asbestos case was excessive has merit and has remanded the case back to a lower court for a new trial or remittitur.
DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Christiana Care Health Services Inc. was released from any liability when the woman suing it over allegations of medical negligence signed on to a settlement agreement, the Supreme Court of Delaware ruled on Dec. 2.