SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Utah reversed a lower court's decision in a malpractice suit filed against an attorney by two clients who alleged they lost the opportunity to collect more than $700,000 in a bankruptcy proceeding because the attorney failed to file the claim in a timely manner.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An Ocean County judge was out of line when he knocked a plaintiff's attorneys fees from about $1.7 million down to $359,000 in a fee-dispute between an Illinois-based law firm and its former client, a New Jersey appeals court ruled earlier this month.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A woman severely injured in a hit-and-run involving a stolen cab almost 10 years ago can take the taxi company back to court following a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that the company can he held liable for her life-altering injuries.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – An easement dispute over almost 100 acres in Warren County, Mississippi, is on its way back to a chancery court after the state's highest court ruled an Arkansas-based sand company had not been properly heard during a preliminary hearing.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Late fees, attorney’s fees and other costs collected from tenants as “additional rent” can be barred in New Jersey's rent-controlled cities, according to a recently published superior court decision.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court ruled earlier this month that a law firm can represent itself in a malpractice case in which a former client claims she lost a $102 million child-abuse verdict on appeal over its allegedly bad advice.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A Connecticut couple who were investors in a company that operated a pizzeria and bar in New York City are claiming a New York attorney and other fellow investors attempted to illegally seize control of the company and file vexatious suits against them as part of a years-long vendetta.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles-based commercial litigator says that last month's California Supreme Court ruling that helps class action lawyers get their classes certified is consistent with how federal courts handle the same issue.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – In its majority opinion, the Court of Appeals of Maryland recently stated that a lower court did not abuse its discretion in a case involving a $7.2 million jury award to a former Honeywell employee who claims he was was injured because of asbestos exposure and affirmed the judgment.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware has upheld a Superior Court's decision that an Ohio man suing Ford Motor Co., Goodyear and others over his alleged exposure to asbestos must offer expert medical evidence that attributed his exposure to his contracting mesothelioma.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled that the $1.8 million in damages awarded to a woman who was injured by a thrown glass bottle while riding on a New Jersey Transit bus should remain with no need for a new trial.
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Bayer will not comment on "rumors and speculation," the company said following a report that it has proposed a multibillion-dollar global settlement over claims that the use of its weedkiller causes cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its plan to stop false labeling and provide accurate risk information to consumers regarding the chemical glyphosate, most commonly known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.
BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Bridgestone Americas, along with several other companies and the Jefferson County Texas Drainage District that have a cooperative interest in the remediation of Texas' Star Lake Canal Superfund Site, are suing the current owner and former operators of an adjacent refinery for contamination cleanup costs.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors left little doubt he supports a plan developed by private lawyers to assemble an unprecedented “negotiating class” consisting of every city and county in the U.S.