NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York taxpayers might want a refund on their $500,000 investment in a $1,050-an-hour expert after the judge hearing the state’s closely watched climate lawsuit against ExxonMobil repeatedly interrupted his testimony with skeptical questions about his methodology and assumptions.
Compounding the state’s problems is a series of courtroom miscues by its lawyers that have led Supreme Court Judge Barry Ostrager to criticize and belittle them multiple times since trial began Oct. 22.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – While a summary disposition in favor of a primary-care physician and the physician’s assistant was affirmed in a widow’s medical malpractice lawsuit, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the ruling regarding a cardiologist in the case.
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) — On Oct. 16, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire reversed in part a ruling in a suit filed by a nurse who slipped and fell in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) parking lot.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – On Oct. 23, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware ruled the McWane doctrine had no place in a case between previously linked companies over transactions of assets.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Georgia determined a provision in a tenant/landlord lease doesn’t apply to a resident’s premises liability lawsuit after she suffered an injury on the property.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A Pocatello/Chubbock School District No. 25 parent was denied class certification in his lawsuit against the school district over allegations the district charged students illegal fees.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Idaho on Oct. 18 reversed a ruling that dismissed a woman's suit over allegations that the Idaho State Police and Payette County destroyed evidence before she could file a lawsuit against them over her father's death.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A summary disposition ruling against Detroit Transportation Corp. was reversed in a negligence case that involved a man’s fatal fall between two trains at the Detroit People Mover’s Times Square Station in Detroit.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A former Ohio judge accused of wrongdoing, including allegations of sexual misconduct, lost his appeal of a suspension and other consequences against him in the Ohio Supreme Court on Oct. 10.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a change of venue in a defamation case where an investigative team took to a docuseries to suggest a woman murdered her husband after the death was ruled an accident 40 years prior.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A janitorial company’s appeal against the city of Newark, New Jersey in a case concerning a bidding process was considered moot by the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division on Oct. 9.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A historic civil trial in New York Supreme Court opened Tuesday to decide if oil conglomerate Exxon allegedly deceived its own stockholders – understating the future risks of stricter government regulation and increasing costs to develop fossil fuels – in order to prop up market shares and maintain economic viability.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Post-judgment interest on a $49.5 million judgment in IBM’s case with the state of Indiana runs from the judgment on remand, not from the date of the original 2012 judgment, Indiana's Supreme Court ruled.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Kansas Supreme Court reversed a ruling in favor of the city of Overland Park, Kansas amid a family’s lawsuit against the city over allegations of negligence after agents with a bonds company forced themselves into the residents’ home.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newline) – Ruling that the danger of cherries on a grocery store's floor was open and obvious, the State of Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed summary disposition for Kroger in a customer’s lawsuit over a slip in a store on Oct. 10.