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  • Judge sides with Legal Newsline, overturns sealing of fraud evidence against asbestos attorneys

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly one year after Legal Newsline filed a motion to keep the bankruptcy estimation trial of Garlock Sealing Technologies open to the public, a federal judge has ruled that evidence that alleged fraud on the part of asbestos attorneys should not have been...

  • Crane Co. granted summary judgment based on bare metal defense

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia judge has granted summary judgment for Crane Co. in an asbestos lawsuit, concluding that general knowledge, or speculator assumptions, is insufficient to defeat the defendant’s motion. Judge Michael L. Karpf delivered the July 21 decision in the...

  • ‘Every exposure’ theory rejected in La. asbestos case

    SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana federal judge has rejected the “every exposure” theory in an asbestos lawsuit and granted summary judgment to four defendants, concluding that the plaintiffs’ expert’s testimony is “internally inconsistent.” Judge Tom Stagg delivered...

  • Sony agrees to $15M settlement in data breach class action; $2.75M for attorneys

    SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Sony has agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit regarding its 2011 data breach. PlayStation Network claimants who did not participate in the “Welcome Back” package offered to PSN accountholders are eligible to...

  • Coakley reaches $50,000 agreement with travel company

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday a $50,000 settlement with an Illinois-based travel company and its principals, resolving allegations they used high-pressure sales tactics to sell vacation club memberships. Coakley Travel Services...

  • Vermont AG files lawsuit against Dollar Tree chain

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell said Tuesday his office is suing a Virginia-based national discount chain for allegedly violating a 2010 settlement by continuing to sell jewelry. Sorrell In 2010, Sorrell’s office reached a settlement with...

  • Pennsylvania AG obtains injunction against hearing aid fitter

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday her office has obtained a preliminary injunction a New Oxford hearing aid fitter who allegedly continued to operate with a suspended license. Kane Timothy Rooney was a registered hearing aid...

  • Tentative settlement reached in W.Va. water crisis case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A tentative settlement has been reached in 24 lawsuits involving Freedom Industries regarding the January chemical leak that affected nine West Virginia counties. The more than $2.9 million, which will be held in a trust by Freedom pending Bankruptcy...

  • Law professor: Federal patent reform ‘certainly’ not going away

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Though one federal bill aimed at combating so-called “patent trolls” failed to make it out of a U.S. Senate committee in May, one legal expert says patent reform is nowhere near dead. Adam Mossoff, a law professor at George Mason University and senior scholar...

  • Med-mal caps in the crosshairs as trial lawyers attack California’s landmark act

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A landmark act constraining the amount of money plaintiffs attorneys and their clients can reap from medical malpractice lawsuits has come under fire by California trial lawyers – an expensive battle that may end up spreading to other states. Enacted in...

  • Personal injury lawyer spends another million on Davis’ campaign for Texas governor

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Over the past few months, personal injury trial lawyers Steve and Amber Mostyn continued to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign coffers of state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. Davis, who will face Attorney General Greg...

  • Hotwire settles class action lawsuit for $130,000

    OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Hotwire  has agreed to settle a class action against it alleging the company misled its customers by providing an estimated price for international vehicle rentals that did not include insurance fees or taxes. Class members made reservations through...

  • Republican AGs rejoice at Obamacare ruling

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion Tuesday that held a part of President Barack Obama’s health care plan is invalid. Circuit Judge Thomas B. Griffith and Senior Judge A. Raymond Randolph voted in the...

  • W.V. AG endorses Mooney for Congress

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – A Republican nominee running for Congress has received an endorsement from West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. On May 13, Alex Mooney beat out a crowded field of Republican to win his party’s nomination to run for the state’s Second...

  • Pennsylvania AG sues two online furniture retailers

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Friday a lawsuit against two Philadelphia-based online furniture retailers and their owners after they allegedly failed to deliver orders. Kane MIG Enterprises Inc., doing business as Furniture XO;...



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