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  • Federal judge nixes loss of consortium claims when asbestos exposure occurred pre-marriage

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois federal judge has ruled that loss of consortium claims in asbestos cases are not appropriate if the asbestos exposure occurred before the plaintiffs got married, meaning the defendant owes no duty to the asbestos victim’s spouse. Judge Robert W....

  • Study: U.S. SC rulings pose challenge to some in life sciences industry trying to obtain patents

    SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A study released last month shows that two U.S. Supreme Court rulings have made it more difficult for companies in the life sciences industry to obtain patents. Bloomberg BNA and law firm Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP, in conjunction with the...

  • Iowa magazine seller banned from telemarketing

    Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a court order on Monday against an Urbandale magazine sales operator that bans the company from telemarketing to Iowans and calling consumers in any state from Iowa. Legion Marketing Services LLC and...

  • Apple, AGs propose $400M settlement over eBooks

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a proposed $400 million multi-state settlement on Wednesday with Apple Inc. that would resolve allegations of price-fixing its electronic books (eBooks). In July 2013, a U.S. District Court found...

  • N.J. issues 68 notices of violation to contractors

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced on Wednesday that his Division of Consumer Affairs issued notices of violation to 68 home improvement contractors based on complaints and referrals by New Jersey consumers. The notices of...

  • Bost outraises Enyart in the 12th Congressional District; Observer opines that GOP candidate has a shot

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – If Democratic voter turnout is low in the Democratically-leaning 12th Congressional District this November, a long-time Republican lawmaker from southern Illinois has a shot at winning, says a political observer. David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon...

  • Jury awards asbestos plaintiff $9.3M; Defendant takes issue with punitive damages award

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A valve manufacturer is seeking a new trial after a Massachusetts jury awarded more than $9 million to a claimant represented by an asbestos trust, arguing that the trial court erred when it excluded any mention of the family’s prior state court trial or the...

  • N.J. judge awards $90.5M to 11 families in asbestos default judgments

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey judge has awarded $90.5 million for pain and suffering to the families of 11 people who allegedly died as a result of asbestos exposure from the Johns Manville insulation plant. Judge Ana Viscomi of the Superior Court of Middlesex County...

  • Patent licensing company launches campaign against demand letters

    PLANO, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based patent licensing company is taking aim at “extortionist” demand letters sent by so-called patent “trolls.” On Monday, Conversant Intellectual Property Management launched what it describes as an “educational campaign” against the...

  • Federal Circuit rules against Acacia subsidiary in case over ‘device profile’ patent

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled last week that a device profile patent asserted by the subsidiary of one of the country’s leading licensing companies is invalid. In Digitech Image Technologies LLC v. Electronics For Imaging Inc., the...

  • IL13 race: Incumbent Davis continues to outraise former Madison County judge

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois, continues to outraise former Madison County judge Ann Callis so far in the 2014 election cycle, boasting a war chest double in size to that of his Democratic opponent’s. Callis stepped down from a 19-year career on...

  • Mo. AG suing 16 home remodeling companies

    Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster took legal action on Tuesday against 16 home remodeling companies for allegedly defrauding consumers who hired them for remodeling or repair projects. Koster filed lawsuits against 14 companies, entered...

  • Ark. AG settles with National Police Defense Foundation

    McDaniel LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced a settlement on Tuesday with a New Jersey-based charity that allegedly misled Arkansas donors. The National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF) retained USA Publishing Group Inc. to solicit...

  • Mass. window company settles Prevailing Wage Law allegations

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $109,000 agreement on Tuesday with an Easthampton window company to resolve allegations it violated the state’s Prevailing Wage Law. R&R Window Contractors Inc. allegedly failed to pay...

  • Coakley files lawsuit over asbestos removal

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against an Oxford-based environmental company that allegedly failed to follow proper procedures and safety precautions related to asbestos-containing materials. Patriots...



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