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  • St. Louis growing into a destination for asbestos claims, attorneys say

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Two asbestos attorneys discussed at a conference on Thursday how St. Louis has grown in recent years as a more attractive asbestos jurisdiction. During the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Conference in St. Louis, asbestos attorneys Lindsay Dibler and Melissa Crowe...

  • CPAs file class action against U.S. over IRS user fees

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two certified public accountants have filed a class action lawsuit against the United States, claiming the Internal Revenue Service’s regulations requiring tax preparers to pay annual fees to the agency. Adam Steele and Brittany Montrois claim as...

  • Mo. judge critical of summary judgment arguments in asbestos case

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri federal judge has ruled that no case law and only one paragraph supporting a defendant’s argument for summary judgment is not sufficient to win summary judgment in an asbestos lawsuit. Judge Greg Kays filed the order denying the motion for summary...

  • FedEx settles class action over meal breaks for $2.1 million

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – FedEx has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $2.1 million after class members claimed it failed to provide California employees with meal break and rest periods. The settlement agreement provides for $2.1 million as the gross settlement...

  • Illinois Civil Justice League to examine qualifications of sitting judges

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Civil Justice League has announced a new initiative in hopes of better educating the electorate about choices for judge in the upcoming general election. The initiative, called “Judges: Good and Bad-You Can’t Afford to be Indifferent,” will...

  • Michigan Chamber endorses three candidates for high court

    LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has announced its endorsement of three candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court. The Michigan Chamber is backing incumbent justices David F. Viviano and Brian K. Zahra and Kent County Circuit Court Judge James Robert Redford,...

  • Federal court rules in favor of P&G in patent infringement case over Whitestrips

    CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Last week, a federal judge sided with consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble in a patent infringement lawsuit the company filed over its popular Crest Whitestrips. In July 2012, P&G filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern...

  • Extent of rejections, pulled allowances following Alice unknown; U.S. PTO says it can’t provide figures

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says it is doing its best to handle the implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International and CLS Services Ltd. But it’s not without its critics – mainly...

  • First documents filed pursuant to unsealing order in Garlock bankruptcy case

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The debtors in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceeding filed the first wave of documents on Monday in response to Judge George Hodges’s unsealing order. The debtors – which include Garlock, Garrison Litigation Management Group and The Anchor...

  • Mich. AG files class action against propane company

    Schuette LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette reached a settlement agreement with Ferrellgas and also filed a separate class action lawsuit against propane retailer AmeriGas on Monday following his office’s ongoing investigation into hundreds of...

  • Philly education company accused of illegal business practices

    Kane HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – The Bureau of Consumer Protection in Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office recently filed a lawsuit against a Philadelphia-based online education company based on allegations that its business model is deceptive and harms...

  • Mass. AG says funeral home mishandled human bodies

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a lawsuit on Friday against a former South Hadley funeral home and its funeral director alleging the mishandling of human bodies and misappropriation of consumer deposits for future funeral...

  • Fla. AG suing Miami-Dade County pool company

    Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi recently filed a lawsuit against Genie Pools Florida Inc. and two of its principal owners, Gabriel E. Guardia and Liz M. Guardia, alleging deceptive and unfair business practices. According to an investigation...

  • Power company to refund $46M to settle lawsuits by Ill. AG

    Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) announced a $46.2 million settlement on Thursday with Commonwealth Edison in response to two lawsuits filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan in 2008 and 2010 challenging its rates. Refund rates will be...

  • Company sues Apple over FaceTime technology

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York-based company that “builds and protects innovation” has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc. over its FaceTime technology. ITUS Corp.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Secure Web Conference Corp., claims in its five-page complaint filed last week that...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

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    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...

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