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  • Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Missouri's attorney general on Monday,...

  • Boston City Council members weigh $25K pay raise

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Council members kicked off a discussion Monday on possibly giving themselves each a $25,000 raise to bring their salaries more in line with their counterparts in New York and other major U.S. cities, even as questions arise over whether the proposal violates...

  • Supreme Court stops start of Ohio early voting

    The Supreme Court handed Ohio Republicans an early election victory Monday when it halted the state's early voting program hours before it was to begin.

  • California’s AG shrugs off notion of succeeding Holder

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – With her Nov. 4 victory all but secured, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party, says she’s staying focused on remaining the state’s chief lawyer. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation,...

  • Study examining defensive medicine costs fuels med-mal cap debate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Southern California columnist who calls the savings from tort reform “mythical” is pointing to a new study examining the costs of defensive medicine to support his argument. However, two California legal watchdog groups say the facts expel the myths....

  • Suit: Papa John's fired worker with Down syndrome

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal agency is accusing Papa John's Pizza of breaking the law when they fired a Utah employee with Down syndrome. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Monday that it had filed suit against the company and is seeking back pay and damages for...

  • NYPD custody death goes to grand jury

    NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has begun deciding whether there should be criminal charges in the case of an unarmed man who died while being arrested by New York City police. Police union officials said the grand jury began hearing evidence on Monday in the death of Eric Garner. The proceedings...

  • No trends in asbestos replacement part cases, attorneys from both sides say

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – As more asbestos defendants seek bankruptcy protection, replacement part lawsuits have become more common in asbestos litigation – but two attorneys agree there seems to be no trend as states rule down the middle on the subject. Asbestos attorneys Tobin Taylor...

  • Study: Patent trolls, which tend to go after cash-rich companies, will hurt the economy

    DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A recent study has found that companies that sue other companies that make goods or products, but don’t manufacture anything themselves, are a threat to innovation and the economy in the United States. Gurun The paper, “Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted...

  • Medicare set-asides can protect attorneys in settled asbestos cases, attorney advises

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Just as jury verdicts take medical expenses into consideration in asbestos lawsuits, set-asides for medical expenses can also be important when settling cases, a settlement expert recently said. Clayton Starnes, Vice President of Business Development of Shapiro...

  • Another class action filed against Pixar, others alleging Sherman Act violations

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is suing Pixar after she claims it violated the Sherman Act by entering into anti-solicitation and compensation-suppressing agreements with other animation studios. The genesis of the anti-solicitation and compensation-suppressing...

  • Marijuana industry makes political donations

    DENVER (AP) — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political...

  • Attorney: Texas asbestos decision ‘absolutely not’ gaining traction in other jurisdictions

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Texas defense attorney recently said that as asbestos litigation changes, the laws governing legal causation must also change – and the recent Bostic decision from the Texas Supreme Court is a prime example of that change despite the fact that it is not having a...

  • Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

    EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize's life revolved around water. The boat captain worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and when he wasn't operating a boat, he was working on them and around the dock. But when Dize got sick and sued his employer in 2008, claiming a boat maintenance...

  • Cuban American attorneys aid unaccompanied minors

    MIAMI (AP) — The Cuban American Bar Association is lending its expertise to the growing number of unaccompanied minors headed to immigration court in Florida. The group has mobilized attorney from across the state since the program began last spring, but association attorney Ricardo...



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