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  • Judge allows Garlock to produce asbestos claimants’ info in response to subpoena

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – On Monday, Bankruptcy Judge George Hodges denied an emergency motion by the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants seeking to prevent the debtors in the Garlock Sealing Technologies Bankruptcy Proceeding from producing specific data from the...

  • Hyundai named in class action alleging Santa Fe vehicles defective

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Hyundai after owners of the 2010-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe claim Hyundai knew about a stalling defect on the vehicles, but waited years to issue a recall. Julia Reniger and Greg Bataglia claim the stalling defect...

  • Lowe’s agrees to $9.5 million settlement with HR managers

    TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Lowe’s has agreed to pay $9.5 million to end a class action lawsuit alleging its human resources managers were not classified as managers and were exempt from overtime pay requirements. Lizeth Lytle and Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. entered into the...

  • Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of...

  • Chris McDaniel's court date may come too late to matter

    The Mississippi state senator, who lost a Republican primary runoff to Sen. Thad Cochran in late June, will get a hearing on his legal challenge on Sept. 16 -- just four days before absentee voting begins in the general election. 

  • Baron & Budd among asbestos firms donating to state races

    DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – All across the nation, state candidates on every level are benefiting financially from the nation’s leading asbestos litigation firms. Although based in Dallas, the Baron & Budd law firm and its attorneys have donated thousands of dollars to several out-of-state...

  • Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has sought input on a modified risk...

  • Texas company drops case against Apple over touchscreen patent

    MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based company that sued Apple in federal court earlier this year has since dropped its case against the maker of the popular iPhone and iPad. Hilltop Technology LLC filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in...

  • Plaintiff provided no ‘specific examples’ in class action against Apple, judge rules

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against Apple for its allegedly “clearly defective” Maps application has been dismissed by a California federal judge. “Plaintiff’s complaint alleges that through its marketing and advertising campaigns for...

  • Former smoker’s award won’t be reduced in Md. asbestos case

    BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland’s highest court has ruled that a trial court properly rejected a defendant’s request to have the jury apportion damages in an asbestos case involving a former smoker. Judge Clayton Greene, Jr. delivered the opinion on July 21 in the Court of Appeals...

  • Ill. Republican Party blasts Callis campaign for ‘manhandling’ protestors

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Video footage of an Ann Callis campaign staffer physically grabbing and removing a protestor has surfaced, prompting the right to call foul. Callis stepped down from a 19-year career on the bench last year to make a bid for the 13th Congressional District....

  • Vitaminwater agrees to settle class action alleging misleading labels

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against the Coca Cola Company and Energy Brands Inc. alleging Glaceau Vitaminwater was deceptively marketed has been settled. The settlement will include changes to Vitaminwater’s labeling and marketing, which will benefit all class members...

  • US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems

    DETROIT (AP) — An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in January after getting complaints of malfunctions that reduced power-assisted...

  • EPA again shows ‘disregard’ for rule of law, 13 AGs say

    Morrisey CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday that outlined further legal objections to the agency’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. Morrisey and...

  • Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week. SB270 failed Monday on a 37-33 vote that crossed party lines after an hour-long debate...



From the Weekly Standard

  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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