New England supermarket chain Market Basket has avoided a $500,000 jury award to a woman who injured herself in one of its stores, as a Massachusetts Appeals Court panel ruled Monday that a judge was within her discretion to grant a new trial after allegedly improper statements by the woman’s lawyer during closing arguments.
The U.S. judiciary has pushed back the date it is expecting to run out of money over the government shutdown to next week, increasing the chances that the impasse will resolve before courts may have to start cutting staff and delaying litigation.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. should have to pay for injuries sustained by a Colorado family when the battery of a Galaxy S7 cellphone produced by the Korean electronics maker allegedly overheated and caught fire, according to a complaint removed to federal court on Friday.
A Massachusetts appeals court on Monday revived a suit accusing a nursing home of failing to diagnose a man’s bacterial infection that purportedly contributed to his death, saying a medical expert plausibly opined that the hospital’s treatment breached the standard of care.
Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. and the Rockefeller Foundation, accused of participating in controversial syphilis experiments in Guatemala during the 1940s and 1950s, failed to show that their status as corporations protects them from liability under the Alien Tort Statute, a Maryland federal judge said Thursday.
The Sixth Circuit on Friday refused to toss a suit alleging Michigan state officials and the city of Flint violated the bodily integrity of residents by exposing them to contaminated water, although it nixed certain claims against other officials.
A California appeals court on Thursday cleared LA Fitness in a suit accusing the fitness club chain of being responsible for the death of a bicyclist struck by an employee sent home for being high on drugs, saying the club can’t be held legally responsible.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday sent some of a deceased woman’s estate’s claims against a nursing home to arbitration, finding that the woman’s husband had the authority to sign an arbitration agreement on behalf of his wife when she was admitted to the facility.
A Pennsylvania court on Friday refused to hold that a state-managed medical malpractice insurance fund must cover a hospital’s costs to defend a lawsuit accusing it of negligently leaving a surgical sponge inside a patient for eight years, saying it is unclear based on the current record whether the coverage is available.
A Florida federal judge entered judgment Friday in favor of Carnival Corp. in a negligence suit brought by a passenger's widower, ruling the cruise line should not be held liable for the death of a woman who fell overboard because it had not been put on notice that she was dangerously intoxicated.
The mother of a deceased minor league basketball player on Thursday urged a Michigan federal court not to move her case against the Detroit Pistons, the NBA and others over her son’s death from a heart attack during a game, even though some defendants have asked to move it closer to where the death occurred.
Massachusetts’ top court on Friday ruled that a nonresident can be sued in a Bay State court if served with a complaint while knowingly and voluntarily in the state, clarifying a previously unaddressed jurisdictional question and reviving a suit over a college softball hazing incident.
A California appeals court on Thursday refused to add $2.3 million in prejudgment interest to a $5.6 million verdict won by an aspiring attorney whose schooling was derailed after a botched surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, ruling the woman’s offer to settle the case before trial wasn’t made in good faith.
Former National Hockey League player Michael Peluso hit the New Jersey Devils on Thursday with a lawsuit in New Jersey federal court alleging the team concealed the risk of long-term neurological problems if he suffered further head injuries, a few months after a Minnesota federal judge said Peluso could not pursue similar claims in that state.
A plastic surgery clinic is seeking to disqualify a Michigan federal judge in a suit accusing a doctor and the clinic of botching a woman's breast augmentation procedure, saying the judge played favorites by giving the woman a legal "road map" to preserve certain claims.
A North Dakota federal judge ruled Thursday that Great West Casualty Co. has no duty to defend or indemnify an Exxon Mobil Corp. unit or two contractors against lawsuits filed by a pair of workers who were injured in a fire near a fracking well, finding that a policy exclusion for injuries stemming from fracking operations clearly bars coverage.
A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday ordered senior officials at the state’s Department of Corrections to comply with the terms of a settlement over health care at a women’s prison, citing the deaths of four women since the agreement was approved in 2016.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit brought against the Kansas City Chiefs by a former player's ex-wife alleging concussions he sustained from playing hurt their relationship, finding that she cannot claim she informally opted out of a 2015 settlement the NFL had reached with players in multidistrict litigation.
A Texas appeals court has revived a woman’s claim that chemicals leaking from a passing truck onto the hood of her car caused a host of medical problems for her and her children, overturning a previous summary judgment ruling in favor of an oil recycling company.
An Illinois physician suing a doctor of the same name for allegedly stealing his reputation as a pain specialist to run a “pill mill” that led to the “impostor’s” indictment shot back on Wednesday against the defendant doctor’s bid to dismiss the suit, saying his claims are rock solid.
Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.
Autonomous vehicles present a number of challenges to the United Kingdom's product liability legal framework, especially with regard to the vehicles' heavy reliance on software, consumers' expectations of safety and the need for compliance with varying local traffic rules, says Michaela Herron of Bristows LLP.
Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Despite the Florida Supreme Court’s consistency with 80 years of precedent in its latest bad faith ruling, Harvey v. Geico, the dissenting opinions — and recent commentary — predict that “mere negligence has now become bad faith” and warn of fabricated claims and market chaos. Stephen Marino and Benjamin Hassebrock of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin PA disagree.
With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game, and journalism trends.
Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.