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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge: Company's Experts Can Rely On Depositions From Deceased Residents

MADISON, Wis. - A federal judge in Wisconsin presiding over a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act lawsuit on April 16 ruled that expert witnesses for Northern States Power Co. can rely on deposition testimony from four deceased Ashland, Wis., residents to support their...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Partial Conditional Certification Granted In Time Warner Sales Agents' Wage Suit

SAN ANTONIO - A Texas federal judge on April 16 partially granted a motion for conditional certification of a collective action and authorization for notice in a wage lawsuit brought by Time Warner Cable inbound sales agents (Abbie Garcia, et al. v. TWC Administration, LLC, d/b/a Time Warner Cable, No...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Excludes Acute Stress Disorder Testimony In Trial Of Fugitive Felon

SCRANTON, Pa. - Because a doctor could not testify with sufficient certainty that a plaintiff suffered from acute stress disorder (ASD) at the time he failed to report for a prison sentence, a Pennsylvania federal judge on April 20 granted the government's motion to exclude his testimony (United...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Logix Group Files Appeal Of ICC Award In Delhi High Court

ST MARTIN'S, Guernsey - A trust on April 21 announced that a company has filed an appeal of an international arbitration award with an India court.

Mealey's Labor & Employment - Alaska High Court: Police Standards Council Decision Is Entitled To Deference

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A decision by the Alaska Police Standards Council to revoke an officer's police certificate is entitled to deference, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled April 17 (Alaska Police Standards Council v. Lance Parcell, No. S-15364, Alaska Sup.; 2015 Alas. LEXIS 40).

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - GM Must Produce Some Documents, Can Retrieve Others, MDL Judge Rules

NEW YORK - The federal judge overseeing the multidistrict ignition switch litigation against General Motors LLC (GM) entered an order April 17 requiring GM to produce documents already turned over to governmental agencies and Congress but allowing the automaker to retrieve any documents that were inadvertently...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Parties Reach $30M Settlement In Securities Class Action Lawsuit

NEW YORK - Shareholders and an electronic manufacturing services provider and certain of its executive officers have agreed to a $30 million settlement on claims that the defendants misrepresented the company's earnings, profitability and financial outlook in violation of federal securities laws...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Minnesota Appellate Panel: Purchased Car Wash Code Is Not A Gift Certificate

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A code redeemable for a car wash purchased along with gas at a fuel and convenience store is not equivalent to a gift certificate under Minnesota Statutes, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled April 20, upholding the dismissal of a purchaser's class complaint (Donald R. Wells, et...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - PCA Says It Will Consider China's Position Paper As Pleas On Jurisdiction

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - After the People's Republic of China failed to respond to arbitration commenced by the Republic of the Philippines in relation to a maritime dispute, a tribunal for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on April 21 ordered that it will consider communications, including...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Class Certification Denied In Suit Over Translating Driver's License Exam

HONOLULU - A Hawaii federal judge on April 20 declined to grant class certification in a lawsuit accusing the state of improperly denying access to driver's license exams for people with limited English proficiency (Faith Action for Community Equity, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al., No. 13-450...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Summary Judgment, Daubert Motions Partly Granted In Securities Audit Dispute

PHILADELPHIA - Disposing of two of a plaintiff's claims against an accounting firm, a Pennsylvania federal judge on April 20 granted in part the defendant's summary judgment, while mostly denying its motion to exclude the opinions of the plaintiff's expert witness in a lawsuit over securities...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - ICSID Issues Order In Investment Dispute Over Property Rights In Costa Rica

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on April 21 released its first procedural order in a case filed by investors against the Republic of Costa Rica in relation to the alleged expropriation of beachfront property, establishing guidelines for the proceedings...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge: Denial Of Class Status In Halliburton Radioactive Waste Lawsuit Stands

OKLAHOMA CITY - The federal judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by Oklahoma residents who contend that they were injured from exposure to radioactive waste from a chemical plant operated by Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI) on April 21 denied the residents' motion to reconsider her denial...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 1st Circuit Vacates Ruling For State In Foster Kids' Suit Over Treatment

BOSTON - The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 21 vacated a ruling in favor of the State of Rhode Island in a lawsuit filed on behalf of foster children who allege that the state's failures left them exposed to an unreasonable risk of harm (Danny B., by next of friend Gregory C. Elliott...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - ICC Issues Award, Finds Stock Purchase Agreement Is Void

WESTPORT, Conn. - An energy group on April 22 announced that an international tribunal has issued an award, finding that a stock purchase agreement is void.

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Resource Company Seeks Payment Of $100 Million PCA Award From Mongolia

TORONTO - A Canadian resource company on April 23 announced that it has held a second series of meetings with the government of Mongolia in an attempt to reach a settlement in relation to an award issued in its favor by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Target Files Notice Of Consumer Class Settlement In Data Breach Suit

MINNEAPOLIS - A month after a settlement agreement between Target Corp. and a consumer class in a lawsuit over a 2013 data breach was preliminarily approved by a federal judge, the retailer on April 22 filed notice of the proposed settlement with an estimated 60 million customers in Minnesota federal...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - MDL Judge Approves Settlement Of Brain Injury Class Action Against NFL

PHILADELPHIA - The federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation against the National Football League on April 22 gave final approval to a settlement of the litigation that makes upward of $765 million available to former players who suffer from brain injuries (In re: National Football League...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - New Jersey Devils Sued By Season Ticket Holders For Obstructing Sales

NEWARK, N.J. - Two New York residents filed a class complaint on April 21 against New Jersey Devils LLC in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleging that the hockey team improperly prohibits them and other season ticket holders from selling individual or blocks of game tickets...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Federal Judge Trims Claims In Insurance Bad Faith Lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on April 23 granted in part and denied in part an insurer's motion for judgment on the pleadings in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit, ruling that an insured properly pleaded a number of her claims (Sheela K. O'Donnell v. Financial...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Massachusetts Federal Judge: Tough Mudder Participants Must Arbitrate Their Claims

WORCESTER, Mass. - Individuals who signed up to participate in an obstacle course event and then sued the organizers after the event was moved to a different location must arbitrate their claims individually, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled April 22, dismissing the participants' class complaint...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Class Suit Over Background Checks Survives Dismissal Motion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on April 23 declined to strike class allegations brought by applicants and employees of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) who allege that the authority's background check policy that disqualifies from employment individuals...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Preliminary Approval Of Settlement In Insurance Kickback Suit Granted

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on April 23 granted preliminary approval to a proposed class action settlement alleging that a mortgage lender and an insurer were involved in an unjust kickback scheme involving force-placed flood insurance, in violation of, among other things, the state's...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - High Court Grants Certiorari To Data Aggregator In Fair Credit Reporting Act Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on April 27 granted certiorari to an online data aggregation service in a case pertaining to whether the lead plaintiff in a putative action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) needs to establish an injury in fact to have standing to sue under...

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Companies: Discovery Request In Radioactive Exposure Case Is 'Unreasonable'

ST. LOUIS - MI Holdings Inc., which was sued by a Missouri resident who contends that he suffered personal injuries as a result of exposure to radioactive material related to the Manhattan Engineering Project near the St. Louis Airport, on April 22 filed a brief in Missouri federal court contending that...