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Farm Livin’ on the Digital Highway
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Plaintiffs James and Theresa Arnold leased their house in a rural area of Butler County, near Potwin, Kansas on May 1, 2011. Within a week of moving in, according to their Amended Complaint, they were visited by sheriff's deputies looking for a stolen... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In CAFA Evidence Appeal
Posted on 7 Oct 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The plain language of 28 U.S. Code Section 1446(a) requires only “a short and plain statement of the grounds for removal,” not evidence, the attorney representing Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co.... Read More

Abbey Spanier: Court Finds That Dukes Does Not Bar Consumer Class Action
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by Abbey Spanier

As we have discussed several times in this blog, since the Supreme Court's decision last June in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011) [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], defendants in lawsuits throughout the... Read More

Kan. Man Sues Royals Claiming Hot Dog Injury
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (AP) Baseball fans who sit six rows behind the third-base dugout at the Kansas City Royals' stadium know they might have to duck a few foul balls. But a Kansas man says it was a flying hot dog, not a baseball, that almost... Read More

Arizona Sheriff Defends Immigration Law
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - (AP) An Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration defended his state's new immigration-enforcement law Tuesday as he stumped for the Kansas secretary of state candidate who helped write it. Maricopa County... Read More

Court: 1st Amendment Protects Military Funeral Protesters
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving families. The court voted 8-1 in favor... Read More

Kansas Abortion Doctors Sue To Block State Rules
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. - (AP) Two doctors who perform abortions in Kansas filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block a new licensing law and regulations that abortion rights advocates fear will make Kansas the first state in the country without an abortion provider... Read More

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Kansas Blocking Funds
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. - (AP) Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Monday over a provision in Kansas' next state budget that prevents the organization from receiving federal family planning funding, marking the first of what could be several legal challenges... Read More

Judge Temporarily Halts North Carolina Planned Parenthood Cut
Posted on 22 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) North Carolina cannot withhold funding from Planned Parenthood until a lawsuit over that provision of the state budget has been resolved, a federal judge ruled late Friday. The ruling by Judge James Beaty Jr. gives at least a temporary... Read More