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Supreme Court Rejects Suit Alleging Burn Injuries From Defective Lighter
Posted on 13 Jan 2014 by Christopher Bauer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13 denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by a man who claims that a child suffered burn injuries due to an allegedly defective cigarette lighter ( David R. Cummins v. Bic... Read More

Michigan Federal Judge Is 6th To Strike Down Prohibition On Same-Sex Marriage In Wake Of United States v. Windsor
Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 21, Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan struck down MCLS Const. Art. I, § 25 , an amendment to the Michigan Constitution prohibiting same-sex marriage, Deboer v.... Read More

Texas Federal Court Is Latest To Strike Down State Prohibitions On Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on 28 Feb 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia of the Western District of Texas struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. This ruling was the latest in a series of federal rulings handed down in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision... Read More

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA... Read More

Vatican Pleased U.S. Plaintiffs Seek To Dismiss Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

VATICAN CITY - (AP) The Vatican said Tuesday it was satisfied that three men who had sought to hold the Vatican liable in an American court for sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have decided to abandon the case. The Kentucky case was being closely... Read More

Judge: $7.8 Million For Family Of Kentucky Plane Crash Victim
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (AP) A judge on Thursday ordered the family of a victim of the 2006 Comair crash to divide nearly $8 million in damages in the last lawsuit from the Kentucky crash. U.S. District Judge Karl Forester ordered the wife and two daughters... Read More

Tough Mining Law Survives Court Test In Kentucky
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (AP) Federal regulators have used an enforcement provision of the 33-year-old mine safety law for the first time to win a legal battle involving a troubled Kentucky mine owned by Massey Energy Co. Mine safety experts say the case demonstrates... Read More