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Jury Verdict Round-Up: April Top Personal Injury Suits
Posted on 13 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During April, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. Every month, we try to make a list of the top five cases that captured our attention. This month, however... Read More

Fragrant Felines Lead to Insurance Dispute
Posted on 13 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

When the cat urine odor originating from the condominium downstairs became too much for a pair of homeowners, they called their insurer. The insurer denied the claim, leaving it to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire to interpret the homeowners' policy... Read More

New Hampshire Jury Orders ExxonMobil To Pay $236 Million For MTBE Contamination
Posted on 10 Apr 2013 by Admin

CONCORD, N.H. - (Mealey's) A state court jury in New Hampshire on April 9 found that ExxonMobil Corp. was negligent in adding methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) to gasoline and that it should pay $236 million to remediate groundwater contamination... Read More

Supreme Court Says State Law Design Defect Claim For Generic Drug Is Preempted
Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 ruled that state law design defect claims that turn on the adequacy of a drug's warning are preempted by federal law ( Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Karen... Read More

LeClairRyan: Trial Court Dismisses Negligent Hiring, Retention Claims Against Motor Carrier
Posted on 24 Feb 2014 by LeClairRyan

A New Hampshire trial court recently ruled that negligent hiring and retention claims asserted against a motor carrier on behalf of persons seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident are redundant of the motor carrier's vicarious liability and... Read More

'Bigfoot' Lawsuit: N.H. Is Stomping On Civil Liberties
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CONCORD, N.H. - (AP) First there was a Bigfoot sighting. Now, there's a Bigfoot suing. A performance artist and amateur filmmaker who dressed as the mythical beast says New Hampshire park rangers didn't have the right to kick him off a mountain... Read More

Federal Court Tosses New Hampshire Man's Health Overhaul Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CONCORD, N.H. - (AP) A federal court has thrown out a New Hampshire man's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's health care overhaul, saying he lacked standing to sue because his Medicare coverage will automatically satisfy... Read More

2 Lawsuits Challenge U.S. Defense Of Marriage Act
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Court OKs N.H. Law Allowing 'God' Pledge In Schools
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law requiring schools to authorize a time each day for students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, finding the oath's reference to God doesn't violate the students'... Read More

NH teen who zapped nipples during shop class sues
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DOVER, N.H. - (AP) A New Hampshire high school student shocked so severely in shop class that his heart stopped beating is suing his teacher, the school district and the city of Dover. Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not... Read More

Rhode Island Judge Recuses Self In Brown University Rape Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (AP) A federal judge in Rhode Island recused himself Wednesday from a lawsuit brought by a former Brown University student who says he was falsely accused of raping a classmate and unfairly pressured to leave school, a move likely to... Read More