Litigation

Recent Posts

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

Res Judicata: Double Jeopardy's Civil Lawsuit Cousin
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 by Lee Berlik

When Cecil Addison was passed over for promotion, he sued Volvo Trucks North America and Ivan Mitchell in the Western District of Virginia for breach of contract and discrimination. Volvo Trucks had a contract agreement with the United Auto Workers Union... Read More

Summary Judgment Granted In Virginia Breach Of Contract Action Against Restaurant Chain
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

A U.S. district judge in Virginia has ruled that a restaurant chain operator is liable for breach of contract and is obligated to pay a franchise consulting company for sales and marketing services that the consultant performed for the chain under the... Read More

Lacoste Granted Limited Discovery In Lawsuit Over Sales In 'Big Box' Stores
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 by Lee Berlik

Lacoste Alligator, S.A., which sells tennis shirts and other apparel with the distinctive green crocodile logo in high-end stores like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, will get a chance to find out, through discovery in a lawsuit, which of its distributors... Read More

Another Lawsuit Targets NFL, Dallas Cowboys Over 'Phantom' Super Bowl Seats
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by Gregg Lawson

Action filed to represent fans who didn't get what they paid for DALLAS - Two Green Bay Packers fans on Feb. 9 filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the National Football League , the Dallas Cowboys and Cowboys Stadium, saying that they... Read More

Appeals Court Rules Against Coach Leach In His Lawsuit
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - (AP) A Texas appeals court threw out former coach Mike Leach's breach of contract claim against Texas Tech on Friday, though it said he could still pursue non-monetary claims against the school over his controversial 2009 firing... Read More

Tim McGraw Files Countersuit Against Curb Records
Posted on 28 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) Attorneys for country music star Tim McGraw have filed a countersuit against Curb Records, seeking a ruling that would release him from his 20-year contract with Mike Curb. The countersuit comes 10 days after Curb sued McGraw for... Read More

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Upholds $188M Wal-Mart Verdict
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. - (AP) A $188 million class-action verdict against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam's Club over payment to employees for rest breaks and off-the-clock work was upheld Friday by a Pennsylvania appeals court. A three-judge Superior Court... Read More

Pittsburgh Steeler Sues Champion Over Tweet Dispute
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing the parent company of the Champion sports apparel maker, calling the decision to drop his endorsement deal over his tweets about the death of Osama bin Laden and the Sept... Read More

Lawsuit Against Kardashians Over Debit Card Struck Down
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) A judge has thrown out a $75 million lawsuit filed against the Kardashian sisters after they yanked their endorsement of a prepaid debit card that was criticized for its high fees, saying the reality show stars had no duty to promote a product that... Read More

Paris Hilton Sued For $35M For Wearing Wrong Hair
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Paris Hilton was sued Wednesday for allegedly wearing someone else's hair. A company that manufactures hair extensions claimed the 29-year-old socialite breached her contract to wear and promote their product when she sported the... Read More

Illinois Teacher Sues Author Over 'Three Cups Of Tea'
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) Efforts to start a class-action lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson in Montana now include Illinois. Former teacher Deborah Netter of Lake County filed suit this month in Illinois federal court against Mortenson... Read More

Label Sues Country Music Star Tim McGraw, Alleging Breach Of Contract
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) Tim McGraw and Curb Records could be headed to court over an unreleased album. The independent record label filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit l ast week against McGraw, claiming the country superstar failed to provide a fifth... Read More