Thursday, January 27, 2011
"Court rules that consumers can sue manufacturers over misleading claims; The decision resolves a battle between consumers and business over the scope of Proposition 64, a 2004 measure intended to reduce 'shakedown' suits": Maura Dolan will have this article Friday in The Los Angeles Times.
And Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update headlined "Customers can still sue over phony labels."
"Obama nominates Manglona to US District Court for NMI; Kilili, Fitial: A proud day for the islands." This article appears Friday in The Saipan Tribune.
Posted at 10:28 PM by Howard Bashman
"Sotomayor touts bipartisan seating at Obama speech": The Associated Press has this report.
En banc Fourth Circuit considers deadline for removing lawsuit from state court to federal court in multi-defendant suit when the defendants do not all receive service of process on the same day: According to a law review article quoted in the opinion concurring in the judgment:
All pertinent sections of the removal statute contemplate cases with more than one defendant, except for sec. 1446(b). This conspicuous omission has created the most serious statutory construction problem when removal is sought in multidefendant actions.You can access today's 7-5 en banc ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on the removal timing issue at this link.
Posted at 08:46 PM by Howard Bashman
"Lee to join Hatch on Judiciary Committee": The Salt Lake Tribune has this news update.
"Rahm Emanuel back in mayoral race after Supreme Court rules 7-0": Abdon M. Pallasch and Fran Spielman have a news update that begins, "Rahm Emanuel can run for mayor, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled."
The Chicago Tribune has a news update headlined "Supreme Court: Emanuel on Chicago mayor ballot."
And The New York Times has a news update headlined "Court Allows Emanuel on Ballot for Chicago Mayor."
Judge and juror: This interesting article appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 01:36 PM by Howard Bashman
"Hawaii senators hold prayer despite vote to end it": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A group of nine Hawaii senators held hands, bowed their heads and sought God's blessing Wednesday, signaling that they'll still pray despite a vote last week to abandon official invocations. Fears of court challenges compelled the state Senate to end prayers, making it the first legislative body in the nation to do so."
Posted at 08:57 AM by Howard Bashman
"By skipping Obama speech, justices bring politics to court": The Boston Globe contains this editorial today.
Posted at 08:54 AM by Howard Bashman
"Closed door Wisconsin Supreme Court meeting riles some justices; Public sessions set on disputes over finances, rules": This article appears today in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman
"Duffly is narrowly approved for SJC": The Boston Globe today contains an article that begins, "Governor Deval Patrick's Supreme Judicial Court nominee won narrow approval yesterday, averting potential embarrassment to the governor on a pick that few saw as controversial when she was initially chosen."
"Geography could be factor for nominators": In today's edition of The Des Moines Register, Grant Schulte has an article that begins, "Some members of the state panel that nominates finalists to the Iowa Supreme Court suggested this week they will consider applicants from outside the Des Moines area as a way to add geographic diversity to the bench."
Posted at 08:42 AM by Howard Bashman
"Senate Democrats Drop Campaign to Limit Filibuster": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman