Wednesday, August 17, 2011
"Court: Farm workers entitled to nearly $2 million." The Associated Press has this report on a non-precedential ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 10:46 PM by Howard Bashman
"Music Group Ends YouTube Lawsuit Appeal": Bloomberg News has this report.
Posted at 05:32 PM by Howard Bashman
"Freelance Writers, Publisher Settlement Rejected by Federal Appeals Court": Bloomberg News has this report.
Reuters reports that "Writers' US settlement with publishers thrown out."
And The Associated Press reports that "NY court rejects $18M class action writers deal."
"Spin Master Recalls Aqua Dots -- Children Became Unconscious After Swallowing Beads": The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued this news release in November 2007.
Today, in an opinion written by Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its ruling on the issue of class certification in a case captioned In re: Aqua Dots Products Liability Litigation.
"Judge Shields 3rd Circuit Mediator From Subpoena in Legal Mal Suit": Shannon P. Duffy had this article (registration required) in yesterday's edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers.
The ruling that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued earlier this month, which the article reports on, can be accessed here.
Second Circuit issues ruling in case captioned In re Literary Works in Elect. Databases Copyright Litig., on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick: Today's majority opinion of a three-judge Second Circuit panel summarizes the court's holding as follows: "Although we reject objectors' arguments regarding the release, we conclude that the district court abused its discretion in certifying the class and approving the Settlement, because the named plaintiffs failed to adequately represent the interests of all class members."
As a result, the Second Circuit has vacated the district court's order certifying the class and approving the settlement and has remanded the case for further proceedings.
Majority on divided three-judge Sixth Circuit panel affirms the rejection of Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman's Brady claims: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at this link.
Posted at 10:52 AM by Howard Bashman
"Madoff Trustee Wins Ruling on 'Net Winners'; Appeals Court Finds Trustee Is Right to Pay Only 'Net Losers'; 'the Final Word on This Issue'?" The Wall Street Journal contains this article today.
The New York Times reports today that "Madoff Decision Is Significant Setback for Owners of Mets."
USA Today reports that "Court ruling angers some Madoff investors."
And New York Law Journal reports that "Circuit Sides With Madoff Trustee Over 'Net Winners' in Ponzi Scam."
"Lawyers for Defendant in Giffords Shooting Seem to Be Searching for Illness": This article appears today in The New York Times.
Posted at 08:44 AM by Howard Bashman
"ACLU sues state of Kansas over limits on abortion insurance": Today's edition of The Kansas City Star contains an article that begins, "A new Kansas law that bans insurers from providing elective abortion coverage is the state's third abortion-related measure to draw a legal challenge this summer."
Posted at 08:40 AM by Howard Bashman
"Lawmakers' destructive gamesmanship with judicial nominees": This editorial appears today in The Washington Post.
Posted at 08:36 AM by Howard Bashman
"Newest justice is second woman to serve on state's high court": The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota contains this article today.
Posted at 08:33 AM by Howard Bashman
"City to pay $30 million, hire 111 black firefighters": This article appears today in The Chicago Sun-Times.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman
"Election Looms in Health-Law Review": Jess Bravin has this article today in The Wall Street Journal. Free access to the full text of the article is available via Google News.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman
"St. Joseph Abbey's lawyers not worried by challenge to victory in casket lawsuit": This article appears today in The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.
And The Associated Press reports that "La. casket dispute headed to federal appeals court."
"New Blood at Federal Circuit; Recent appointees bring fresh viewpoints, which could alter fate of patent cases": law.com has this report.
Posted at 07:48 AM by Howard Bashman