Latest Personal Injury Law News

Family Of Baltimore Man Who Died In Custody Files Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit Against Police
Monday June 23rd 2014, 11:10 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

The family of Tyrone West files a wrongful death lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department. [News Source]

Supreme Court Strikes Middle Ground on Securities Fraud Lawsuits
Monday June 23rd 2014, 10:36 pm Filed under Asbestos lawsuit

The Supreme Court gave companies more ability to knock down securities-fraud lawsuits brought by investors, but it declined to overturn the controversial legal doctrine that has underpinned investor class actions for more than two decades. [News Source]

Supreme Court raises the bar on securities class-action suits
Monday June 23rd 2014, 9:44 pm Filed under Asbestos lawsuit

The change could make it more expensive and time-consuming for plaintiffs at the early stages of litigation in class-action lawsuits alleging securities fraud. [News Source]

US high court curbs shareholder class-action suits
Monday June 23rd 2014, 8:47 pm Filed under Shareholder lawsuit

The US Supreme Court awarded a partial victory to oil services giant Halliburton by making it harder for shareholders to file a class-action lawsuit over claims of securities fraud. Halliburton had sought the dismissal of a case brought by a group of investors who claimed they lost money when Halliburton's shares plunged, accusing the company of erroneous earnings reports. The company also had ... [News Source]

Lawsuit contests high-speed rail air quality plans
Monday June 23rd 2014, 8:33 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

(AP) — A San Rafael-based group that opposes California's high-speed rail project filed a lawsuit Monday contesting the state's plan to fund it with money from a greenhouse gas emissions program, arguing that building the $68 billion bullet train would create more pollution than it would reduce for at least a decade. The Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund filed the lawsuit in ... [News Source]

Wrongful-death lawsuit filed in 2011 death at county jail
Monday June 23rd 2014, 7:39 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

EVERETT — The family of a former inmate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Snohomish County Jail, alleging that his medical complaints were ignored until it was too late. [News Source]

Chapman University settles discrimination lawsuit
Monday June 23rd 2014, 7:23 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Chapman University in Southern California has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging it discriminated against a black faculty member. [News Source]