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Korman v. Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd.
California Court of Appeal
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a cruise ship passenger's personal injury complaint against a cruise line company. Held that forum non conveniens applied...
02/14/2019 B290681
Spiegel v. McClintic
United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Constitutional Law
Held that a condominium resident did not state a viable claim that another resident in the same building conspired with town officials to violate his...
02/14/2019 18‐1070
Pappas v. Philip Morris, Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Reinstated a wife's pro se lawsuit against a cigarette manufacturer on behalf of the estate of her late husband, who died from smoking-related...
02/12/2019 17-3842-cv
St. Bernard Parish v. Lafarge North America, Inc.
United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Attorney's Fees
Held that an attorney could not intervene in a personal injury lawsuit to pursue his fees and expenses, after having earlier withdrawn from the case....
02/01/2019 18-30029
Puga v. RCX Solutions, Inc.
United States Fifth Circuit
Transportation, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a licensed motor carrier was liable for injuries that occurred when its truck driver crossed the median into oncoming traffic. Affirmed a...
02/01/2019 17-41282
Kopplin v. Wisconsin Central Limited
United States Seventh Circuit
Transportation, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a railroad employee could not proceed with his claim that he injured his elbow on the job; his evidence of causation was lacking. Affirmed...
02/01/2019 17-3602
Booth v. US
United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Transportation, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a son was time-barred from claiming that the Federal Highway Administration's negligence caused his father's traffic death while the son was...
01/31/2019 16-17084
Lamb v. Ashford Place Apartments LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Landlord Tenant Law
Held that a tenant could not hold her landlord liable for a lung condition she developed as a result of breathing smoke and fumes from her apartment's...
01/30/2019 18-30469
Fernandez v. Alexander
California Court of Appeal
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a patient could not proceed with her medical malpractice lawsuit against an orthopedic surgeon who had treated her fractured wrist. Affirmed...
01/28/2019 B283949
Zhang v. Jenevein
California Court of Appeal
Commercial Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a company president may proceed with a lawsuit against another company's president for secretly recording their conversations in violation...
01/23/2019 B280047

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