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Florida Appeals Court Rules That Indian Tribe Not Liable in Crash Death

An appeals court has ruled that a South Florida Indian tribe cannot be held liable for a $4.1 million wrongful death judgment stemming from a fatal 1998 car crash. The 3rd District Court of Appeal decided last week that the …

351-Year-Old Will Sparks Bitter Dispute in Massachusetts

With only eight days to live, a wealthy, ailing Massachusetts merchant wrote in his will 351 years ago that he was leaving a spectacular 35-acre seafront property for the benefit of public school children, decreeing the land should never be …

Appeals Court Tosses JPMorgan Lawsuit Against Insurers

A JPMorgan unit cannot force insurers to pay a $250 million settlement between failed investment bank Bear Stearns and government regulators, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Reversing a trial court, the appeals court threw out a lawsuit against …

Texas Court: Couple Can Sue Over Dog’s Sentimental Value

A Texas appeals court reinstated a couple’s lawsuit against animal shelter that accidentally euthanized their 8-year-old dog, ruling that they can sue to recover the sentimental value of their pet. Randy Turner, the attorney for plaintiffs Jeremy and Katherine Medlen, …

Appeals Court Zeroes in on Viacom-YouTube Dispute

In a copyright infringement case at the heart of media company battles to win Internet viewers, an appeals court grappled on Tuesday over whether to revive Viacom Inc’s landmark $1 billion lawsuit against Google Inc’s YouTube. Media conglomerate Viacom , …

US Appeals Court Sides with Copper Mountain Resort

An appeals court has ruled in favor of Copper Mountain Resort in a lawsuit filed by a doctor who says he was injured after unwittingly skiing off an unmarked cornice. Rajeev Kumar accused Copper Mountain of negligence after the 2006 …

Ohio Appeals Court Okays Staph Suit Against Browns

An Ohio appeals court has ruled in favor of former Cleveland Browns center LeCharles Bentley, saying the team can’t force NFL arbitration to halt a lawsuit on the career-ending staph infection he says he contracted at the team’s training facility. …

Michigan Appeals Court Says Joyrider has Insurance

A western Michigan man excluded from his wife’s insurance policy still is eligible for benefits in a drunken crash, thanks to a line of court decisions that covers joyriders from the same family. The state appeals court on Wednesday reluctantly …

Tennessee Appeals Court Disagrees with Judge Shopping Ruling

A Tennessee appeals court has reinstated an indictment in a drunken boating case, saying the defendant’s rights were not violated by judge shopping in Chattanooga. The Court of Criminal Appeals this week reinstated an indictment for boating under the influence …

New York Appeals Court Amends Rules to Allow Outside Counsel

The New York Court of Appeals has added an amendment, 22 NYCRR Part 522, allowing special registration of attorneys in good standing located in other U.S. jurisdictions to act as in-house counsel for New York-based organizations. The amendment, effective April …