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 LEGAL NEWS & U.S. LAWSUITS

  Wednesday, 16-Apr-2014 18:00 EDT
IHOP drops acronym lawsuit
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The International House of Pancakes dropped a trademark-infringement lawsuit suit in Los Angeles against a Missouri-based church using the IHOP acronym.

Lawsuit challenges parental notification
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Alaska's new parental notification law is unfair to teenage girls seeking abortions and their doctors, a lawsuit says.

Widow settles suit over husband's cancer
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A Saskatchewan woman who received a lot of publicity in 2007 when she sued over her husband's death from cancer says she quietly settled the lawsuit months ago.

Lawsuit: Archdiocese used dirty tricks
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Catholic church in St. Louis has sued the archdiocese's law firm, charging its lawyers turned the church's former attorney into their agent.

Judge nixes 2nd Ariz. immigration lawsuit
PHOENIX, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Arizona's tough immigration law, ruling a Tucson police officer did not have standing to challenge it.

Ariz. immigration law has first court test
PHOENIX, July 16 (UPI) -- A court battle over Arizona's new immigration law began with opponents of the law urging a delay in enforcing it and backers urging dismissal of the lawsuit.

Immigration law could bring 2nd U.S. suit
WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday the U.S. government could file a second lawsuit against Arizona if its immigration law leads to racial profiling.

MJ's dad files wrongful death suit
LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Joe Jackson's lawyer said he filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles Friday against his late son Michael's personal physician, court records show.

Immigration law base for class action suit
PHOENIX, May 18 (UPI) -- Several civil rights groups filed a lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law, which they say will lead to racial profiling and constitutional violations.

First suit filed over Ariz. immigrant law
PHOENIX, April 29 (UPI) -- A clergy group says it filed the first lawsuit challenging Arizona's controversial law requiring police to check people's immigration status.

Fossil bones at center of lawsuit dispute
BALTIMORE, April 5 (UPI) -- The discovery of 10-million-year-old fossil whale bones in a Maryland cliff has led to a lawsuit over ownership and property rights, parties to the suit say.

Court: Mutual funds can be sued over fees
WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sent a lawsuit over fees in the mutual fund industry back to a lower court, affirming the investor's right to sue over fees.

Lady Gaga responds to producer's lawsuit
NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga alleges in a New York lawsuit her former producer, who filed a suit against the singer, once forced her into an unlawful contract.

Wife of Ponzi schemer sued for $1.13M
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- The wife of a Florida man who pleaded guilty in a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme was sued to get back $1.13 million she allegedly took from her husband's law firm.

Court: Ashcroft can be sued by ex-detainee
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft can be sued by a Muslim man wrongly held as a witness after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a federal court ruled.

Fen-phen law firm sex allegation trial set
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 22 (UPI) -- The law firm that handled the national class action lawsuit over the diet drug fen-phen has been sued by a Kentucky woman, attorneys say.

Court: Gun dealer cannot be sued
PASADENA, Calif., May 12 (UPI) -- A gun maker and a firearms dealer cannot be sued over a rampage at a Los Angeles Jewish center, a federal appeals court panel has ruled.

School district faces new religious suit
NASHVILLE, March 4 (UPI) -- A Tennessee school board, which was sued for promoting religion, faces a lawsuit from parents who say the board isn't treating religious students fairly.

Court reinstates lawsuit over bullying
DETROIT, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit by a Michigan couple who claim a school district failed to protect their son from bullies.

Court allows good Samaritans to be sued
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court has ruled that good Samaritans can be sued over non-medical care they might provide injured parties.

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