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Appeals court OKs Wal-Mart class action

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-A federal appeals court ruling this week has opened the door for thousands of female Wal-Mart employees to sue the retail giant in a single class action lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear 'sexting' case

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will hear the case of whether employees' text messages sent by an employer-owned device are considered private.

Louisiana judge awards $2.6 million in Chinese drywall lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Legal Newsline)- A federal judge in Louisiana may have set the standards for thousands of homes tainted with sulfur-emitting drywall imported from China.

New Mexico Supreme Court has new chief justice

Daniels SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline)-Charles Daniels was sworn in Wednesday as New Mexico's new chief justice.

Texas SC rules against plaintiff who filed in wrong court

Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson (R) AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)- The Texas Supreme Court last week answered the question of whether or not a person may refile a lawsuit once the statute of limitations has expired if the original complaint was filed in the wrong court.

Louisiana AG sues contractor

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline)-The state of Louisiana is suing Anderson & Gutierrez Development, alleging that the company took hundreds of thousands of dollars to build or improve modular homes without doing so.

Charges dropped against Texas SC justice's wife

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline)-Felony arson criminal mischief charges have dismissed against Francisca Medina, the wife of Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina.

Texas SC justice says she won't seek reelection

Harriet O'Neill DALLAS (Legal Newsline)-Texas Supreme Court Justice Harriet O'Neill says she will not to seek re-election once her term expires in 2010.