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Garlock seeking info from asbestos firms to boost racketeering claims

Oct. 2, 2015, 10:38am by John O'Brien

Some asbestos law firms are being dragged into racketeering lawsuits against their colleagues. Now that a federal judge has affirmed its right to do so, Garlock Sealing Technologies recently issued subpoenas to 29 law firms, including Baron & Budd, Brayton Purcell and Williams Kherker Hart Boundas. more...

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Long-time Vermont AG says he won’t seek re-election

Oct. 2, 2015, 10:16am by Jessica Karmasek

Bill Sorrell, who was appointed to the office in 1997, has run for and won re-election a record nine times.

University of Michigan law professor appointed to state SC

Oct. 1, 2015, 2:10pm by Jessica Karmasek

Gov. Rick Snyder has chosen Joan Larsen to fill the vacancy left by former Justice Mary Beth Kelly.

Walker looks to fill open seat on Wis. SC

Sep. 30, 2015, 10:27am by Jessica Karmasek

The governor argues there is precedent for appointing someone to fill the seat left behind by Justice N. Patrick Crooks, who died last week.

Democratic state senator to run for N.C. attorney general

Sep. 30, 2015, 9:50am by Jessica Karmasek

Josh Stein, who once served as a senior deputy attorney general under current Attorney General Roy Cooper, made his announcement last week.

Woman sues biotech company, alleging securities fraud

Sep. 29, 2015, 1:50pm by Molly English-Bowers

A woman is suing a Massachusetts biotech company, alleging it violated federal securities laws.

Four individuals sue hospitals, alleging excessive fees for medical records

Sep. 29, 2015, 1:23pm by Molly English-Bowers

Four individuals from the Washington, D.C., area are suing two hospitals, alleging illegal and excessive charges for medical records.

Attorneys battle over fees in decertified class action against tobacco companies

Sep. 29, 2015, 1:10pm by Jessica Karmasek

Tallahassee law firm Howard & Associates, along with attorneys Phillip Timothy Howard and Richard A. Daynard, contends it should receive a portion of the fees coming in a settlement of the more than 400 Engle Progeny Cases.

Life sciences groups ‘disappointed’ with Issa’s comments on House Innovation Act

Sep. 28, 2015, 1:56pm by Jessica Karmasek

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. and chairman of the U.S. House Intellectual Property Subcommittee, said in an interview earlier this month that “misinformation” has been spread about the proposed patent reform bill.

Maryland man sues Ashley Madison, alleging fraudulent misrepresentations

Sep. 28, 2015, 1:53pm by Robbie Hargett

A Maryland man is suing the operators of a popular affair website, alleging it deceptively and fraudulently misrepresents its user makeup.

Adventist Health Systems to pay $115 million settlement for alleged False Claims Act violations

Sep. 28, 2015, 12:23pm by Emily Moore

The Department of Justice announced Monday that Adventist Health Systems will pay a $115 million settlement to the United States after claims of False Claim Act violations.