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Dissent in Sandy Hook decision says Conn. SC misread federal law, victims shouldn't be allowed to sue Remington

By Dan Fisher | Mar 15, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has said family members of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre can sue the manufacturer of the Bushmaster rifle used in the assault under a theory the company’s advertising violated the state consumer protection statute.


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DOJ urges appeals court to throw out NYC's global warming lawsuit

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 15, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – In a brief filed March 7 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said it supports the dismissal of New York City's climate change lawsuit against the oil industry.


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Bulgarian lawyer files fraud allegations against Dixon Attorneys, Gibbons PC in $10M suit over legal fees

By Pat Morris | Mar 15, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Bulgaria-based lawyer who does business in New York is suing two law firms and an individual attorney claiming mishandling of trust funds, fraudulent billing, double billing, misrepresenting work performed and dereliction of their legal duties. He is seeking $10 million in damages plus interest, costs and more.


Asbestos

Johnson & Johnson, not asked to testify on talc, alleges Congressional hearing was biased against it

By John Breslin | Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.


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Plaintiff's family says mesothelioma is hell, but Johnson & Johnson argues its products are not the cause

By John Sammon | Mar 14, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – This week in a New Jersey talc trial, relatives of the plaintiff recounted their experiences with his mesothelioma, while an epidemiologist testified for Johnson & Johnson that the company's talc-based products could not have caused the illness.


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Mississippi law firm amends complaint in lawsuit over fee-splitting arrangement

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 13, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) -- As previously reported by Legal Newsline, a Mississippi law firm is suing attorneys and law firms on counts of negligence, breach of duty, and fraud, regarding fees.

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