HOUSTON – Clark, Love & Hutson, the self-proclaimed leaders in vaginal mesh litigation, has been hit with another lawsuit alleging the firm “blew” the statute of limitations for possibly “thousands” of clients.
SOUTH TEXAS – David Garcia, the county attorney for Brooks County, signed a contingency fee agreement with his employer to represent the county in an opioid lawsuit – a relationship that seemingly comes into conflict with the Texas Local Government Code.
FORT WORTH – Texas justices will soon decide whether California municipalities took aim at Texas-based free speech by bringing climate change lawsuits against ExxonMobil, a Texas company, in California courts.
TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.
AUSTIN – For the past year, numerous Texas counties pursuing opioid litigation against pharmaceutical giants have been subject to open records requests. The requests have sought a wide-range of information, including attorney solicitation emails, contract details with outside counsel and, in some cases, even time and expense records.
SAN ANTONIO – Although he lost in the Democratic Primary last month, Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood had his campaign bolstered with $110,000 in contributions from lawyers he hired to represent the county in an opioid lawsuit.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Perhaps the only thing keeping the Democratic supermajority in check in California is the state’s Supreme Court, suggests a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – With less than one month remaining before Election Day, candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court have booked more than $1 million worth of TV airtime for campaign ads in the four contested races.