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Legal reform group: Allowing class actions in Mississippi a 'solution in search of a problem'

John Breslin Nov. 7, 2017, 11:50am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – As the Mississippi Supreme Court decides whether to allow class action lawsuits in state courts, a legal reform group has filed its opposition.

Judge rules for asbestos lawyers, trusts facing investigation from state AGs

John Breslin Sep. 19, 2017, 2:00pm

A judge has dismissed a complaint from a number of states that the four biggest asbestos trusts failed to answer claims they were mismanaging the funds and failed to reimburse Medicare and Medicaid costs, Legal Newsline has found.

Funding litigation a billion-dollar business

John Breslin Aug. 30, 2017, 11:04am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - It is now estimated to be a billion-dollar business and growing, as third-party funders and investors are becoming more embedded in the litigation game.

Bill that would require large Calif. companies to publish pay info put in holding

John Breslin Aug. 28, 2017, 10:02am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A bill aimed at introducing more transparency on the gender pay gap attempting to move through the California legislature has been put in holding.

Louisiana senator emerges as possible roadblock to overturning consumer-protection rule

John Breslin Aug. 14, 2017, 6:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) is still reviewing whether he will vote in favor of overturning a new rule by a consumer protection agency that forbids financial companies from including contract clauses that bar class-action law suits.

Sprint loses lawsuits over reselling devices; Tide is turning on wave, says attorney

John Breslin May 25, 2017, 8:16am

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – An attorney fighting Sprint and its pattern of filing lawsuits over the reselling of mobile devices says the tide is turning against the company after years of settlements and default judgments.

West Coast 'super tort' against Monsanto could spread to other states

John Breslin Jan. 17, 2017, 10:20am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A private law firm in line to earn millions representing the state of Washington has been active in recent years donating to candidates for state attorney general.

Ambit Energy confident misleading practices claim will be dismissed

John Breslin Dec. 29, 2016, 10:02am

A Texas-based energy provider is confident a new lawsuit alleging it committed consumer fraud by misleading customers on what they would pay on their monthly bills will be dismissed by a New Jersey court.

Framework established but uncertainty remains over 'pay-for-delay' drug payments

John Breslin Dec. 16, 2016, 9:34am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- An appeals court ruling in favor of two drug companies accused of hurting insurance plans, wholesalers and consumers by blocking the entry of a generic product to market will provide some framework for deciding future similar cases, according to legal observers.

Ind. wine dealer challenges Illinois law barring importation of alcoholic beverages

John Breslin Nov. 9, 2016, 9:33am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois officials aren't commenting on a challenge to the laws barring retailers from importing wine and other alcoholic beverages into the state.

Johnson & Johnson appealing multimillion-dollar verdicts in talcum powder cases

John Breslin Aug. 23, 2016, 12:28pm

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson believes it has “strong grounds” for appeals against two multimillion-dollar jury verdicts that linked the company’s talcum powder product and ovarian cancer.

California ruling over fake social security number prompts immigration attorney to warn businesses

John Breslin Aug. 16, 2016, 3:16pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- An increasing number of formerly undocumented immigrants are now obtaining legal status, prompting a warning to employers to beware of potentially discriminating against them as job applicants.

Massive talc verdicts in St. Louis lead to windfall of clients for Beasley Allen

John Breslin Aug. 4, 2016, 9:22am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - Seventeen thousand individuals contacted a law firm in the weeks after the family of a Alabama woman was awarded $72 million by a jury, one that found Johnson and Johnson hid information linking ovarian cancer to talcum powder.

Attorney admits to facing uphill battle with Patriots draft-pick lawsuit

John Breslin Apr. 13, 2016, 12:44pm

A legal bid by New England Patriots fans to force the NFL to give the team back its first round draft pick will be a challenge, the attorney for the seven plaintiffs admitted.