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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago law firm is asking a federal court in Florida to dismiss an amended complaint over allegations that it orchestrated a fraudulent tax credit scheme that snared four former NFL players, and the plaintiffs in the case have asked the court to deny the motion.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A complaint that Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee violated campaign finance law by steering money for opposition research through a legal firm is still pending with the Federal Election Commission.
During his time in the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid was a major ally for the nation's plaintiffs lawyers
California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.
After narrow win, heads turn towards new Wisconsin AG's approach on ACA, opioids, redistricting and more
MADISON, WISC. (Legal Newsline) - Following an $8.5 million race and a slim victory for the seat of the state's chief law enforcer, legal observers are focused on how new Attorney General Josh Kaul will approach some thorny issues and ongoing litigation when he takes up his position in January.
Attendees at a recent conference on asbestos litigation were advised to ask claimants about the history of cancer in families, and potentially then ask for a test because of the link between some mesothelioma cases and potential genetic factors.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Funding provided to plaintiffs while their lawsuit is pending is not a loan under Georgia law, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday, and therefore regulations setting maximum interest rates that can be charged won't apply.
BAGLEY, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - After the dramatic dismissal of charges against climate activists who had planned to argue "necessity defense" before a jury, the focus is now likely to turn to the north west and the trial of an elderly pastor accused of blocking a coal train.
A North Dakota county recently declined to pursue a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, turning down a request for a meeting from five heavyweight law firms based from Texas to Washington D.C.
PHILADELPHIA - A woman has no right to damages for buying talc-based baby powder and then regretting the decision because she learned later of an alleged link with ovarian cancer.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A program placing environmental advocates in state offices - while paying their salaries - has drawn criticism, though the New York law center running it defends it as legal and transparent.
Ohio Supreme Court: Medical malpractice suit against Cleveland Clinic barred by statute of limitations
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice suit originally filed in federal court in Indiana is barred by the statute of limitations from being pursued in Ohio, Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled.
Estate claims woman with sordid past drained millionaire's bank account before death, wins summary judgment
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A woman with a criminal record and many aliases has lost her appeal against a partial summary judgment in a suit filed by the administrator of the estate of a one-time millionaire.
North Carolina court remands malpractice case back to trial court, says plaintiff's expert wrongfully disqualified
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has reversed a summary judgment in favor of a hospital in a suit over allegations of medical malpractice and wrongful death.
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A legal malpractice claim against a New Hampshire law firm has been revived after the state's Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling.
New York City's bar association has decided that it is unethical for lawyers to enter into agreements with companies that finance lawsuits in exchange for a percentage of the recovery.
Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A woman suing a nursing home company on behalf of her late mother has won one round of her action after the Alabama Supreme Court dismissed a motion to compel arbitration.