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

By John Breslin | Jan 17, 2017

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

By John Breslin | Dec 29, 2016

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

By John Breslin | Dec 16, 2016

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

By John Breslin | Nov 9, 2016

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

By John Breslin | Aug 23, 2016

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

By John Breslin | Aug 16, 2016

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

By John Breslin | Aug 4, 2016

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

By John Breslin | Apr 13, 2016

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.

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