WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal Food and Drug Administration and other U.S. drug enforcement arms played significant roles in causing the nation's opioid crisis and their current unwillingness to use modern technology to help combat it is "baffling," the head of a D.C.-based technology and health care advocacy group said.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge in Boston is considering a motion by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to send her lawsuit, which is similar to one in New York that recently failed, against Exxon back to a commonwealth court.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court's decision to uphold denial of class certification in a gender bias case against Microsoft Corp. wasn't striking in its outcome and may not impact similar cases against other tech companies, a Florida-based employers' attorney said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has received a clutch of amicus briefs supporting Rhode Island's belief that its climate change lawsuit against 21 energy companies should be heard in state court - even though the State might have to figure out how to get around state Supreme Court precedent once it gets there.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge is considering a motion for attorneys' fees and costs by a Baltimore personal injury law firm following a $1.5 million jury award last month against a prominent New York firm and others in litigation over referral fees from asbestos lawsuits.
ALBANY, N.Y.. (Legal Newsline) – Almost three months ago, Legal Newsline sent requests about regulation and enforcement narcotics laws to the New York Department of Health under a state freedom of information law that requires a response in less than a week.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Helping clients with criminal records appreciate the importance of expungement can be as simple as sitting them down with an attorney who understands the process, according to one prominent litigator in Indiana.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has not yet ruled on a motion filed in October that asks him to reconsider his decision to let continue a PFAS lawsuit that does not allege the chemicals have caused any of the diseases to which they are linked.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A group of online travel companies, including Hotels.com and Travelocity.com, recently lost its appeal before the Arkansas Supreme Court because the class action against it led by the city of North Little Rock and an ad agency isn't yet final.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Libel allegations against now-former Democrat Nevada U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen by her Republican rival in the 2016 race Danny Tarkanian are pretty much done following the state Supreme Court's decision last month to dismiss the case.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The case of a Texas town's fired secretary who claimed she lost her job for reporting open meetings violations is on its way back to an appeals court following a Texas Supreme Court ruling last month.
CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court recently declined to revive a woman's personal injury case against a Hudson County town and a Hackensack water company over a 2014 fall in the town.
GEORGETOWN, Del. (Legal Newsline) – An India-based biotechnology company and an UK-based biopharmaceutical business won't be seeing each other in court this month after a Delaware judge ruled the plaintiff in the case took too long to file its original suit.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Common-law claims for being wrongfully fired after refusing to take a drug and alcohol test as required by state law won't fly in Iowa, the state's Supreme Court ruled last month.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A contract dispute over electronic bingo equipment between two Michigan gaming companies and a Minnesota video game business is on its way back to the Genesee Circuit Court to rethink its earlier $2.3 million judgment in the case.
CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court recently declined to revive the gender-based harassment lawsuit against a vocational-technical public high school, ruling a new trial in the dismissed case was unwarranted.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – Dollard Evans Whalin LLP, which this month celebrates its first anniversary of opening its doors in the Indianapolis suburb of Noblesville, has faced some tough choices but the toughest was to start at all, firm partner Trampas A. Whalin said during a recent interview.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – City, county and tribal governments' strategy of hiring private plaintiff's attorneys in opioid and other litigation is causing a "misalignment of the values" between those entities and the traditional primacy of state attorneys general, a government litigation expert said.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – An ugly disagreement over a portion of $3.7 million in attorneys' fees and expenses from the $10 million settlement reached last spring in a class action against Bank of New York Mellon probably won't be decided this year.