WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An American free enterprise advocacy group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court decision made earlier this year in the case of a blind man suing a nationwide pizza delivery chain over an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The New York Supreme Court will not be hearing a Texas woman's case against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson that claims talcum powder products caused her cancer, according to an order handed down July 10.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Santa Monica law firm that represented a whistleblowing client until late in his lawsuit against Bank of America that settled last year is asking a federal judge to toss part of an arbitrator's award for its fees and costs.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in California has been mulling Monsanto's claims that an unfair trial led to an $80 million Roundup jury verdict in March. And now, U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria must consider the significance of a juror who hugged a plaintiff during a recent post-trial hearing and a letter the same juror wrote him urging the verdict be upheld.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge is mulling a D.C.-based craft brewer's request not to dismiss its case against the U.S. government over the most-recent shut down, saying future shutdowns will again stop labeling approval and restrict its free speech freedoms.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi's attorney general doesn't have authority to pursue an unfair and deceptive trade practices lawsuit, according to a recent filing from a Michigan subprime auto lender that is being sued by the state via a team of outside trial lawyers.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Two teens who claim to have become addicted to e-cigarettes while in their late teens are suing the manufacturer they claim has teamed up with old-school tobacco to market products to young people.
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A change to Louisiana's anti-protest law, now being challenged in federal court, didn't trouble the vast majority of lawmakers when it passed last year, the head of the group that proposed and drafted the amendment said during a recent interview.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - As the opioid trial in Norman, Oklahoma, hits it second week, the public nuisance theory that recently failed in North Dakota will likely succeed in the Sooner State despite it being "improper," a University of Oklahoma legal expert said during an interview.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – As the opioid crisis spotlight turns to Norman, Oklahoma, where the state's high profile case against drug companies is expected to get underway tomorrow, defendants in that case are questioning the state's public nuisance theory that has failed dramatically elsewhere.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein's lawsuit filed last week against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL isn't all it seems, a government relations expert for an Illinois-based free-market think tank said during a recent interview.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The nation's leading manufacturer of prescription opioids, including OxyContin, got some breathing room earlier this month when a federal judge in North Dakota dismissed one of dozens of cases against it, a university law school chair said during a recent interview.
BISMARCK, North Dakota (Legal Newsline) – A North Dakota judge has tossed the state attorney general's claims against Purdue Pharma that blame it for the opioid crisis - a decision that will be appealed.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A California attorney who allegedly has been online trolling his former employer, a Los Angeles-based law firm, and suing in a North Carolina district court, has narrowly missed sanctions, the federal judge who dismissed the case said.
LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Author, actor, filmmaker and anti-human trafficking crusader Brook Parker Bello is expected among scheduled speakers at this week's three-day Mass Torts Made Perfect conference that begins today at the The Wynn.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey is ahead of the rest of the country in using private lawyers to sue manufacturing companies over chemicals known as PFAS, whose toxicity levels are still being determined by federal regulators while lawsuits stack up.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Longtime Washington conservative activist Tim Eyman says he is unsure of his next move following a decision by a judge in the state's capital late last week to not rule out punishing him with what Eyman feels is a lifetime ban on political activity.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A First Amendment advocacy group's amicus brief and more details from Washington's attorney general are among recent filings ahead of Friday's hearing over a possible punishment for longtime conservative activist Tim Eyman.