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Heartland Institute: North Carolina's lawsuit against e-cigarette maker is 'frivolous' and 'grandstanding'

By Karen Kidd | May 22, 2019

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's opioid case heads into trial after similar public nuisance argument fails in North Dakota

By Karen Kidd | May 22, 2019

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.

Judge tosses North Dakota's opioid lawsuit against Purdue Pharma; Appeal coming

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

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.

'Name-calling' lawyer gets stern warning from federal judge; Called one defendant 'Richie the rug'

By Karen Kidd | Apr 29, 2019

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.

Noted risk adviser among panelists in May's Private Director Symposium in New York

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A noted risk adviser and litigation practice group leader will be one of the panelists during next month's Private Director Symposium near Times Square in New York.

Webinar aims to help companies know what to do before and after a data breach

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

A company needs to know what to do before and after a data breach and addressing those steps is part of the on-demand Financial Poise Webinar "Data Breach Response: Before and After the Breach."

'More Too Life's' CEO Bello among Mass Torts Made Perfect Vegas conference speakers this week

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2019

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.

New Jersey using contingency fee lawyers to take lead in PFAS litigation

By Karen Kidd | Apr 9, 2019

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.

Conservative activist Eyman 'in a quandary' following judge's decision in Wash. AG's lifetime ban request

By Karen Kidd | Apr 8, 2019

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.

Free speech group supports conservative activist Eyman in battle with Washington attorney general

By Karen Kidd | Apr 4, 2019

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.

A conservative activist and the Democrat AG he says is persecuting him are headed for their final showdown in Washington

By Karen Kidd | Mar 20, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Longtime conservative activist Tim Eyman says the state of Washington is out to politically silence him.

Lawyer: Rockefeller U tried to cover its financial tracks when it contacted victims of child sex abuse

By Karen Kidd | Feb 27, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – How many alleged victims could join a class action against Rockefeller University Hospital for allegedly covering up decades of a doctor's child sexual abuse may be indicated by the number of letters the university sent to former patients.

Papa John's has a policy of paying less than minimum wage, drivers say in lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2019

PADUCAH, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Three former delivery drivers for a pizza chain filed a putative class action earlier this month claiming they were so poorly paid for using their vehicles for deliveries that they ended up making less than minimum wage.

Honda takes on Mass. city in court over seizure of its alleged property

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court's recent unanimous ruling limiting civil asset forfeiture may have bearing on a finance company's similar civil rights lawsuit filed earlier this month against the city of Revere, Massachusetts.

Egyptian food retailer alleges Greater Omaha Packing shipped contaminated beef

By Karen Kidd | Feb 26, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – An Egyptian food retailer is suing a Nebraska-based meat packing company over an alleged email security breach and allegations that it shipped contaminated beef.

California court upholds $4 million sex abuse judgment against Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower organization

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has affirmed a more than $4 million judgment against the nation's leading body of Jehovah's Witnesses in favor of a woman who claims she was molested as a child in by a church elder.

San Bernardino judge improperly applied attorney-fee award to lemon law recovery, appeal panel rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A largely concluded lemon law case is on its way back to San Bernardino Superior Court after an appeals court panel found the lower court was wrong to apply a negative multiplier to the plaintiff's $500,000 request for attorney fees.

California appeals court overturns USC student's expulsion following rape allegations

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The expulsion of a University of Southern California student possibly involved in an alleged rape of another student has been overturned after a California appeals court ruled the private university denied the expelled student a fair proceeding.

Anonymous survey good science but poor trial plan, California court says in class cert denial

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles judge's denial of class certification to more than 1,500 property inspectors who claim to have been treated like independent contractors when they really were employees will stand, a state appeals court ruled earlier this month.

California appeals court sends wage dispute back to lower court to determine wages owed

By Karen Kidd | Dec 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class action by workers employed by a Washington-based staffing and management services agency under a Los Angeles County contract is headed back to a county court to determine how much they should receive for being required to work during meal breaks.

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