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West Virginia, four other states filing suits against Purdue Pharma for opioid marketing

By Kyla Asbury | May 16, 2019

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a lawsuit May 16 against Purdue Pharma and its former CEO for the marketing of opioids. West Virginia is one of five states to sue Purdue for its actions.

Litigious Louisiana municipalities the focus of Federalist Society event

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 15, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The New Orleans Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society held an event at Galatoire's in New Orleans to discuss class action litigation on March 8.

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Newspapers want federal appeals court to unseal data about opioid crisis

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 28, 2019

CHARLESTON — Two newspaper companies have filed briefs in a federal appellate court in order to obtain information involving the opioid crisis.

Baltimore Sun seeks access to sealed records in one of 'biggest police corruption scandals' in city's history

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 28, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The Baltimore Sun filed a memorandum of points and authorities in support of its application to access certain sealed court documents regarding a police task force in the Maryland city.

Lawsuit alleging attorney Mikal Watts deceived farmers, badmouthed class actions sent to Syngenta MDL

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 27, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Multidistrict Litigation Panel ordered that a lawsuit involving Texas attorney Mikal Watts and Syngenta will be transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Arizona attorney general 'true advocate' of state's job creators, industry leader says

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 10, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's efforts to defend small businesses against scammers has shown him to be an advocate on behalf of job creators in the state, a business leader in the state says.

Dunkin' Donuts wants class action over steak in its sandwiches dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Dunkin' Brands has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations it misrepresented the ingredients in its steak in sandwiches.

If woman doesn't consider herself disabled, how can it be sued for disability discrimination, Dollar General wonders

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

STATESBORO, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A woman who alleges she was discriminated against and denied a job because of her disability is asking a Georgia court to deny the operator of Dollar General store's motion for summary judgment in her discrimination case.

Maker of Scott flushable wipes, defending itself in lawsuit, says it never claimed they were synthetic-free

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Kimberly-Clark Corp. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations that the "natural" label on Scott flushable wipes is misleading.

Texas Supreme Court says it doesn't have jurisdiction in alleged Medicaid fraud case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas affirmed an appeals court's decision in a case involving alleged Medicaid fraud, stating that it does not have interlocutory jurisdiction in the matter.

Texas Supreme Court denies writ of mandamus in Xerox Medicaid case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas denied a petition for writ of mandamus relief in an appeal involving Xerox Corp. and Xerox State Healthcare and allegations of Medicaid fraud.

Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

Delaware Superior Court denies prejudgment interest in 13-year-old asbestos coverage dispute

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge denied a motion that set judgment amounts in a lawsuit against Century Indemnity Co. and other defendants.

$19M verdict against BNSF stands; Mo. SC rejects argument juror concealed that she had filed wrongful death suit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY. Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed a jury verdict in a case against BNSF Railway Co. over the alleged wrongful death of a Missouri man.

Fracking industry fights allegations it caused earthquakes in Oklahoma

By Kyla Asbury | May 30, 2018

GUTHRIE, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Two defendants in a lawsuit that claims hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, activities increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma are seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Financial services companies sue Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over payday loan rule

By Kyla Asbury | May 24, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Two financial service companies are suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its acting director over allegations the agency is "virtually eliminating" payday loans.

Judge denies Kellogg's motion to dismiss suit over alleged artificial flavoring in Pringles chips

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claimed the makers of Pringles failed to disclose certain ingredients in its salt and vinegar-flavored chips.

IRS wins legal fight with Facebook over audit dispute

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Facebook against the Internal Revenue Service for allegedly denying its right to an independent forum.

Two counts of fuel charge suit against Sysco Corp. filed by restaurant owners dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge partially granted a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit against Sysco Corp. over an alleged fuel surcharge.

East West Tea Co. says deficiencies in suit over kombucha are 'significant,' seeks dismissal

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A tea company filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging it misled customers with its Yogi Green Tea Kombucha.

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