TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey ruled on Aug. 29 to affirm a lower court's verdict in the defendants' favor in a case filed over allegations talc powder products led to a woman's mesothelioma diagnosis and death.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan court has denied a couple's appeal of a ruling that dismissed their suit with prejudice over allegations a company allegedly published the first five numbers of their Social Security number on its public records website.
The list shines a spotlight on 30 “trailblazing women leading the charge and making positive changes in the City.” Real Estate partner Sarah Cunningham is featured for her work with some of the London office’s top real estate clients, as well as for leading women’s events at both the firm and industry levels.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy protection, as expected, setting off an expensive process the company says is the only way to “bring order to the unrelenting chaos” of “piecemeal litigation” against it.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The Virginia Supreme Court has granted a nursing home's appeal and reversed a circuit court's final judgment while ordering the retrial of a case involving a nursing assistant who allegedly raped an 85-year-old resident.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A physician failed to prove to a Delaware court that he was a victim of fraud after he alleged an urgent care company’s merger left him at a disadvantage when it enforced a restrictive covenant.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland appeals court has ruled that the Baltimore City Department of Social Services did not err when it requested vaccines for a child in its care despite the mother’s religious beliefs.
PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, a new punitive damages trial will begin in a Philadelphia courtroom for a case involving anti-psychotic drug Risperdal that initially ended with a $1 million-plus plaintiff verdict in 2015, in a jurisdiction with a history of high-dollar results.
Defendants have asked the federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 opioid lawsuits by cities and counties to recuse himself, saying he has demonstrated clear bias toward the plaintiffs and toward obtaining a multibillion-dollar settlement instead of holding trials to determine the merits of their claims.
Drawing a comparison to the internal documents that catalyzed litigation against the tobacco industry, a group of medical historians have asked a federal judge to establish a $30 million permanent archive for millions of files obtained in federal opioid litigation.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is proposing to amend the rule standards contained in the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, an action it claims is necessary but which some observers say is happening without legislative input.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man’s attempt to get a Delaware court to declare that he’s a majority stockholder in a Delaware corporation based in Palm Beach County, Florida was denied.
In a move that appeared preordained after his comments at an August hearing, U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster approved an unprecedented “negotiation class” of every city and county nationwide to try and reach a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors.