CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys for Garlock Sealing Technologies say attempts by asbestos plaintiffs firm Waters & Kraus LLP to move its suit to Texas are only attempts at forum-shopping.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- Attorneys for BP claim a judge's ruling has allowed payments for fictitious claims from the 2010 oil spill, and they are asking a federal appeals court to reverse the decision.
Nichols BEAUMONT - Papa John's pizza restaurant owner Judy Nichols' plan to expand her business in Southeast Texas with a fourth location is on hold because of uncertainty over the impact "Obamacare" will have on her operations.
Perry AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas has no intention of implementing a state insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid under Obamacare, Gov. Rick Perry stated in a letter Monday to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebellius.
Bartholomew Granger, 41, has been identified as the suspect in a shooting rampage that left one dead, three wounded outside the Jefferson County (Texas) courthouse Wednesday morning. BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Police have identified the gunman in today's deadly shooting rampage at the Jefferson County Courthouse as 41-year-old Bartholomew Granger.
The area in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse remains blocked off today following a shooting rampage that left one dead this morning. BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) - One victim is confirmed dead and three others have been hospitalized after a gunman opened fire Wednesday outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, Texas.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the loser pays legislation into law. WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The American Tort Reform Foundation has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and this year's report includes some good news - and some bad news - for the Lone Star State.
Perry AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - In spite of a recent report calling the Texas reform of medical liability litigation a "failed experiment," a group of medical professionals in the state still maintains the reforms are a success.
Sparks LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - After years of litigation, The Dole Food Co. Inc. and the Provost Umphrey Law Firm have reached an agreement to settle litigation the firm filed on behalf of more than 5,000 foreign farm workers claiming injuries from pesticides.
Perry AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - In an emergency session on Saturday, the Texas House of Representatives passed a "loser pays" bill that could change who pays legal fees in certain civil lawsuits.
Huffman AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Following the lead of Texas Gov. Rick Perry in support of a loser pays tort reform initiative, two state legislators have filed bills that could make the reforms a reality.
Barbier NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - After a tug-of-war between plaintiff and defense attorneys, a panel of judges has decided the hundreds of lawsuits against BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be consolidated and heard in federal court in New Orleans.