Pepper Hamilton announced that Sean P. McNally, a partner in the firm’s Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group and co-chair of the Automotive Industry Group, has been named managing partner of the Detroit office.
BCD Restaurants, LLC, a Greensboro, N.C.-based Zaxby's restaurant franchisee, will pay $30,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (MGSH) announced the successful conciliation and settlement of a charge filed with the agency under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - The nation’s largest pharmacy chains have asked a federal appeals court to block an order requiring them to turn over more than a decade of nationwide prescription data, saying it could compromise the privacy rights of millions of consumers.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Michigan is suing DuPont, 3M and 15 other defendants for allegedly contaminating water supplies with PFAS chemicals used in applications including firefighting retardant and Teflon nonstick cookware, causing a widespread health hazard.
PHILADELPHIA – After a Philadelphia jury rendered a staggering $8 billion punitive damages verdict at the end of a recent trial surrounding anti-psychotic drug Risperdal in October, the judge who presided over the trial reduced the verdict to $6.8 million on Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Utah Supreme Court opted out of answering if a university's police department must hand over records requested by a newspaper before the state's Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) went into effect last year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The fair report privilege does not apply to a one-on-one conversation between a detective and reporter, the Supreme Court of Tennessee ruled in a case against a newspaper over allegations of defamation.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis, a stockholder in Oracle Corp., was granted in part and denied in part its motion in its lawsuit against Oracle and several of its officers amid claims that it organized an acquisition that would leave the corporation at a disadvantage.
SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – An arm of the Mormon church is asking a federal court in Utah to dismiss a complaint filed by a former church member who alleges she and other church members were misled by the church teachings regarding the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Mormon religion.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Helping clients with criminal records appreciate the importance of expungement can be as simple as sitting them down with an attorney who understands the process, according to one prominent litigator in Indiana.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A Delaware judge has ordered pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen to open its books and records to lawyers investigating a possible lawsuit over the company’s allegedly improper sales of opioids, opening a potentially expensive new front in litigation that has already cost the industry billions.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Oklahoma is asking the Cleveland County District Court to levy nearly a half-million dollars against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for court costs after winning a $465 million victory over the company in August for allegedly causing the state’s opioid crisis.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals on Nov. 25 reversed a lower court's decision and concluded that an injury to a corrections officer while transporting a prisoner did qualify for performance-of-duty disability benefits because it was an accident and not deliberate.
DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals on Nov. 26 affirmed a lower court decision in favor of a doctor sued by a woman over allegations of malpractice, citing that the statute of limitations had expired.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – P.F. Chang's China Bistro is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a California man who alleges the Chinese cuisine restaurant chain is misleading customers by stating there is crab meat in some of its menu items.