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Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won't matter to lawsuits vs company

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2018

As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Sterigenics: Lawsuits asking courts to rewrite federal clean air rules, based on a 'flawed' report

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 29, 2018

Saying plaintiffs are asking the courts to essentially rewrite federal environmental laws and regulatory rules based on a single report issued by a federal agency relying on faulty data, medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has asked a federal judge to corral a stampede of lawsuits that have hit the courts in recent weeks amid a blizzard of media reports asserting the company’s use of a key sterilizing agent at its facility in suburban Willowbrook could cause cancer.

UPDATE: W.Va. SOS has questions about probe of Davis' 2012 contributions

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 21, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is questioning how the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office handled an investigation into some campaign contributions to Justice Robin Jean Davis’s 2012 re-election campaign.

DynCorp’s suit dismissed as Federal Court rules in favor of AAR

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Oct. 31, the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) denied DynCorp International's motion for judgment and its amended motion in a case over a $10 billion government contract.

Defense attorney: Better customer outreach by companies can help head off class actions

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 19, 2016

Michael Mallow, an attorney with Sidley Austin LLP, contends companies first need to recognize there is a problem with their goods or services and then try to take care of it on their own, that way there is no need for or ability to bring a class action lawsuit.

CVS defends its supplements in wake of class action suit; Attorney says industry facing increased scrutiny

By Michael Carroll | Mar 16, 2016

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - CVS continues to stand behind both its store brands and its efforts to comply with health and safety regulations in the wake of a class action lawsuit filed over a supplement the pharmacy chain manufactures and sells as a memory-enhancer.

U.S. SC to review case over class action certification

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 9, 2015

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appeals court ruling that some claim improperly certified a wage and hour class action lawsuit.

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