RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia’s two houses of its General Assembly have taken a stand against Bloomberg Philanthropies' attempt to hire environmental activist lawyers to sue major companies such as Exxon and Chevron over global warming.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Judge Phillip Shepherd of Kentucky's Franklin Circuit Court rejected a motion April 17 by defendants asking whether disbarred attorney William S. Lerach should be prevented from working as a “pension consultant” in a major investment-gone-wrong lawsuit.
Father Emmanuel Lemelson, the chief investment officer of Lemelson Capital Management, argues the article, published in March, has hurt his business and his standing within the Eastern Orthodox Church. Bloomberg had the lawsuit removed to a Massachusetts federal court in August.