COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina county alleges several telecommunications companies failed to collect 911 charges.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly three years ago, a California judge ordered a group of three paint makers to pay $1.15 billion to 10 California cities and counties to remediate what the judge decided was the “public nuisance” of lead paint in homes.
A plaintiff's attorney who’s built a reputation for representing attorneys general and other public entities has traded one prominent law firm for another.
The six-member U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation selected the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to handle the lawsuits against defendants Allergan, Impax Laboratories, The Lannett Company, Mylan, Par Pharmaceuticals and West-Ward. Providence's class action against the drug manufacturers are among the cases being consolidated.
Defense lawyers argue that a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling didn’t provide enough direction, giving plaintiffs’ attorneys more incentive to take on lawsuits over so-called “pay-for-delay” agreements.