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New York City mayor on podcast: 'Let's help bring the death knell' to the fossil fuel industry

By John Breslin | Feb 20, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is unashamedly up-front about what he wants to see happen to the fossil fuel industry.In a podcast hosted by Vermont Sen...S."

Denver environmental and personal injury lawyer files Boulder's climate change lawsuit against energy companies

By John O'Brien | Apr 19, 2018

BOULDER, Colo.On April 17, the City of Boulder, County of Boulder and San Miguel County filed their lawsuit, signed by Kevin Hannon of The Hannon Law Firm in Denver.C. firm on a pro bono basis

Oil companies again urge judge to reject Calif. global warming lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 20, 2018

But numerous courts, including U.S.Chevron filed its latest 43-page motion April 19, at the same time as 15 state attorneys general filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging U.S.S.S

Climate plaintiffs amend suit after judge scolds them on ‘smoking gun’ memo that wasn’t

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 5, 2018

In the original complaint, the paragraph describes an “internal GCC presentation” stating that CO2 emissions would double and spark the highest rate of global warming in 10,000 years.S. Nothing more

California to sue EPA over alleged failure to enforce landfill methane regulation

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The case revolves around the EPA’s alleged failure to enforce the regulation of methane coming from landfills."

Connecticut Supreme Court rules appellate court incorrectly ruled on sovereign immunity in black ice case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 3, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A decision in the case of an accident allegedly caused by an untreated icy bridge in New London, Conn. was partially reversed by the state's high court

Court upholds ruling favoring Los Angeles Unified School District in concussion case

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 3, 2018

In the ruling published on Nov. 15 and written by Judge Jeffrey W. Johnson, the student made two arguments that didn’t convince the court -  ultimately upholding Los Angeles Superior Court's ruling..

Judge sees litigation as only an `aid in settlement discussions’ for opioid lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | May 11, 2018

In a public hearing Thursday before an overflow crowd in his Cleveland courtroom, U.S. Last month, he ordered a trio of bellwether trials to begin in 2019 to resolve some of those disputes.”

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

 Figures show nearly half of all pending federal lawsuits are in MDLs."   “The problem going on with mass actions is you have a core group of lawyers who live and die by this practice,” he said.S.”

Blame the criminals, pharmacies facing opioid lawsuits say

By John O'Brien | Jun 8, 2018

Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS recently made their argument to have the claims against them dismissed by an Ohio federal judge overseeing the nationwide multi-district litigation proceeding.U.S

Names of hundreds of addicts to be disclosed in opioid litigation

By Dan Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

 In a 14-page response today, the plaintiffs complained about an Oct. 29 filing by the manufacturers asking U.S.” They did not state whether they will supply specific prescriptions, however.   

Citing 'barriers' to settlement, judge orders opioid foes to prepare for trial

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 8, 2018

In a two-page order released on March 7, U.S

Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

But in an order late last week U.S. In a filing late Wednesday, plaintiffs chose the latter. 2, but not the underlying prescriptions. McKesson cited the data to support a decision by U.S.2-3. 

Opioid lawsuits should proceed, magistrate tells MDL judge

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 9, 2018

In a 103-page report released late Friday, Magistrate Judge David A.The magistrate judge, hired by U.S. 

Pharmaceutical company SpecGx alleges New York's Opioid Stewardship Act is unconstitutional

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri pharmaceutical company has filed suit in a New York federal court over allegations the state's Opioid Stewardship Act (OSA) is unconstitutional. 24 in the U.S.S

Colorado accuses opioid manufacturer of misrepresenting addiction risks

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

DENVER — Colorado has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP and Purdue Pharama Inc.“[This] lawsuit is only the beginning

Maryland Consumer Protection Division accuses pharmaceutical manufacturer of inducing prescribers

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

 According to the Maryland Attorney General's Office, Insys Therapeutics Inc. 

Montana attorney general seeks to halt OxyContin manufacturer from marketing in state

By Marian Johns | Feb 27, 2018

 “As too many Montana families who have lost loved ones to prescription opioids or heroin know, this cannot be business, or litigation, as usual," Fox said in a news release. 

Kentucky GOP accuses AG Beshear of pay-to-play; Firm awarded contingency contract hosting fundraiser

By Legal News Line | Sep 28, 2018

The event is taking place at the home of partner of Jonathan Rabinowitz. Other Morgan and Morgan attorneys, Mike Morgan and former Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, are co-hosts.State Sen.” 

EEOC: North Carolina real estate software provider fired employee for receiving opioid treatment

By Marian Johns | Oct 1, 2018

RALEIGH - The federal government is suing a North Carolina real estate closing and title insurance software provider, alleging it fired an employee because he was receiving opioid addiction treatment

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