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Judge approves $250 million State Farm settlement; Says plaintiffs likely would not have prevailed at trial

By Record News | Dec 14, 2018

EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon, who designated Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a hostile witness for a trial accusing him of corruption, now admits jurors might have trusted him.

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, Connecticut was partially reversed by the state's high court.

Opioid defendants say plaintiffs stonewalling them on crucial evidence

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 15, 2018

Opioid defendants say plaintiffs stonewalling them on crucial evidence

Sandy Hook shooter's journals to be released, per Conn. SC ruling

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut will not appeal the state's Supreme Court's recent unanimous decision that journals and other documents belonging to Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza should be released to the public.

Names of hundreds of addicts to be disclosed in opioid litigation

By Dan Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers representing Ohio cities and counties say they’ll comply with a judge’s order to identify hundreds of people who became addicted to prescription opioids by a deadline tomorrow, peevishly accusing manufacturer defendants of doubting they’ll come through with the information.

Time running out for lawyers suing opioid industry to show specific proof

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 20, 2018

The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.

New Jersey settles allegations Aetna disclosed protected health information through mailing

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — The state of New Jersey has reached a settlement with Aetna, Inc., over allegations the company disclosed protected health information including HIV/AIDS status and individuals' participation in medical studies.

Aetna to sell 1.5 million Medicare Part D plans as part of settlement regarding CVS merger

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A settlement reached between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), a multi-state coalition and Aetna regarding the company's merger with CVS Health (CVS) will require the sale of 1.5 million Medicare Part D plans to WellCare Health plans.

N.D. county turns down meeting with opioid lawyers, favors state AG taking lead

By John Breslin | Oct 10, 2018

A North Dakota county recently declined to pursue a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, turning down a request for a meeting from five heavyweight law firms based from Texas to Washington D.C.

With punitive damages on the table, NYC asbestos lawyers push for $50 million in one case

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A staggering amount of money is at stake as New York’s top court is asked to decide if New York City’s controversial asbestos court is treating defendants fairly.

Connecticut Supreme Court rules family in wrongful death suit was improperly denied discovery

By Charmaine Little | Oct 3, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s judgment and determined the family of a woman who died after allegedly not being notified about her medical condition should get more discovery options in their lawsuit against Radiologic Associates of Middletown PC on Sept. 25.

Connecticut Supreme Court sides with widow in Workers' Comp case over husband's alleged asbestos-related death

By Charmaine Little | Oct 3, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 18, the Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed a Compensation Review Board’s decision that would award a widow with workers’ compensation benefits after it was determined her husband’s passing from lung cancer was work-related.

Washington Supreme Court rules employer's payment plan is not a piecework plan under state code in Xerox case

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has responded no to a question posed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a case over employee pay.

Nestle: Class action against Poland Spring would 'endanger' bottled water regulatory process

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Defendant Nestle Waters North America Inc. filed a motion to dismiss an amended complaint on July 30 regarding a lawsuit over its Poland Springs brand of spring water over allegations the water does not meet the “spring water” determinations as defined by the Federal Drug Administration.

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., alleging the companies misled the state's health care providers and consumers regarding the risks of addiction from prescription opioids.

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

U.S. district court unseals action that criticizes selling faulty engines to military

By Charmaine Little | Aug 31, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut unsealed documents Aug. 15 in a lawsuit that accuses United Technologies Corp. and its subsidiary Pratt & Whitney of selling millions of dollars of faulty fighter jet engines to the U.S. military.

Connecticut Supreme Court upholds $12 million ruling in medical malpractice suit

By Chandra Lye | Aug 21, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned part of an Appellate Court decision in a $12 million medical malpractice case.

Conn. SC takes on confusion in Workers' Comp issue

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

A law passed by the state legislature invoking a moratorium on filing for additional benefits by both employee and employer had caused some confusion.

Yale University alleged to have failed to timely disclose 2008 data breach

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 10, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – An Ivy League school is alleged to have failed to timely disclose information about a data breach that occurred a decade ago.

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