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Limbaugh assigned to Dicamba MDL over Herndon; Attorneys say SDIL disposition time nearly slowest of all

Madison County Record

EAST ST. LOUIS – Multi district litigation against Monsanto involving weed killer Dicamba will go before District Judge Stephen Limbaugh at the Eastern District of Missouri, in spite of calls for the Southern District of Illinois.

Delaware targets opioid manufacturers, distributors, retailers for roles in epidemic

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced Jan. 19 that his office is suing national opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

Del. SC refuses to twist established law on slip-and-falls during storms

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a Superior Court decision on Jan. 8 that a gas station owned by Speedway LLC is not liable for a customer’s injuries that he sustained falling on ice while getting gas on its premises during an ice storm.

Bazaarvoice Inc. stockholder alleges proxy statement regarding merger omitted information

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of an Austin, Texas-based corporation is seeking to enjoin a proposed merger until information is disclosed that was allegedly omitted from a proxy statement.

Navient says it is the victim of a pointless, copycat lawsuit from Pennsylvania's AG

Pennsylvania Record

HARRISBURG – Student loan provider Navient has filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit brought by the state of Pennsylvania, calling it a copycat lawsuit that is "pointless" and legally deficient.

Investor fails to prove he'd been misled by DuPont, judge says in ruling

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Connecticut man's lawsuit claiming he and other shareholders had been intentionally misled by DuPont executives about the potential of the company's chemicals division spinoff Chemours Co. has been tossed out by a state judge who said he failed to make his case.

Middle driver in three-car rear-ender avoids liability in Delaware decision

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Superior Court has ruled that a man involved in a three-vehicle accident in Newark, Delaware, had not acted neglectfully when he hit a woman’s car after his own car was rear-ended.

Delaware Superior Court excludes expert testimony in medical negligence case

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has granted the defendants’ motion to exclude an expert’s testimony in a case for alleged medical negligence.

Juror-turned-plaintiff loses suit after slipping on Delaware courthouse ice

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed by a woman against the state of Delaware Office of Management and Budget who sought damages after slipping on ice in a courthouse parking lot was turned back on Oct. 30. The Delaware Superior Court ruled the state was immune from liability.

Bob Evans Farms stockholder alleges incomplete proxy statement was filed

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Bob Evans Farms stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against it and the company's board of directors over allegations of a failure to disclose information.

Judge denies Wawa's motion in 'hoagie guts' lawsuit

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has denied a convenience store’s motion for summary judgment and for a protective order in a slip-and-fall dispute.

Trustee, U.S. Bank poke noses in CFPB's $21M student loan settlement

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Two financial agencies have filed motions to intervene in a federal agency's $21.6 million settlement with student loan trusts over allegations of illegal debt collection.

Delaware court rules mall owner not entitled to insurance coverage in fraud case

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – In a class action lawsuit involving alleged overcharging for electricity at a Florida mall, the Superior Court of the State of Delaware has ruled that the mall owner and real estate management company are not entitled to insurance coverage in a fraud case filed by a hair salon and other tenants.

Four asbestos rulings in Delaware favor defendants

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Superior Court granted summary judgment Aug. 30 in a pair of asbestos-related cases, with all four decisions favoring the defendants.

Stockerholder seeks to halt transaction between Kite Pharma, Gilead Sciences

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of Kite Pharma is seeking to enjoin a proposed transaction because of an alleged violation of federal securities laws.

Delaware court dismisses Martha Stewart shareholder challenge

The court, in its Aug. 18 opinion, ruled that the 2015 sale of Stewart’s merchandising company to Sequential Brands Group Inc. -- worth more than $350 million -- included the appropriate protective measures.

Delaware accuses pawnshop of racketeering scheme

DOVER, Delaware (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matthew Denn announced a lawsuit Sept. 5 against a pawnshop in Middletown for allegations of selling stolen goods and running a criminal enterprise under the state’s racketeering statutes. Denn seeks $6.5 million in civil penalties.

Delaware tells Newark motel operators: Reduce crime or lose property

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced that the operators of the Rodeway Inn at 1110 and 1120 South College Ave. in Newark agreed to a settlement after allegations of being a criminal nuisance property.

Napoli firm's Actos suit tossed because of paralegal's mix-up

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Superior Court has rejected a woman’s lawsuit over the prescription drug Actos because of a mix-up at the law firm representing her.

AmTrust Financial Services Inc. officers accused of fraudulent practices

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Stockholders allege that current and former officers and directors of AmTrust Financial Services breached their fiduciary duties