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Del. judge throws out talc suits from out-of-state plaintiffs against J&J; SCOTUS decision on jurisdiction was a factor

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has dismissed some claims filed by female users of Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products who claimed that using this product on their perineal area caused ovarian cancer.

Delaware Supreme Court affirms lower court’s decision in parking lot slip-and-fall case

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed over injuries sustained in a fall on an icy parking lot was dismissed because the judge ruled that the plaintiff had failed to present enough evidence to prove her claims.

Delaware judge approves Card Compliant experts in gift card balance case

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 10, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has denied the exclusion of the defendant's experts and the defendant's motion to dismiss a case involving unused gift card balances.

Delaware SC allows med-mal plaintiff's expert to testify, overturning trial court decision

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 30, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware reversed and remanded a decision from the Superior Court on Aug. 21 in a medical negligence case in which a patient’s bladder was ruptured during a 2013 diagnostic laparoscopy procedure.

National Tobacco alleged to have improperly held funds in Vapor Beast share sale

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 30, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The former owners of a California corporation alleges the buyer of their company shares failed to pay all amounts owed.

Delaware Chancery Court appoints monitor in Oxbow Carbon exit sale suit

By Sandra Lane | Aug 10, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A multi-part remedy to settle a dispute between defendants identified as the "Koch parties" and Oxbow Carbon LLC was delivered by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster on Aug. 1 in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

DHL alleges Chemours failed to pay $1.05 million termination payment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A supply chain and logistics company alleges a chemical manufacturing company owes more than $1 million for the termination of an agreement.

'Intermeddlers' lose case against Delaware greenhouse gas initiative

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 6, 2018

GEORGETOWN, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A case that was filed in response to the Delaware’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Co2 Emission Trading Program Act (RGGI Act) was dismissed on June 26 by the Superior Court of the State of Delaware.

Stockholder seeks to enjoin Twenty-First Century Fox, Disney merger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder is seeking to enjoin a merger over allegations Twenty-First Century Fox failed to disclose all information regarding the merger.

Insurers to feel brunt of New Jersey asbestos ruling, while Delaware hits employers on same day

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 28, 2018

A decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court forces Honeywell’s insurers to pay for thousands of asbestos claims even though the company, through its Bendix unit, continued to make asbestos-containing brake products for more than a decade after it could no longer obtain insurance coverage for such products.

Third Circuit upholds dismissal of Chemours Co. severance plan complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Delaware Superior Court denies prejudgment interest in 13-year-old asbestos coverage dispute

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge denied a motion that set judgment amounts in a lawsuit against Century Indemnity Co. and other defendants.

Delaware's case against alleged gift card scheme to continue

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court for the State of Delaware denied a motion for summary judgment in an April 30 opinion in a case involving an alleged gift card scam.

Paralegal ruptured Achilles during company softball but won't get Workers' Comp

By Amanda Thomas | May 14, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware Superior Court judge has ruled that a paralegal injured while playing on his law firm’s softball team isn’t entitled to workers’ compensation.

DuPont: Lawsuit over discharges into Cape Fear River 'rests on a mistaken premise'

By John Breslin | Apr 30, 2018

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A major chemical company has filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it polluted a North Carolina river, causing sickness and property damage to those living near its banks.

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

By John O'Brien | Apr 19, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – Two environmental groups and a Denver personal injury lawyer are outside counsel for the latest lawsuit filed by public officials against the energy sector over alleged past and future effects of global warming.

Lord & Taylor customer files suit over company's alleged failure to protect financial data

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 12, 2018

WILMINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a department store over allegations her private information was exposed as a result of inadequate security.

Workers can’t sue under California wage laws, Delaware Superior Court rules

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 9, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – In a decision on March 13, the Delaware Superior Court dismissed a lawsuit against medical supply company CareFusion Solutions LLC brought by a class of former employees who claimed the company owed them overtime wages and cited California laws.

Delaware: Credit services agency to pay $115,000 for allegedly duping consumers

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 9, 2018

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced March 28 that Cornerstone Credit Services, a Wisconsin company, will pay a total $115,000 in restitution to 35 Delawareans victimized by its allegedly unlawful debt management services.

Stockholder alleges Dr. Pepper Snapple Group filed incomplete proxy statement over merger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 2, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Dr. Pepper Snapple Group stockholder alleges he cannot make an informed vote on a proposed merger until purported omissions from a report are corrected.

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