WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - With the floodgate of asbestos-related legal action taken against the company over the last decade showing no sign of subsiding, talc supplier Imerys Talc America and two of its subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
TALLAHASSEE — Dollar Thrifty car rental companies have reached an agreement with the state of Florida over allegations of not disclosing additional fees added to rental charges for the state's "cashless tolls" and misleading customers regarding other fees and charges.
The January 31 decision could have especially strong implications for lawsuits over talcum powder
ATLANTA — The state of Georgia has filed a civil lawsuit against more than 20 opioid manufacturers and distributors for allegedly using false and deceptive tactics in a effort to increase their profits from opioid drug sales, which has contributed to the state's opioid crisis.
ATLANTA — A Georgia restaurant and bar accused of demoting an employee to a lower paying job due to her pregnancy, has settled charges by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won't matter to lawsuits vs company
As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Saying plaintiffs are asking the courts to essentially rewrite federal environmental laws and regulatory rules based on a single report issued by a federal agency relying on faulty data, medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has asked a federal judge to corral a stampede of lawsuits that have hit the courts in recent weeks amid a blizzard of media reports asserting the company’s use of a key sterilizing agent at its facility in suburban Willowbrook could cause cancer.
ATLANTA (Legal Newline) – Seven BMW vehicle owners allege an engine defect causes the vehicles to consume excessive amounts of oil.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The maker of floor tiles sued for a man’s asbestos-caused disease says all exposures to the deadly substance are not equal, using a 2015 state court decision that favored companies sued in the long-running mass tort.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Funding provided to plaintiffs while their lawsuit is pending is not a loan under Georgia law, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday, and therefore regulations setting maximum interest rates that can be charged won't apply.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – An Atlanta resident alleges a debt collector harassed her with dozens of calls.
A settlement binding all potential plaintiffs may be the only practical way of ending nearly 2,000 lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of addictive opioid painkillers, said plaintiff lawyers attending a conference on opioid litigation this week.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against a national provider of indirect industrial supplies, alleging an employee was fired after requesting medical leave for prostate cancer treatment.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The federal government has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, alleging a Golden Corral restaurant franchisee in Augusta fired a server for not being able to control her epilepsy.
ATLANTA — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has chosen a legal team of outside counsel to assist the state's investigation and litigation relating to prescription opioid manufacturing, marketing, sale and distribution in Georgia.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Florida broker-dealer and its president/owner are alleged to have aided in a breach of fiduciary duty by assisting in a fraudulent asset transfer.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed “sharply divided” trial and appeals courts’ orders on Aug. 20 regarding summary judgment arguments made by the defendant caterer in a food poisoning case.
DENVER — Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the federal government to resolve nine charges of discrimination, alleging the company did not provide accommodations for employees with disabilities.
ATLANTA — A Georgia title pawn business has reached a settlement with the state resolving allegations that it sued customers for outstanding loan principal, interest and fees in violation of state law.