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Feds, Louisiana agency file suit over oil spills against Sunoco Pipeline, Mid-Valley Pipeline

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 12, 2019

SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and a Louisiana agency are seeking penalties from the owners and operators of pipelines over three oil spills in three states.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Ellen Greiper Appointed to Advisen Conference Advisory Board

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

New York Partner Ellen Greiper has been appointed to the advisory board for Advisen’s annual Casualty Insights Conference, taking place in New York City on April 18, 2019.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Lewis Brisbois Opens New Office in Salt Lake City With Team of Ten New Attorneys

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Lewis Brisbois has joined forces with local litigation powerhouse Smith & Glauser to open a new office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

An illegally employed minor can't sue for on-the-job injuries

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Louisiana determined Austin Griggs, an illegally employed and injured minor who committed a prohibited task while working at a party rental business, was only owed remedies via Workers’ Compensation, not a lawsuit against his employer.

Multistate coalition files amicus brief to support California counties in action against Chevron

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO — A multistate coalition has filed an amicus brief to support several California counties in their lawsuit against Chevron Corporation, which argues local governments should have the right to hold coal companies accountable for actions that lead to climate change.

Woman alleges Synergy Law did not contact mortgage servicer, failed to provide refund

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 24, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Cut Off, Louisiana resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against Virginia firm over allegations of fraud regarding its mortgage services.

Feds seek penalties against Shell Offshore over 2016 oil spill

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The federal government has filed a suit against Shell Offshore Inc. over a May 2016 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Conn. judge rejects opioid claims, says allowing them would lead to 'junk justice'

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 14, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits by four cities against the opioid industry, saying there is no logical way for the plaintiffs to calculate damages or distribute any money they might win in the litigation.

Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

Louisiana credit union settles EEOC charges of firing worker who criticized racially offensive video

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana credit union will pay $110,000 to settle a federal agency's lawsuit that alleges the company fired an African-American branch manager because she complained that a training video was racially offensive.

Consumer alleges Tylenol Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels don't provide faster relief

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 19, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Moreno Valley, California, man has filed a class action lawsuit against the maker of Tylenol alleging that the company misleads consumers about the effectiveness of its rapid-release acetaminophen.

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP: Ellen Greiper appointed to Board of National Association of Women in Construction

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

New York Partner Ellen H. Greiper has been appointed to the Board of the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).

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Pennsylvania opioid litigation in chaos as plaintiff lawyers fight over control

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 26, 2018

MEDIA – Opioid litigation in Pennsylvania appears to be in chaos as a prominent law firm has withdrawn from a leadership position on the plaintiff side and unions and the county surrounding the city of Allentown fight efforts to consolidate all lawsuits in a single court.

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Hetero Drugs medication is adulterated, consumer alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 21, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts resident alleges she purchased a generic prescription blood pressure medication that was contaminated with a probable human carcinogen.

Illinois woman alleges LaCroix's all-natural claims are false

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 7, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer alleges that LaCroix sparkling water is mislabeled as all-natural.

Consumer alleges medication manufactured by Prinston Pharmaceutical, others was contaminated

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a generic blood pressure medication he purchased was contaminated by a probable human carcinogen.

More info on Donziger released; Lawyer gained multibillion-dollar verdict against Chevron through fraud, judge has ruled

By John Sammon | Oct 29, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Chevron on Oct. 24 asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to hold disbarred attorney Steven R. Donziger in contempt for his alleged continued efforts to personally profit off a pollution scam in the South American country of Ecuador.

DEUTSH KERRIGAN LLP: The Jones Act: Protecting U.S. Vessels and Seamen

By Press release submission | Oct 12, 2018

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 is the federal statute that promotes, regulates and maintains maritime commerce in U.S. waters and between U.S. ports.

EEOC: Specialty apparel chain fired employee after learning she was pregnant

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a New Orleans specialty apparel chain, alleging the company fired one of its managers after learning she was pregnant.

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