CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois consumer alleges that LaCroix sparkling water is mislabeled as all-natural.
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
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.
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.
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.
NATCHITOCHES, La. — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit against the Red River Waterway Commission, alleging the state's governor unlawfully filled a vacancy on the commission.
D.C. suspends lawyer Steven Donziger after fraud ruling in multibillion-dollar fight against Chevron
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 14, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals suspended attorney Steven R. Donziger from practicing law in Washington, D.C., effective immediately.
SHREVEPORT — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is alleges the state's gubernatorial changes relating to filling vacancies on the Red River Waterway Commission are unlawful and could be subject to a challenge.
In August, lawyers arguing for a group of oil companies submitted a motion to Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington asking that King County’s climate change lawsuit be dismissed.
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.
The fighting in Pennsylvania among plaintiffs lawyers working on contingency fees has escalated this summer
Whistleblower's lawyer asking for more than $400K from $10.6M judgment against BestCare Laboratory Services
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A whistleblower who brought suit resulting in a $10.6 million partial judgment against a medical laboratory for allegedly charging false mileage fees to pick up medical specimens is seeking $424,370 in attorney fees, which includes $4,335 in out-of-pocket expenses.
Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.
When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.
Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."
The rest of Colorado seems to have little interest in following the lead of three communities in the state that have sued Big Oil over the alleged effects of global warming.
Now that federal judges on either coast have dismissed two of the most prominent climate lawsuits against the oil industry, risks to taxpayers may be going up.
New York City and the private lawyers it hired to sue the fossil fuel industry over alleged effects of climate change will not accept a federal judge’s recent decision to throw the lawsuit out of court.
Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.
BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a bill that allows Louisiana courts to take judicial notice of laws in other states.