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Purdue Pharma, others seek dismissal of man's opioid marketing suit, alleges claims are 'defective'

Pam Wright Nov. 15, 2017, 8:57am

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers has moved to dismiss a class action suit filed by a consumer who alleges prescription opioids were fraudulently marketed.

Peter Angelos, facing the loss of thousands of asbestos lawsuits, wants lawmakers' help

Daniel Fisher Nov. 14, 2017, 2:10pm

On Dec. 1, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, is scheduled to hear an appeal of Duffy v. CBS, a 2015 decision that applied Maryland’s 20-year statute of repose to an asbestos lawsuit.

Settlement reached in Burger King BOGO coupon lawsuit; $185K requested for attorneys

Sara McCleary Nov. 14, 2017, 9:37am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The parties in a class action case against Burger King Corp. have asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to preliminarily approve a settlement between the parties.

Maryland, D.C. attorneys general continue to seek lawsuit against Trump

Mark Iandolo Nov. 14, 2017, 9:20am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Nov. 8 that they have filed a new brief in the ongoing lawsuit against President Donald Trump for allegations of violating the Emoluments Clauses.

Senate urged to pass legal reform bills; Dems opposed, still mourning arbitration rule

John O'Brien Nov. 10, 2017, 1:53pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A two-hour hearing on frivolous lawsuits before a U.S. Senate committee may have lacked focus on pending legislation but did produce a few noteworthy moments - including Sen. Al Franken’s assertion that there are “bad actors” filing meritless lawsuits, though he is opposed to the reforms presented.

Muslim security guard gets $135K after religious, racial discrimination charges against employer

Dee Thompson Oct. 31, 2017, 3:54pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A security company sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over allegations of racial and religious harassment of one of its employees has settled the case for $135,000 and injunctive relief.

Bottled water company, citing letter from state drinking water program, seeks to dismiss proposed class action

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 23, 2017, 2:19pm

Defendant Nestle Waters North America Inc., based in Stamford, Conn., filed its motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Oct. 6.

Baltimore Backlog: Angelos firm accused not pursuing trials for asbestos clients, lawmakers told

John O'Brien Oct. 18, 2017, 11:00pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) - Asbestos attorneys from the main firm in one of the largest – but apparently not busiest – dockets in the country told Maryland lawmakers on Tuesday of their plan to push their dormant cases through the system to eliminate a backlog of nearly 30,000 lawsuits.

Industry unhappy with risk of higher verdicts in New York's asbestos court

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 18, 2017, 12:00pm

The order, released in June, holds, among other things, that punitive damages awards are no longer deferred for cases placed on the trial calendar after the CMO’s effective date.

Maryland alleges EPA failed to act on petition on electric generating units

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 8:31am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The state of Maryland alleges that the U.S. EPA failed to act on a petition it sent regarding electric generating units in neighboring states.

Public school educators not state employees, finds Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Sara McCleary Oct. 6, 2017, 11:40am

A Maryland appellate court has determined that employees of county boards of education are not considered employees of the state in the eyes of the law.

Motion to stay filed in FDA nutritional guide lawsuit

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2017, 8:48am

Two motions have been filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a matter between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and two independent science groups over the alleged lack of enforcement in providing consumers with nutritional facts at food establishments.

Maryland federal court: Joseph Saveri Law Firm doesn't have to pay $1.2M antitrust litigation referral fee

Carrie Salls Sep. 15, 2017, 8:50am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Joseph Saveri and his Joseph Saveri Law Firm Inc. will not be required to pay a 12.5 percent, $1.2 million referral fee to Michael E. Criden PA in connection with the firms’ work on titanium dioxide antitrust litigation, according to an opinion entered Sept. 7 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Nonprofit claims environmental study wasn't done for D.C.-area Purple Line Project

Wadi Reformado Sep. 14, 2017, 11:50am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization is seeking to halt the construction of a rail transit project until an environmental study has been completed.

Md. court to decide if company can shorten statute of limitations with provision in consumer contracts

Sara McCleary Aug. 14, 2017, 9:43am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has told a trial court to determine whether a provision in a contract that shortened the statute of limitations during which a lawsuit could be brought is enforceable.

Maryland court awards attorneys fees in White Flint Express Realty Group contract dispute

Angela Underwood Aug. 2, 2017, 11:37am

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals has affirmed attorney fees be awarded in a first-party indemnification lawsuit.

Kiss My Face files motion to stay in case questioning the use of 'natural' on labels

Chandra Lye Aug. 1, 2017, 12:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A cosmetics company at the center of a class action lawsuit has requested the court hold off on a decision until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines the term "natural."

Consumer claims National Consumer Law Group misrepresented services

Wadi Reformado Jul. 25, 2017, 10:30am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland consumer alleges she was injured by the actions of a professional corporation that claimed to offer debt relief.

Expert couldn't show lead paint causes ADHD; Verdict of $1.3M overturned

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 11:49am

BALTIMORE, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Appeals concluded that a expert cited in a lead exposure case did not provide support for her conclusion that exposure could cause a clinical diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Man accuses Trump campaign, Maryland State Police of defamation

Wadi Reformado Jul. 19, 2017, 10:24am

An individual is suing Donald J. Trump for President Inc. and the Maryland State Police Department for alleged defamation.