In Wisconsin legal reform debate, GOP lawmakers split from party while lobbyist firm with corporate clients stumps for trial lawyers
MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – As Wisconsin Republicans and their governor push a legal reform agenda that includes a bill that would reform the state’s electronic discovery and class action rules, a lobbying firm seeking to derail it on behalf of the state's trial lawyers may be at odds on this one with other clients it has represented.
$1B 'retroactive liability' lead paint case vs paint makers could pave way for overreach, Calif. appeals panel told
Lawyers for three current and former paint manufacturers on the hook for a $1.15 billion judgment over the presence of lead paint in more than 3 million California homes have asked a California appeals court to overturn that judgment, saying the judge overreached and trespassed on legal turf more properly reserved for lawmakers, and to rule otherwise would open a virtual Pandora’s box of further judicial abuses and other unforeseen harms on homeowners, businesses and taxpayers, alike.
OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A Nebraska man has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska, claiming that the school’s tradition of releasing thousands of red balloons into the air after its Cornhuskers football team scores litters the planet with pieces of latex and ribbon that are harmful to wildlife.
Brown LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court last month reversed a lower court's dismissal of a man's complaint against Union Pacific Railroad Company for work-related injuries.
Matoesian EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A $1.25 million plaintiff's verdict has been reversed at the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court and remanded to Madison County for a new trial.
Stephan LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) - The Nebraska Supreme Court last week partially reversed a district court's judgment in favor of Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Michael McCormack LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) -- A Union Pacific Railroad conductor who sued the company for injuries he suffered while walking to work may sue his employer, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Richard Sievers OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-A Nebraska woman's lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad Company, claiming she should have been better protected from West Nile virus, has been given new life.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Federal Government was Union Pacific Railroad Co. to pay more than $37 million in penalties for not stopping drug smugglers on trips from Mexico to the United States.
Behrens The window of opportunity for sweeping federal tort reform that started to close in 2006, has effectively been shut.
McGregor Scott SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Union Pacific Railroad Co. has agreed to pay a $102 million settlement for a 52,000-acre wildfire in the Plumas and Lassen national forests that was believed to be sparked by its workers.