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Ohio manufacturing company managers indicted for alleged obstruction of workplace death probe

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

CLEVELAND — Two managers of an Ohio manufacturing company have been indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for their alleged attempts to obstruct a federal agency's investigation into the workplace death of a company worker.

Names of hundreds of addicts to be disclosed in opioid litigation

By Dan Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers representing Ohio cities and counties say they’ll comply with a judge’s order to identify hundreds of people who became addicted to prescription opioids by a deadline tomorrow, peevishly accusing manufacturer defendants of doubting they’ll come through with the information.

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Attack on paint industry spreads to Pennsylvania; Sherwin-Williams asks judge for help

By John O'Brien | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania will be the next battleground in historically hard-fought litigation over lead paint, as private lawyers seeking one-third of possible multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements are teaming with county officials on lawsuits.

Ohio industrial cleaning business reaches settlement on alleged use of racial epithets to blacks

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

CINCINNATI — An Ohio industrial cleaning company has reached a settlement with a federal agency to resolve a lawsuit alleging that two African-American workers at its Kentucky operation were subjected to racial harassment.

Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in bellwether trials blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis have allowed a Monday deadline to pass, apparently without turning over any proof of specific prescriptions that were made in error.

Time running out for lawyers suing opioid industry to show specific proof

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 20, 2018

The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.

Ohio city seeks damages from 3M, others over alleged drinking water well contamination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 12, 2018

DAYTON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio city alleges that it had to shut down more than a dozen drinking water wells because of contamination by ingredients used in a foam for extinguishing fires.

Ohio Supreme Court sends asbestos case back to trial court to determine if plaintiff is a smoker

By Charmaine Little | Oct 10, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 27, the Supreme Court of Ohio reversed an appeals court judgment that denied Union Carbide Corp.’s motion for administrative dismissal amid a case that challenges whether a man’s alleged smoking status contributed to his lung cancer diagnosis.

Opioid lawsuits should proceed, magistrate tells MDL judge

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 9, 2018

A magistrate judge recommended that a bellwether trial against the opioid industry proceed, rejecting nearly all the arguments presented by manufacturers, distributors and retailers in their motions to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits accusing them of causing a national crisis.

U.S. alleges nationwide shoe retailer subjected former assistant manager to racial discrimination

By Marian Johns | Oct 1, 2018

COLUMBUS — A federal agency alleges nationwide shoe retailer DSW Shoe Warehouse Inc. subjected a former assistant manger to unfair disciplinary action and termination due to race.

U.S. government declines to intervene in whistleblower lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 28, 2018

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – In a notice written to the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, Western Division on Sept. 6, the U.S. government declined the option to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed on its behalf.

Opioid lawyers say settlement may hinge on forcing plaintiffs into class action

By Dan Fisher | Sep 28, 2018

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.

Plantronics' BackBeat FIT headphones are not sweatproof, consumer alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California citizen alleges a brand of headphones is not sweat and waterproof as advertised.

Ohio Supreme Court: Medical malpractice suit against Cleveland Clinic barred by statute of limitations

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice suit originally filed in federal court in Indiana is barred by the statute of limitations from being pursued in Ohio, Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled.

All Natural EucoClean 3-in-1 spray alleged to contain synthetic compounds despite natural label

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims that the sellers of an insect spray deceive consumers with their all-natural advertising claims.

Buckeye Ranch seeks declaration regarding access of records to Disability Rights Ohio

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit, private mental health agency in Ohio alleges a nonprofit protection and advocacy system in the state is asking for records without authority.

Ohio seeks to recover public funds from Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

COLUMBUS — The state of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and its affiliated companies and officers in an effort to recover public funds, according to the state's attorney general.

DHL alleges Chemours failed to pay $1.05 million termination payment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 9, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A supply chain and logistics company alleges a chemical manufacturing company owes more than $1 million for the termination of an agreement.

Uber alleges Ohio insurance company sent it junk faxes

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A ride-hailing service company alleges an Ohio-based insurance company sent it junk faxes.

Bumble Bee Foods wants lawsuit over alleged tuna price-fixing dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jul 10, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Bumble Bee Foods claimed in its motion to dismiss that an Ohio man suing the company over allegations it conspired with other major tuna brands doesn’t have a solid case.

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