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Arkansas AG, GOP colleagues criticized litigation strategy on climate, embrace it on opioids

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was a vocal critic of the aggressive litigation tactics her Democratic colleagues used against the oil industry over climate change. But she’s taken a different approach toward the opioid crisis.

G4S Secure Solutions alleged to have failed to pay out paid time off to terminated employees

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – A former employee of a security personnel company in Ohio alleges he and class members were not awarded their paid time off upon their termination as outlined in the company's manual.

Ohio consumer files class action against Revenue Group over convenience fee

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio woman alleges a debt collector attempted to collect a fee not authorized by an agreement.

Ohio targets Monsanto for damages related to years of PCB manufacturing

​CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced March 5 that his office is suing Monsanto over allegations of producing and selling toxic chemical compounds known as PCBs despite knowing the products were hazardous.

Citing 'barriers' to settlement, judge orders opioid foes to prepare for trial

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors ordered both sides to prepare for trials, citing unspecified “barriers” to a global settlement that became apparent after a conference Tuesday.

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.

Settlement reached in Emery Credit Union class action lawsuit

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Preliminary approval has been given to a class action settlement involving Emery Federal Credit Union.

Proposed Ohio Constitution amendment would establish minimum patient standards for dialysis treatment

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Through a recently certified petition, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is advocating an amendment to the state's constitution designed to ensure that kidney dialysis clinics provide quality and affordable treatment to patients.

Opioid judge orders companies to pay bulk of special master costs because they have 'greater discretionary funding'

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has ordered defendant companies to pay three-quarters of the costs of special masters who are overseeing settlement negotiations.

Ohio attorney general alleges DuPont has been releasing PFOA into Ohio River for decades

MARIETTA, Ohio — Ohio'Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against DuPont alleging the company has been releasing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) into the Ohio River for decades.

Ohio Supreme Court: Punitive damages not recoverable in breach of contract case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that punitive damages are not recoverable in a breach of contract action in which the alleged violation stems from conduct that also constitutes a wrongful act.

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

Repair All PC, others banned from tech support business

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 29 that Repair All PC and several related companies and individuals have been banned from the tech support business as part of settlements with the FTC and the State of Ohio.

Opioid litigants to talk settlement at closed-door meeting in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers for more than 200 cities, counties and other entities suing the opioid industry will meet with their counterparts from the defense in a federal courtroom in Cleveland tomorrow to begin the process of hammering out a potential multibillion-dollar settlement.

FTC: Telemarketing company to pay $250,000 after misleading consumers during charitable calls

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 10 that InfoCision Inc., a company that makes calls to consumers on behalf of charitable organizations and is based in Akron, Ohio, will pay $250,000 after allegations of misleading consumers.

Lawyer: Bill proposed to outlaw mandatory arbitration in sex discrimination disputes 'flawed'

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several lawmakers have introduced a new bill with the goal of preventing employers from requiring employees to submit to arbitration to resolve sexual harassment and discrimination claims.

Ohio consumers to receive $1.2 million of national settlement with PHH Mortgage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Jan. 3 that his office has joined 48 other states and the District of Columbia to secure $45 million in settlement funds from PHH Mortgage Corporation.

Patients allege fraud by concealment against surgeon at West Chester Hospital LLC facility

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – Three individuals allege that a drug was fraudulently implanted in them during surgeries without their consent.

Consumer claims Sherwin-Williams SuperDeck, Duckback deck products are defective

AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri woman claims that deck products she purchased from Sherwin-Williams are defective and fail within months of application.

Ohio attorney general targets auto dealer that sold cars without titles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Nov. 2 his office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Koco Jovanovski for allegations of failing to deliver vehicle titles to consumers when operating his Remak Auto Sales business.