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Maker of Scott flushable wipes, defending itself in lawsuit, says it never claimed they were synthetic-free

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Kimberly-Clark Corp. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations that the "natural" label on Scott flushable wipes is misleading.

Consumer alleges Comcast opened Xfinity Mobile accounts without authorization

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 29, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois internet subscriber alleges a global telecommunications conglomerate unlawfully opened mobile accounts for cable and internet customers without their knowledge or consent, subjecting them to fraud.

Pennsylvania attorney general reaches $357 million tobacco settlement

By Marian Johns | Jun 26, 2018

HARRISBURG — A settlement reached by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro with various tobacco companies has resolved 20 years of disputed payments from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and will bring the state nearly $357 million in settlement funds in addition to its annual $350 million received from tobacco companies.

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A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

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Philadelphia judge grants states' motion for separate track in antitrust case over drug-pricing

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has granted a motion made by the attorneys general for 44 states, including Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for a separate government track in a multidistrict antitrust case involving the pricing of generic pharmaceuticals.

Third Circuit upholds dismissal of Chemours Co. severance plan complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Two alleges injures from shingles vaccine Zostavax

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 14, 2018

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida women allege they contracted shingles after receiving a vaccine to prevent the disease.

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Unbeaten at trial, Bayer and Janssen say cycle of Xarelto lawsuits 'needs to be stopped'

By John O'Brien | Jun 13, 2018

Early returns haven't been positive for plaintiffs attorneys, so Xarelto liability theories have been mutating, defense says

Blame the criminals, pharmacies facing opioid lawsuits say

By John O'Brien | Jun 8, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Large pharmacy chains are asking why they are being sued by hundreds of cities and counties over the opioid crisis instead of the criminals who pushed drugs to addicts.

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Financial services companies sue Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over payday loan rule

By Kyla Asbury | May 24, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Two financial service companies are suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its acting director over allegations the agency is "virtually eliminating" payday loans.

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Even after eight years, criticisms of American Law Institute's insurance project remain

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Not everyone is as excited as those who drafted new guidance for judges about its passage.

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Plaintiffs firm represented whistleblower in secret to avoid paying referral fee from multimillion-dollar case, lawsuit claims

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Texas personal injury law firm claims it is owed part of $16 million awarded to a corporate whistleblower because colleagues effectively poached the client and represented him in secret.

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New guidance for judges handling insurance issues finally passes after resistance

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – New guidance for judges handling insurance issues finally passes after resistance

Long Island University Retirement Plan alleged to have failed to monitor fees

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 23, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A current and former employee of Long Island University alleges the institution's retirement plan is paying excessive administrative fees.

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Dispute between former NFL player and concussion-litigation funder might not make it to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A ruling from a federal judge in Pennsylvania remains pending on whether or not compulsory arbitration will be permanently prohibited, in the case of a litigation funder that pursued financial recovery against a former National Football League player who allegedly failed to repay it a loan.

Judge tosses ‘Whopper’ of a lawsuit against Hershey over slack fill

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man, who has purchased about 600 boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers over a period of several years, has lost part of his class action lawsuit against the Hershey Co. over the alleged amount of empty space in its packaging.

Recent verdict awarding $1.8 million to man's family in asbestos lung cancer case largest in Michigan's history

By Glenn Minnis | May 7, 2018

SAGINAW, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Attorney James Bedortha seems convinced there was a method in the reasoning of a pool of jurors who on March 16 awarded the largest wrongful death award in an asbestos cancer victim case in Michigan state history.

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Lawmakers group discusses controversial liability insurance restatement; Parts of project called 'litigation fuel'

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 7, 2018

MANASQUAN, N.J. – Mere weeks away from the American Law Institute’s Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., where the group’s proposed Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance will once again be up for approval, speakers invited by the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) voiced their thoughts on the proposal in a recent teleconference call.

Organizations allege USDA hasn't made any regulations regarding birds under Animal Welfare Act

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Two animal advocacy organizations are seeking to compel a federal agency to propose rules that govern the handling, care and treatment of birds.

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