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Montana LuLaRoe buyer alleges that she was unlawfully charged a sales tax

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 19, 2018

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – A Montana resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against multilevel-marketing company known for leggings over allegations it unlawfully charged a sales tax.

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Lawyer thrown off toxic chemical cases had client pay six-figure punishment

By John O'Brien | Sep 19, 2018

More than 30 lawsuits blame Armstrong World Industries, once Lancaster’s largest employer, for exposing workers to chemicals that led to sickness, suffering and death. But they’ve been pursued by a lawyer who, a judge says, “made a mockery of the law” and whose clients are paying, figuratively and literally, for his actions.

EEOC: Pennsylvania supply distributor paid female employees less than male coworkers

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government is accusing a Pennsylvania international industrial and construction supply of paying female sales support employees less than their male coworkers for doing the same work.

OGLETREE DEAKINS NASH SMOAK & STEWART: Ogletree Deakins named BTI Innovation Champion

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm been named a BTI Innovation Champion in BTI Consulting Group’s 2019 Legal Innovation and Technology Outlook report.

MONTGOMERY MCCRACKEN WALKER & RHOADS: Partner Michael J. Fekete Appointed to the New Jersey District IV Ethics Committee

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that partner Michael J. Fekete has been appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve a four year term on the District IV Ethics Committee, effective September 1, 2018.

BALLARD SPAHR: Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Roy Herrera Joins Ballard Spahr

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Roy Herrera, who served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Phoenix, has joined Ballard Spahr in the firm's Litigation Department, Phoenix Office Managing Partner John G. Kerkorian announced.

Texas consumer alleges generic prescription Valsartan is contaminated with probable carcinogen

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A Texas consumer alleges a generic prescription drug used to treat hypertension is contaminated with a probable carcinogen.

From Pennsylvania Record

Philadelphia's appeal to plaintiffs crosses borders; 41 Dominicans file pesticide lawsuit there

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Americans from all over the country have traditionally flocked to Philadelphia courts, to the point their plaintiff-friendly reputation has resulted in a “Judicial Hellhole" designation, and now plaintiffs are coming from other countries to seek their day in court.

Pittsburgh's hired guns move in on Philadelphia's turf as opioid lawyers jostle for power

By John O'Brien | Aug 29, 2018

The fighting in Pennsylvania among plaintiffs lawyers working on contingency fees has escalated this summer

AbbVie files appeal contesting landmark $448 million antitrust win for Federal Trade Commission

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC filed an appeal on Aug. 6 in a U.S. District Court in response to the final judgment in an antitrust case that found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Ohio lawmakers send first-of-its-kind rejection to powerful legal group

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Through a bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday, the State of Ohio has legislatively opposed the American Law Institute’s long-debated and recently-passed Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance wholesale, an unprecedented development in the 95-year history of the ALI.

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In Philadelphia, only 16% of new pharma cases are from Pennsylvania residents

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A notable 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision intended to limit the practice of forum-shopping has not deterred thousands of plaintiffs from filing pharmaceutical litigation in Philadelphia courts, recently-released statistics show.

Customer alleges Nutrabio Labs glutamine products do not provide benefits advertised

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 23, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A bodybuilding supplement manufacturer based in New Jersey is alleged to have misrepresented the nature and benefits of its glutamine products.

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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