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False advertising claims filed against Lazarus Pharmaceuticals, Cameron Pharmaceuticals over drug

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 29, 2018

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – Two pharmaceutical companies are alleged to have falsely advertised a generic version of a drug used to treat irritable bowel syndr

Motley Rice hit with RICO lawsuit by jailed ex-billionaire it accused of funding terrorism

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 26, 2018

Six days after the FBI arrested billionaire Raj Rajaratnam on insider-trading charges in October 2009, lawyers at Motley Rice hit him with their own charge: Financing terror.

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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.

South Carolina AG suing feds over plans to end mixed oxide project along Savannah River

By Mark Iandolo | May 31, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced May 22 that he plans to sue the United States, the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Nuclear Security Administration, and their respective officers in their official capacities over allegations the U.S. plans to terminate the MOX (Mixed Oxide) Project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

South Carolina county alleges telecommunications companies failed to bill for 911 charges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 18, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina county alleges several telecommunications companies failed to collect 911 charges.

Consumers allege Spring Valley supplement sold at Walmart has misleading labeling

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Four consumers allege that Walmart sells a supplement that is falsely mislabeled.

U.S. to reconsider Obama era rules about land restriction for endangered species

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 27, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced March 16 that the federal government will reconsider Obama administration rules that allegedly restrict what property owners can do with the land they own.

Case of woman who died in wreck after sister allegedly robbed Wal-Mart continues in South Carolina

By Kristin Emery | Mar 22, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – The South Carolina Supreme Court affirmed a circuit court’s decision over the battle to use evidence of alleged negligent hiring of security personnel in a lawsuit over the death of the sister of an alleged shoplifter at a Walmart.

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 7, 2018

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.

Republican AGs who railed against CFPB anti-arbitration rule, now on board with banning arbitration #MeToo

By Ann Maher | Feb 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - A group of Republican attorneys general who railed against an effort to outlaw arbitration clauses so that consumers could bring class actions against financial services companies now appear to be on board with legislation that would eliminate arbitration from workplace sexual harassment claims.

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

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 14, 2018

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.

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

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 9, 2018

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.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Carolina Personnel Services claims Akebono Brake Corp. is attempting to 'shift liability' in religious discrimination suit

By Angela Underwood | Dec 13, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A third-party defendant is seeking a judgment on the pleadings in a discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from the U.S. District Court of South Carolina’s Columbia Division.

South Carolina firm Rothstein Law Firm alleges physician, wife failed to pay more than $80,000 for legal services

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 1, 2017

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina law firm alleges a physician has failed to pay in full for legal services.

Senate urged to pass legal reform bills; Dems opposed, still mourning arbitration rule

By John O'Brien | Nov 10, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A two-hour hearing on frivolous lawsuits before a U.S. Senate committee may have lacked focus on pending legislation but did produce a few noteworthy moments - including Sen. Al Franken’s assertion that there are “bad actors” filing meritless lawsuits, though he is opposed to the reforms presented.

Federal government alleges JW Aluminum Co. violates Clean Air Act

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 26, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A corporation in South Carolina that operates a secondary aluminum production facility is alleged to have violated federal emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants.

Seventh Circuit, on Volvo ‘pick-off’ case: Timing of offer has no effect

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 7, 2017

The proposed class action, Laurens v. Volvo, is about a car buyer’s disappointed expectations. The dispute, in particular, centers on the difference between Volvo’s model XC90 and the XC90 T8. Both are luxury SUVs, but the XC90 runs on gas, whereas the T8 is a plug‐in hybrid.

Amazon.com sued over allegedly defective solar eclipse glasses

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 31, 2017

Plaintiffs in the proposed class action lawsuit, filed in a South Carolina federal court this week, accuse the online retailer of selling “unfit” glasses and criticize Amazon for its last-minute email recall of the product.

South Carolina Supreme Court affirms agricultural use of river water

By Dee Thompson | Aug 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – The South Carolina Supreme Court on July 19 ruled against those who challenged the Surface Water Withdrawal Act.

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