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
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.
A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked
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.
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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina county alleges several telecommunications companies failed to collect 911 charges.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Four consumers allege that Walmart sells a supplement that is falsely mislabeled.
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.
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.
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
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'
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.
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.
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
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
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina law firm alleges a physician has failed to pay in full for legal services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – The South Carolina Supreme Court on July 19 ruled against those who challenged the Surface Water Withdrawal Act.