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3 South Carolina restaurants to pay back wages to settle alleged overtime violation

By Marian Johns | Dec 14, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina has ordered three South Carolina restaurants to pay 68 employees back wages and damages to settle claims by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping violations.

NELSON MULLINS: Experienced Energy Transactions Attorney Greg Brown Joins Nelson Mullins in Denver

By Press release submission | Dec 12, 2018

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that Gregory S. Brown has joined the firm as a partner in its Denver office.

NELSON MULLINS: Practice Group Leader John Martin Named Co-Chair of Symposium

By Press release submission | Dec 12, 2018

Partner and Electronic Discovery and Information Management Practice Group Leader John Martin was invited to co-chair the 5th Annual Electronic Discovery Institute Judicial Training Symposium to be held in 2019.

NELSON MULLINS: Four Nelson Mullins Attorneys Chosen for Georgia Trend’s 2018 ‘Legal Elite’

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Georgia Trend has recognized four Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys in its "2018 Legal Elite.

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Pennsylvania opioid litigation in chaos as plaintiff lawyers fight over control

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 26, 2018

MEDIA – Opioid litigation in Pennsylvania appears to be in chaos as a prominent law firm has withdrawn from a leadership position on the plaintiff side and unions and the county surrounding the city of Allentown fight efforts to consolidate all lawsuits in a single court.

NELSON MULLINS: Financial Regulatory Attorney Evan Thorn Joins Nelson Mullins in Raleigh

By Press release submission | Nov 20, 2018

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced that Evan R. Thorn has joined the firm’s Corporate and Financial Regulatory team as of counsel in Raleigh.

Telecommunications companies sued for fraud

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

CHARLESTON — A South Carolina county and municipalities are suing Level 3 and Telcove telecommunications companies, alleging a violation of the Unfair Trade Practices Act.

NELSON MULLINS: Nekia Hackworth Jones and Wade Malone Honored with Service Award

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

Atlanta partners Nekia Hackworth Jones and Wade Malone were honored with a Community Service Award by the Atlanta Bar Association for their leadership on the Atlanta Bar's Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP).

NELSON MULLINS: Experienced Intellectual Property Attorney Siew Chong Joins Nelson Mullins in New York

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced that intellectual property attorney Siew Yen Chong, Ph.D., has joined the firm as of counsel in its New York office.

Woman's trial against Johnson & Johnson over mesothelioma diagnosis begins in New Jersey

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Health care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson's alleged failure to honor its own pledge on the issue of asbestos and talc in its baby powder will end in a New Jersey woman being forced to pay the ultimate price, her attorney stated during opening arguments in the latest case over allegations its products caused mesothelioma.

NELSON MULLINS: Two Atlanta Attorneys Named to the Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Atlanta partner Nekia Hackworth Jones has been named a master by the Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court, which is affiliated with Georgia State University’s College of Law.

Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

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

Citing 'character assassinations' of witnesses, Goodyear asks for new trial in $40 million asbestos case

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was ordered by pay $40.1 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, is asking a judge for a new trial.

Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

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Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

Jury sides with Celanese Corp. in $8M South Carolina asbestos case

By Angela Underwood | Jul 24, 2018

SPARTANBURG, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Following a four-day asbestos exposure trial, 12 jurors found in favor of Celanese Corp. on July 19, ruling that the plaintiff’s mesothelioma was not directly caused by the defendant.

Third day of S.C. asbestos exposure trial explores plaintiff's illness, Covil's procedures

By Angela Underwood | Jul 22, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – The third day of the asbestos exposure trial of Jerry Crawford v. Celanese Corp. in the 7th Judicial Circuit Court of South Carolina continued with several witness testimonies that detailed plaintiff Jerry Crawford's failing health.

Effects of mesothelioma discussed at Celanese asbestos trial in South Carolina court

By Angela Underwood | Jul 22, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – Day two of the asbestos exposure trial of Jerry Crawford v. Celanese Corp. was filled with testimony by witnesses and the plaintiff himself.

South Carolina trial over source of Celanese worker's asbestos exposure begins

By Angela Underwood | Jul 22, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – An asbestos exposure trial in South Carolina has 12 jurors considering the cancer-causing consequences of piping insulation.

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