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Texas targets Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioid epidemic

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 15 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for allegedly fueling Texas' and the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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

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.

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

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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.

Discrimination case filed by transgender woman against Phillips 66 Co. dismissed

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in which a transgender woman claimed she was discriminated against based on her sex.

Trump: Climate change lawsuits interfere with policy, should be dismissed

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Trump administration disapproves of climate change litigation initiated by cities and counties in California and the private attorneys they hired on a contingency fee.

Texas attorney general settles with 37 stores accused of illegal contact lenses sales

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 7 that his office’s Consumer Protection Division has secured assurances of voluntary compliance with 37 store owners and wholesale distribution companies that agreed to stop selling contact lenses in Texas that are allegedly dangerous and unlawful.

Hagens Berman reduces fee for latest government client to sue over climate change

Hagens Berman reduces fee for latest government client to sue over climate change

Fourth Circuit rules for former Rent-A-Center employee in discrimination case; EEOC supports man's case

RICHMOND, Va.(Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to deny Rent-A-Center’s motion for summary judgment and its efforts to force an ex-employee to arbitrate his disability and race discrimination claims.

Mom of victim: Ultimatum from lawyer, paternity test led to regrettable settlement with Tony Stewart

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The mother of a race car driver killed nearly four years ago by famed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says she felt cornered into settling her wrongful death lawsuit by her high-profile lawyer who threatened to abandon the case if it went to trial – an allegation disputed by the attorney.

Surgeon alleges Wisconsin law firm gave him wrong deadline for patent protection

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Winnetka, Illinois surgeon alleges a Wisconsin law firm and attorney gave him the incorrect deadline regarding a patent.

Hold government to higher standard, former Calif. AG says of climate change lawsuit controversy

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas judge has decided California officials suing the energy industry over climate change are talking out of both sides of their mouths, and the former top lawyer of the Golden State is disappointed in their actions.

Texas settles with third dental supply companies for alleged collusion

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced April 20 that Patterson Companies Inc., a distributor of dental supplies, will pay $200,000 after allegations of violating state antitrust laws through the operation of an illegal group boycott of an online rival.

Judge: Calif. cities alleging doom in climate change lawsuits sold investors a different story

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) – California officials who are suing large energy companies are telling two contradictory stories while taking part in a targeted effort featuring state attorneys general, private lawyers and Rockefeller money, a Texas judge has found.

Digital technology company alleges AT&T did not perform agreed services

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado digital technology company alleges AT&T made false representations to it to induce it to contract for professional services.

In proposed Monitronics $28 Million TCPA settlement, attorneys would pocket $9.3M and class members $38

WHEELING. W. Va. (Legal Newsline) – Individual plaintiffs in multidistrict Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation stand to pocket $38 each in a $28 million settlement proposed in federal court in March.

In suing Exxon over climate change, Boulder is hoping company's deep pockets will pay for its left-wing agenda, group says

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – It remains to be seen if Exxon will fight the latest climate change lawsuit against it in the same way it is attacking the first round, by scrubbing municipal documents for evidence of hypocrisy by the public officials filing them.

Recent grants help nonprofits doing 'most of the work' on Boulder's climate change lawsuit

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – Pro bono work that the Niskanen Center is performing in a global warming lawsuit on behalf of the Colorado city of Boulder will be aided by a $200,000 grant awarded less than two months before the case was filed.

As Boulder sues, 15 states - including Colorado - oppose global warming lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.

Oil companies again urge judge to reject Calif. global warming lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Chevron, in a renewed motion to dismiss climate change litigation against it filed by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, described the case as a futile attempt to get around numerous prior court decisions preventing similar lawsuits over the sale of legal products.

Denver environmental and personal injury lawyer files Boulder's climate change lawsuit against energy companies

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – Two environmental groups and a Denver personal injury lawyer are outside counsel for the latest lawsuit filed by public officials against the energy sector over alleged past and future effects of global warming.