WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The lawyers representing Purdue Pharma in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings have submitted their first two bills to the court and they show how expensive this multibillion-dollar restructuring will be: Nearly $8 million for seven weeks of work, with one partner billing almost a half-million dollars for the month of October alone.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Court of Chancery has issued a decision regarding whether a plaintiff can access emails on a server owned by a defendant in regards to issues of discovery in a civil suit between the two parties.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Reports of a U.S. Senate deal that would classify certain chemicals as “hazardous substances” under the federal Superfund law (and give trial lawyers more targets for lawsuits as a result) are false, say sources familiar with the issue.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has affirmed a lower court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of Monument of Love Christian Life Ministry Inc. and against the appellant, known in court documents by her initials, S.B, regarding a lawsuit over the alleged assault of a minor by another minor.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Legal Newsline) – The Hawaii Supreme Court has upheld a 2017 ruling from the state's Intermediate Court of Appeals that determined that someone who is intoxicated can be considered an innocent third party.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has affirmed a lower court’s decision of summary judgment in favor of New Jersey Transit and against several insurance companies regarding compensation for damages related to Superstorm Sandy.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – An ugly disagreement over a portion of $3.7 million in attorneys' fees and expenses from the $10 million settlement reached last spring in a class action against Bank of New York Mellon probably won't be decided this year.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs lawyers filing PFAS lawsuits are lobbying Congress as it mulls whether to designate the chemicals as hazardous under the Superfund law – a move that would give those lawyers more companies to target with litigation.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has issued a decision concerning a question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concerning whether state law creates “a private right of action for bad-faith and malicious reporting to the Office of Professional Misconduct.”
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has affirmed the decision of a lower court’s ruling that IESI MD Corp. be awarded summary judgment in an overtime pay dispute with an employee.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - More than 500 cities and counties opted out of the unprecedented “negotiation class” proposed by plaintiff lawyers to settle sprawling opioid litigation, leaving 98% of the 34,458 U.S. cities and counties technically still in the class.
Foley & Lardner LLP issued the following announcement on.Foley Partner Chris Donovan, Co-Chair of the Health Care Industry Team, will be moderating at this year’s BRG Healthcare Leadership Conference.
Foley Senior Counsel Torrey Young, a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team, will be presenting at this year’s NEHIA Conference on “Compliance Program Effectiveness – In Practice,” on Thursday, December 5th, at 9 a.m.
The Delaware office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP commemorated its 20th anniversary with a celebration on Nov. 7 at DE.CO in Wilmington, Delaware. The event brought together more than 100 clients, attorneys, staff, alumni, and firm leadership from across the firm and the city of Wilmington.
As part of its strategic growth strategy in New York and in response to client demand, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has welcomed Yossie Horwitz as a shareholder in the Private Equity Practice.
PHILADELPHIA – Former Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General employees caught up in the scandal around disgraced former Attorney General Kathleen Kane won't be getting her attorney communications, a federal judge recently ruled.