Imagine waking up after a blow to the head with little visible damage but the uncanny feeling something isn’t right.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) In a court hearing earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria announced he had hired Kenneth Feinberg to oversee mediation talks between Bayer AG and lawyers for thousands of plaintiffs claiming the popular herbicide Roundup causes cancer.
Amazon seeks confirmation of $26K arbitration award against man who allegedly abused Kindle platform
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Amazon Digital Services has submitted a request to the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington for confirmation of an arbitration award against Nilmer Rubio, a Filipino man who the company alleges abused the Kindle platform to increase reviews and royalties on a number of ebooks.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas has reversed an appellate court's ruling and dismissed a defamation case against The Dallas Morning News.
Heartland Institute: North Carolina's lawsuit against e-cigarette maker is 'frivolous' and 'grandstanding'
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein's lawsuit filed last week against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL isn't all it seems, a government relations expert for an Illinois-based free-market think tank said during a recent interview.
Same day, different verdicts: Why do some juries think there is asbestos in talcum powder and others don't?
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Judges continue to play a crucial role in the sprawling, possibly multibillion-dollar talcum powder litigation facing Johnson & Johnson by choosing how jurors will view the plaintiffs’ key expert.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's ruling that found a rental center and equipment manufacturer liable for a man's death after he rented a Bobcat skid steer loader.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that an Ohio gun dealer cannot be subjected to litigation in New York after a gun he sold was involved in a New York shooting.
Oklahoma's opioid case heads into trial after similar public nuisance argument fails in North Dakota
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The nation's leading manufacturer of prescription opioids, including OxyContin, got some breathing room earlier this month when a federal judge in North Dakota dismissed one of dozens of cases against it, a university law school chair said during a recent interview.
WASHINGTON - An unusual coalition of consumer advocates and business interests joined to delay and possibly defeat a controversial “restatement” of consumer contract law that critics said presents a misleading picture of how courts are actually deciding cases in the rapidly evolving area of “clickwrap” and “browsewrap” agreements.
J&J faces $25M-plus verdict in NYC talcum powder case, says key witness made 'falsities in his testimony'
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The first result for plaintiffs lawyers banking on talcum powder lawsuits in New York City’s controversial asbestos court is a positive one, as a jury has hit Johnson & Johnson with a $25 million verdict.
HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Partner John Pritchard Honored as “Aviation Finance Lawyer of the Year”
John Pritchard, the global chair of Holland & Knight's Transportation Finance Team, has been named the 2019 "Aviation Finance Lawyer of the Year" by Law Business Research Limited as part of its Who's Who Legal Awards program. It is the fourth time that he has been honored with this award.
BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Davis Smith Joins Bradley's Montgomery Office as a Corporate & Securities and Tax Partner
Bradley is pleased to announce that Davis H. Smith has joined the firm’s Montgomery office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities and Tax practice groups.
Massachusetts Supreme Court rules employees working on commission were entitled to Sunday pay, overtime
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has found that retail employees who are paid via commission or draws are entitled to Sunday pay or additional overtime.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Following the more than $2 billion awarded to a California couple who claimed the use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, one legal expert is arguing that the judges presiding over the cases were "derelict in their duty" for not granting summary judgment against the plaintiffs.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has reversed a lower court's ruling that granted judgment to an energy company in a negligence suit filed against it by an injured cyclist.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Kansas Supreme Court recently determined the state Senate will have to reject the appointment of a judge to the Kansas Court of Appeals after the governor’s appointee withdrew following a controversy over the appointee's posting on social media.
West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito has sponsored three bills in recent months would regulate the use of widely used industrial chemicals known as PFAS.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama recently reversed a $75,000 award granted by the Montgomery County Circuit Court to the victim of a three-dog attack.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – On May 14, the Supreme Court of Idaho affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court’s ruling to award attorney fees and sanctions in a man’s dispute with his former lawyer.