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Oklahoma's case turns emotional in opioid trial vs. Johnson & Johnson

By John Sammon | Jun 19, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A Connecticut businessman recounting the heartbreak of his son’s death from drug addiction on Tuesday outlined steps to end the stigma of the disease and to make treatment improvements in a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson helped cause a prescription opioid epidemic.

Bayer urges judge to reverse verdict or order new trial in Pilliod cancer case against Monsanto

By Rich Peters | Jun 19, 2019

Bayer has filed multiple post-trial motions urging California Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith to reverse last month’s verdict or order a new trial in the case of Pilliod v. Monsanto.

Consumers allege Welspun-made bed linens are not 100 percent Egyptian cotton as advertised

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Three California residents allege they purchased bed linens that were not Egyptian cotton as advertised by the India-based textile manufacturer Welspun.

A lawsuit says University of Oklahoma skewed numbers to attain better U.S. News & World Report ranking

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – A Texas woman is suing the University of Oklahoma alleging that she was misled about the transferability of credits and the ranking of the school.

Seneca Nation of Indians fights arbitration ruling over New York gaming revenue

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The Seneca Nation of Indians is seeking to vacate a final arbitration award issued in April that ordered it to continue making payments to New York per a revenue-sharing agreement.

Government seeks penalties from Genesis Petroleum, others over alleged violation of gas storage tank regulation

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The owners and/or operators of underground storage tanks for gasoline are alleged to have failed to comply with federal regulation.

Facebook sued by companies that say it favors larger advertisers

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019

BENTON, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Three Arkansas businesses allege that Facebook favors large marketers over smaller ones when it comes to advertising.

Is Congress' rush to regulate PFAS part of 'hysteria' fed by plaintiffs lawyers?

By John O'Brien | Jun 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – They have a catchy, sinister-sounding nickname and have caught the attention of lawyers and politicians. But what these “forever chemicals” don’t have is a known toxicity level.

At opioid trial, Johnson & Johnson moves to strike Oklahoma witness as 'de facto member of State's legal team'

By Dan Fisher | Jun 18, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson has asked the judge overseeing the first in an expected wave of trials against the opioid industry to strike the testimony of Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a psychiatrist who plays a central role in the State of Oklahoma’s case by linking narcotics marketing to opioid addiction and overdose deaths.

J&J's lawyers note opioids researcher being paid hundreds of thousands for testimony in Oklahoma trial

By John Sammon | Jun 18, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson on Monday fended off accusations their client caused an addiction crisis and shifted attention onto Purdue Pharma, while also noting a plaintiffs expert is being paid upward of $500,000 for his testimony.

Oklahoma's governor is worried AG Hunter won't turn $85M opioid settlement over to treasury

By John Sammon | Jun 18, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and two high-ranking lawmakers fear that funds from a recent opioid settlement won't head their way and are asking to intervene, claiming Attorney General Mike Hunter's recent $85 million agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical might violate a new state law.

New England Fat Loss 2 alleged to have sent unwanted telemarketing texts

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 18, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Two individuals are suing a weight loss company over allegations it sent them unlawful telemarketing text messages.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Awards $2,234,122 to 24 States for Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants

By Press release submission | Jun 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $2,234,122 for Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants. These grants will enable states to expand their use of fidelity bonds to help persons with criminal records with employment opportunities.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Alaska Gold Mine to Pay $690,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Jun 18, 2019

Alaska-based Northern Star (Pogo) LLC, formerly known as Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, LLC, will pay $690,000 and make substantial changes to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

Honolulu and D.C. could soon join global warming-litigation craze

By John Breslin | Jun 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Government officials in two more areas are believed to be considering suing fossil fuel companies in a bid to force them to pay towards the cost of mitigating the effects of climate change - even though the two biggest rulings in this litigation have been in favor of Big Oil.

Baltimore's lawsuit against fossil fuel companies over climate change remanded to Maryland state court

By John Breslin | Jun 17, 2019

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Fossil fuel companies can be sued in state court in Maryland after a federal court remanded a case filed by the city of Baltimore over climate change.

Witness list offers a preview of arguments to come in Oklahoma's big opioid trial

By Kayla Elder | Jun 17, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Not all named witnesses will be called to testify in the two-month-long trial that is beginning its fourth week in Cleveland County Court - a trial that pits the State of Oklahoma against Johnson & Johnson over the abatement of what Oklahoma calls a man-made opioid crisis - but 10 of the more than 160 listed overlap the sides.

Class action lawsuit alleges Citgo's 303 tractor hydraulic fluid exposed equipment to risk of damage

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 17, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – An Iowa man alleges a brand of tractor hydraulic fluid is misleadingly labeled and has the potential to damage equipment.

Lawsuit says Fisher-Price's Rock 'N Play Sleeper isn't safe

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 17, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Fisher-Price is facing a potential class action lawsuit over its Rock 'N Play Sleeper baby products over allegations they present a risk to babies.

Yankee Candle alleged to have sold consumers' personal information without permission

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 17, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia woman alleges she has been subjected to unwanted junk mail and calls as a result of a Massachusetts candle company's decision to sell her personal information.

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