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."
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – A woman suing a nursing home company on behalf of her late mother has won one round of her action after the Alabama Supreme Court dismissed a motion to compel arbitration.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A multi-part remedy to settle a dispute between defendants identified as the "Koch parties" and Oxbow Carbon LLC was delivered by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster on Aug. 1 in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The Vitamin Shoppe has requested an amended complaint over a supplement be dismissed with prejudice, claiming the plaintiff is unable to provide evidence supporting her case.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's efforts to defend small businesses against scammers has shown him to be an advocate on behalf of job creators in the state, a business leader in the state says.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Judges in the Maryland Court of Appeals on July 31 affirmed a lower court’s decision, with one dissent, in a lawsuit concerning damages for loss of income allegedly caused by exposure to paint that contained lead.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A state-owned wastewater treatment facility in Westernport, Md., now has continued authorization to dump effluent into the North Branch Potomac River, despite concerns from a group that the practice is significantly affecting the river's water quality.
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has released a formal opinion on whether current state law authorizes commercial sports betting after the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized sports betting, saying it is up to the state's legislature.
HONOLULU — Hawaii has joined a 19-state coalition and the District of Columbia that is challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Clean Air Rule, which the coalition says will cost Americans an additional $193 billion to $236 billion in gas and will add carbon emissions.
DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has submitted a policy paper to the federal government and public health experts recommending new polices on e-cigarettes and a public information campaign that he says will drive the adult smoking rate below 10 percent over the next three years.
BOSTON — The state of Massachusetts has settled with Town Fair Tires for $81,000 over allegations the company illegally removed and disposed of asbestos material during the expansion of its Springfield tire store.