SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A law firm and lawyers who briefly represented a record-setting test pilot and his wife were denied motion to strike a suit on anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) grounds, according to a May 16 opinion in the court of appeal of the 3rd Appellate District of California.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three has shot down the appeal of a resident of Laguna Niguel that claimed the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California damaged her copper piping.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – With a hearing less than a month away, a San Diego couple have asked a federal judge not to reconsider her previous decision to not dismiss the couple's would-be class action against Frito-Lay over the company's allegedly misleading potato chip label.
MILWAUKEE, WI (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that it cited C & D Technologies Inc. for allegedly exposing its employees to lead and failing to implement an effective lead management program.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Two defendants in a lawsuit that claims hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, activities increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma are seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Defense attorney Walter “W.G.” Watkins Jr. thinks the impact of a $21.7 million mesothelioma-related verdict recently reached against Johnson & Johnson and its talc suppliers by a Los Angeles jury could have implications that extend far beyond that region.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The latest wave of state lawsuits over the opioid crisis illustrates sharp differences emerging in how governments litigate these cases, both in whom they choose to sue and whether private lawyers stand to get a piece of the action.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court stated that the Iowa Civil Rights Act cannot extend extraterritorially on May 18, granting summary judgment to Deere & Co. in a former manager’s lawsuit claiming civil rights violations under the Iowa Civil Rights Act after he was fired.
NAPLES, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that it cited Douglas N. Higgins Inc., a utility company based in South Florida, over allegations that an employee at the company suffered fatal injuries on the job.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 24 that its antitrust complaint against generic pharmaceutical company Impax Laboratories Inc. has been dismissed by Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 24 that it approved a settlement with PayPal Inc. that resolves allegations the company’s peer-to-peer payment service, Venmo, misled consumers about how transfers to external bank accounts worked.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 24 that Triple Dragon LLC and Capt. Millions III LLC, two fishing companies headquartered in Hawaii, agreed to settle allegations of illegal ocean pollution.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 24 that Pfizer Inc., a major pharmaceutical company in New York, will pay $23.85 million after allegations of a massive kickback scheme.
While the U.S. Supreme Court's Bristol Myers Squibb ruling has resulted in some big wins for businesses targeted by the plaintiffs' bar, new strategies and theories deployed by plaintiffs' lawyers may be blunting the further impact of that decision, despite high hopes from some it would largely thwart the ability of out-of-state plaintiffs to sue out-of-state defendants in a favorable court forum.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 18 that M.G. Oil Company, which does business as Happy Jack’s Casino, will pay $45,000 after allegations of disability discrimination.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced May 23 that she is certifying ballot titles for proposals to raise the minimum wage, authorize casino gaming and revise the legislative redistricting process.