WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – ONE Brands, sued over the amount of sugar in its line of nutrition bars, says it has been targeted by a professional plaintiff who has never actually eaten one of its products and a law firm that failed in its first try to pursue these allegations.
A federal judge’s gag order prohibiting anyone connected to nuisance litigation against hog farms in North Carolina was probably an unconstitutional prior restraint of speech and never should have been issued, an influential judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said in oral arguments this week.
Asbestos defendants failed to convince New York’s highest court to intervene in a long-running fight over how the New York City asbestos court known as NYCAL does business, leaving them with few options as hundreds of lawsuits march toward trial in the plaintiff-friendly venue.
An “emergency motion” filed by defendant Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) with a federal court in the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division that requested to stay execution of a remand order was denied on June 22.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class-action lawsuit filed by plaintiffs who allegedly received unsolicited emails from Fluent LLC and other defendants will be sent back to the San Francisco Superior Court of California, according to a Sept. 13 ruling from U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – HomeAdvisor Inc., ANGI Homeservices Inc. and Hawthorne Direct LLC asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to dismiss an amended version of a lawsuit filed against them, saying the plaintiff still has not proven his claims.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A preliminary approval of a settlement has been reached in the case of a New York consumer who filed a lawsuit against Premier Nutrition Corp., alleging its protein products and protein bars misrepresent the amount of protein actually included in the products.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 14, it was a lack of jurisdiction that caused the Supreme Court of the state of Alaska to affirm the Alaska Superior Court, Third Judicial District’s ruling dismiss a suit in favor of a company that was sued for allegedly falsifying a woman’s cancer recovery in a brochure.
WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) – Officials of the U.S. Dept. of Justice on Sept. 26 objected to the appointment of Lawrence Fitzpatrick as a “future claim representative” (FCR) trustee to protect trust funding designed to help pay damages for future victims of asbestos exposure----stating the New Jersey-based attorney had potential conflicts of interest from relationships with plaintiff attorneys in asbestos litigation.
A settlement binding all potential plaintiffs may be the only practical way of ending nearly 2,000 lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of addictive opioid painkillers, said plaintiff lawyers attending a conference on opioid litigation this week.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California, 4th Appellate District, Division Two sided with a lower court that granted a company’s former employee's anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) motion, or special motion to strike the company’s first amended complaint (FAC) against the worker.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 21, the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska vacated a judgment that prevented a woman from bringing an officer in as a witness in a lawsuit over a man's injuries after he was allegedly pushed by a bartender, ordering a new trial.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – In a notice written to the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, Western Division on Sept. 6, the U.S. government declined the option to intervene in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed on its behalf.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Tulsa midstream energy provider has agreed to pay a $25 million civil penalty and retire 36 million renewable fuel production credits to settle charges by the federal government that the company violated the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.