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News from April 2019

DLA PIPER: DLA Piper advises Vivo Capital as lead investor in Series D financing for MacuLogix

By Press release submission | Apr 11, 2019

DLA Piper represented Vivo Capital, LLC as the lead investor in US$38.7 million Series D financing for MacuLogix, Inc.

Environmental activist's conviction overturned; He claims it was a 'necessity' to shut down oil pipeline

By Rich Peters | Apr 12, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The state of Washington Court of Appeals this week overturned the conviction of activist Ken Ward, citing the denial of his Sixth Amendment right to present the “necessity defense” to a jury of his peers.

Lawyers around the country are tired of paying Bar dues that are used to promote political speech

By John Suayan | Apr 12, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A federal civil rights lawsuit accuses the state’s integrated bar association of violating a member’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Lawsuit against TGI Friday's over potato skins likely lawyer-driven, legal reform group says

By John Suayan | Apr 12, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A prolific class action lawyer has sued TGI Fridays over its potato skins, alleging she was deceived by the packaging.

5 Things To Look For When Selecting A Personal Injury Attorney & How Brian Cummings Checks Each Box

By Robert Hadley | Apr 12, 2019

It is a scenario few of us ever expect to face. You or a loved one suffered a serious injury at the hands of people you trust: your team of healthcare professionals.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Aviation Industry Attorney Rachel Welford Returns to Cozen O’Connor’s Transportation and Trade Group

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that aviation industry attorney Rachel Welford has returned to the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group.

With Washington victory, the 'necessity defense' for environmental protesters is gathering steam

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 15, 2019

A Washington appeals court’s decision to overturn the conviction of a man who claims he had no choice but to break into a pipeline facility to save the planet from global warming represents the most important endorsement yet of a legal strategy that once was considered impossible.

EEOC's stats show $505 million secured for employees who filed charges in FY 2018

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it secured $505 million for private sector, state, local and federal employees who filed charges through the agency in fiscal year 2018.

Settlement reached in EEOC suit alleging Arby's female teen workers subjected to sexual harassment

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The owner and operator of more than 51 Arby's restaurant franchises in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida has settled a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging sexual harassment of teen employees.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Attorney Maria Fracassa Dwyer to Speak at the 44th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

Clark Hill issued the following announcement on April 8.Maria Fracassa Dwyer, Member in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment group, will speak at the 44th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute on April 11, 2019 at the Inn at St. John’s.

Judge creates 16 classes for lawsuits against Dollar General over its motor oil

By Charmaine Little | Apr 15, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A class certification request in a lawsuit against Dollar General over the labeling of motor oil was granted in part and denied in part in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Western Division on March 21.

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DLA PIPER: Firm announces partnership promotions for 2019

By Press release submission | Apr 15, 2019

DLA Piper made the following announcement on April 2

Pharmaceutical company questions FDA's decision to delay approval of anti-opioid drug

By John Suayan | Apr 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company is suing the Food and Drug Administration, acting FDA Commissioner Norman E. Sharpless, the Department of Health and Human Services and HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II for allegedly delaying the approval of a drug product it claims would combat the opioid crisis.

MCGUIREWOODS LLP: Four McGuireWoods Partners Named to Elite List of BTI Client Service All-Stars

By Press release submission | Apr 16, 2019

McGuireWoods partners Geoff Cockrell, Peter Covington, Vishwa Link and Rick Viola are singled out by corporate counsel for client service excellence in BTI Consulting Group’s 2019 Client Service All-Stars report.

New Jersey appeals court says 'official ballots' must be printed in English, Spanish

By Marian Johns | Apr 16, 2019

TRENTON — The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has sided with a 2018 New Jersey Ward 3 district committee candidate and the New Jersey Democratic State Committee in their argument that "official ballots" must be printed in English and Spanish in accordance with state's statues and election law.

Texas Supreme Court rules 'governmental immunity' in woman's drowning

By Marian Johns | Apr 16, 2019

AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court has reversed a court of appeals ruling and dismissed claims against the Tarrant Regional Water District made by the parents of a Fort Worth woman who drowned while trying to cross a Trinity River dam built and maintained by the district.

LOCKE LORD LLP: Locke Lord’s Boston Office Managing Partner Matt McTygue To ‎Receive LGBT ‎Business Trailblazer Award From Boston ‎Business Journal

By Press release submission | Apr 16, 2019

Matt McTygue, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Boston office, has been selected by the Boston Business Journal to receive its LGBT Business Trailblazer Award, which recognizes his distinguished record of leadership in the LGBT community.

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