ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals of Maryland determined that a couple of instructions given to a jury in a medical malpractice case in which the doctor was found negligent was not an abuse of a lower court’s discretion.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Political cartoonist and blogger Frederick Theodore Rall III lost his appeal against Los Angeles Times Communications as the publication and its related entities were granted their motions for an anti-SLAPP to strike his lawsuit altogether.
PHILADELPHIA – Companies facing million-dollar lawsuits in Philadelphia can celebrate today, as what would have been the first talc-related asbestos trial held in the city has seen a judge cut off the plaintiff’s case before it could ever get to a jury.
Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael K. Davis, who acts as Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, announced that Circuit Court Judge Frank J. Zebre, Third Judicial District, will be retiring effective May 1, 2019.
Attorney General Josh Stein announced that he has reached a $25 million settlement with Abbott Laboratories over allegations that the company paid kickbacks and engaged in off-label marketing tactics to improperly promote its drug, TriCor.
Butler Snow is pleased to announce that it received the Large Firm Award at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s Unity in Diversity Scholarship Banquet, held February 7, 2019, at the Guest House at Graceland.
Butler Snow is pleased to announce Diana M. Comes and Geoffrey M. Hirsch have been named finalists in the Memphis Business Journal’s 2019 Best of the Bar Awards. Diana was named a finalist in the ace associate category.
World Trademark Review has recognized Morgan Lewis for outstanding trademark work in six practice categories, and ranked nine firm lawyers as leading practitioners as part of its WTR 1000 2019 guide, which identifies the top trademark law firms and lawyers around the world.
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Michael M. Denci and Jackson P. Gayle have joined the Firm as associates in the Real Estate group, which recently welcomed Partners Michael Peskowitz and Lauren Scarantino in the New York office and Of Counsel Richard A. Fineman in the Philadelphia office.
Attorney Robin D. Ferriby has been engaged by the Council on Foundations to work with their recently assembled Policy Transition Team tasked with ensuring that the Council has a robust, active and trusted presence in Washington, DC. Attorneys Kevin F. Kelly and Duane L. Tarnacki will also be working on this venture.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia Beach, Virginia residents allege two independent tire dealer/distributors failed to provide them with a required form used by tire manufacturers to notify consumers of recalls.