News from June 2019

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Bradley Attorney Courtney Achee Earns Certified Information Privacy Professional Credential

By Press release submission | Jun 3, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Courtney M. Achee, an attorney in the firm’s Charlotte office, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential in the United States through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

LITTLER MENDELSON: Emma Coalition Announces Leadership to Expand Engagement on Intersection of Technology and Workforce

By Press release submission | Jun 3, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, together with the National Restaurant Association, the largest foodservice trade association in the world, announced the leadership of the Emma Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preparing American businesses and government for technology-induced displacement of employees (TIDE).

Lawsuit: Ancient Chinese artifacts were unlawfully seized and sold by California man, others

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A resident of China alleges his cousin was extorted in order for several defendants to seize and sell ancient Chinese artifacts that belong to him.

Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, alleged to have hid free product for low-income tax filers

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland woman is suing the makers of TurboTax over allegations it defrauded consumers by concealing access to the Internal Revenue Service's Free File program.

Lawsuit questions how long Chapstick protects you from the sun

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Chapstick lip balm is alleged to have misrepresented the duration of sun protection on one of its products.

Lawyers say AriZona beverages cannot be advertised as free of preservatives because they contain citric acid

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that AriZona beverages are falsely advertised as being free of preservatives.

Nebraska Supreme Court reinstates $260K award in slip-and-fall lawsuit against American Blue Ribbon

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 3, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Nebraska has modified a lower court's ruling after an appeal filed by American Blue Ribbon of a verdict in favor of a woman who fell and sustained a broken hip at one of its restaurants.

State presses Janssen's business director over sales rep notes as OK opioid trial continues

By John Sammon | Jun 3, 2019

NORMAN (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys representing the State of Oklahoma on Friday displayed slips from salesmen and women representing Johnson & Johnson’s drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals in which again and again the reps touted the drug Duragesic as being “low abuse potential.”

OU law prof: If AG's 'improper' opioid lawsuit succeeds, it could 'create a monster'

By Karen Kidd | Jun 3, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - As the opioid trial in Norman, Oklahoma, hits it second week, the public nuisance theory that recently failed in North Dakota will likely succeed in the Sooner State despite it being "improper," a University of Oklahoma legal expert said during an interview.

Janssen exec questioned for third day by Oklahoma's hired guns in big opioid trial

By John Sammon | Jun 3, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – In the closely watched opioid trial taking place in Oklahoma, private attorneys representing the State on Monday sought to portray Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals as marketing drugs like Nucynta for profit in order to feed an opioid epidemic they ignored.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Foley Los Angeles Attorneys Named 2019 Southern California Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Jun 4, 2019

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that three Los Angeles-based attorneys have been named 2019 Southern California Rising Stars.

JONES DAY: Latinvex "Top Female Lawyers" List Includes Three from Jones Day

By Press release submission | Jun 4, 2019

Jones Day's Maria Luisa Canovas, Silvia Malagon, and Fradyn Suarez are are among the "Top 100 Female Lawyers Specializing in Latin America," as selected by the editorial staff of Latinvex.

Louisiana law protecting pipelines from protestors challenged, as oil group defends its passage

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A change to Louisiana's anti-protest law, now being challenged in federal court, didn't trouble the vast majority of lawmakers when it passed last year, the head of the group that proposed and drafted the amendment said during a recent interview.

Alabama teens file class action against JUUL and tobacco companies, claim e-cigarette addiction

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2019

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Two teens who claim to have become addicted to e-cigarettes while in their late teens are suing the manufacturer they claim has teamed up with old-school tobacco to market products to young people.

Wash. SC remands suit over personal injury protection form for new trial

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 4, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has affirmed a decision made by an appellate court to apply the work product protection in an injury lawsuit and to remand the case for a new trial.

Washington Court of Appeals affirms ruling in favor of Toyota regarding consumer protection claims

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 4, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A judge for the Washington Court of Appeals, Division III has affirmed a lower court's ruling that dismissed a man's Consumer Protection Act (CPA) claim against Toyota.

Fox Rothschild alleges California company owes more than $200,000 for legal work

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 4, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York law firm alleges a Los Angeles company failed to pay it for its legal services.

Subprime lender challenges Mississippi AG Hood's authority to sue; Hood has hired Motley Rice for case

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi's attorney general doesn't have authority to pursue an unfair and deceptive trade practices lawsuit, according to a recent filing from a Michigan subprime auto lender that is being sued by the state via a team of outside trial lawyers.

SHOOK HARDY & BACON LLP: Shook Named "Ceiling Smasher" Among Best Law Firms for Female Partners

By Press release submission | Jun 4, 2019

Law360 has selected Shook, Hardy & Bacon among its Best Law Firms for Female Partners in 2018.

In high-profile opioid trial, Johnson & Johnson reminds that its addiction warnings were approved by the FDA

By John Sammon | Jun 5, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Defense attorneys for Johnson & Johnson took over the questioning of Kimberly Deem-Eshleman, southeast regional business director for Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the marketer of its opioid drug Nucynta, attempting to establish that drug labels had provided plenty of warnings about possible addiction.

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