NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A marketing specialist told attorneys for the State of Oklahoma on Monday that the rise in the sales of opioid drugs could be tied to a similar rise over the same period from 1996 to 2017 to deaths from overdose.
Henry M. Greenberg, a shareholder in the Albany office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was sworn in by Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the Court of Appeals and the state of New York, as the president of the New York State Bar Association(NYSBA) on Thursday, June 6. Founded in 1876, the NYSBA is the largest voluntary state bar association in the United States.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – An opioids researcher on Tuesday compared doctors over-prescribing opioids to the breaking of a figurative dam that flooded Oklahoma - and the country - during testimony in an important trial taking place in the state.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – During a second day of testimony, an opioid researcher questioned by private attorneys hired by the State of Oklahoma said opioid sellers like Johnson & Johnson sought to shift blame for a prescription drug epidemic onto those not responsible.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - The opioid trial now underway in a county courthouse in Oklahoma offers the first look at a legal strategy that could result in tens of billions of dollars in liability against the manufacturers and distributors of addictive narcotic painkillers in similar lawsuits nationwide.
NORMAN , Okla. (Legal Newsline) – On his third day of testimony, an opioids researcher was cross-examined by attorneys for Johnson & Johnson as the company defends itself from allegations that it is to blame for the nation's addiction crisis.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California and its High-Speed Rail Authority are challenging the federal government's decision to terminate and de-obligate nearly $1 billion in federal grant money for the state's high-speed rail project, alleging the decision is a result of President Donald Trump's "overt hostility" to the state.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A group of states is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over a regulation that grants health providers the right to deny medical treatment and services based on the provider's personal views.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Acknowledging it is “likely impossible” to negotiate individual settlements on behalf the nearly 2,000 cities and counties suing the opioid industry, plus thousands more watching from the sidelines, plaintiff lawyers have proposed a unique solution: A “negotiation class” designed to strike a global bargain on behalf of every municipality in the country.
Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that Brent A. Morowitz has joined the firm as of counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, resident in the New York office. Mr. Morowitz will also be a member of the firm’s Funds Services Group.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson on Friday during questioning of a researcher called as a witness by the State attempted to establish that the company’s production of opioid drugs was a government-regulated process with detailed warnings of possible addiction provided.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Bahama Bob's Beachside Café Inc. – a full-service restaurant based in Orange Beach, Alabama – has paid $81,129 in back wages and liquidated damages to 28 employees for violating overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).