News from May 2019

Delaware judge calls out lawyers' tendencies to exaggerate, inability to be brief

By Payton Kuhn | May 30, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit between a Swiss holding company and a Delaware-based manufacturer isn't as simple as the companies keep claiming, and a Delaware judge recently let them know it.

Man alleges lawsuit was dismissed because Chicago firm routinely failed to appear in court

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan man alleges his lawsuit was dismissed because a Chicago-based lawyer and law firm routinely failed to appear in court.

Annie's Homegrown falsely advertises products as preservative-free, consumer alleges

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges Annie's Homegrown products are falsely advertised as containing no preservatives and she relied on this claim when making purchases.

Eater alleges La Choy noodles contain 'substantial and dangerous amount' of trans fat

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago man alleges that a La Choy noodle product is falsely labeled as having no trans fat.

Center for a Sustainable Coast files suit over dock constructed at national park in Georgia

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization concerned with the conservation of Georgia's coast and one of its members allege a dock constructed at a national park in the state adversely impacts the park's ecology.

Milberg LLP seeks to vacate arbitration award over denial of attorneys fees

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York law firm is seeking to vacate a portion of an arbitration award regarding attorneys' fees.

N.J. company fights possible arbitration clause, say written agreement never existed

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey company alleges that there is no written agreement between it and a Tennessee company that requires disputes to be resolved by arbitration in Tennessee.

Father recounts loss of son in Oklahoma Johnson & Johnson opioid trial

By John Sammon | May 30, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Fighting back tears, a father who lost his son to an opioid overdose recounted the nightmare during testimony in a trial alleging that Johnson & Johnson flooded the state with addictive drugs for profit.

Smaller crowd on hand second day of Oklahoma opioid trial; Father of OD victim testifies

By Kayla Elder | May 30, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman overruled several objections made by Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals (J&J) as the second day of trial unfolded in the state's pursuit of abatement in what it calls a man-made opioid crisis.

J&J top corporate rep grilled in Oklahoma opioid trial - state focuses on 'Norman' poppy strain

By John Sammon | May 30, 2019

NORMAN (Legal Newsline) – A corporate spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced questioning by lawyers for the State of Oklahoma who attempted to link the company’s quest for profits to an opioid epidemic in the state.

Tensions run high in OK opioid trial Thursday; State focuses on risk data J&J relied on

By Kayla Elder | May 31, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Tensions ran high in court Thursday as the Oklahoma opioid trial continued, with defense attorney Larry Ottoway objecting throughout the day to opposing counsel's line of questioning directed at defense witness, business director for Janssen Pharmaceuticals Kimberly Deem-Eshleman.

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