NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A “potential series of lawsuits” brought against the nation’s largest student loan servicer is coming to a close with the settlement of a single class action that was severely hobbled by a federal judge last year.
They’ve already sued cruise ship operators, soap manufacturers and insurance companies, but COVID-19 will give entrepreneurial lawyers plenty more opportunities to make money by targeting nursing homes, hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, retailers and possibly even homeowners over the disease.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia legislators have passed a bill in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision over when a lawsuit can be filed in relation to asbestos-connected conditions and injuries.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - A professor is appealing a federal judge’s decision to dismiss his lawsuit against his college after he was disciplined for not addressing a male transgender student with feminine titles and pronouns because he says it violated his religious beliefs.
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia-based American Law Institute continues its work on a Restatement meant to give legal clarity to the arena of consumer contracts - a project that has been put on the back-burner and serves as a "litmus test" as to how the influential group will be perceived, a member says.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Senators who supported legislation that would have possibly bankrupted 3M are now hoping to take over the company in order to control the distribution of its products that can help treat the coronavirus pandemic and prevent its spread.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Briefing is complete as to whether Taco Bell will successfully defend itself against a proposed class action lawsuit from plaintiffs who complained their $5 Chalupa boxes actually cost $6.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — A nonprofit instrumental in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding union fees is urging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to adopt is recommendations concerning right to work laws and forced union membership.
SCRANTON, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's lawsuit against student loan giant Navient suffered a setback on March 19 when a federal judge was told a key Navient witness shouldn't be disqualified.
A Boca Raton law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against the People’s Republic of China, alleging that its public agencies were negligent for failing to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has caused economic devastation in the U.S.
AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - An Ohio county that settled opioid lawsuits last year for $105 million paid more than $1 million in legal fees to two law firms that never appeared on any of the court filings, including one associated with a prominent Washington lobbyist whose firm represented multiple companies being sued by the county.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The future of coronavirus legislation proposed by New Jersey lawmakers is uncertain after the insurance industry expressed concerns it was short-sighted and ignored contract law.
PHILADELPHIA – Recorded conversations prove a Pennsylvania man who has filed dozens of lawsuits is intentionally taking advantage of a federal law to extort settlements from defendants, says one of the companies he has targeted.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — Attorneys for Donald Trump's campaign have asked a federal judge to dismiss, compel arbitration in or stay a lawsuit over text messages it allegedly sent without permission.