WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - With the floodgate of asbestos-related legal action taken against the company over the last decade showing no sign of subsiding, talc supplier Imerys Talc America and two of its subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
JEFFERSON CITY – Speaking for the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers in opposing a bill that would tighten jurisdiction over civil suits, injury attorney Brett Emison argued that cities produce better trials because jurors have time and resources to sit for weeks, whereas jury prospects in rural counties have to get their crops in.
American Law Institute hits the road to explain controversial Restatement; It has been called 'litigation fuel'
PHILADELPHIA – After passing a controversial Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance at its annual convention last May, the American Law Institute is convening events across the country discussing the document in further detail.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge in Wisconsin has dismissed a class action lawsuit, finding no evidence to support allegations that a brand of dog food was contaminated with heavy metals.
The number of website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal court has exploded, with the greatest numbers being filed in New York and Florida, according to a new study.
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.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A judgment in favor of a Mississippi hospital has been affirmed by that state's highest court in a medical malpractice case.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Louisiana determined Austin Griggs, an illegally employed and injured minor who committed a prohibited task while working at a party rental business, was only owed remedies via Workers’ Compensation, not a lawsuit against his employer.
The Trump Justice Department, following a tougher policy toward dubious False Claims Act lawsuits by private citizens, has moved to dismiss a pair of lawsuits by a former hedge-fund manager who shorted stock in pharmaceutical companies he accused of a wide-ranging price-fixing conspiracy.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A salesman injured on his way to work is owed reasonable medical benefits, the Supreme Court of Idaho determined, affirming the ruling from the Industrial Commission on Jan. 29.
N.J. court: Changing Workers' Comp deadline for medical providers like 'jamming a square peg into a round hole'
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey court has reversed the judgments that dismissed medical provider claims for payment of services in a dispute over the application of a statute of limitations.
The January 31 decision could have especially strong implications for lawsuits over talcum powder
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Court records in Florida show how easy it is for people to get swept up in a figurative machine that generates lawsuits. In fact, it all started for one man with the push of a button.
UTICA, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – An organization alleges it has been refused voting membership in New York’s Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois woman has filed a third amended class action complaint over allegations her employer unlawfully collected her biometric information without her informed written consent.
CHARLESTON — Two newspaper companies have filed briefs in a federal appellate court in order to obtain information involving the opioid crisis.
IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs
The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled a woman is entitled to a new trial in a wrongful death suit against a physician and medical group over her stillborn son.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has ruled that Papa John International's founder and former chairman John Schnatter is entitled to inspect the company's documents in a matter relating to the company cutting ties with him.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey court has reversed an order that dismissed a former employee's complaint against Pfizer over an arbitration clause in a religious discrimination suit.