CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – The judge overseeing nearly 2,000 opioid lawsuits must address concerns that the cases over which he is presiding are an improper power grab by plaintiffs lawyers who signed up cities and counties as clients.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Possible misconduct by attorneys for the woman who made allegations during now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings last year should be investigated, an official close to the hearings said during a recent interview.
Documents officially unsealed by Pennsylvania’s Clerk of Court on Wednesday detail new evidence that student loan server Navient Corporation had no system in place to direct borrowers toward forbearance despite evidence to the contrary presented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
During the boom of the addiction crisis in America, opioid distributors were told to figure out a system for identifying suspicious orders but what they came up with could never be given a stamp of approval from federal regulators – even if they asked.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A representative of manufacturing industries on Wednesday said they would do their part to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere if the federal government would work with them to incentivize technological innovation.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey ruled on Aug. 29 to affirm a lower court's verdict in the defendants' favor in a case filed over allegations talc powder products led to a woman's mesothelioma diagnosis and death.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy protection, as expected, setting off an expensive process the company says is the only way to “bring order to the unrelenting chaos” of “piecemeal litigation” against it.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland appeals court has ruled that the Baltimore City Department of Social Services did not err when it requested vaccines for a child in its care despite the mother’s religious beliefs.
PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, a new punitive damages trial will begin in a Philadelphia courtroom for a case involving anti-psychotic drug Risperdal that initially ended with a $1 million-plus plaintiff verdict in 2015, in a jurisdiction with a history of high-dollar results.
Defendants have asked the federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 opioid lawsuits by cities and counties to recuse himself, saying he has demonstrated clear bias toward the plaintiffs and toward obtaining a multibillion-dollar settlement instead of holding trials to determine the merits of their claims.
Drawing a comparison to the internal documents that catalyzed litigation against the tobacco industry, a group of medical historians have asked a federal judge to establish a $30 million permanent archive for millions of files obtained in federal opioid litigation.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is proposing to amend the rule standards contained in the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, an action it claims is necessary but which some observers say is happening without legislative input.
In a move that appeared preordained after his comments at an August hearing, U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster approved an unprecedented “negotiation class” of every city and county nationwide to try and reach a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled a high school basketball coach is not a public official under the defamation standard in a U.S. Supreme Court case and has affirmed in part a ruling in the coach's favor.
WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) – Representatives of three major companies told congressional investigators on Monday they will work with government officials to mitigate potential damage to the nation’s drinking water caused by use of a chemical called polyfluoralkyl or PFAS .
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Legal Newsline) – The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a district court's ruling in favor of University of Wyoming in a suit filed by a man who was cited for bringing a semi-automatic pistol onto the campus during the state's Republican convention.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Collaboration between private attorneys and law enforcement in environmental litigation is perverting the justice system, said a witness at today's House Subcommittee on Environment hearing, and if a Democratically-controlled Congress chooses to normalize it today - someday conservative interests this body doesn't favor will use the same tactic.