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.
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.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA – Oklahoma and West Virginia can be added to the growing list of states seeking to formally reject the American Law Institute’s controversial Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance - a project that some see as evidence of an ideological shift at the organization that amounts to a power-trip.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Supreme Court of Tennessee has found the statutory cap on noneconomic damages in the Tennessee Code doesn't violate the right to a trial by jury, the separation of powers, or the equal protection provisions of the state constitution.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs claiming injuries from asbestos and silica would have to establish a basis for suing each defendant under a bill the Senate Judiciary Committee passed on Feb. 18.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Two suburban Columbus lawmakers have sponsored a bill to provide state-level standards for contaminants in drinking water in Ohio, including perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination levels that haven't been formally determined by the federal government.
The Washington state Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that legislators are subject to the state Public Records Act (PRA), marking a historic ruling for news and media outlets as well as other advocates of open-record policies.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal Food and Drug Administration and other U.S. drug enforcement arms played significant roles in causing the nation's opioid crisis and their current unwillingness to use modern technology to help combat it is "baffling," the head of a D.C.-based technology and health care advocacy group said.
ALBANY, N.Y.. (Legal Newsline) – Almost three months ago, Legal Newsline sent requests about regulation and enforcement narcotics laws to the New York Department of Health under a state freedom of information law that requires a response in less than a week.