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Compound drug producer Fusion IV asks federal court to rule California was wrong to block operation

By John Breslin | Apr 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A producer of compound drugs has asked a federal court to rule that California was wrong to deny a license for an outsourcing facility in the state.

Washington suit against Ethicon over pelvic mesh implant begins Monday

By John Sammon | Apr 18, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The lawsuit of Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon for selling a pelvic mesh implant to women that allegedly caused chronic pain, infections and medical complications will begin on Monday, April 22, another in a long line of lawsuits over the past several years that contend the implants are dangerous.

Pharmaceutical company questions FDA's decision to delay approval of anti-opioid drug

By John Suayan | Apr 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company is suing the Food and Drug Administration, acting FDA Commissioner Norman E. Sharpless, the Department of Health and Human Services and HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II for allegedly delaying the approval of a drug product it claims would combat the opioid crisis.

Judge creates 16 classes for lawsuits against Dollar General over its motor oil

By Charmaine Little | Apr 15, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A class certification request in a lawsuit against Dollar General over the labeling of motor oil was granted in part and denied in part in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the Western Division on March 21.

Settlement reached in EEOC suit alleging Arby's female teen workers subjected to sexual harassment

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The owner and operator of more than 51 Arby's restaurant franchises in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida has settled a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging sexual harassment of teen employees.

EEOC's stats show $505 million secured for employees who filed charges in FY 2018

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it secured $505 million for private sector, state, local and federal employees who filed charges through the agency in fiscal year 2018.

With Washington victory, the 'necessity defense' for environmental protesters is gathering steam

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 15, 2019

A Washington appeals court’s decision to overturn the conviction of a man who claims he had no choice but to break into a pipeline facility to save the planet from global warming represents the most important endorsement yet of a legal strategy that once was considered impossible.

5 Things To Look For When Selecting A Personal Injury Attorney & How Brian Cummings Checks Each Box

By Robert Hadley | Apr 12, 2019

It is a scenario few of us ever expect to face. You or a loved one suffered a serious injury at the hands of people you trust: your team of healthcare professionals.

Lawsuit against TGI Friday's over potato skins likely lawyer-driven, legal reform group says

By John Suayan | Apr 12, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A prolific class action lawyer has sued TGI Fridays over its potato skins, alleging she was deceived by the packaging.

Lawyers around the country are tired of paying Bar dues that are used to promote political speech

By John Suayan | Apr 12, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A federal civil rights lawsuit accuses the state’s integrated bar association of violating a member’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Environmental activist's conviction overturned; He claims it was a 'necessity' to shut down oil pipeline

By Rich Peters | Apr 12, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The state of Washington Court of Appeals this week overturned the conviction of activist Ken Ward, citing the denial of his Sixth Amendment right to present the “necessity defense” to a jury of his peers.

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Sherwin-Williams says private lawyers hired by Pa. counties want money, not justice

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Sherwin-Williams says a public nuisance lawsuit over lead paint by Delaware County has been tainted by the county’s attorneys having a financial stake in its outcome, and should be dismissed for violating its due process rights.

Michigan man alleges National Geographic's disclosure of personal information caused unwanted junk mail

By Marian Johns | Apr 10, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan man has filed a class action lawsuit against National Geographic alleging the magazine disclosed subscribers' personal information regarding their subscriptions in violation of the state's privacy law that resulted in a bombardment of "unwanted junk mail."

Kazakhstan's BTA Bank alleges Felix Sater, others laundered more than $440 million

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – BTA Bank, along with the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan where its headquarters are located, have filed a class action suit against multiple parties and businessman Felix Sater over allegations of stealing and laundering at least $440 million into multiple schemes, including the Trump SoHo building.

Class action lawsuit claims Walmart charges too much sales tax on reduced-price items

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland man alleges Walmart misrepresented the sales price of items by including and collecting amounts in excess of sale taxes from shoppers.

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