BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – On May 14, the Supreme Court of Idaho affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court’s ruling to award attorney fees and sanctions in a man’s dispute with his former lawyer.
Granddaughter isn't proper claimant in grandmother's wrongful death case, Louisiana Supreme Court says
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A “claimant” status for a decedent’s granddaughter attempting to file a request for a medical review panel was improperly determined, the Supreme Court of Louisiana said.
Attorney general has the right to sue medical corporations on behalf of the state of Louisiana, Supreme Court rules
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – While a lower appellate court in Louisiana said the state's attorney general didn’t have the right to sue a group of corporations that double as Louisiana’s economic mediator for the Medicaid program, the Supreme Court of Louisiana disagreed and reversed the lower court’s ruling on May 8.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The New York Attorney General has compared Matt Pawa, the private attorney suing ExxonMobil and other oil companies over climate change, to a whistleblower in filings seeking to seal the record of private emails between Pawa and former New York AG Eric Schneiderman.
BISMARCK, North Dakota (Legal Newsline) – A North Dakota judge has tossed the state attorney general's claims against Purdue Pharma that blame it for the opioid crisis - a decision that will be appealed.
Protective Life asks court to toss complaint over allegedly inflated charges, claims it is time barred
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – An insurance company is seeking the dismissal of a potential class action over alleged inflated monthly charges being pursued by representatives of a trust formed out of the bankruptcy of a high-profile life settlement company.
House Dems get screening of anti-PFAS movie, seek regulation as trial lawyers and states use litigation
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Congressional Democrats launched their latest push for blanket regulations on widely used industrial chemicals by screening a highly critical documentary film the night before, where invited guests included a partner at a law firm that has filed a lawsuit that seeks damages on behalf of every U.S. citizen.
Massive Roundup verdict, in wake of EPA ruling, shows how uncertainty and embarrassing emails can trump science
On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used weedkiller Roundup, to be safe. Less than two weeks later, a California jury ordered Bayer AG to pay $2 billion to a couple who blamed their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Roundup.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs lawyers likely have their eyes on Michigan, as the new attorney general there wants to sue companies over chemicals known as PFAS but doesn’t think her staff will be able to handle it.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A man is filing a class action lawsuit against a weight loss product company alleging that the product he purchased has no ability to aid weight loss.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The United States of America alleges agricultural machinery retailers and exporters defrauded it with the submission of false and fraudulent documents and is seeking $4 million in treble damages.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A software company that unsuccessfully sued a law firm for allegedly providing about $65 million worth of bad advice during a buyout of stockholders is appealing to the Delaware Supreme Court.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A woman is suing a food manufacturer via a class action lawsuit alleging that she was misled about the ingredients in toaster pastries.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — A group of companies is suing the mayor and city council of Baltimore, alleging that they are being unfairly limited in their operations by the new Baltimore Clean Air Act.
DES MOINES — A student is suing a university, alleging she was sexually harassed and then falsely accused of wrongdoing.
A class action law firm was set up to punish its own client financially, thanks to clause in contract
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago class action law firm used a contract that would have left its client liable for thousands in attorneys fees if she chose to settle her case against its wishes.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford’s former law firm stands to earn as much as $350 million in fees under a generous contract to handle the state’s opioid lawsuit that also provides for the separate reimbursement of expenses.