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Idaho Supreme Court affirms more than $32,000 settlement in man's dispute with former lawyer

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

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

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

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

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2019

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 AG compares climate lawyer to whistleblower in fight over emails

By Daniel Fisher | May 16, 2019

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.

Judge tosses North Dakota's opioid lawsuit against Purdue Pharma; Appeal coming

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

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

By John Breslin | May 15, 2019

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

By Daniel Fisher | May 15, 2019

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

By Daniel Fisher | May 14, 2019

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.

Plaintiffs lawyers - and their experts - are gaining power in Michigan on PFAS issue

By John O'Brien | May 14, 2019

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.

Ketone capsules don't help you lose weight, says lawsuit by upset consumer

By Carrie Bradon | May 14, 2019

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.

Federal government seeks $4 million in treble damages from JD Equipment de Mexico over fraud claims

By Carrie Bradon | May 14, 2019

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.

ISN Software appeals to Delaware high court in case over law firm's $65 million mistake

By Brian Brueggemann | May 13, 2019

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.

Postmates facing class action over fees

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — An individual is suing Postmates in a class action lawsuit alleging that it charged more than it claimed and failed to uphold its delivery guarantee.

Nature's Path sued over how much acai berry is in toaster pastries

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

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.

Lawsuit says J&J puts trans fats in Benecol

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A man is suing Johnson & Johnson via a class action lawsuit, alleging that he purchased a product believing it to be safe for consumption when it was not.

FasTrak mix-up results in class action lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A man is filing a class action lawsuit against numerous transportation authorities, alleging that he and other drivers were mailed a letter that advertised toll services.

Companies sue over Baltimore's own version of Clean Air Act

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

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.

Student accuses university of sexual harassment, false charges

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

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

By John O'Brien | May 10, 2019

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.

Nevada AG's old law firm can make up to $350 million on his opioid lawsuit; GOP decries 'cronyism'

By Dan Fisher | May 8, 2019

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.

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