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Imerys Talc files for bankruptcy over mounting baby powder litigation

By Glenn Minnis | Feb 15, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - With the floodgate of asbestos-related legal action taken against the company over the last decade showing no sign of subsiding, talc supplier Imerys Talc America and two of its subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Parents allege Owlet Smart Socks issue false alarms or do not detect abnormal oxygen levels

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two California mothers allege a baby monitor either recorded false alarms or failed to alert them of their baby's low oxygen level.

Sierra Club alleges Fish & Wildlife Service failed to timely review snake's endangered status

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization is seeking a court to order a federal agency to complete a status review of an endangered snake.

Teva Pharmaceutical, others named in suit over allegations valsartan-containing medicines are contaminated

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 13, 2019

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York citizen has filed a class-action lawsuit against companies associated with a medication used for the treatment of high blood pressure over allegations it has been contaminated.

McDermott International stockholder files suit over merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of McDermott International alleges it has suffered significant losses and damages because of a misleading proxy statement disseminated before a vote on a merger.

From Pennsylvania Record

American Law Institute hits the road to explain controversial Restatement; It has been called 'litigation fuel'

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After passing a controversial Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance at its annual convention last May, the American Law Institute is convening events across the country discussing the document in further detail.

Consumers allege Bang sports energy drinks are marketed in misleading manner regarding ingredients

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 12, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege a brand of sports energy drinks misrepresents they contain "potent" amounts of ingredients that benefit the brain and body.

Mass. State Police to face discrimination lawsuit from Chinese-American lieutenant

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts State Police Lt. Warren Yee provided enough evidence to continue his discrimination case against the department, causing the Massachusetts Supreme Court to reverse a summary judgment in favor of the department and remand the case back to a lower court.

Vermont Supreme Court upholds dismissal of invasion of privacy suit against newspaper

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 12, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Vermont Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that dismissed a complaint by a man who claimed a local newspaper portrayed him in a false light in published articles.

Judge: Evidence lacking in class action alleging Orijen dog food was harmful to pets

By Charmaine Little | Feb 12, 2019

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge in Wisconsin has dismissed a class action lawsuit, finding no evidence to support allegations that a brand of dog food was contaminated with heavy metals.

Consumer who requested sample kit alleges Brickell Brands did not tell him it would send spam texts

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A direct-to-market men's health care product seller is alleged to have contacted a consumer via text message without having his consent to do so.

From Florida Record

Website accessibility suits surge in Florida, New York, following favorable plaintiff rulings

By John Breslin | Feb 11, 2019

The number of website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal court has exploded, with the greatest numbers being filed in New York and Florida, according to a new study.

National Tire and Battery allegedly failed to provide tire registration forms to Virginia consumers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 11, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia Beach, Virginia residents allege two independent tire dealer/distributors failed to provide them with a required form used by tire manufacturers to notify consumers of recalls.

From Pennsylvania Record

No jackpot in first Philadelphia talc trial; Judge rules plaintiff has no evidence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Companies facing million-dollar lawsuits in Philadelphia can celebrate today, as what would have been the first talc-related asbestos trial held in the city has seen a judge cut off the plaintiff’s case before it could ever get to a jury.

Quora user affected by data breach alleges he faces a risk of fraud and identity theft

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 8, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A social media company is alleged to have failed to protect its users information from a data breach.

California court upholds motions to strike cartoonist/blogger's wrongful termination suit against LA Times, others

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Political cartoonist and blogger Frederick Theodore Rall III lost his appeal against Los Angeles Times Communications as the publication and its related entities were granted their motions for an anti-SLAPP to strike his lawsuit altogether.

Court didn't abuse discretion in instructing jury in medical malpractice case, Maryland court rules

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals of Maryland determined that a couple of instructions given to a jury in a medical malpractice case in which the doctor was found negligent was not an abuse of a lower court’s discretion.

Med-mal case tossed because plaintiff's experts lacked 'foundation in the medical literature'

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A judgment in favor of a Mississippi hospital has been affirmed by that state's highest court in a medical malpractice case.

Texas Supreme Court grants motion to dismiss in dispute between insurance company, law firm

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Texas Supreme Court has conditionally granted relief to an insurance company and has directed a trial court to grant a motion to dismiss a law firm's claims in a legal malpractice case.

Texas Supreme Court tosses defamation suit against Glassdoor for lack of jurisdiction

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 8, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit involving job website Glassdoor has been dismissed by the Texas Supreme Court.

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