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Jubilant DraxImage seeks to keep trade secrets private in patent dispute with ITC

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Canadian company that manufactures radiopharmaceuticals is seeking a declaration that some of its trade secret information be kept redacted in an intellectual property dispute.

Monsanto says $80M Roundup verdict was product of made-for-litigation testimony, asks judge to reconsider

By Dan Fisher | Jun 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Monsanto has asked a federal judge to throw out an $80 million jury verdict over its Roundup herbicide, saying the plaintiff failed to present any admissible scientific evidence the product caused the plaintiff’s cancer.

In high-profile opioid trial, Johnson & Johnson reminds that its addiction warnings were approved by the FDA

By John Sammon | Jun 5, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Defense attorneys for Johnson & Johnson took over the questioning of Kimberly Deem-Eshleman, southeast regional business director for Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the marketer of its opioid drug Nucynta, attempting to establish that drug labels had provided plenty of warnings about possible addiction.

Subprime lender challenges Mississippi AG Hood's authority to sue; Hood has hired Motley Rice for case

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi's attorney general doesn't have authority to pursue an unfair and deceptive trade practices lawsuit, according to a recent filing from a Michigan subprime auto lender that is being sued by the state via a team of outside trial lawyers.

Fox Rothschild alleges California company owes more than $200,000 for legal work

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 4, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York law firm alleges a Los Angeles company failed to pay it for its legal services.

Washington Court of Appeals affirms ruling in favor of Toyota regarding consumer protection claims

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 4, 2019

SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A judge for the Washington Court of Appeals, Division III has affirmed a lower court's ruling that dismissed a man's Consumer Protection Act (CPA) claim against Toyota.

Wash. SC remands suit over personal injury protection form for new trial

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 4, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has affirmed a decision made by an appellate court to apply the work product protection in an injury lawsuit and to remand the case for a new trial.

Alabama teens file class action against JUUL and tobacco companies, claim e-cigarette addiction

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2019

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Two teens who claim to have become addicted to e-cigarettes while in their late teens are suing the manufacturer they claim has teamed up with old-school tobacco to market products to young people.

Louisiana law protecting pipelines from protestors challenged, as oil group defends its passage

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A change to Louisiana's anti-protest law, now being challenged in federal court, didn't trouble the vast majority of lawmakers when it passed last year, the head of the group that proposed and drafted the amendment said during a recent interview.

Janssen exec questioned for third day by Oklahoma's hired guns in big opioid trial

By John Sammon | Jun 3, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – In the closely watched opioid trial taking place in Oklahoma, private attorneys representing the State on Monday sought to portray Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals as marketing drugs like Nucynta for profit in order to feed an opioid epidemic they ignored.

OU law prof: If AG's 'improper' opioid lawsuit succeeds, it could 'create a monster'

By Karen Kidd | Jun 3, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - As the opioid trial in Norman, Oklahoma, hits it second week, the public nuisance theory that recently failed in North Dakota will likely succeed in the Sooner State despite it being "improper," a University of Oklahoma legal expert said during an interview.

Nebraska Supreme Court reinstates $260K award in slip-and-fall lawsuit against American Blue Ribbon

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 3, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Nebraska has modified a lower court's ruling after an appeal filed by American Blue Ribbon of a verdict in favor of a woman who fell and sustained a broken hip at one of its restaurants.

Lawyers say AriZona beverages cannot be advertised as free of preservatives because they contain citric acid

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that AriZona beverages are falsely advertised as being free of preservatives.

Lawsuit questions how long Chapstick protects you from the sun

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Chapstick lip balm is alleged to have misrepresented the duration of sun protection on one of its products.

Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, alleged to have hid free product for low-income tax filers

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland woman is suing the makers of TurboTax over allegations it defrauded consumers by concealing access to the Internal Revenue Service's Free File program.

Lawsuit: Ancient Chinese artifacts were unlawfully seized and sold by California man, others

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A resident of China alleges his cousin was extorted in order for several defendants to seize and sell ancient Chinese artifacts that belong to him.

N.J. company fights possible arbitration clause, say written agreement never existed

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey company alleges that there is no written agreement between it and a Tennessee company that requires disputes to be resolved by arbitration in Tennessee.

Milberg LLP seeks to vacate arbitration award over denial of attorneys fees

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York law firm is seeking to vacate a portion of an arbitration award regarding attorneys' fees.

Center for a Sustainable Coast files suit over dock constructed at national park in Georgia

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization concerned with the conservation of Georgia's coast and one of its members allege a dock constructed at a national park in the state adversely impacts the park's ecology.

Eater alleges La Choy noodles contain 'substantial and dangerous amount' of trans fat

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago man alleges that a La Choy noodle product is falsely labeled as having no trans fat.

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