LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan court has denied a couple's appeal of a ruling that dismissed their suit with prejudice over allegations a company allegedly published the first five numbers of their Social Security number on its public records website.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy protection, as expected, setting off an expensive process the company says is the only way to “bring order to the unrelenting chaos” of “piecemeal litigation” against it.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The Virginia Supreme Court has granted a nursing home's appeal and reversed a circuit court's final judgment while ordering the retrial of a case involving a nursing assistant who allegedly raped an 85-year-old resident.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A physician failed to prove to a Delaware court that he was a victim of fraud after he alleged an urgent care company’s merger left him at a disadvantage when it enforced a restrictive covenant.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland appeals court has ruled that the Baltimore City Department of Social Services did not err when it requested vaccines for a child in its care despite the mother’s religious beliefs.
PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, a new punitive damages trial will begin in a Philadelphia courtroom for a case involving anti-psychotic drug Risperdal that initially ended with a $1 million-plus plaintiff verdict in 2015, in a jurisdiction with a history of high-dollar results.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man’s attempt to get a Delaware court to declare that he’s a majority stockholder in a Delaware corporation based in Palm Beach County, Florida was denied.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a plastic surgeon sued by a woman who suffered a permanent injury after eyelid plastic surgery and was awarded $800,000 in compensatory damages by a jury.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) – The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled a high school basketball coach is not a public official under the defamation standard in a U.S. Supreme Court case and has affirmed in part a ruling in the coach's favor.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Legal Newsline) – The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a district court's ruling in favor of University of Wyoming in a suit filed by a man who was cited for bringing a semi-automatic pistol onto the campus during the state's Republican convention.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Collaboration between private attorneys and law enforcement in environmental litigation is perverting the justice system, said a witness at today's House Subcommittee on Environment hearing, and if a Democratically-controlled Congress chooses to normalize it today - someday conservative interests this body doesn't favor will use the same tactic.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A federal appellate court has sent questions to the New York Court of Appeals in a lawsuit filed by more than one hundred former plantation workers and owners allegedly injured by the use of a pesticide across banana plantations in Central and South America for two decades.
Now, Rannazzisi is helping private lawyers pin the blame squarely on manufacturers and distributors of opioids, as well as pharmacies. A post-DEA alliance with trial lawyers has been worth six figures for Rannazzisi, who has been hailed as a whistleblower by those cheering attempts to prosecute the opioid industry for the nation’s addiction crisis.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked a federal appeals court to halt or dismiss the first two bellwether trials in opioid multidistrict litigation, in a major escalation of the long-brewing fight between state AGs and cities/counties seeking their own share of opioid lawsuit proceeds.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled a circuit court abused its discretion in the assigning of a special master and in the reassignment of a case involving Hurricane Katrina insurance and the state's Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP).
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has ruled that a woman whose husband allegedly died from asbestos exposure injuries did not offer enough proof in her case against Union Carbide Corp. (UCC) and granted UCC's motion for summary judgment.