JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Feb. 20 declared the owner of a vacant lot has no legal obligation to an assault victim who claimed his assailant came from its property, granting Murphy Oil USA's request for summary judgment.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) — A Delaware Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP in a case that alleged personal injury from a woman who had taken their drug Farxiga to treat Type 2 diabetes.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson says a Food and Drug Administration panel charged with designing new standards for detecting asbestos in talc used “faulty assumptions” and failed to reflect scientific consensus in its draft recommendations.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court ruling that Netscout Systems is, in fact, a limited-purpose public figure and that it was not defamed by a rival technology services firm in violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA).
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey – A New Jersey man who let his elderly father-in-law take the wheel of a golf cart, which then slammed into another golfer on the course, will have to go to trial in a civil lawsuit, an appeals court ruled.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys general from dozens of states are objecting to an attempt by attorneys litigating on behalf of various local government entities suing over the opioid crisis to secure a fee based on a global settlement that could be worth close to $50 billion.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Drug companies, state attorneys general and some local government entities are vigorously opposing an attempt by certain lawyers to secure a significant percentage of a probable multibillion-dollar global settlement stemming from nationwide opioid litigation.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – The case of a woman injured in 2017 at an Ohio skating rink that has since burned and closed is headed back to a Cuyahoga County court following a state appeals court decision.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against two Mississippi attorneys is on its way back to a court in Madison County - where all parties agreed it should have remained - following a recent Mississippi Supreme Court decision.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A woman who sued a pharmacy store chain in New Jersey over her slip-and-fall injuries in 2014 won't be allowed to add a Georgia-based general contractor to her already arbitrated case, a state appellate court recently ruled.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Energy companies sued in Rhode Island's climate change lawsuit are pointing to the dismissal of the "Kids Climate Change" lawsuit that made headlines last month, saying it has relevance to their defense.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Raises given to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executives after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks can’t count toward their pension benefits, New York’s highest court has ruled.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - Delaware’s Chancery Court has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit that alleged executives and board members of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. misled investors about the development of a new drug to treat high cholesterol.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs claiming injuries from asbestos and silica would have to establish a basis for suing each defendant under a bill the Senate Judiciary Committee passed on Feb. 18.
HARRISBURG – According to a new ruling from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the state’s Fair Share Act is not supposed to apply strict liability lawsuits such as asbestos cases, so verdicts will be evenly divided among multiple defendants rather than split according to the percentage each defendant is found liable.
HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) - In an order issued quietly late last year, a Hawaii judge dismissed the state’s lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors - at least the third time in two years a judge has rejected theories the pharmaceutical industry is responsible for the crisis of addiction and overdose deaths caused by legal and illegal drugs.