TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court ruled earlier this month that a law firm can represent itself in a malpractice case in which a former client claims she lost a $102 million child-abuse verdict on appeal over its allegedly bad advice.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A Connecticut couple who were investors in a company that operated a pizzeria and bar in New York City are claiming a New York attorney and other fellow investors attempted to illegally seize control of the company and file vexatious suits against them as part of a years-long vendetta.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles-based commercial litigator says that last month's California Supreme Court ruling that helps class action lawyers get their classes certified is consistent with how federal courts handle the same issue.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – In its majority opinion, the Court of Appeals of Maryland recently stated that a lower court did not abuse its discretion in a case involving a $7.2 million jury award to a former Honeywell employee who claims he was was injured because of asbestos exposure and affirmed the judgment.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware has upheld a Superior Court's decision that an Ohio man suing Ford Motor Co., Goodyear and others over his alleged exposure to asbestos must offer expert medical evidence that attributed his exposure to his contracting mesothelioma.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled that the $1.8 million in damages awarded to a woman who was injured by a thrown glass bottle while riding on a New Jersey Transit bus should remain with no need for a new trial.
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Bayer will not comment on "rumors and speculation," the company said following a report that it has proposed a multibillion-dollar global settlement over claims that the use of its weedkiller causes cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its plan to stop false labeling and provide accurate risk information to consumers regarding the chemical glyphosate, most commonly known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.
BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Bridgestone Americas, along with several other companies and the Jefferson County Texas Drainage District that have a cooperative interest in the remediation of Texas' Star Lake Canal Superfund Site, are suing the current owner and former operators of an adjacent refinery for contamination cleanup costs.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors left little doubt he supports a plan developed by private lawyers to assemble an unprecedented “negotiating class” consisting of every city and county in the U.S.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A jury on Aug. 2 decided Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive were not to blame for the mesothelioma that killed a woman after the companies were alleged to have caused the deadly illness through asbestos-tainted talc powder products.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – The State of Oklahoma and officials of Johnson & Johnson filed last-minute court briefs this week appealing to District Judge Thad Balkman to decide in their favor in a lawsuit accusing the company of causing the state’s opioid epidemic through its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – New Hampshire lawmakers are betting big on private lawyers and the state attorney general to provide budget relief – not long after officials found the AG unsuited to serve on the state Supreme Court.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Stepping forcefully into a debate that has been brewing since private lawyers first started recruiting local governments to sue the opioid industry, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and the National Association of Attorneys General have urged the federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation to reject a proposed “negotiation class” consisting of every city and county in the country.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A class of consumers alleges Starbucks locations in Manhattan are using a pesticide that contains a chemical that is poisonous to humans and should not be used in restaurants.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Earlier this week, a federal judge in Rhode Island became sent a climate change lawsuit against energy companies back to state court, rejecting the notion that federal courts have jurisdiction in the matter.