ST. LOUIS - A jury on Friday decided that Johnson & Johnson was not responsible for development of a St. Louis woman’s stage-two ovarian cancer from the use of its baby powder, which the plaintiff alleged had been contaminated with asbestos.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 3, the Indiana Supreme Court determined that a nonsolicitation clause in a noncompete agreement is too broad to be enforced in a dispute with a company and its former employee.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Karen McDougal, who alleged a years-long extramarital affair with President Donald Trump, is suing Fox News over allegations of slander after one of its hosts allegedly falsely stated that she committed extortion against Trump.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan upped the ante in the litigation war against the opioid industry, suing the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors under a law written to strip assets from criminal drug dealers.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware has ruled that Ford Motor Co.'s appeal that a $40.6 million ruling in an asbestos case was excessive has merit and has remanded the case back to a lower court for a new trial or remittitur.
DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Christiana Care Health Services Inc. was released from any liability when the woman suing it over allegations of medical negligence signed on to a settlement agreement, the Supreme Court of Delaware ruled on Dec. 2.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) have filed a suit challenging a recently passed California ballot initiative that forbids the sale of pork meat in the state that was not born from sows housed under certain requirements.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newline) – On Dec. 6, the Supreme Court of Alabama granted a Tuscaloosa City Schools teacher’s petition for writ of mandamus under state-agent immunity in a negligence case against her after one of her students was in a car accident that killed a woman and injured her two sons during a trip to McDonald's after class.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Superior court has granted summary judgment in favor of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) in an organization's lawsuit against it over permits for poultry farms
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has dismissed an appeal from a plaintiff who sought to disqualify an attorney from representing the defendant in a suit over a dog attack.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has reversed and remanded a lower court’s decision in a negligence lawsuit over a tenant's alleged injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning, ruling that the plaintiff's service of the suit was "ineffective."
SAN BERNARDINO (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a Chinese cuisine restaurant chain has employed a "bait and switch" on its customers by falsely labeling some menu items as containing crab meat.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A Delaware judge has refused to certify the state’s appeal of an order dismissing its opioid claims against Walgreens, at least temporarily upholding a rare industry victory in litigation over the opioid crisis.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) The flagship lawsuit of the #ExxonKnew climate litigation campaign was sent to the bottom today after a New York judge rejected all claims brought by the office of Attorney General Letitia James, including fraud charges the state’s lawyers unexpectedly dropped at the close of trial.
WASHINGTON – In an annual report of “Judicial Hellholes” released today by the American Tort Reform Association, Philadelphia has claimed the No. 1 ranking – in part due to a historic $8 billion punitive damages verdict rendered this year in litigation connected to Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Court of Chancery has issued a decision regarding whether a plaintiff can access emails on a server owned by a defendant in regards to issues of discovery in a civil suit between the two parties.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has affirmed a lower court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of Monument of Love Christian Life Ministry Inc. and against the appellant, known in court documents by her initials, S.B, regarding a lawsuit over the alleged assault of a minor by another minor.