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.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Drug Enforcement Administration has slashed oxycodone production quotas by almost 60% from the peak in 2013, including a 9% cut for this year, demonstrating the government’s firm control over narcotics distribution even as plaintiffs in opioid litigation blame pharmacies and drug distributors for causing addiction and overdose deaths by selling too many pills.
DES MOINES, Iowa – A dramshop action filed by a man allegedly injured at a bar in late 2015 is back in a Polk County court after a split Iowa Supreme Court ruled the man had given enough notice that he intended to sue.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Two suburban Columbus lawmakers have sponsored a bill to provide state-level standards for contaminants in drinking water in Ohio, including perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination levels that haven't been formally determined by the federal government.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A Delaware Chancery Court judge has denied Elon Musk’s request to dismiss a consolidated shareholder lawsuit related to Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity Corporation.
The Washington state Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that legislators are subject to the state Public Records Act (PRA), marking a historic ruling for news and media outlets as well as other advocates of open-record policies.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — A trio of judges found that a trial court properly granted summary judgment in a case alleging the Indiana Department of Revenue (INDOR) lacked authority to register carriers and collect unified carrier registration (UCR) fees.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a class action lawsuit should be sent back to a lower court to determine if attorneys fees are necessary.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The New Jersey Supreme Court held that the Predatory Towing Prevention Act 2018 amendments cannot be applied to a case that was already decided before those changes went into effect.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The New Jersey Supreme Court held that a retainer agreement should be invalidated because the attorney made oral assurances that were different from what was in the contract he provided to the client.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – A group that wants to change how Oklahoma congressional and state districts are drawn, but was told by the state Supreme Court earlier this month that it would have to try again, has tried again.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The case of an elderly woman who suffered injuries when she fell in the parking lot is on its way back to a Shelby County court after Alabama's highest court ruled that parking lot potholes "are not an open and obvious danger per se."