WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission says lawyers and legal advertisers looking for plaintiffs to sue drug companies are making false claims in their TV ads, as well as possibly scaring viewers into stopping taking their medications.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A ruling that granted a judgment of nearly $5,000 to a lawyer who was hired to collect a ruling in trip-and-fall case was affirmed by a New Jersey court in a dispute with the law firm that hired him.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that homeowners who sued a roof shingle manufacturer were not bound to an arbitration agreement that was printed on discarded wrapping.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has turned away an attempt to halt the first federal opioid trial by ruling Thursday against Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who is concerned cities and counties in his state have usurped his authority.
PHILADELPHIA – In an unprecedented conclusion to the first-ever punitive damages trial tied to Risperdal, a 12-person jury found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals liable for allegedly knowing and consciously disregarding the potential of the drug to cause gynecomastia to patients like plaintiff Nicholas Murray, and rendered a staggering verdict of $8 billion.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wants to supplement regulations which are part of a state consumer protection law, but law scholars and business groups are concerned that he is trying to create a state anti-trust statute in doing so.
Although a car crash that led to a wrongful death lawsuit occurred in Chilton County, the Supreme Court of Alabama denied a motion that would get the case transferred there from Bibb County on Sept.13.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - The Alabama Supreme Court only partially agreed with a lower court that found a company responsible for a worker’s injury following an accident involving a paint gun.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - A lower court’s failure to hold a hearing in the dissolution of a Mobile, Ala., law firm resulted in the Supreme Court of Alabama reversing summary judgment against one of its now-former lawyers.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The remaining defendants facing an Oct. 21 trial in Ohio over opioid claims have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to stay proceedings until challenges by the Ohio attorney general and others are concluded.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Officials for Johnson & Johnson and attorneys representing plaintiffs suing the company for alleged asbestos-tainted baby powder both vowed on Tuesday to continue litigating after two recent verdicts went against the company.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Cities and counties are worried and confused as they face a November deadline to join or opt out of an unprecedented “negotiation class” that could determine how much money they get from opioid litigation, a lawyer who represents Texas municipalities said.