JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a change of venue in a defamation case where an investigative team took to a docuseries to suggest a woman murdered her husband after the death was ruled an accident 40 years prior.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A janitorial company’s appeal against the city of Newark, New Jersey in a case concerning a bidding process was considered moot by the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division on Oct. 9.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A historic civil trial in New York Supreme Court opened Tuesday to decide if oil conglomerate Exxon allegedly deceived its own stockholders – understating the future risks of stricter government regulation and increasing costs to develop fossil fuels – in order to prop up market shares and maintain economic viability.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Post-judgment interest on a $49.5 million judgment in IBM’s case with the state of Indiana runs from the judgment on remand, not from the date of the original 2012 judgment, Indiana's Supreme Court ruled.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – The Kansas Supreme Court reversed a ruling in favor of the city of Overland Park, Kansas amid a family’s lawsuit against the city over allegations of negligence after agents with a bonds company forced themselves into the residents’ home.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newline) – Ruling that the danger of cherries on a grocery store's floor was open and obvious, the State of Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed summary disposition for Kroger in a customer’s lawsuit over a slip in a store on Oct. 10.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A six-figure judgment for attorneys fees was upheld for Innovative Payroll Processing Inc. and Ahmad Chebbani in a lawsuit filed against them by health care company and related parties.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - It was a stroke of good luck for Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio that U.S. District Judge Dan Polster selected them for the first bellwether trial out of thousands of other cities and counties that are blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - It's not only opioid week, as a high-stakes trial scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon in New York pits ExxonMobil against New York Attorney General Letitia James over claims the international oil giant downplayed the expected costs of global warming, not to investors, but to itself.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has warned his fellow AGs that a reported $50 billion settlement of opioid claims will fall apart unless the states demand tight controls on fees to private lawyers and make sure the rest of the money is directed toward programs designed to address the opioid crisis, instead of state general funds.
WILMINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Oral arguments in a case involving arguments that a law firm issued bad advice that cost a company nearly $66 million will be heard by a full Delaware Supreme Court in early December.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Is he blowing the whistle or passing the buck? A badge-flashing, gun-toting bulldog, or an ineffective bureaucrat? Is he defined by an appearance on "60 Minutes," or the fact that trial lawyers pay him $500 for 60 minutes of his time?
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – In a hearing Tuesday to clarify disagreements over a $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly helping create an opioid epidemic in Oklahoma, attorneys for the state argued more money was needed to fully abate the problem, while lawyers for J&J requested joint liability credits to ease its burden.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Purdue Pharma’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization granted the OxyContin manufacturer and its controlling Sackler family a two-week respite from opioid litigation to work on a settlement that appeases warring state attorneys general and a growing list of municipal and private plaintiffs.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Kentucky ruled earlier this year that police can be sued in the commonwealth for damages if car chases lead to the injury or death of third parties. The decision overturned a previous Supreme Court decision dating to 1952.