CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked a federal appeals court to halt or dismiss the first two bellwether trials in opioid multidistrict litigation, in a major escalation of the long-brewing fight between state AGs and cities/counties seeking their own share of opioid lawsuit proceeds.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Employment litigation cases are on the rise in the Southeastern U.S. where tens of thousands have been filed in federal court since 2009, but employers are largely winning, a California-based litigation data research company said in a recent report.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri woman alleges her teenage son became addicted to using JUUL e-cigarette products because JUUL makers misled and defrauded minors about the attributes and health benefits of using the product.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The federal judge overseeing nationwide litigation against the opioid industry stripped plaintiffs of potentially important evidence when he prohibited three witnesses from testifying that drug-company marketing and educational programs caused physicians to prescribe too many opioids to their patients.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Purdue Pharma, the maker of the pain drug OxyContin, has reportedly offered a settlement in a lawsuit filed by more than 1,500 counties and municipalities over claims that it helped ignite the opioid crisis that has left hundreds of thousands dead over two decades.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court decision affirming a $61 million class judgment against Dish Network over alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations has made product liability law murkier, an attorney for a corporate advocacy group said.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A company registered under the laws of Australia involved in a dispute with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan over a mining agreement has asked a U.S. district court to enforce a more than $4 billion arbitral award.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied a consumer's motion for a class action certification and granted in part a motion to file under seal a civil complaint against My Pillow over privacy concerns.
WILIMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Camping World shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the national retailer and its top executives claiming they made false and misleading statements about the company in order to inflate the company's stock prices and profit from their stock sales.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Recognizing the growing conflict between states and municipalities that are separately suing the opioid industry, U.S. District Judge Dan Polster has removed lawyers that represent both states and cities from any role in negotiating a potential class action settlement of opioid claims.
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.
CHARLESTON , S.C. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina lender alleges that a loan dispute involving a North Carolina resident who drove to South Carolina to obtain a title loan is not subject to North Carolina statutes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Donald Trump and Donald J. Trump for President Inc. have filed a complaint against California's secretary of state and attorney general challenging the state's recently passed law requiring presidential candidates to disclose five years of previous tax returns in order to be placed on the primary ballot.
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.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Two Orange County California residents are claiming that Polaris utility terrain vehicles do not meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for rollover protection, which they allege has caused hundreds of injuries and fatalities.