LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan’s Dana Nessel has become the latest state attorney general to hire private lawyers to file a lawsuit over chemicals known as PFAS, setting up a tiered system to pay their contingency fee.
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.
MORGANTOWN – A West Virginia attorney has launched an investigation to find out just how many in the state were affected by a giant credit card data breach and what legal moves can be taken, collectively or individually.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Domino's Pizza Inc. must face the lawsuit of a blind man who claims the nationwide pizza delivery chain's website and mobile-phone app violates the Americans with Disabilities Act after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case.
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.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As a federal agency considers whether lawyers are illegally frightening potential clients who see their television commercials, research shows drugs like Invokana and Truvada are among the most popular subjects of lawyer spending.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Ohio on Monday allowed a firefighter to proceed with his lawsuit against 3M, DuPont and other manufacturers of a class of chemicals known as PFAS, although the judge stopped short of transforming the case into a class action on behalf of virtually every person in the U.S., as plaintiff lawyers want.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Any legislation designating an entire family of chemicals as hazardous and toxic could deter medical device makers from producing life-saving devices, manufacturers are warning.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Air travelers and aerospace manufacturers may face extra costs if an amendment designating a family of chemicals as hazardous is included in legislation currently being discussed in congressional conference, an industry leader is warning.
SCRANTON, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - American Enterprise Institute (AEI) resident fellow Jason Delisle said a recently unsealed brief showed that Navient Corporation was simply doing its job when offering forbearance as an option to borrowers.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Possible misconduct by attorneys for the woman who made allegations during now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings last year should be investigated, an official close to the hearings said during a recent interview.
In a move that appeared preordained after his comments at an August hearing, U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster approved an unprecedented “negotiation class” of every city and county nationwide to try and reach a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors.
WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) – Representatives of three major companies told congressional investigators on Monday they will work with government officials to mitigate potential damage to the nation’s drinking water caused by use of a chemical called polyfluoralkyl or PFAS .
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Collaboration between private attorneys and law enforcement in environmental litigation is perverting the justice system, said a witness at today's House Subcommittee on Environment hearing, and if a Democratically-controlled Congress chooses to normalize it today - someday conservative interests this body doesn't favor will use the same tactic.
“We are disappointed and disagree with the judge's decision. We believe it is flawed,” said attorney Sabrina Strong, a partner at O'Melveny and Myers during a press briefing after the verdict was read.
Politicians and regulators should admit when the limits they’re setting on chemicals known as PFAS aren’t products of scientific consensus but rather the results of the political process, a scientist/law professor says.