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Opioid lawyers propose a global settlement team; Pa. attorney critical, says it's likely a ploy to boost their fees

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 15, 2019

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Acknowledging it is “likely impossible” to negotiate individual settlements on behalf the nearly 2,000 cities and counties suing the opioid industry, plus thousands more watching from the sidelines, plaintiff lawyers have proposed a unique solution: A “negotiation class” designed to strike a global bargain on behalf of every municipality in the country.

Lawsuit says generic medications were contaminated with cancer-causing impurity

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 14, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Two manufacturers and a distributor of generic medications are alleged to have sold contaminated products.

Man alleges Oreos aren't 'made with real cocoa,' as advertised

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Oreo cookies are facing a lawsuit from a California man over allegations the cookies' "made with real cocoa" label is false and deceptive.

Lawsuit challenges when doctors can refuse treatment based on personal views

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 14, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A group of states is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over a regulation that grants health providers the right to deny medical treatment and services based on the provider's personal views.

Trump's 'overt hostility' toward California caused termination of $1B high-speed rail grant, state claims

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California and its High-Speed Rail Authority are challenging the federal government's decision to terminate and de-obligate nearly $1 billion in federal grant money for the state's high-speed rail project, alleging the decision is a result of President Donald Trump's "overt hostility" to the state.

J&J finally gets chance to question opioids researcher during Oklahoma trial, fights 'kingpin' remark

By John Sammon | Jun 14, 2019

NORMAN , Okla. (Legal Newsline) – On his third day of testimony, an opioids researcher was cross-examined by attorneys for Johnson & Johnson as the company defends itself from allegations that it is to blame for the nation's addiction crisis.

Mayors of Calif. cities will seek to protect their climate change cases with resolution at Hawaii conference

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 14, 2019

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – Climate litigation isn’t on the official agenda when the U.S. Conference of Mayors meets in Honolulu at the end of the month, but it will probably loom in the background.

'It keeps changing': Oklahoma's opioid strategy is a 700-year-old English law that used to regulate wandering sheep

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 13, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - The opioid trial now underway in a county courthouse in Oklahoma offers the first look at a legal strategy that could result in tens of billions of dollars in liability against the manufacturers and distributors of addictive narcotic painkillers in similar lawsuits nationwide.

Oklahoma witness in opioid trial says drug users not to blame for addiction crisis

By John Sammon | Jun 13, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – During a second day of testimony, an opioid researcher questioned by private attorneys hired by the State of Oklahoma said opioid sellers like Johnson & Johnson sought to shift blame for a prescription drug epidemic onto those not responsible.

Opioids researcher takes stand to criticize J&J in Oklahoma trial

By John Sammon | Jun 12, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – An opioids researcher on Tuesday compared doctors over-prescribing opioids to the breaking of a figurative dam that flooded Oklahoma - and the country - during testimony in an important trial taking place in the state.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig’s Henry Greenberg Sworn in as President of the New York State Bar Association

By Press release submission | Jun 11, 2019

Henry M. Greenberg, a shareholder in the Albany office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was sworn in by Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the Court of Appeals and the state of New York, as the president of the New York State Bar Association(NYSBA) on Thursday, June 6. Founded in 1876, the NYSBA is the largest voluntary state bar association in the United States.

Marketing of J&J's opioids discussed at Oklahoma's big trial

By John Sammon | Jun 11, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A marketing specialist told attorneys for the State of Oklahoma on Monday that the rise in the sales of opioid drugs could be tied to a similar rise over the same period from 1996 to 2017 to deaths from overdose.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Strategically Grows Energy Practice with Addition of Rabeha Kamaluddin in Washington, D.C.

By Press release submission | Jun 11, 2019

Rabeha Kamaluddin has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Washington, D.C. office as a shareholder in the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources and Global Litigation practices. Kamaluddin focuses her practice on energy regulation, compliance, and enforcement matters, regularly representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and various state public utility commissions. She joins from Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where she was a partner.

In New Hampshire, it's a secret which lawyers have been hired for PFAS lawsuits, and their contract could be challenged

By John O'Brien | Jun 11, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – New Hampshire’s attorney general either will be hiring or has already hired a mystery law firm to handle the State’s lawsuits in the burgeoning field of PFAS litigation.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Bradley Partner Charles Roberts Jr. Among Winners of 2019 M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards

By Press release submission | Jun 11, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Charles A. Roberts Jr., a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, is among the recipients of the M&A Advisor’s 10th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

PFAS lawsuits continue; Two in New Mexico allege harm to cows

By Rich Peters | Jun 10, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - As the federal government determines the toxicity level for humans exposed to chemicals known as PFAS, new lawsuits allege harm to cows.

JetSmarter files motion to dismiss lawsuit brought by member, cites arbitration clause in agreement

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – On May 31, JetSmarter Inc. asked the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to grant its motion to dismiss and a compel a former member who is suing them into arbitration.

Google unsuccessful in escaping monopoly lawsuit over stock photo search results

By Scott Holland | Jun 10, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has refused to let Google out of a lawsuit against it filed by a stock photography website.

Okla. AG's lawyers offer testimony of addict in big opioid trial, but witness said he never used J&J's products

By John Sammon | Jun 10, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A resident of this small Oklahoma town recounted the hell of his addiction to opioid drugs that began with a legal prescription and then spiraled out of control, testifying in a lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson of causing a drug epidemic.

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Pepper Hamilton Lawyers Named To Southern California Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Jun 10, 2019

Two lawyers from Pepper Hamilton LLP have been named by California Super Lawyers as top attorneys in the state.

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