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Louisiana law protecting pipelines from protestors challenged, as oil group defends its passage

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A change to Louisiana's anti-protest law, now being challenged in federal court, didn't trouble the vast majority of lawmakers when it passed last year, the head of the group that proposed and drafted the amendment said during a recent interview.

JONES DAY: Latinvex "Top Female Lawyers" List Includes Three from Jones Day

By Press release submission | Jun 4, 2019

Jones Day's Maria Luisa Canovas, Silvia Malagon, and Fradyn Suarez are are among the "Top 100 Female Lawyers Specializing in Latin America," as selected by the editorial staff of Latinvex.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Foley Los Angeles Attorneys Named 2019 Southern California Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Jun 4, 2019

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that three Los Angeles-based attorneys have been named 2019 Southern California Rising Stars.

Janssen exec questioned for third day by Oklahoma's hired guns in big opioid trial

By John Sammon | Jun 3, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – In the closely watched opioid trial taking place in Oklahoma, private attorneys representing the State on Monday sought to portray Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals as marketing drugs like Nucynta for profit in order to feed an opioid epidemic they ignored.

OU law prof: If AG's 'improper' opioid lawsuit succeeds, it could 'create a monster'

By Karen Kidd | Jun 3, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - As the opioid trial in Norman, Oklahoma, hits it second week, the public nuisance theory that recently failed in North Dakota will likely succeed in the Sooner State despite it being "improper," a University of Oklahoma legal expert said during an interview.

State presses Janssen's business director over sales rep notes as OK opioid trial continues

By John Sammon | Jun 3, 2019

NORMAN (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys representing the State of Oklahoma on Friday displayed slips from salesmen and women representing Johnson & Johnson’s drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals in which again and again the reps touted the drug Duragesic as being “low abuse potential.”

Nebraska Supreme Court reinstates $260K award in slip-and-fall lawsuit against American Blue Ribbon

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 3, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Nebraska has modified a lower court's ruling after an appeal filed by American Blue Ribbon of a verdict in favor of a woman who fell and sustained a broken hip at one of its restaurants.

Lawyers say AriZona beverages cannot be advertised as free of preservatives because they contain citric acid

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that AriZona beverages are falsely advertised as being free of preservatives.

Lawsuit questions how long Chapstick protects you from the sun

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Chapstick lip balm is alleged to have misrepresented the duration of sun protection on one of its products.

Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, alleged to have hid free product for low-income tax filers

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland woman is suing the makers of TurboTax over allegations it defrauded consumers by concealing access to the Internal Revenue Service's Free File program.

Lawsuit: Ancient Chinese artifacts were unlawfully seized and sold by California man, others

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A resident of China alleges his cousin was extorted in order for several defendants to seize and sell ancient Chinese artifacts that belong to him.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Emma Coalition Announces Leadership to Expand Engagement on Intersection of Technology and Workforce

By Press release submission | Jun 3, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, together with the National Restaurant Association, the largest foodservice trade association in the world, announced the leadership of the Emma Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preparing American businesses and government for technology-induced displacement of employees (TIDE).

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Bradley Attorney Courtney Achee Earns Certified Information Privacy Professional Credential

By Press release submission | Jun 3, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Courtney M. Achee, an attorney in the firm’s Charlotte office, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential in the United States through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Tensions run high in OK opioid trial Thursday; State focuses on risk data J&J relied on

By Kayla Elder | May 31, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Tensions ran high in court Thursday as the Oklahoma opioid trial continued, with defense attorney Larry Ottoway objecting throughout the day to opposing counsel's line of questioning directed at defense witness, business director for Janssen Pharmaceuticals Kimberly Deem-Eshleman.

J&J top corporate rep grilled in Oklahoma opioid trial - state focuses on 'Norman' poppy strain

By John Sammon | May 30, 2019

NORMAN (Legal Newsline) – A corporate spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced questioning by lawyers for the State of Oklahoma who attempted to link the company’s quest for profits to an opioid epidemic in the state.

Smaller crowd on hand second day of Oklahoma opioid trial; Father of OD victim testifies

By Kayla Elder | May 30, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman overruled several objections made by Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals (J&J) as the second day of trial unfolded in the state's pursuit of abatement in what it calls a man-made opioid crisis.

Father recounts loss of son in Oklahoma Johnson & Johnson opioid trial

By John Sammon | May 30, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Fighting back tears, a father who lost his son to an opioid overdose recounted the nightmare during testimony in a trial alleging that Johnson & Johnson flooded the state with addictive drugs for profit.

N.J. company fights possible arbitration clause, say written agreement never existed

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey company alleges that there is no written agreement between it and a Tennessee company that requires disputes to be resolved by arbitration in Tennessee.

Milberg LLP seeks to vacate arbitration award over denial of attorneys fees

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York law firm is seeking to vacate a portion of an arbitration award regarding attorneys' fees.

Center for a Sustainable Coast files suit over dock constructed at national park in Georgia

By Carrie Bradon | May 30, 2019

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization concerned with the conservation of Georgia's coast and one of its members allege a dock constructed at a national park in the state adversely impacts the park's ecology.

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