CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors left little doubt he supports a plan developed by private lawyers to assemble an unprecedented “negotiating class” consisting of every city and county in the U.S.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A jury on Aug. 2 decided Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive were not to blame for the mesothelioma that killed a woman after the companies were alleged to have caused the deadly illness through asbestos-tainted talc powder products.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Allegations of product liability is at the core of a lawsuit filed by an oil refining company against a raft of defendants over the sale of a firefighting foam containing chemical compounds believed dangerous to health and the environment.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The law firm of Cozen O'Connor has filed suit against USAC Airways claiming the private executive aviation company owes the firm more than $200,000 in unpaid legal service fees.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two residents of New York and New Jersey have instituted a class action lawsuit against Google LLC and its parent holding company Alphabet Inc., alleging the companies illegally recorded and scripted conversations from consumers worldwide who used devices with voice-recognition software program Google Assistant.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles man is claiming that Bai Brands and Dr Pepper Snapple Bottling Group are violating federal and state labeling laws because the labels on their line of bai Antioxidant Cocofusion beverages falsely advertises that the drinks contain real fruit ingredients.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California man who purchased a used Tesla vehicle has filed a class action suit claiming the car manufacturer falsely advertised the maximum miles the vehicle's battery will run on a full charge and that the company is denying battery replacement under the car's advertised warranty.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California could be moving toward the regulation and litigation of perfluoroalkyl sulfonic acids (PFAS) since government agencies have been testing water in many locations, including airports and landfills, with results due as early as this fall.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Four substance abuse treatment centers in Michigan have filed a lawsuit against an insurance company over claims that it "slashed" reimbursement rates, or did not pay, for the treatment of patients at their facilities.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that a blind plaintiff regarded as a serial litigant seeking quick payoffs lacked standing to sue a credit union over the accessibility of its website.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An unnamed individual involved in a case that led to a pharmaceutical company paying hundreds of millions of dollars to settle bribery charges is asking the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to order the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promptly rule on his claim for whistleblower compensation.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – The State of Oklahoma and officials of Johnson & Johnson filed last-minute court briefs this week appealing to District Judge Thad Balkman to decide in their favor in a lawsuit accusing the company of causing the state’s opioid epidemic through its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs lawyers have pegged a Republican candidate as their favorite to replace Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat noted for his close ties to the trial bar during his years in office, as they fight another Republican who has vowed to stop giving them lucrative contracts.
HOUSTON – Clark, Love & Hutson, the self-proclaimed leaders in vaginal mesh litigation, has been hit with another lawsuit alleging the firm “blew” the statute of limitations for possibly “thousands” of clients.
BISMARCK, North Dakota (Legal Newsline) – Purdue Pharma, the nation's leading manufacturer of prescription opioids, including OxyContin, is praising a North Dakota judge's decision earlier this month to affirm his dismissal this spring of the state's case against the company.
Paulette Brown, Locke Lord’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, has been inducted into the National Bar Association (NBA)’s prestigious Fred David Gray Hall of Fame for her significant contributions to the cause of justice.