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LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Shareholder Ryan Hammond Appointed Seattle Office Managing Shareholder

By Press release submission | May 28, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Ryan Hammond as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Seattle office, effective May 23.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Adds Shareholder Jeremy Sosna in Minneapolis

By Press release submission | May 27, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Jeremy D. Sosna as a shareholder in its Minneapolis office. Sosna, who joins from Maslon LLP, practiced as an attorney at Littler from 1998 to 2003.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Bradley Attorney Alé Dalton Among 2019 Nashville Emerging Leaders Awards Finalists

By Press release submission | May 27, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Alé Dalton, an attorney in the firm’s Nashville office, is among the finalists for the 2019 Nashville Emerging Leaders Awards (NELA).

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Attorney Linda M. Watson to Speak at the MICPA’s Anti-Fraud Issues and Litigation | Business Evaluation Conference

By Press release submission | May 27, 2019

Linda M. Watson, Member in the firm’s Litigation group, will co-present alongside Brian Bakker, CPA, CFA, Senior Manager, Stout, at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

40 Under 40 winner Chris Stoy helps client to $1.3 million settlement in injury claim

By Robert Hadley | May 24, 2019

Imagine waking up after a blow to the head with little visible damage but the uncanny feeling something isn’t right.

Mass Roundup settlement could test the limits of tort law

By Dan Fisher | May 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) In a court hearing earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria announced he had hired Kenneth Feinberg to oversee mediation talks between Bayer AG and lawyers for thousands of plaintiffs claiming the popular herbicide Roundup causes cancer.

Amazon seeks confirmation of $26K arbitration award against man who allegedly abused Kindle platform

By Payton Kuhn | May 23, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Amazon Digital Services has submitted a request to the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington for confirmation of an arbitration award against Nilmer Rubio, a Filipino man who the company alleges abused the Kindle platform to increase reviews and royalties on a number of ebooks.

Texas Supreme Court tosses defamation suit against Dallas newspaper

By Takesha Thomas | May 23, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Texas has reversed an appellate court's ruling and dismissed a defamation case against The Dallas Morning News.

Heartland Institute: North Carolina's lawsuit against e-cigarette maker is 'frivolous' and 'grandstanding'

By Karen Kidd | May 22, 2019

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein's lawsuit filed last week against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL isn't all it seems, a government relations expert for an Illinois-based free-market think tank said during a recent interview.

Impact still being studied months after federal sentencing act signed

By John Breslin | May 22, 2019

An El Paso criminal defense attorney believes a man he represented who was sentenced to 20 years for drug conspiracy should serve half the time because of a recently signed law.

Same day, different verdicts: Why do some juries think there is asbestos in talcum powder and others don't?

By John O'Brien | May 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Judges continue to play a crucial role in the sprawling, possibly multibillion-dollar talcum powder litigation facing Johnson & Johnson by choosing how jurors will view the plaintiffs’ key expert.

New York's highest court reverses $1 million ruling involving death of Bobcat skid steer operator

By Takesha Thomas | May 22, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's ruling that found a rental center and equipment manufacturer liable for a man's death after he rented a Bobcat skid steer loader.

Court says Ohio gun owner cannot be subjected to litigation over New York shooting

By Takesha Thomas | May 22, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that an Ohio gun dealer cannot be subjected to litigation in New York after a gun he sold was involved in a New York shooting.

Oklahoma's opioid case heads into trial after similar public nuisance argument fails in North Dakota

By Karen Kidd | May 22, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The nation's leading manufacturer of prescription opioids, including OxyContin, got some breathing room earlier this month when a federal judge in North Dakota dismissed one of dozens of cases against it, a university law school chair said during a recent interview.

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Consumer advocates, business interests form rare alliance to block American Law Institute project

By Daniel Fisher | May 21, 2019

WASHINGTON - An unusual coalition of consumer advocates and business interests joined to delay and possibly defeat a controversial “restatement” of consumer contract law that critics said presents a misleading picture of how courts are actually deciding cases in the rapidly evolving area of “clickwrap” and “browsewrap” agreements.

J&J faces $25M-plus verdict in NYC talcum powder case, says key witness made 'falsities in his testimony'

By John O'Brien | May 21, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The first result for plaintiffs lawyers banking on talcum powder lawsuits in New York City’s controversial asbestos court is a positive one, as a jury has hit Johnson & Johnson with a $25 million verdict.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Partner John Pritchard Honored as “Aviation Finance Lawyer of the Year”

By Press release submission | May 21, 2019

John Pritchard, the global chair of Holland & Knight's Transportation Finance Team, has been named the 2019 "Aviation Finance Lawyer of the Year" by Law Business Research Limited as part of its Who's Who Legal Awards program. It is the fourth time that he has been honored with this award.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Davis Smith Joins Bradley's Montgomery Office as a Corporate & Securities and Tax Partner

By Press release submission | May 21, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Davis H. Smith has joined the firm’s Montgomery office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities and Tax practice groups.

Massachusetts Supreme Court rules employees working on commission were entitled to Sunday pay, overtime

By Takesha Thomas | May 21, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has found that retail employees who are paid via commission or draws are entitled to Sunday pay or additional overtime.

Judges overseeing giant Roundup verdicts have been 'derelict in their duty,' law prof says

By John Breslin | May 21, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Following the more than $2 billion awarded to a California couple who claimed the use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, one legal expert is arguing that the judges presiding over the cases were "derelict in their duty" for not granting summary judgment against the plaintiffs.

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