June 14, 2018

No Duty to Disclose Labor Issues on Product Labels: The Effect of the Ninth Circuit’s Hodsdon Decision on California’s...

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the Northern District of California’s dismissal of consumer protection claims in a putative class action, primarily on the ground that such laws do not require a chocolate manufacturer to label its goods as possibly being the...

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June 14, 2018

Trial Lawyers for Justice Announces $29.5 Million Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict

On June 13, 2018, just over three years after her wrongful death, a jury issued a unanimous record-setting verdict of $29,500,000.00 against both Sioux Center Community Health Center and Dr. Roy T. Slice.  It is believed to be the first medical malpractice verdict awarded...

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June 14, 2018

Court: Law firm accused of having an on-site bar not liable for death of intoxicated paralegal

A Florida law firm accused of having a bar on its premises to encourage employees to work longer hours isn’t liable for the death of an intoxicated paralegal, a Florida appeals court has ruled. The Gladstone Law Group isn’t liable...

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June 14, 2018

Massachusetts Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma, Executives

Massachusetts on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of illegally promoting the use of opioids, and became the first state to sue the drugmaker’s executives and directors to hold them responsible as well. The...

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June 14, 2018

Big Pharma Feels the Pain of Opioid Litigation

Few would dispute that the opioid epidemic is of crisis proportion. In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States from opioid pain medicines, including hydrocodone (Vicodin & Lortab), Oxycodone (OxyContin & Percodan), methadone, fentanyl...

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June 14, 2018

Judge to approve ACLU settlement on Montana prison conditions for disabled inmates

Save U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch of Missoula said Friday he would approve a settlement between the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana and the Montana Department of Justice over the conditions of prison inmates, the latest move in a...

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June 14, 2018

Plaintiffs vow to push on in 3M Bair Hugger litigation

3M won the first round in the legal dispute over its patient-warming system, but the battle is far from over. More than 4,700 people are suing Maplewood-based 3M Co. over its Bair Hugger system, alleging the company's device most likely...

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June 13, 2018

Minnesota Supreme Court: Son Can Sue Father Over Hunting Accident

A Minnesota man has taken a lawsuit against his father all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Supreme Court this week clarified a state law on public access for hunting. Corey Ouradnik broke both legs when he fell...

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June 13, 2018

Jury Awards $12M in Punitives, $20M Total, at Trial Against RJR & Philip Morris Over Smoker’s Death

Fort Lauderdale, FL—The nation’s two largest tobacco companies were hit with $12 million in punitive damages last Friday, wrapping a $20 million total jury award at trial over a Florida woman’s cancer death. The $12 million in punitives includes $7...

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June 13, 2018

Rise in Deadly Crashes Involving Pedestrians Seen in Georgia

So far this year, 111 pedestrians have been killed on state roads – an increase of 16 percent from this time last year, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. In 2017, 260 pedestrians were struck and killed in the...

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