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Judge in massive opioid case watching plaintiff lawyer spending, orders them to fly coach

By Daniel Fisher | May 2, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry ordered plaintiffs’ attorneys to keep monthly records of the time they spend on their cases down to a tenth of an hour and imposed strict rules on who can collect fees, in an effort to prevent the excesses that have drawn criticism in other class actions and mass tort cases.

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Exxon-funded analysis criticizes study that claimed company misled public about climate change

By John O'Brien | Mar 3, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Harvard professors who say their analysis proves ExxonMobil misled the public about climate change were obviously biased, a colleague says, and the company says that data shouldn't be used to help a “corrupt enterprise” of private lawyers and California officials suing the energy sector.

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Exxon prepares to sue Calif. cities, says they contradict themselves on climate change

By John O'Brien | Jan 10, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Some government officials in California are hypocrites pushing a political agenda that involves using private lawyers to sue and demonize ExxonMobil, the company is now arguing in a Texas state court.

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Seeds of anti-Exxon campaign were planted at 2012 climate change conference, company says

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2018

LA JOLLA - A 2012 climate change conference in La Jolla, Calif., was designed to impose a uniform perspective on climate policy that has resulted in abuses of government power, according to a major oil producer that says it's been unfairly targeted.

Johnson & Johnson hit with $247M verdict, thousands of more hip implant cases waiting in the wings

By David Yates | Nov 16, 2017

DALLAS – Six plaintiffs reaped a combined $247 million in damages following a trial against Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly defective hip implant device.

Johnson & Johnson prevails in injury trial over pelvic mesh product

By David Yates | Nov 14, 2017

HOUSTON – A federal jury has found that there was no defect in a pelvic mesh product when it left the possession of Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Some appreciate today’s medical marvels, others sue the makers

By The Record | Oct 16, 2017

Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967, just 50 years ago. Today, heart transplants are commonplace procedures, and artificial hearts and pacemakers also extend lives in ways medically impossible just a few decades ago. Transplants of other organs are now routine, too, as are the attachment of prosthetic limbs and the implantation of artificial joints.

Johnson & Johnson 'remains committed' in battle against hip implant lawsuits

By John Sammon | Oct 10, 2017

DALLAS – Medicinal-pharmaceutical corporate giant Johnson & Johnson Co. continues to battle more than 8,000 lawsuits made against the company over an allegedly defective hip implant device, and attorneys for the firm insist they are in the right despite continuing setbacks in a case that seems to have no end.

Patient alleges American Medical Systems Holdings, Boston Scientific device was defective

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 26, 2017

HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges he was injured by a defective prosthesis.

Consumer alleges she was damaged by actions of Edward D. Jones employee regarding annuity

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 14, 2017

HOUSTON – A Katy consumer alleges she has been damaged by the negligent misrepresentation of a financial adviser and insurance company.

DePuy and Johnson & Johnson appeal decision in favor of hip implant recipients

By Sara McCleary | Apr 24, 2017

DALLAS – DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have appealed a trial court decision that would have them pay out $150 million in damages to five plaintiffs.

Immigration groups file class-action lawsuit against Trump administration

By Kristin Regula | Feb 10, 2017

HOUSTON – Three immigration advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Trump Administration concerning the ban on travel for seven countries. Those groups are the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project and the National Immigration Project. While there are currently six plaintiffs in the suit, there is the potential for additional plaintiffs to join in the lawsuit due to the fact that the suit is a class action.

$1B verdict against Johnson & Johnson reinforces 'need for appellate review,' says attorney

By Dawn Geske | Dec 12, 2016

DALLAS – A verdict of more than $1 billion has been handed down by a federal jury in a lawsuit regarding hip replacements.

Third verdict issued in Johnson & Johnson, DePuy cases

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 9, 2016

DALLAS -- Another verdict has been handed down in one of the cases against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.

Property owner accuses Liberty Mutual of failure to pay claim

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 14, 2016

SHERMAN — A Texas man is suing Liberty Mutual, alleging misrepresentation of insurance policies.

Federal court hears arguments in EPA Clean Power Plan case

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 28, 2016

WASHINGTON — A coalition of states argued in federal court that the EPA has overstepped its authority with proposed emission standards that would require states such as West Virginia to revamp its primary energy source and economic model.

Specialty retail chain accuses Hanover Insurance of breach of contract

By The SE Texas Record | Feb 25, 2016

HOUSTON — A Houston specialty retail chain is suing Hanover Insurance Company, alleging breach of contract.

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