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.
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.
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.
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.
DALLAS – Six plaintiffs reaped a combined $247 million in damages following a trial against Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly defective hip implant device.
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.
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.
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.
HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges he was injured by a defective prosthesis.
HOUSTON – A Katy consumer alleges she has been damaged by the negligent misrepresentation of a financial adviser and insurance company.
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.
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.
DALLAS – A verdict of more than $1 billion has been handed down by a federal jury in a lawsuit regarding hip replacements.
DALLAS -- Another verdict has been handed down in one of the cases against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.
SHERMAN — A Texas man is suing Liberty Mutual, alleging misrepresentation of insurance policies.
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.