PHILADELPHIA – Companies facing million-dollar lawsuits in Philadelphia can celebrate today, as what would have been the first talc-related asbestos trial held in the city has seen a judge cut off the plaintiff’s case before it could ever get to a jury.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.
California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in bellwether trials blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis have allowed a Monday deadline to pass, apparently without turning over any proof of specific prescriptions that were made in error.
DALLAS – While Beto O’Rourke believes “Texas deserves better,” at least one Texan believes he’s owed $500 for each unsolicited text received from the Democratic hopeful’s U.S. Senate campaign.
HOUSTON – A consumer alleges misleading language used in a debt collection letter caused her a risk of harm.
BROWNSVILLE – A Houston resident alleges a real estate brokerage cold called him without his consent to solicit its services.
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured while participating in a team-building activity in Mexico.
HOUSTON – A man formerly employed as an IT business analyst alleges his age and national origin were factors in his termination.
BEAUMONT – Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, have been hit with a vaginal mesh lawsuit.
SHERMAN – A Denton County consumer alleges that a debt collector letter sent to her contained false information.
GALVESTON – Three Texas consumers allege inaccurate information is still listed on their credit reports.
HOUSTON – A Sugar Land resident alleges that she was terminated from her job at Verizon because of her age and Caucasian race.
Consumer claims Recovery Service Bureau falsely represented intention to take legal action in collection letter
BEAUMONT – A Hardin County consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a debt collector over allegations of abusive, deceptive and unfair collection practices.
Central Portfolio Control Inc. alleged to have tried to collect alleged debt past statute of limitations
BROWNSVILLE – An El Campo consumer alleges a debt collector attempted to collect an alleged debt that was not enforceable.
HOUSTON – A South Carolina consumer alleges a Houston-based debt collector's letter failed to state the name of the creditor.
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a rock caused her to fall and break both legs in a Houston parking lot.
HOUSTON – A Baytown consumer alleges a debt collector sent her a misleading letter.
HOUSTON — A consumer is suing Tolteca Enterprises Inc., which does business as Phoenix Recovery Group, alleging deceptive and unfair debt-collection practices.
BROWNSVILLE — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Continental Service Group Inc., a collection agency that does business as ConServe, alleging deceptive debt-collection practices.