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No jackpot in first Philadelphia talc trial; Judge rules plaintiff has no evidence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 9, 2019

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.

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Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

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.

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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

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Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

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.

Class action brought against Beto’s campaign over robo texts

By David Yates | Oct 22, 2018

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.

Consumer claims Aargon Collection Agency used misleading language in collection letter

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 13, 2018

HOUSTON – A consumer alleges misleading language used in a debt collection letter caused her a risk of harm.

Consumer alleges actual harm from Hardee Texstar Homes solicitation calls

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 24, 2018

BROWNSVILLE – A Houston resident alleges a real estate brokerage cold called him without his consent to solicit its services.

Woman alleges she needed surgery for injury sustained on obstacle course in Mexico

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 15, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured while participating in a team-building activity in Mexico.

Former Hewlett Packard employee alleges age, national origin were factors in termination

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 27, 2018

HOUSTON – A man formerly employed as an IT business analyst alleges his age and national origin were factors in his termination.

Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon hit with vaginal mesh lawsuit in JC

By David Yates | Apr 24, 2018

BEAUMONT – Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, have been hit with a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

Central Credit Services alleged to have sent letter containing false information

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 23, 2018

SHERMAN – A Denton County consumer alleges that a debt collector letter sent to her contained false information.

Consumers allege Experian, TXU Energy Retail is reporting inaccurate information on credit reports

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 18, 2018

GALVESTON – Three Texas consumers allege inaccurate information is still listed on their credit reports.

Woman alleges she was terminated from Verizon job because of age, race

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 18, 2018

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

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 17, 2018

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

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 20, 2017

BROWNSVILLE – An El Campo consumer alleges a debt collector attempted to collect an alleged debt that was not enforceable.

Consumer alleges omission from collection letter from Universal Fidelity caused damages

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 29, 2017

HOUSTON – A South Carolina consumer alleges a Houston-based debt collector's letter failed to state the name of the creditor.

Woman seeks more than $1 million after fall in Houston parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 21, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a rock caused her to fall and break both legs in a Houston parking lot.

Consumer claims Van Ru Credit Corp. collection letter made false statement

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 7, 2017

HOUSTON – A Baytown consumer alleges a debt collector sent her a misleading letter.

Houston resident accuses debt collector of unfair practices

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 26, 2017

HOUSTON — A consumer is suing Tolteca Enterprises Inc., which does business as Phoenix Recovery Group, alleging deceptive and unfair debt-collection practices.

Houston resident sues debt-collection agency for deceptive practices

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 25, 2017

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.

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