CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Large pharmacy chains are asking why they are being sued by hundreds of cities and counties over the opioid crisis instead of the criminals who pushed drugs to addicts.
Plaintiffs firm represented whistleblower in secret to avoid paying referral fee from multimillion-dollar case, lawsuit claims
PHILADELPHIA – A Texas personal injury law firm claims it is owed part of $16 million awarded to a corporate whistleblower because colleagues effectively poached the client and represented him in secret.
HOUSTON – A FedEx Ground independent contractor alleges he was injured making a delivery to a Magnolia grocery store because of a hidden safety barricade.
Appeals court reverses $8 million jury award against DuPont, saying cancer victim shall 'take nothing'
DALLAS – A Texas man who received a multimillion dollar jury award in 2015 after his leukemia was found to have been caused by years of exposure to benzene in the paints and paint thinners he used on the job will receive nothing, a state appeals court ruled earlier this month.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.
HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a rock caused her to fall and break both legs in a Houston parking lot.
HOUSTON – A Conroe man alleges he was terminated from his job after he was injured while working.
GALVESTON — A woman is suing Victoria's Secret Stores LLC and a lingerie store manager, Tan Grace, citing alleged abuse and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
GALVESTON – A rigger claims he was injured on a platform off of the coast of Louisiana.
BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a trial court was right in awarding summary judgment to JP Morgan Chase and the Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.
BEAUMONT – A Lumberton woman alleges she was injured in a fall at a grocery store because of a congested aisle.
SHERMAN – A Colin County consumer has filed a class action against a debt collector over allegations it invaded her privacy.
SHERMAN – A Plano man alleges that a debt collector unlawfully contacted him.
HOUSTON — Hourly paid employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against an employer, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.
Two suppliers of cleaning, maintenance and safety products are suing its former area manager, citing alleged breach of contract and tortious interference.
PALESTINE — An Anderson County woman is suing Kroger, alleging the store's negligence caused injuries.
AUSTIN – A case in which a Jackson County, Michigan man filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit against the county, alleging that legislative prayers said during board meetings seems like a simple case.
&&& HOUSTON – Three firms that represented plaintiffs in nearly seven years of BP PLC securities litigation that included three cases and ended in a $175 million settlement have asked a federal court to award a total of $20.25 million, or 11.57 percent of the settlement fund, in fees in connection with their work.
GALVESTON — A Galveston County woman is suing an Ohio-based employer and officials, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.