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Opioid plaintiffs: A small percentage of pill shipments were 'suspicious.' Or maybe it's nearly all of them

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 14, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough.

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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.

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Time running out for lawyers suing opioid industry to show specific proof

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 20, 2018

The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has given plaintiffs a stark choice on a tight deadline: Hand over evidence of specific prescriptions they believe were improper or lose the right to present such evidence forever.

Home Depot shopper alleges falling lumber injured nose

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 16, 2018

HOUSTON – A Home Depot shopper seeks more than $100,000 over alleged injuries caused by a piece of lumber that struck her nose.

Big Lots shopper seeks more than $200,000 after falling in restroom

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 27, 2018

HOUSTON – A woman alleges a substance believed to be bleach caused her to fall in a Houston store's restroom.

Wood on floor of Home Depot store alleged to have caused customer to fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 19, 2018

HOUSTON – A Home Depot shopper alleges a piece of wood on the floor of the store caused her to fall.

GC Services alleged to have unlawfully failed to state call was from debt collector in voicemail

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 7, 2018

HOUSTON – An Arkansas consumer alleges a Houston debt collector failed to identify the nature of its call in a voicemail.

Kroger shopper seeks more than $200,000 after falling on water in store

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 6, 2018

GALVESTON – A Dickenson resident alleges she injured her knees and shoulder in a fall at a League City grocery store.

Home Depot shopper alleges box fell on head, caused injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 4, 2018

HOUSTON – A shopper alleges she was injured at a Pasadena home improvement store when a box fell on her head.

Customer at Galveston Home Depot alleges pipes fell off forklift and landed on her, causing injuries

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 20, 2018

GALVESTON – A Galveston County resident alleges she was injured at a home improvement store when pipes fell on her.

Plano Home Depot customer alleges pallet in walkway caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 20, 2018

SHERMAN – A Collin County man alleges a home improvement store failed to move a pallet out of a walkway that caused him to fall.

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Blame the criminals, pharmacies facing opioid lawsuits say

By John O'Brien | Jun 8, 2018

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.

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Plaintiffs firm represented whistleblower in secret to avoid paying referral fee from multimillion-dollar case, lawsuit claims

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2018

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.

FedEx Ground contractor alleges barricade at Magnolia Kroger caused him to trip

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 23, 2018

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'

By Karen Kidd | May 23, 2018

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.

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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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Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 7, 2018

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.

Woman alleges injuries after Home Depot employee struck her in parking lot with lawnmower

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 20, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges a negligent Home Depot employee struck her with a lawnmower while she was walking in the parking lot.

Man formerly employed by Home Depot files complaint over discrimination allegations

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 2, 2018

SHERMAN – A Richardson man alleges he faced retaliation and discrimination after he was injured while working for a home improvement store.

Former Home Depot employee alleges he was subjected to discriminatory treatment because of age, race

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 20, 2017

GALVESTON – A Pasadena man of African and Indian descent alleges his age and race were factors in his termination from a home improvement store.

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