In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.
When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.
A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked
The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.
BEAUMONT – The rocket docket in East Texas may be falling back to the earth, but the verdicts coming out of the federal district are still sky high, as a jury recently returned a $400 million finding against Samsung for patent infringement.
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.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.
HOUSTON – An Oklahoma woman and estate representative has filed a suit after her husband was killed in a helicopter crash in Africa.
HOUSTON – A Harris County couple is seeking damages after they were allegedly robbed while dining at a Denny's restaurant.
SHERMAN — A Dallas man is suing a consumer packaging company, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.
GALVESTON — An employee is suing an engineering and construction company, alleging failure to pay overtime.
HOUSTON — A Texas woman is suing a debt collection business, alleging it failed to pay overtime.