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Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

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.

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Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

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.

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A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

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.

East Texas jury slaps Samsung with $400M patent infringement verdict

By David Yates | Jun 20, 2018

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.

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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.

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Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

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.

Bristow Group Inc., others named in suit filed by widow over death of helicopter pilot

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 6, 2017

HOUSTON – An Oklahoma woman and estate representative has filed a suit after her husband was killed in a helicopter crash in Africa.

Couple alleges Denny's failed to implement adequate security, seeks damages for robbery

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 7, 2017

HOUSTON – A Harris County couple is seeking damages after they were allegedly robbed while dining at a Denny's restaurant.

Production operator alleges packaging company failed to provide for disabled

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 20, 2017

SHERMAN — A Dallas man is suing a consumer packaging company, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Employee alleges Irving engineering business violated overtime pay rules

By Wadi Reformado | May 10, 2016

GALVESTON — An employee is suing an engineering and construction company, alleging failure to pay overtime.

Employee alleges debt collection business failed to pay overtime

By Wadi Reformado | May 4, 2016

HOUSTON — A Texas woman is suing a debt collection business, alleging it failed to pay overtime. 

Man claims DSW fired him because of his race

By Gene Johnson | Jan 31, 2016

HOUSTON – A former merchandise manager at a shoe company in Houston claims he was fired because he is Mexican.

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