Now, Rannazzisi is helping private lawyers pin the blame squarely on manufacturers and distributors of opioids, as well as pharmacies. A post-DEA alliance with trial lawyers has been worth six figures for Rannazzisi, who has been hailed as a whistleblower by those cheering attempts to prosecute the opioid industry for the nation’s addiction crisis.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - A state judge in Oklahoma has blamed Johnson & Johnson for the state's opioid crisis and ordered it to pay $572 million in damages, extending public nuisance law beyond its traditional boundaries into what may become an all-purpose tool for government lawsuits against product manufacturers.
HOUSTON -- Despite the Houston Community College Systems’ argument that an administrative error makes a fired employee ineligible for benefits, the Texas First Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 20 that the woman is owed unemployment benefits.
BEAUMONT -- A lower court did not err when it granted the Office of the Attorney General a plea to the jurisdiction in a human rights claim against it, the Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas determined Aug. 8 as it affirmed the ruling.
BEAUMONT -- The Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas determined Aug. 8 that Mexican law, not Texas law, applies to liability issues in a case against Toyota as the court reversed and remanded a lower court ruling.