CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - It was a stroke of good luck for Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio that U.S. District Judge Dan Polster selected them for the first bellwether trial out of thousands of other cities and counties that are blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis.
BEAUMONT – A 17-year old lawsuit against Farmers Insurance has tumbled back down to the trial court where it originated, landing in the lap of a new district judge who must now decide what remedy, if any, is appropriate to address the insurer’s “improper non-renewal” of HO-B policies.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission says lawyers and legal advertisers looking for plaintiffs to sue drug companies are making false claims in their TV ads, as well as possibly scaring viewers into stopping taking their medications.
NEW ORLEANS -- A lower court did not err when it ordered sanctions against a lawyer accused of imposing a meritless and frivolous claim against Judge Layne Walker the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed Oct. 1.
AUSTIN—The Texans for Lawsuit Reform Foundation has released its latest paper, “Evaluating Judicial Selection in Texas: A Comparative Study of State Judicial Selection Methods,” an in-depth study comparing the methods used by various states to select their judges.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As a federal agency considers whether lawyers are illegally frightening potential clients who see their television commercials, research shows drugs like Invokana and Truvada are among the most popular subjects of lawyer spending.
BEAUMONT – With other area law firms struggling to find courtroom victory, The Ferguson Law Firm continues its streak of courthouse success. In one week in August, the firm deployed three different lawyers to three different counties, and all brought back wins in motor vehicle cases.
SAN ANTONIO – For the past two years, Baron & Budd, a toxic tort firm out of Dallas, has filed numerous opioid lawsuits all across the nation on behalf of municipalities but has been relatively quiet on its home turf.
BEAUMONT – District judges in Jefferson County recently agreed to stay several Hurricane Harvey lawsuits while the Daly & Black law firm seeks to move the cases to a multidistrict litigation court.
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.