(Legal Newsline) - Merck & Co. Inc. notched two major legal victories Thursday, with appeals courts in Texas and New Jersey tossing verdicts against the drugmaker involving the painkiller Vioxx.
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Orig. Filing Date: 05/22/2008 Certificate #: 72836
Greg Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has agreed not to target people who collect others' mail-in ballots for them as part of a settlement with the Texas Democratic Party.
Justice Paul Green AUSTIN Ã¯Â¿Â½ If a Texas judge transfers a suit to another county on a defense motion, the plaintiff can't drop it there and sue in a third county, the Supreme Court declared May 23.
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Hundreds of cyclists are expected to roll out for the Spindletop Spin to benefit the Jefferson County Pro Bono Program on June 7. Last year's event, pictured, raised more than $25,000 to provide legal services to the needy. It's time again for hundreds of cyclists to take the roads, but they won't only be riding for fun and exercise but also to raise money for a program that provides free legal services to those in need.
A band of former retirement home employees are claiming they were discriminated against after cooperating with an Adult Protection Services investigation. Apparently, the state of Texas shut down Four J's Community Living Center following the investigation.
Judge Donald Floyd Although attorneys for DuPont convinced a Jefferson County jury that the company was not responsible for a former employee's mesothelioma, the case is back to square one with Judge Donald Floyd's decision to order a new trial.
Eric Albritton TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Patent Troll Tracker blogger, Richard Frenkel and his employer Cisco are trying to move the pending defamation litigation from Texarkana, Ark., to the Tyler, Texas, federal court.
MARSHALL -- While riding as a passenger in a Yamaha Rhino on a relatively flat terrain, Bossier City resident Ryan Rogers was injured when the ATV rolled toward the passenger side.
Texas Supreme Court AUSTIN Ã¯Â¿Â½ Emergency room doctors who released 21-year-old Lance Dowell to his family after stitching a wrist he had cut with a pocket knife didn't cause his death in a successful suicide the next day, the Texas Supreme Court decided May 23.
GALVESTON Ã¯Â¿Â½ A Louisiana man believes his employer deliberately left him in the dark about the allegedly hazardous state of one of its boats, states a suit filed in Galveston County District Court on May 21.
GALVESTON Ã¯Â¿Â½ A local family has filed a wrongful death suit in Galveston County District Court against a major motor company and a Chambers County woman.
Judges have very difficult jobs. I know Ã¯Â¿Â½ I've seen a lot of them in action over the years.
Minutes before the start of a civil trial in a Beaumont court, jurors were told that they don't have to go home but they can't stay here, as the case of Jessie Burkes vs. Joseph Victorian was settled on Wednesday, May 28.
There may be a new cycle for hair products: wash, rinse and slip.
Seeking around $75,000 for a truck he totaled, Jeremy Pelican has filed suit against the companies who sold, financed and insured his vehicle.