A proposed class of customers accusing New Balance Athletics Inc. of falsely marketing its “Made in USA” products has once again asked a California federal judge to grant preliminary approval to a $750,000 settlement that was denied in October.
The Trump administration lodged a renewed petition late Monday urging the Ninth Circuit to end a suit brought by 21 children accusing the federal government of pushing policies that will worsen climate change-related dangers, three days after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted an administrative stay of the case.
Counsel for a 30-year-old attorney killed by mesothelioma told a South Carolina jury hearing opening statements Monday after a prior jury deadlocked that the disease was caused by asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products, but a J&J attorney countered that talc wasn't linked to her rare form of mesothelioma.
A California federal court judge on Monday rejected dueling bids for quick wins in the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit claiming D-Link Systems Inc. failed to secure its wireless routers and cameras, harking back to "days gone by" when there were signs on courthouse doors advising "no spittin', no cussin' and no summary judgment."
Opioid distributors have asked the Ohio federal judge overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation to have the Ohio Supreme Court weigh in on whether the state's product liability laws annul negligence and public nuisance claims against a supplier of products.
CSX Transportation Inc. has sued the city of Philadelphia and a landowner adjacent to some of its railroad tracks in federal court in Pennsylvania, blaming multiple water main breaks and a defective runoff retention pond for twice washing out its tracks.
Fears Nachawati PLLC has added a former U.S. Department of Justice litigator with a specialty in opioid and mass tort litigation in its Dallas office, the firm has announced.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a petition from a former InterMune Inc. executive convicted of wire fraud that looked at whether a court could reverse a conviction based on actual innocence, rather than a change in law or compelling new evidence.
Two drivers suing Mercedes Benz-USA LLC in a proposed class action have urged a federal judge in California to deny the luxury automaker’s attempt to toss the case on grounds it isn’t responsible for informing the buyers of defective transmissions because they purchased used cars.
Auto parts supplier Bosch allegedly schemed with Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors to sell diesel vehicles with defective Bosch-made fuel injection pumps that weren't compatible with American fuel standards and led to engine failure, according to a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit filed in Florida federal court Friday.
National dialysis chain DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. has reached a settlement with the families of three patients who won a $384 million jury verdict in suits claiming their relatives died when DaVita knowingly used a dangerous solution during their treatment, according to a motion filed in Colorado federal court.
A former Balch & Bingham LLP environmental partner sentenced to five years for bribery has asked a judge to keep him out on bond pending appeal, while prosecutors said Thursday that shouldn't happen.
The U.S. Supreme Court late Friday lifted a stay on a suit lodged by 21 children accusing the federal government of pushing policies that will worsen climate change-related dangers, clearing the way for a landmark constitutional trial to begin in an Oregon federal courtroom but leaving room for the Ninth Circuit to potentially decide the case's future.
Local Ohio governments with bellwether cases in multidistrict litigation over the opioid crisis have “willfully defied” a court order to identify allegedly improper prescriptions and should be blocked from recovering damages at trial, drug companies have told an Ohio federal judge.
A tree trimmer who sued consumer review site Angie's List Inc. over its allegedly deceptive pay-to-place business model and for disparaging him after he stopped advertising there has had his suit axed after a Kansas federal court found most of his claims were time-barred and the rest weren't properly pled.
California's top court won't disturb an appellate decision that allows major cereal makers to avoid slapping cancer warnings on dozens of popular brands, but said the lower court's ruling can't be cited as precedent after the state's attorney general and others cautioned that the decision could be used to strip additional foods of their disclaimers.
The makers of Stryker hip replacement components have reached a confidential settlement with patients who had surgery to replace those components, a group of attorneys leading the litigation announced Friday.
Electrolux Home Products Inc. has asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to throw out Allstate Insurance Co.’s punitive damages claims that Electrolux made and sold clothes dryers that could spark fires, arguing Allstate has no evidence the home appliance company was aware of the fire risk.
Costco Wholesale Corp. and consumers in a class action suing the wholesaler over berries contaminated with hepatitis A told a California federal judge on Wednesday that they’ve reached a deal that offers Californians up to $200 in reimbursements for medical costs and doesn’t involve attorneys' fees.
Two men who say they grew breasts after using Risperdal as children are urging Pennsylvania’s highest court to upend a decision finding that a two-year window on their claims started closing after a Johnson & Johnson unit updated labels for the antipsychotic drug to include warnings about the condition.
As technology evolves, law firms are increasingly looking for ways to improve communication, transparency and service for their clients. Firms should put knowledge management at the core of their value proposition to create a competitive advantage, says Rob MacAdam at HighQ.
A newly enacted Missouri law makes it a misdemeanor to use the word “meat” on labels of food products that do not come from an animal. Businesses selling meat substitute products in the state that do not meet the new labeling requirements could face liability under another consumer protection statute as well, says Martha Charepoo of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC.
Last month, California passed the first-ever state legislation aimed at regulating "internet of things" devices. The new law restricts liability to manufacturers of physical hardware — drawing a narrower line than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's previous guidance, say Michael Buchanan and Michelle Bufano of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Amendments to California's Proposition 65 which came into effect in August change the law's safe harbor warning requirements and create tailored warnings for specific chemical exposures and products. Businesses must keep in mind that even an exposure below legally defined threshold levels can open them to liability, say Lotus Fung and Manuel Fishman of Buchalter PC.
As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.
The United Kingdom is positioning itself as the go-to location to develop, test and drive automated vehicles, and has already enacted legislation to provide an insurance model for AVs. But it is not yet clear whether existing U.K. product liability law will be able to accommodate the challenges posed by this new technology, say attorneys with Jones Day.
Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.
Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Last month, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a plaintiff's case against Johnson & Johnson over talcum powder. The plaintiff used the product with no ill effect, and alleged no defect, injury or disease. The Third Circuit was correct in finding that she simply lacked any standing to sue, says Steven Boranian of Reed Smith LLP.
While consumer advocate Ralph Nader is right to express concern over proposed driverless car legislation, his premise that lawmaking is moving too fast is wrong. The real problem is that lawmaking is not moving at all, say Tod Northman and Chris Pantoja of Tucker Ellis LLP.