An Irish aircraft leasing company told an Illinois federal court that Boeing Co. can't "Jedi mind trick" the court into tossing fraud claims from its $185 million suit over undelivered 737 Max 8 planes, saying its allegations are specific enough to proceed.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is insisting it has the authority to reverse course and not regulate perchlorate in drinking water, asking a federal court not to enforce a previous settlement under which the EPA agreed to establish a timeline to regulate the chemical.
A Virginia magistrate judge on Friday granted Volkswagen a protective order that bars consumers in a proposed class action against the company from accessing databases used in unrelated multidistrict litigation.
Volkswagen told the Ninth Circuit that auto manufacturers would have to contend with regulatory chaos and billions in pile-on penalties if the court allows two counties to sue Volkswagen for anti-tampering law violations based on post-sale updates to its vehicles' emissions controls.
Trump administration officials on Thursday sought to lift the nation's spirits with glimmers of good news about COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution as daily infection counts remained near record highs and new deaths again rose to the highest level since May.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has appointed a former interim CEO as its new top lawyer as part of its latest management shakeup, which came about a month after the utility emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and pled guilty to starting a wildfire in California that killed 84 people.
Law firms including Prickett Jones & Elliott PA, Friedlander & Gorris PA and Heyman Enerio Gattuso & Hirzel LLP tussled for lead counsel status Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court litigation accusing Boeing's officers of inadequate safety oversight of 737 Max 8 jets, which remain grounded after two fatal crashes.
Both Sanofi-Aventis US LLC and GlaxoSmithKline LLC are facing U.S. Department of Justice investigations over Zantac and allegations the heartburn drug causes cancer, the companies have said in a pair of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
General Motors has agreed to settle a Florida man's proposed class action that claimed the company's Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC vehicles had defective drive shafts that caused severe, unsafe vibrations at highway speeds, the parties told a Florida federal court Wednesday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted mostly along party lines Thursday to advance a Republican bill that would let American individuals, companies and states sue China over the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Michigan federal judge on Thursday slashed most of a proposed racketeering class action claiming Fiat Chrysler and engine manufacturer Cummins sold Dodge Ram trucks with defective diesel engines that triggered excess emissions, but gave the consumers another shot at bolstering their claims.
A divided Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that residents and property owners in Flint, Michigan, alleging harm by lead-tainted water can proceed with their proposed class action against former Gov. Rick Snyder, various state bodies and the city's two former emergency managers.
Champion Petfoods on Wednesday won the dismissal of fraud claims in a proposed class action in Washington federal court alleging it mislabeled its pet food and hid the presence of heavy metals, saying that the company didn't have a duty to disclose "non-conforming" ingredients.
A proposed class action accusing a retailer and its parent company, PotNetwork Holdings Inc., of overstating the amount of CBD in their products has settled in mediation, according to a Thursday court filing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to seven companies that sell supplements marketed as hangover cures, saying the products are drugs that have not been approved for sale by the agency.
A California federal judge appeared open Thursday to tossing a proposed class action alleging "hypoallergenic" labels on Johnson & Johnson's baby products mislead customers about containing irritants, saying a named plaintiff is "an empty vessel" who didn't read his declaration very well and who "clearly" didn't write it.
Environmental groups saw their $20 million judgment against Exxon Mobil Corp. for air pollution violations at a Texas facility thrown into question Wednesday as the Fifth Circuit said a district court judge must more closely examine their claims.
Boeing asked a Washington federal court Wednesday to winnow a suit from buyers of two 737 Max aircraft meant for use as private jets, saying it never defrauded customers nor could it have anticipated the jets would be grounded globally after two fatal crashes.
The Federal Communications Commission failed to address scientists' and individuals' health concerns when it concluded its current wireless safety guidelines are still sufficient for the 5G era, two nonprofits told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday.
Juul Labs has submitted a premarket tobacco product application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, seeking approval for its e-cigarettes, more than a month ahead of the FDA's deadline for applications, the company announced Thursday.
Retired NFL players and law firms active in the historic concussion settlement are raising alarms over Seeger Weiss LLP's request to levy a 5% fee on injured players' payouts to fund its future work on the case, calling it a cynical cash grab that's unsupported by facts.
A Kansas federal judge has tossed a legal malpractice suit against firms involved in the Syngenta AG multidistrict litigation, finding the attorney who brought the claim and his farmer clients failed to comply with numerous court orders and deserved to be sanctioned.
In a rebuttal to a Federal Trade Commission antitrust complaint against its $12.8 billion investment in electronic cigarette company Juul Labs Inc., tobacco manufacturer Altria Group Inc. claimed the FTC has a "fundamental misunderstanding" of the regulatory framework in which the two companies operate.
Taylor Energy Co. LLC has said a fight with the U.S. Coast Guard over $43 million in oil spill cleanup costs belongs in Louisiana federal court and that the government is wrongly attempting to hitch the case to another pending in Washington, D.C.
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the state's Products Liability Act doesn't block claims under the Consumer Fraud Act and that claims under both can coexist in the same complaint, resolving a question from the Third Circuit in a suit over a fire suppression system explosion.
With the increasing use of channel-based platforms such as Slack, Messenger and Teams in the work-from-home era, companies should assume they may be compelled to produce channel-based data in litigation and take proactive steps to protect sensitive information, say Jessica Brown and Collin James Vierra at Gibson Dunn.
The Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in the Volkswagen multidistrict litigation that the Clean Air Act does not preempt state and local anti-tampering laws for post-sale vehicles raises significant concerns about patchwork regulation of vehicle maintenance, recalls and field fixes, say attorneys at Sidley.
With the likelihood that more and more jury trials will be held by videoconferencing in the near future, establishing four best practices now for effective, credible video trial testimony will ensure attorneys are ready when it's time for the oath, camera and action, say Christopher Green and Sara Fish at Fish & Richardson.
With the inundation of lawsuits resulting from the pandemic, now is an opportune time for companies and their advisers to implement prevention measures explicitly designed to break the dispute cycle early and to de-escalate possible legal actions as they form, says arbitrator and mediator Janice Sperow.
The California Court of Appeal's recent ruling in Shaeffer v. Califia Farms — holding that a company's claims about its product did not imply false claims about other companies' products — provides an important framework that food manufacturers can use to dispose of similar cases at the pleading stage, say attorneys at Covington.
It has long been the law that attorneys cannot use percentage rental agreements because doing so would constitute an impermissible sharing of fees with nonlawyers, but such arrangements can help lawyers match expenses with revenues in lean times like now, say Peter Jarvis and Trisha Thompson at Holland & Knight.
A recent Law360 guest article argued that the fundamental genius of the jury trial can only exist in a live setting in a courtroom, but the online process is at least as fair as its in-person counterpart, says Pavel Bespalko at Tricorne.
A California state appellate court's recent decision in Masellis v. Law Office of Leslie F. Jensen provides a road map for proving causation and damages in settle-and-sue legal malpractice cases — an important issue of long-standing confusion, says Steven Berenson at Klinedinst.
Mediation conducted online with participants in different states makes it harder to determine where communications were made, increasing the risk that courts will apply laws of a state that does not protect mediation confidentiality, say mediators Jeff Kichaven and Teresa Frisbie and law student Tyler Codina.
Food manufacturers should carefully consider the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposed general principles for creating, modifying and eliminating food standards, because they may complicate branding and advertising efforts for facsimiles of well-known foods, say attorneys at Wilson Sonsini.
A New York state court's recent ruling in Marshall v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey shows that, while product liability plaintiffs seek to use so-called other similar incident evidence to argue that manufacturers know their products are unsafe, defense counsel can successfully challenge such evidence, says Timothy Freeman at Tanenbaum Keale.
While Massachusetts' 106-day tolling period for all civil statutes of limitations ends Tuesday, the pandemic-related pause will complicate calculation of limitations periods and have ripple effects in many jurisdictions for years to come, says Christian Stephens at Eckert Seamans.
As I learned after completing a recent international arbitration remotely, with advance planning a video hearing can replicate the in-person experience surprisingly well, and may actually be superior in certain respects, says Kate Shih at Quinn Emanuel.
If law firms are truly serious about making meaningful change in terms of diversity, they must adopt a demographically neutral, unbiased hiring equation that looks at personality traits with greater import than grades and class rank, says Thomas Latino at Florida State University College of Law.
The Second Circuit’s recent decision in Jackson v. Abernathy provides powerful tools for defendants to argue that a securities fraud plaintiff has not adequately pled corporate scienter in the absence of particularized factual allegations, say attorneys at Cleary.