Litigation

 
 
  • New Life For Roundup Litigation: $289 million verdict

    A former groundskeeper at a school in California has won a $289 million victory in a lawsuit against Monsanto, after claiming that repeated contact with the company’s herbicide product Roundup was responsible for his blood cancer. A...

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  • Transgender Employees And Employment Discrimination

    Courts are split regarding the degree to which Title VII applies to transgender employees. Further muddying the waters is the fact that the executive branch under Trump – or in this case more specifically under Attorney General...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • Tattoo Artist Suing World Wrestling

    A tattoo artist who says she turned down $450 for rights to her copyrighted tattoo designs, which cover the body of wrestling superstar Randy Orton, is continuing her lawsuit against WWE, 2K Games Inc., and a number...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • California Supreme Court Revives The Concept Of Usury

    Lending law in California sets no cap on interest rates on loans over $2500, and the theory that rates might be  unconscionable or exorbitant has mostly disappeared since the advent of payday loans, but in an opinion...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • DOJ Settles Turf Battle, Goes After Goldman Sachs

    An investigation into the disappearance of about $4 billion from a huge Malaysian government investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad, is in the hands of Brooklyn-based prosecutors, after deputy AG Rod Rosenstein sided with them in a dispute...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • White Collar Prosecutions Down More Than 35 Percent

    Monthly comparisons of the number of defendants charged with white collar crime-related offenses are down 6.3 percent from the same period one year ago, and more than 35 percent from 2013. The downward trend has accelerated under...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Is Asbestos Litigation Breathing Its Last?

    Hardly, but it appears to be on a downward trend, or possibly at “top of the bell curve” to be followed by “a long, slow, gradual decline,” according to Mark Behrens, a defense attorney and co-chair of...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Privilege Non-Waiver Sticks; GC Avoids Grand Jury

    Most federal courts reject a “selective-waiver doctrine,” which means that waiver to one is waiver to all. But a recent decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals precluded the DOJ from calling the general counsel of...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Chemical Manufacturer and Execs Face Texas Indictment

    Arkema North America, CEO Richard Rowe, and the manager of its Crosby, Tex plant were indicted by a Harris County, Tx grand jury. The charge is reckless emission of an air contaminant and endangerment of persons under...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Developments In Corporate Litigation Finance

    The process has become mainstream and there are now dozens of major funders operating worldwide. For them the next frontier is the ...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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