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Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

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California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Panel selects California federal court for Viagra MDL

So far, nearly 30 individual lawsuits over the drug’s alleged melanoma risks have been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and many more are expected to be filed there.

Calif. federal judge dismisses complaint filed by SeaWorld customers over refunds

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has dismissed a complaint filed by a group of SeaWorld customers suing the marine life theme park, alleging it “deliberately concealed” its unethical treatment and conditions of its captive orca whales.

Beekeepers, farmers, agriculture groups claim EPA’s ‘inadequate’ regulation of insecticide seed coatings is costing them

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A group of beekeepers, farmers and public interest organizations are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator for their alleged “inadequate” regulation of neonicotinoid insecticide seed coatings used on dozens of crops.