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Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Bosco's Bones & Brew accused copyright infringement over song performances

SAN FRANCISCO – The owners of copyrighted music allege a Sunol business has been performing its compositions without a license.

FedEx to pay $3.4 million in settlement over allegations of mishandling hazardous materials

SACRAMENTO – FedEx Ground Package System Inc. (FedEx), which was alleged to not have suitably handled hazardous materials, has settled its case with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). FedEx will pay $3.4 million in civil penalties as terms of the June 16 settlement.

Judges have wide discretion in settlement notifications, according to law prof

LOS ANGELES – A recent state appellate court decision upholding the notification plan for a 2014 class-action settlement shows that judges have wide discretion when it comes to notifying class members of a settlement agreement, according to a Vanderbilt law professor who studies class-action lawsuits.

Kettleman City resident accuses FedEx Freight of wrongful termination

SAN FRANCISCO – A line haul driver is suing his former employer, alleging that the employer wrongfully discriminated against him and ultimately terminated him without providing any explanation.

Bridgestone accuses Campbell shop of trademark infringement

SAN FRANCISCO – A Campbell automotive business owner is being accused of infringing on a brand's trademarks.