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GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Hosts Seminar Series: 2018 Trends & Legal Developments in Consumer Products Class Action Litigation

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders Rick L. Shackelford and Daniell K. Newman present on the latest trends and legal developments in consumer products class action litigation at Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office and broadcast via webinar.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Baker McKenzie Global Chair and Two Partners Named Among Top Champions of Women in Business

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair of leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has been named as a Male Champion of Women in Business while Partners Joanna (Jo) Ludlam and Sue McLean have been named Female Champions by the Financial Times and HERoes, a gender-equality initiative.

VenKee Communications alleges Belkin International product infringes patent

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Texas company alleges a router sold by a Playa Vista company infringes a patent.

Appeals court allows preliminary injunction of SB 84

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 17, 2018

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction preventing implementation of a California law imposing railroad fees on certain hazardous materials.

From Legal Newsline

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Consumer alleges Ford Credit line is inaccurate on credit report

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A consumer alleges inaccuracies to her credit report has caused her financial and dignitary harm.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS AGOSTO & AZIZ: $289 Million Verdict Against Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer

By Press release submission | Aug 30, 2018

Dwayne Johnson, 46, sued Monsanto at the Superior Court of California, alleging that the popular weed killer Roundup gave him terminal cancer.

Federal judge denies class action certification in Google action, conflict of interest 'intolerable'

By John Breslin | Aug 28, 2018

In a motion asking the court to deny class certification, Google focused on the lead plaintiff's relationship with two law firms, and a third one that later joined the action.

MAYER BROWN: Top Litigators in Los Angeles: Dale J. Giali

By Press release submission | Aug 24, 2018

Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Dale Giali (Los Angeles) was selected to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2018 “Top Litigators in Los Angeles” list.Original source can be found here.

Researcher in J&J talc trial explains path to fatal disease; Admits he has no knowledge of plaintiff's condition

By John Sammon | Aug 23, 2018

Trial coverage in the Los Angeles Superior Court is being streamed live courtesy of Courtroom View Network.

Trial opens accusing Johnson & Johnson talc powder of causing mesothelioma

By John Sammon | Aug 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES – During opening arguments on Aug. 20 in a lawsuit to determine if Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused plaintiff Carolyn Weirick to develop mesothelioma, a rare form of terminal cancer, her lawyer said the company tried to hide from the truth.

After staggering award in latest talc trial, just what is the scientific and geological evidence?

By John Breslin | Aug 19, 2018

From past history, the size of the award by a St. Louis jury will drop, likely drastically, and it may well be overturned on appeal.

Appeals court agrees to dismiss Costco sales tax case involving Ensure

By Karen Kidd | Aug 18, 2018

An appeals court will not rehear a sales tax case against Costco involving the nutritional supplement Ensure. California's First District Court of Appeal, Division Three, modified a lower court's opinion but supported the ruling to dismiss the case.

From Legal Newsline

Boulder got things rolling, but momentum for suing Big Oil lacking in the rest of Colorado

By John O'Brien | Aug 7, 2018

The rest of Colorado seems to have little interest in following the lead of three communities in the state that have sued Big Oil over the alleged effects of global warming.

From Legal Newsline

With two high-profile losses, when do climate plaintiffs start worrying about sanctions?

By Dan Fisher | Aug 1, 2018

Now that federal judges on either coast have dismissed two of the most prominent climate lawsuits against the oil industry, risks to taxpayers may be going up.

From Legal Newsline

Climate change roundup: NYC appeals loss, Big Oil attacks Wash. county’s lawsuit

By John O'Brien | Jul 30, 2018

New York City and the private lawyers it hired to sue the fossil fuel industry over alleged effects of climate change will not accept a federal judge’s recent decision to throw the lawsuit out of court.

Federal appeals court upholds dismissal of Southwest Airlines discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2018

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a discrimination case against Southwest Airlines on July 23.

From Legal Newsline

Losing streak emerges as NYC, hired guns lose climate change case against Big Oil

By John O'Brien | Jul 20, 2018

Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.

Jurors in mock cosmetic talc trial find in favor of plaintiff, but damages pale in comparison to real life

By Ann Maher | Jul 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES - Mock jurors returned a verdict in favor of a fictitious plaintiff who worked at a talc mining and milling facility 50 years ago, but unlike real court judgments awarding men and women millions in economic damages and recently billions in punitive damages, this jury of nine awarded less than $1 million, all in, to the mesothelioma victim and his wife.

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