LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Co. recently motioned for sanctions against the plaintiffs across multiple lemon law cases as the automotive company has accused them of “obstructionist behavior” in the litigation process. A federal magistrate judge last week acknowledged the practices and recommended that a district court dismiss the plaintiffs’ complaints with prejudice.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A suit filed in a federal court in California states cloud hosting and storage service Dropbox allegedly damaged investors because it made misleading statements during its initial public offering and caused artificially inflated prices.
SAN JOSE, California (Legal Newsline) — Eleven California residents have initiated a class action lawsuit against Apple alleging the company interfered with the operation and performance of their iPhones through operating system updates.
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California this week granted Ford Motor Co.’s motion for summary adjudication in the case of a consumer who alleged there was a defective DPS6 transmission in his 2013 Ford Focus.
SACRAMENTO – A lawsuit was filed earlier this month by the California Chamber of Commerce against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in an effort to end the requirement for Proposition 65 warnings on acrylamide in food and beverages.
LOS ANGELES – U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. last week denied summary judgment sought by Ford Motor Co. in multi-district litigation involving transmission issues with Focus and Fiesta models, but he will allow further hearing on the company's moves to exclude certain plaintiff expert witnesses.
In a move that appeared preordained after his comments at an August hearing, U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster approved an unprecedented “negotiation class” of every city and county nationwide to try and reach a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors.
LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Co. has asked a federal judge to make counsel for plaintiffs in a multidistrict litigation over the company's allegedly defective PowerShift transmission reapply to be part of the plaintiffs' steering committees and settlement counsel.
Now, Rannazzisi is helping private lawyers pin the blame squarely on manufacturers and distributors of opioids, as well as pharmacies. A post-DEA alliance with trial lawyers has been worth six figures for Rannazzisi, who has been hailed as a whistleblower by those cheering attempts to prosecute the opioid industry for the nation’s addiction crisis.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked a federal appeals court to halt or dismiss the first two bellwether trials in opioid multidistrict litigation, in a major escalation of the long-brewing fight between state AGs and cities/counties seeking their own share of opioid lawsuit proceeds.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied a consumer's motion for a class action certification and granted in part a motion to file under seal a civil complaint against My Pillow over privacy concerns.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles-based commercial litigator says that last month's California Supreme Court ruling that helps class action lawyers get their classes certified is consistent with how federal courts handle the same issue.
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Bayer will not comment on "rumors and speculation," the company said following a report that it has proposed a multibillion-dollar global settlement over claims that the use of its weedkiller causes cancer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its plan to stop false labeling and provide accurate risk information to consumers regarding the chemical glyphosate, most commonly known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.
LOS ANGELES – Two judges in California this month drastically reduced punitive damages awarded in cases involving Bayer's Roundup product, raising questions about whether juries are properly equipped to determine what constitutes an appropriate punishment in these types of civil cases.
LOS ANGELES – A federal judge is expected to hear arguments next week over a motion by counsel for a group of plaintiffs in a personal Injury and product liability case against Johnson & Johnson, asking that their lawsuit be dismissed.
SACRAMENTO – The National Federation of Independent Business is pushing back against the rising number of lawsuits across the country seeking to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change.