Lawsuit Abuse Impact News
June 19, 2013
D & O Diary | June 19, 2013
There days, virtually every M&A transaction attracts litigation, usually involving multiple lawsuits. These cases have proven attractive to plaintiffs’ lawyers because the pressure to close the deal affords claimants leverage to extract a quick settlement, often involving an agreement to publish additional disclosures and to pay the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees.
June 17, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | June 17, 2013
Pfizer Inc. got some rare good news out of Alabama on Thursday, when the state's high court agreed to revisit its controversial ruling that brand-name drug companies can be held liable for injuries caused by generic versions of their drugs manufactured by third parties.
June 14, 2013
ThomsonReuters | June 14, 2013
The Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to reconsider arguments over whether a brand-name drug company can be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by a competitor's product.
WSJ.com Law Blog | June 14, 2013
Alabama’s Supreme Court will reconsider a controversial ruling that name-brand drug makers can be held liable for injuries caused by products they didn’t make.
Muskogee Phoenix | June 14, 2013
Oklahoma lawmakers should renew their efforts to make frivolous lawsuits easier to dismiss and to strengthen summary judgment rules.
June 13, 2013
ThomsonReuters | June 13, 2013
A dramatic uptick in the number of consumer fraud lawsuits has put the food industry on the defensive against a wave of litigation, lawyers said at a panel Wednesday.
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Southeast Texas Record | June 13, 2013
James and Tricia Keene’s case against EasyLift Cargo Lifts of Galveston is thin, inasmuch as the injury to James’s arm last November seems to have resulted from “operator error.”
June 11, 2013
Wall Street Journal | June 11, 2013
Louisiana Record | June 11, 2013
The 2013 Louisiana legislative session is getting low marks from legal reformers. At the conclusion of the legislative session on June 6, Melissa Landry, executive director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, said although there were some reforms that made it through this year they were relatively insignificant.
May 29, 2013
Noozhawk | May 29, 2013
In a competitive global economy, the United States has many clear advantages. We’ve got abundant energy resources, vast agricultural lands, vibrant capital markets, the world’s top labs and universities, a sophisticated and well-developed infrastructure system, and an entrepreneurial culture that drives innovation and advancement — and that’s just naming a few.
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