May 16, 2013
Courthouse News Service | May 16, 2013
Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson concealed the harmful side effects of their antipsychotic drug Risperdal, which include stroke, diabetes and weight gain, Kentucky's attorney general claims in court.
April 3, 2013
Louisville Courier-Journal | April 3, 2013
With the March 21 disbarment of Cincinnati class-action lawyer Stan Chesley, Kentucky’s long-running fen-phen scandal is slowly winding to a close. The only remaining major issues are the fate of a $42 million judgment awarded to the former clients of disbarred lawyers Shirley Cunningham Jr., William Gallion and Melbourne Mills Jr. — and whether Chesley should have to surrender $7.5 million that he was overpaid when he negotiated a $200 million settlement with the makers of the diet drug, which was withdrawn from the market after it was shown to cause heart damage.
March 25, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek | March 25, 2013
The big-time plaintiffs’ bar justifies its multimillion-dollar fees by claiming to vindicate the “little guy.” Justice ain’t free, according to free-wheeling trial lawyers, and taking on (alleged) corporate villains requires heavy pecuniary incentives.
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | March 25, 2013
Stanley Chesley made a fortune demanding that plaintiffs get their day in court, and this week the class-action kingpin got his when the Kentucky Supreme Court voted unanimously to disbar him. The jurists found that Mr. Chesley "knowingly participated in a scheme to skim millions of dollars in excess attorney's fees from unknowing clients."
March 22, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | March 22, 2013
The Kentucky Supreme Court has voted to disbar Ohio trial attorney Stanley Chesley, a legend of the plaintiffs's bar whose reputation as a champion of the underdog was marred by accusations of greed.
March 19, 2013
Legal Newsline | March 19, 2013
A federal judge has granted Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s request for more time to file replies in a lawsuit filed by Merck & Co. over the state’s contract with private attorneys.
February 26, 2013
Legal Newsline | February 26, 2013
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway filed a lawsuit Thursday against drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline for allegedly engaging in deceptive advertising.
January 23, 2013
Portsmouth Daily Times | January 23, 2013
In recent years, the illegal usage and sale of the opiate Oxycontin in Scioto County has been blamed for everything from pain clinics, labeled “pill mills,” in which people paid cash for prescriptions, to actual deaths. Now, Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of that drug, will have to have their day in court in Pike County, Kentucky, and not in New York, their apparent location of preference.
January 14, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | January 14, 2013
Oxycontin has become so pervasive in eastern Kentucky the drug was dubbed "Heroin of the Hills." Now, after years of struggling to combat the abuse of the narcotic, Kentucky officials are getting a chance to pursue the drug's maker in state court.
January 10, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | January 10, 2013
Yet another appeals court has rejected the idea that so-called parens patriae lawsuits--in which a state government sues on behalf of its citizens--are just class actions in disguise.
- News by Issue
- Arbitration & ADR
- Class Action
- Environmental Litigation
- Financial Services
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Government Contracts & Whistleblower Legislation
- Lawsuit Abuse Impact
- Legal Ethics
- Medical Liability
- Securities Litigation
- State Attorneys General
- Third-Party Litigation Financing
- Trial Lawyers' Influence
- News by State
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- ILR in the News
From The Blog
Today, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that lawsuit lenders cannot duck the state’s consumer lending...
The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill (SB 1016) Wednesday to curb lawsuit lending abuses that will now...
Harold Kim, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement...