New Hampshire News
January 17, 2013
Washington Post | January 17, 2013
A judge has granted a request to remove Citgo from a New Hampshire lawsuit accusing the oil company and another petroleum giant of failing to warn state officials about the gasoline additive MTBE.
January 14, 2013
Washington Post | January 14, 2013
The state of New Hampshire is launching its case against two major oil companies in what is expected to be the longest and most complex trial in state history.
November 21, 2012
Clinical Advisor | November 21, 2012
New Hampshire Supreme Court affirms malpractice screening panels In 2007, New Hampshire established an expert-panel system for use in medical malpractice lawsuits in order to cut back on frivolous suits and speed up resolution of cases. This system was recently challenged as unconstitutional, but the New Hampshire Supreme Court just handed down a decision upholding the use of such panels.
November 9, 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek | November 9, 2012
New Hampshire reached a $35 million settlement with Shell Oil Co. and Sunoco Inc. of a lawsuit over claims that the gasoline refiners and manufacturers used chemicals that contaminated groundwater.
September 24, 2012
New Hampshire Union-Leader | September 24, 2012
A lawyer seeking a class-action lawsuit against Exeter Hospital in connection with the hepatitis C outbreak said his client list has grown to 169 people, including 11 former Exeter patients who have tested positive for the virus.
August 23, 2012
American Lawyer | August 23, 2012
Tuesday was a big day for Philip Morris USA Inc. in litigation over light cigarettes. On Tuesday the New Hampshire Supreme Court threw out a rare class certification in a case brought on behalf of state residents who bought Marlboro Lights. On the same day the company tried to persuade a judge in Madison County, Ill., not to reinstate a $10 billion jury verdict that the Illinois Supreme Court overturned in 2005.
August 22, 2012
Bloomberg-BusinessWeek | August 22, 2012
Altria Group Inc. (MO)’s Philip Morris unit won’t have to face a group lawsuit by New Hampshire smokers who claim the company misled them on the safety of so-called light cigarettes, the state’s highest court said.
July 12, 2012
Union Leader | July 12, 2012
As the legislator who took almost a month redrafting the state’s new “early offer” law to ensure that it provided a fair and beneficial opportunity to injured New Hampshire citizens, I believe some of the questions are due to the new law’s complexity and to not understanding the policy decisions made when drafting the law.
July 11, 2012
New York Post | July 11, 2012
Look northeast, docs: Late last month, over a veto from Democratic Gov. John Lynch, New Hampshire lawmakers enacted an “early offer” system for medical-malpractice claims that could become a national model — much to the chagrin of trial lawyers everywhere.
June 28, 2012
Union Leader | June 28, 2012
The House of Representatives has joined the Senate and voted to override the Governor John Lynch's veto of legislation that would set up an "early offer" alternative to medical malpractice claims.
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