In the News Today - July 8, 2015

July 08, 2015

Proctor & Gamble Co. will pay $850,000 in a settlement with California prosecutors over the amount of “slack fill,” or unused space, in its Olay skin-care products packaging. The case is part of an uptick in litigation brought by plaintiffs’ attorneys seizing on “slack fill.” (Wall Street Journal)

Last summer, Ford Motor Company accused Weitz & Luxenberg—the law firm at the center of the Sheldon Silver asbestos scandal—of “the same type of misleading behavior” in a 2014 New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) case which resulted in an $11 million verdict the company now seeks to have reduced. (Legal Newsline)

The City of Providence has hired outside contingency-fee counsel, namely prominent plaintiffs’ firm Motley Rice LLC, in its second lawsuit in recent months against a pharmaceutical maker for allegedly “scheming” to keep a generic version of its drug off the market. (Legal Newsline)