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Bill Cosby: Pudding Pops and Quaaludes

Almost ten years after a woman filed a civil suit in Pennsylvania against Bill Cosby, alleging, among other things, a sexual assault claim, the Associated Press (AP) requested the release of certain documents that had been sealed following the settlement of that civil suit. United States District Judge...

Beware The Campus Cop, Off-Campus

Forget Mall Cop. In Georgia, campus police officers may now make arrests for moving violations committed in their presence, regardless of whether they are on campus. Decari Mason is a POST-certified police officer employed at Kennesaw State University (KSU). At approximately 1:42 a.m. on May 5, 2013...

Cancellation Of The Washington Redskins Trademark Registration: The Judicial Decision

In an opinion issued on July 8, 2015, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ordered the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel the registration of the Washington Redskins football team's six trademarks pursuant to Section...

California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Ballard Spahr LLP: 11th Circuit: Rule 23 Trumps State Law Limitation On Class Actions

By Michael R. Carroll, Burt M. Rublin, and Neal Walters Dealing a blow to defendants facing consumer fraud litigation in the 11th Circuit, the court of appeals for that circuit has reinstated a class action under the Alabama Deceptive Trade Practice Act (ADTPA), despite that the ADTPA itself expressly...

California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Friday, July 17, 2015

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HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015 To view the full text of these opinions, please click here . Lexis.com® and Lexis Advance® subscribers may use the links below to access the cases on lexis.com and Lexis Advance. Division One of the Court of Appeals filed 3 new published opinions on Monday, July 13, 2015...

California Appeals Court Reinstates $6.5 Million Actos Verdict; Expert Back In

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A California appeals court panel on July 16 reinstated a $6.5 million Actos bladder cancer verdict, finding that the trial court erred in excluding the plaintiffs’ causation expert in a post-verdict ruling ( Nancy Cooper, et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America...

HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015 To view the full text of these opinions, please click here . Lexis.com® and Lexis Advance® subscribers may use the links below to access the cases on lexis.com and Lexis Advance. The Supreme Court of Washington filed 4 new opinions and Division Three of the Court of Appeals...

California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Monday, July 20, 2015

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Florida Jury Adds $9 Million Punitive Award To $1.5 Million In Compensatory Damages (Watch The Opening, Closing Argument Video Excerpts)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A Florida state court jury on July 17 awarded $9 million in punitive damages — $3 million each against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. — to the widower of a woman who died of lung cancer after years...

California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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HeadsUp for Washington State: Court Opinions From Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 To view the full text of these opinions, please click here . Lexis.com® and Lexis Advance® subscribers may use the links below to access the cases on lexis.com and Lexis Advance. Division Two of the Court of Appeals ordered the publication of 2 opinions on Tuesday, July...

California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Mark R. Vespole on Townsend v. Pierre, 221 N.J. 36 (2015)

By Mark R. Vespole In Townsend v. Pierre , the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a key decision interpreting the New Jersey Rules of Evidence as to the admissibility of expert testimony. The more seminal aspect of the decision is its practical impact on how courts deal with summary judgment motions;...

Florida Jury Returns $14.5 Million Verdict For Woman Smoker With Oral Cavity Cancer

MIAMI — (Mealey’s) A Florida state court jury awarded $14.5 million July 23 to a woman who alleged that her oral cavity cancer was caused by her 30 years of smoking cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris USA Inc. ( Carmenza Merino v. Philip Morris USA Inc. , No. 08-1287-CA-25, Fla. 11th...

California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Friday, July 24, 2015

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Florida Jury Hears Openings In Suit By Family Of Smoker Who Died Of Lung Cancer (Watch The Opening Statements Video Excerpts)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (Mealey’s) Trial got under way with opening statements on July 22 in a suit alleging that a woman’s death from lung cancer was caused by her 52 years of smoking cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. ( Lillian Kaplan v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co...

California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Monday, July 27, 2015

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California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Ballard Spahr LLP: 3rd Circuit Clarifies Article III Standing For Absent Class Members, Impact Of Comcast

By Burt Rublin, Michael Carroll, and Casey Watkins In a case of first impression in the Third Circuit, the Court of Appeals held that unnamed, putative class members are not required to establish standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Rather, the Court held that so long as any named...

DLA Piper: 7th Circuit: Victims Of Data Breaches Have Article III Standing To Litigate Class Action Lawsuits

By Amanda Fitzsimmons, Jim Halpert and Chelsea N. Mutual To date, an overwhelming majority of courts have dismissed data breach consumer class actions at the outset due to a lack of cognizable injury-in-fact, an essential element for standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution. In Remijas...

California E-Advance: Court Opinions For Issue Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Ballard Spahr LLP: 7th Circuit Green Lights Data Breach Class Action Against Neiman Marcus

By Phillip N. Yannella, Daniel JT McKenna and Suzanne O. Lufadeju An increase in data breach class actions could be the result of a recent decision of the Seventh Circuit holding that allegations of future harm stemming from a data breach can establish Article III standing. The majority...