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Lawsuit against ConAgra Claims Diacetyl in Microwave Popcorn Butter Flavoring Caused Lung Obstruction

NEW YORK — Wendy R. Fleishmann and Elizabeth Alexander of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP and Ken McClain of the Kansas City, Mo., law firm Humphrey Farrington and McClain P.C. announced May 6 that Agnes Mercado of Queens County, N.Y., has filed...

Supreme Court Accepts Recommendations On Interstate Radioactive Waste Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 1 adopted recommendations by a court-appointed special master in litigation brought by four states and an interstate commission challenging North Carolina's alleged breach of a radioactive waste management agreement ( State of Alabama...

Chinese-Government-Controlled Drywall Manufacturer to Appeal $2,600,000 Default Judgment to Fifth Circuit

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A key Chinese drywall manufacturer that had a default judgment for more than $2.6 million entered against it in May finally appeared in federal court June 10, only to serve notice that it is appealing the judgment and all related orders to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of...

Chinese Drywall - Update on Litigation, Settlements, and Insurance Claims

By Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus, Attorneys at Law The pace of litigation in the Chinese drywall ("CDW") claims has escalated in recent months. It is alleged that the gypsum that was used to manufacture that drywall came from particular Chinese mines and became contaminated with other...