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TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA... Read More

Makers Of FEMA Mobile Homes Near Class Action Settlement
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that Gulf Coast storm victims were exposed to potentially dangerous... Read More

High Court Adopts Recommendations On Interstate Waste Agreement
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Samantha Drake

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... Read More

Alabama High Court Again Says Brand-Name Drug Makers Liable In Generic Injury Case
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Tom Moylan

MONTGOMERY, Ala. —(Mealey’s) A brand-name drug manufacturer may be liable under Alabama law for fraud or misrepresentation in a drug label used by generic drug makers, the Alabama Supreme Court held Aug. 15 after reconsidering its 2013 decision... Read More

BP Agrees To Pay $18.7 Billion To Resolve Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) BP Exploration & Production Inc. will pay $18.7 billion over the course of 18 years to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) and natural resource damages claims from the federal government and states of Alabama, Florida... Read More

Alabama High Court Vacates $78.4 Million Drug-Pricing Verdict Against Generic Maker Sandoz
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 by Tom Moylan

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (Mealey's) In a 7-1 vote, the Alabama Supreme Court on July 13 vacated a $78.4 million drug-pricing verdict against generic drug maker Sandoz Inc., finding that the state government knew that the reported drug prices were not accurate... Read More

West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, California Ranked Worst Lawsuit Climates In The Nation
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) on March 22 released its survey ranking the states with the best and worst legal climates in the country. According to the survey, the states with the worst legal climates... Read More

Jury Verdict Round-Up: April Top Personal Injury Suits
Posted on 13 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During April, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. Every month, we try to make a list of the top five cases that captured our attention. This month, however... Read More

Alabama Leaders Clash Over How To Proceed Against BP
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A power struggle is developing in Alabama over how to proceed with claims against those responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Attorney General Troy King on Aug. 12 sued BP, Transocean and others in the Middle District of... Read More

5th Circuit Panel Affirms Lack Of Jurisdiction In FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Suits
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by Bill G Lowe

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A unanimous Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Jan. 23 affirmed summary judgment for the United States against Alabama and Mississippi claimants in the multidistrict Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer formaldehyde... Read More

Chinese Drywall Manufacturer Agrees To Remediate Homes Affected By Defective Product
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS -- (Mealey's) The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in the Chinese Drywall multidistrict litigation and defendant Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) on Oct. 14 announced a settlement to remediate up to 300 homes in Alabama, Mississippi... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Swells
Posted on 9 Oct 2015 by State Net

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $20.8 billion final settlement with BP over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. That sum is $2.1 billion bigger than the $18.7 billion initial settlement announced in July, which was already the... Read More

The March 2015 Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Personal Injury Verdicts
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During March, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts and settlements from across the country. This informal list of top five cases captured our attention this past month, so we thought... Read More