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Burton LeBlanc Hired By La. Office Of Coastal Protection And Restoration
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BATON ROUGE, La. - Environmental attorney Burton LeBlanc of Baton Rouge and his firm Baron & Budd have been retained by Louisiana Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell to provide counsel to the state of Louisiana's designated trustees... Read More

Weitz & Luxenberg’s Robin Greenwald Named To BP Oil Spill Litigation PSC
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has announced that Robin Greenwald, the head of Weitz & Luxenberg's environmental and toxic tort litigation unit, has been selected to serve on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the BP oil spill litigation... Read More

Split High Court: Service Provider Can't Be Held Liable For Misrepresentations
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A service provider cannot be held liable in a private securities fraud class action for helping or participating in another company's misrepresentations in a prospectus statement for a stock offering because the misstatements... Read More

Toyota MDL To Be Located In Los Angeles
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) announced April 9 that Toyota litigation cases should be sent to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for consolidated pretrial proceedings. The panel... Read More

2nd Circuit Affirms Injunction Against Lawyer Who Disclosed Zyprexa MDL Documents
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The Zyprexa multidistrict litigation court properly enjoined an Alaska attorney and mental health advocate from obtaining and disseminating confidential discovery documents produced by Eli Lilly and Co., a panel of the Second... Read More

NCAA, Student-Athletes Reach Settlement In Head-Injury Class Action
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Maureen McGuire

CHICAGO — (Mealey’s) The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and student-athletes claiming head injuries suffered in intercollegiate play reached a $75 million settlement of their federal class action suit July 29 ( In re National... Read More

97 Federal Cases Alleging Cancer From Diabetes Drugs Centralized In MDL
Posted on 27 Aug 2013 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Ninety-seven federal lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that three incretin-based diabetes drugs caused their pancreatic cancer were centralized Aug. 26 by a federal judicial panel into a multidistrict litigation... Read More

Federal Judge Gives Preliminary Approval To NFL Brain-Injury Settlement
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Maureen McGuire

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A federal judge in Pennsylvania on July 7 preliminarily approved a settlement between the National Football League and retired players claiming football-related brain injuries ( In Re: National Football League Players’... Read More

Preemption Summary Judgment Granted In Incretin-Mimetic Multidistrict Litigation
Posted on 11 Nov 2015 by Tom Moylan

SAN DIEGO — (Mealey’s) The California federal judge overseeing the incretin mimetic multidistrict litigation on Nov. 9 granted summary judgment to five makers or promoters of the diabetes drugs, finding clear evidence that the Food and Drug... Read More

Plaintiff Awarded $1.5 Million In Second Bellwether Trial In Kugel Hernia Patch MDL
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (Mealey's) The second Kugel surgical patch bellwether trial went to the plaintiff Aug. 23 when a Rhode Island federal court jury awarded $1.5 million to a man who claims that the device caused him internal injuries ( In Re: Kugel... Read More