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Williams Mullen - Libor Litigation: The Next Big Wave In Financial Crisis Lawsuits?
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Camden R. Webb and Robert D. Perrow In June, Barclays Bank agreed to pay $453 million to settle charges that its conduct resulted in manipulation of the Libor interest rate. Although lawsuits involving potential Libor manipulation had been pending... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Maryland Defendants Can Recover Attorneys' Fees Paid By Insurance Company
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Robert A. Scott Litigants that have been forced to defend groundless litigation are entitled to recover their attorneys' fees even if those costs were paid by an insurance company, Maryland's highest court has ruled. In Worsham v. Greenfield... Read More

Maryland Jury Awards $1.7 Million In 2nd Actos Bladder Cancer Case
Posted on 26 Sep 2013 by Tom Moylan

BALTIMORE — (Mealey’s) A Maryland state court jury on Sept. 26 awarded $1.76 million in the second Actos bladder cancer case to go to trial ( An v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. , No. 24-C12003565, Md. Cir., Baltimore City). ( Verdict... Read More

Maryland Top Court Finds Duty To Warn About Replacement Asbestos Parts
Posted on 21 Dec 2015 by Bryan Redding

BALTIMORE — (Mealey’s) Manufacturers can be held liable for failure-to-warn under negligent and strict liability theories for parts the manufacturer reasonably knew would need replaced with asbestos-containing versions, Maryland’s top... Read More

Tacked Together in the Mind of the Testator
Posted on 12 Jan 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

A widow challenging her late husband’s will argued that the Estate’s representative failed to make a prima facie case of a valid attestation, as the witnesses' signatures appeared neither on the same page as the testator's nor on a... Read More

GM, EPA Reach $23.79 Million Agreement On Superfund Cleanup Costs
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by James Cordrey

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The liquidation company for bankrupt General Motors Corp. on Jan. 30 reached a $23.79 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve environmental liabilities related to Superfund sites in three states... Read More

Outgoing Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey Joins Venable
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BALTIMORE - Expanding its roster of prominent former elected and appointed officials, Venable LLP has announced that Glenn Ivey, the two-term outgoing state's attorney for Prince George's County, Md., has joined the firm as a partner in its White... Read More

Government Sues 3 Biggest Credit Cards, Settles With 2
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa. "We want to put more money in consumers'... Read More

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Online Tobacco Sites
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINEOLA, N.Y. - (AP) Six website operators are violating a state law that bans the online sale of tobacco to customers in New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. Schneiderman said lawsuits were filed a day earlier in state Supreme... Read More

N.C. Judge Bars Ads Claiming Harm From Water Bottles
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) A North Carolina company that touted its stainless steel water bottles on television and the Internet as a safer alternative to plastic water bottles has been ordered to stop making those claims. The International Bottled Water Association... Read More

Verizon To Pay $20 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BALTIMORE - (AP) Verizon will pay $20 million to resolve a lawsuit over its treatment of disabled employees who missed work as a result of their disabilities. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement Wednesday. In the... Read More