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William A. Ruskin: Court Holds Spicy Meatball, Not Pesticide, Caused Plaintiff's Illness
Posted on 26 Jun 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In an Opinion and Order, dated May 31, 2013, the Hon. Sandra J. Feuerstein granted summary judgment to a defendant pesticide manufacturer after determining that plaintiff''s expert failed to meet the reliability requirements... Read More

Crawfish Processors Denied Economic Loss Doctrine Appeal By U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by Bill G Lowe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court considered at its Jan. 20 conference a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Louisiana crawfish buyers and packers who allege liability against the manufacturer of a pesticide used by the growers... Read More

In-House Litigation Director Rudy Perrino Joins Fulbright
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES — Rudy Perrino, a litigator with experience handling bet-the-company cases, especially those involving cross-border and international mass tort claims, has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as a partner. Perrino joins Fulbright’s... Read More

Judge OKs $26.5 Million Water Contamination Settlement
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. LOUIS, Mich. - (AP) A federal judge has approved a $26.5 million settlement for a central Michigan community whose water supply was contaminated by a chemical company in the 1950s and 1960s. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas L. Ludington in Bay City... Read More

Lawyer Witness Calls Dole Conspiracy Claim ‘Bunk'
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) A Texas lawyer testifying against Dole Foods denied Tuesday that he was one of a group that allegedly conspired with a Nicaraguan judge to commit a massive fraud against the firm. Charles Benton Musslewhite denounced the claims... Read More

Plaintiffs' Lawyer Alleges Dole Bribed Witnesses
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A lawyer for plaintiffs seeking to turn the tables on Dole Food Co. told a judge Wednesday that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported workers on Dole banana plantations in Nicaragua... Read More

Judge: Bayer Can't Produce Toxic Chemical In West Virginia
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) A federal judge on Thursday temporarily barred Bayer CropScience from using a West Virginia plant to produce the same toxic chemical that killed thousands in India in 1984. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin issued the temporary... Read More