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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge: EPA's FOIA Response 'Inadequate,' But Glyphosate Items Still Withheld
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Feb. 12 partially granted and partially denied a law firm's requests for information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Freedom of Information... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 6th Circuit Stays Some Opioid MDL Discovery, Will Hear Mandamus Arguments
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

CINCINNATI - The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 12 stayed the production of some opioid prescribing data by pharmacy chain defendants in the opioid multidistrict litigation and invited the opioid MDL court to respond to the pharmacies'... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Magistrate Judge Refuses To Disqualify Insurer's Law Firm In Fraud Suit
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A federal magistrate judge in New York in Feb. 12 refused to disqualify attorneys and a law firm representing an insurer that is accusing a compounding pharmacy and its pharmacists of submitting claims for medically unnecessary medications... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Restaurant Wins Judgment In Trip-Fall Case After Expert's Opinions Found Lacking
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

BOSTON - A federal judge on Feb. 13 awarded a Massachusetts restaurant summary judgment in a trip-and-fall case involving a revolving door after finding that an expert for the plaintiff provided no admissible evidence that the door malfunctioned (Marjorie... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Former Judge's Qualifications, Testimony As Expert Pass Muster, Court Rules
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A former judge's proposed testimony about the standard of care for "any reasonably competent Illinois lawyer" when handling a suit over a bank loan meets the requirements for admissibility, as long as he doesn't say that the... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Approval Of $65M Settlement In SeaWorld Blackfish Stock-Drop Suit Sought
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN DIEGO - Shareholders in a securities class action alleging that SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., its 100 percent shareholder and certain of its current and former senior executives asked a federal judge in California on Feb. 11 to grant preliminary approval... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Amazon, Microsoft Debate Discovery, Trump Deposition In JEDI Contract Dispute
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In redacted documents filed Feb. 10 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Corp. argue over Amazon's motion to supplement the administrative record (AR) in its protest of the recent awarding... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Denies Motions To Exclude Experts' Opinions In Cleanup Suit
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

DAYTON, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Feb. 10 denied motions to exclude the proffered expert testimony of an allocation expert and a waste stream specialist brought by defendant companies in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Interested Party Objects To Insolvent Insurer's Subpoena Of Bank Accounts
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - In a Florida bankruptcy proceeding, an interested party on Feb. 7 objected to a subpoena of bank accounts belonging to the party because the information sought relates only to an insolvent insurer's fraudulent transfer claims... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Defense Lawyers Agree Cert Needed On Whether Officers Give Expert Opinions
Posted on 13 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A criminal defense attorneys' group on Feb. 7 backed a convicted cocaine smuggler's attempt to have the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether law enforcement officers offering lay opinions based on their experience should testify... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Hotel Franchisor Awarded Summary Judgment In Unpaid Overtime Class Action
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A hotel franchisor was awarded summary judgment by a federal judge in Pennsylvania on Feb. 6 in a suit brought by a former housekeeper accusing it of failing to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Competency Standard For VA Medical Experts Does Not Needs Review, VA Says
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Certiorari is not needed for a Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling setting the standard for judging the competency of medical experts for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs veteran benefits cases, the VA secretary tells... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Google Sued For Biometric Violations With 'Google Photos' App
Posted on 10 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Google LLC was hit with another class complaint alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in California federal court on Feb. 6, with an Illinois man claiming that the tech giant has been using its... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - 3rd Class Complaint Filed Over Tech Firm's Creation Of Biometric Database
Posted on 10 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Clearview AI Inc. was hit with a putative class complaint in Illinois federal court on Feb. 5, marking the third federal suit filed against the tech firm in two weeks over its creation of "a dystopian surveillance database" with the... Read More

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Scrutinizes Expert Testimony In Alabama Election Bias Case
Posted on 10 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - An Alabama federal judge on Feb. 5 partly excluded testimony from two experts for plaintiffs alleging that the state's method of electing appellate judges discriminates against black people, making sure that the experts do not offer... Read More