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Historic Moment: 3 Women to Serve Together on Supreme Court as Senate Confirms Elena Kagan
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by Gregg Lawson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate voted 63-37 today to confirm Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Five Republicans, the two Senate independents and all but one Democrat supported President Barack Obama's... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

On January 17, 2014, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley released his opinion in Applewhite v. Commonwealth (330-MD-2012), in which he overturned Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirement. This marked yet another chapter in what has... Read More

Your Business-Related Social Media Platforms Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Jim Thomas

There is a time bomb in your company that you had better defuse. This is true whether you are employee or employer, because when it blows, both sides will be out lots of time and money, including plenty in attorney's fees. Not that we attorneys don't... Read More

Plaintiff Expert Excluded by Eleventh Circuit in First Seroquel MDL Bellwether
Posted on 8 Apr 2010 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) The sole causation expert for the first bellwether plaintiff in the Seroquel multidistrict litigation failed to rule out other causes of weight gain and diabetes, a panel of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said April 7... Read More

Jay Shapiro: The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Consent Searches & Georgia v. Randolph
Posted on 2 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Jay Shapiro This Term, the Court will have the opportunity to state whether its rule in Georgia v. Randolph is restricted to the very specific facts of that case or if there is a broader application of that holding. In Fernandez v. California ,... Read More

Pfizer Petition for Certiorari Denied by U.S. Supreme Court In Trovan Nigerian Clinical Trial Case
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 rejected Pfizer Inc.'s petition for a writ of certiorari involving the claims of Nigerians allegedly injured during a 1996 Trovan clinical trial in their country, allowing the claims... Read More

Ignorance Is Risk,: Response Options To NSA Monitoring Of Attorney-Client Communications, Part 2
Posted on 24 Jul 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr., and Lael D. Andara Read Ignorance Is Risk: Impact of NSA Monitoring Technologies On Attorney-Client Communications, Part 1 . Faced with the very real possibility that every keystroke, mouse click, image, and audio/video... Read More

High Court Ruling Recognizing 'Ministerial Exemption' A 'Resounding Victory' For Religious Organizations
Posted on 8 Feb 2012 by Darrell VanDeusen

By Darrell VanDeusen In a decision that many are calling a resounding victory for religious organizations, the Supreme Court has unanimously decided that the First Amendment's establishment and free exercise clauses create a "ministerial exception"... Read More

Ignorance Is Risk: Impact of NSA Monitoring Technologies On Attorney-Client Communications, Part 1
Posted on 24 Jul 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr., and Lael D. Andara Knew or should have known, a standard often applied in a myriad of legal context, could soon be the one applied to attorneys who ignore the risks associated with communicating with clients using modern technologies... Read More

Glaxo to take $2.36 Billion Charge to Reflect Settlement of Most Avandia and Paxil Product Liability Cases and Other Legal Issues
Posted on 17 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

LONDON - (Mealey's) GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) on July 15 said it expects to take a $2.36 billion charge against earnings to settle several legal issues, including settling "the substantial majority" of Avandia product liability cases and... Read More

Supreme Court Accepts Recommendations On Interstate Radioactive Waste Agreement
Posted on 2 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

Unprecedented Lawsuit Filed against Al-Jazeera TV in S.D.N.Y. by Victims and Families of Victims of Hezbollah Rocket Attacks
Posted on 17 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

NEW YORK - On the fourth anniversary of start of the Lebanese-Israeli War, 91 American, Israeli and Canadian victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network. The suit, filed July... Read More