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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

Chinese-Government-Controlled Drywall Manufacturer to Appeal $2,600,000 Default Judgment to Fifth Circuit
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A key Chinese drywall manufacturer that had a default judgment for more than $2.6 million entered against it in May finally appeared in federal court June 10, only to serve notice that it is appealing the judgment and all... Read More

Municipal Ban on Tattoo Parlors Facially Unconstitutional under 1st Amendment-Ninth Circuit Holds Tattooing Is Fully Protected/Purely Expressive Free Speech
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by Travis Burchart

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit recently addressed whether a municipal ban on tattoo parlors violated the First Amendment. Splitting with several jurisdictions, the Ninth Circuit held that tattooing was purely expressive activity fully... 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