LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
Judge Rules On Attorneys General Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Law; 2 Claims Remain

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (Mealey's) Two of six claims remain in a suit brought by attorneys general challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) after a Florida federal judge issued his ruling Oct. 14 on a motion to dismiss brought...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
Judge Appoints BP Oil Plaintiffs' Steering, Executive Committees

MIAMI - U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana on Oct. 8 issued a pretrial order appointing 15 lawyers to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) of the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation. More than 100...

Dylan McGuire
Medtronic To Pay $268M To Settle 3,700 Claims Involving Sprint Fidelis Leads

MINNEAPOLIS -- (Mealey's) Medtronic Inc. on Oct. 14 said it has agreed to pay $268 million to settle about 3,700 lawsuits and claims in the United States related to the recall of its Sprint Fidelis implantable cardiac defibrillator leads. In its...

Christopher Bauer
Chinese Drywall Manufacturer Agrees To Remediate Homes Affected By Defective Product

NEW ORLEANS -- (Mealey's) The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in the Chinese Drywall multidistrict litigation and defendant Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) on Oct. 14 announced a settlement to remediate up to 300 homes in Alabama, Mississippi...

Jennifer Hans
Judge: Money Laundering Exclusion Bars Coverage For Stanford Directors And Officers

HOUSTON -- (Mealey's) Insurers have proven that their policies' money laundering exclusion precludes coverage for directors and officers insureds' defense costs in underlying criminal and SEC litigation involving the alleged Stanford Ponzi...

Bajeerah LaCava
U.S. High Court Hears Arguments In Appeal Over FLSA, Verbal Complaints

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Both written and verbal complaints are allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the attorney representing a former plastics company employee argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 13 ( Kevin Kasten v....