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Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 9, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

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Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

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New book details attorney’s frustrations with MDL: Handling of cases becoming ‘more and more deplorable’

By Amanda Robert | Jan 18, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Nearly 40 percent of civil cases pending in federal courts across the country are consolidated into multidistrict litigation, resulting in “a shift away from the rule of law to a system of arbitrary justice,” says Tampa attorney Brian Donovan in his new book on his experience and frustrations with MDL.

Man seeks coverage from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. for alleged sinkhole loss

By Philip Gonzales | May 30, 2017

CLEARWATER – A property owner in Clearwater alleges that his insurer has failed or refused to cover a loss to his property caused by a sinkhole.

Well-known Monticello attorney dies

By Kerry Goff | Oct 22, 2016

GAINESVILLE -- Well-known and successful Monticello attorney John David Caminez passed away Sept. 25 in Chance Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. For almost 43 years, he litigated cases involving personal injury and wrongful death in northern Florida, as well as served as co-counsel for numerous cases in Georgia, Alabama and other states.

Grabba - Leaf allegedly infringed Blunt Wrap U.S.A.'s cigar tube patent

By Wadi Reformado | Oct 9, 2016

MIAMI — A Louisiana corporation has filed suit against a competitor for alleged patent infringement.

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