WASHINGTON – In an annual report of “Judicial Hellholes” released today by the American Tort Reform Association, Philadelphia has claimed the No. 1 ranking – in part due to a historic $8 billion punitive damages verdict rendered this year in litigation connected to Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia man who follows a vegan diet has filed a suit against Burger King alleging it is misleading consumers by marketing its Impossible Whopper as zero percent meat when it is cooked on the same grill as meat products.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Fresh Market and Tyson Fresh Meats are facing a proposed class suit filed by Florida consumers who claim the companies' falsely led customers to believe their prime pork products were graded "USDA Prime."
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – NBC Universal is facing a class action lawsuit from a New York man who claims his Coca-Cola Freestyle Souvenir Cup purchased at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, did not give him unlimited refills as advertised.
TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Seven People's Republic of China residents who entered into an investment franchise agreement tied to Boardwalk Fries Burgers Shakes restaurants through the U.S. EB-5 Program allege they were defrauded more than $3 million dollars.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has made good choices so far for the Florida judiciary, and the possible ascension of two state Supreme Court justices to the federal appeals bench is not real cause for concern, according to the local director of a national business group.
MENLO PARK, Calif. – Florida has seen the largest number of employment lawsuits filed in the U.S. Southeast with the state's southern district seeing the most such cases compared to the other two districts, a California-based data research company analyst said during a recent interview.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked a federal appeals court to halt or dismiss the first two bellwether trials in opioid multidistrict litigation, in a major escalation of the long-brewing fight between state AGs and cities/counties seeking their own share of opioid lawsuit proceeds.
MIAMI — A South Florida aircraft maintenance and repair facility has been granted in part and denied in part its motions to dismiss negligence claims and other counts filed by an aviation company whose Eclipse 500 jet had to make an emergency landing due to mechanical problems.
MIAMI — A federal court has ruled that a Russian woman who owns a nail and hair salon in the Trump International Hotel in Miami must comply with a subpoena in connection with a lawsuit alleging an insurance fraud and racketeering operation out of Brooklyn.
FORT LAUDERDALE — A federal court has closed a suit filed by a former Broward County Sheriff's Office employee who alleged disability discrimination and retaliation over family medical leave to care for her severely asthmatic son.
MIAMI — A federal judge ruled that Royal Caribbean did not show bad faith intent in the loss of several hours of a ship's closed circuit television video monitoring (CCTV) in a suit filed by a group of autistic children and their families who were passengers during a winter storm with hurricane-force winds.
MIAMI — A federal court has denied a motion for a new trial by a passenger who alleges an airline is responsible for injuries she suffered during turbulence on a flight from Madrid to Milan, Italy, because they did not wake her so she could fasten her seatbelt.
MIAMI — The manufacturer of LifeVest, a wearable defibrillator vest, has lost its attempt to exclude the opinions of an expert witness in a case involving a cardiac patient who died after the vest allegedly failed to administer a shock.