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LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Named "Law Firm of the Year" by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

By Press release submission | Nov 16, 2018

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” in the category of Labor Law – Management in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms” list.

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Cleveland, Akron will try to prove opioid cases without a single bogus prescription

By Dan Fisher | Oct 26, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs in bellwether trials blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis have allowed a Monday deadline to pass, apparently without turning over any proof of specific prescriptions that were made in error.

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Report: Surging securities class actions over corporate M&A, 'adverse events,' a growing 'litigation racket'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 25, 2018

Saying the trend carries substantial costs for investors and the entire economy, a new report is calling for reforms to tamp down on the growing surge in the number of so-called securities class action lawsuits filed against companies over mergers, acquisitions or stock price drops - a phenomenon the report author called a "litigation racket."

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Opioid lawsuits should proceed, magistrate tells MDL judge

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 9, 2018

A magistrate judge recommended that a bellwether trial against the opioid industry proceed, rejecting nearly all the arguments presented by manufacturers, distributors and retailers in their motions to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits accusing them of causing a national crisis.

EEOC files discrimination suit against Las Trancas of Martinsburg

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 17, 2018

MARTINSBURG – A federal agency is suing a corporation that operates a Mexican restaurant in West Virginia over allegations of discrimination.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Named 2019 BTI Innovation Champion

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been named among the 52 top firms for legal innovation by BTI Consulting.

ORRICK: #4 for Associate Satisfaction

By Press release submission | Aug 30, 2018

Thank you to our associates for ranking us #4 on The American Lawyer’s 2018 Associate Satisfaction survey – the second year in a row that we have jumped up a spot.

Insurance company alleges Alderson Broaddus breached agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 27, 2018

ELKINS — An insurance company is suing a Barbour County university, alleging breach of contract.

From Legal Newsline

Texas officials were 'in over their heads' when they struck deals with opioid lawyers

By Dan Fisher | Aug 16, 2018

When it hired outside lawyers to represent it in lawsuits against the opioid industry, Harris County agreed to pay a contingency fee of 35%, more than double the rate in Dallas County and equal to the highest in the state.

ORRICK: Orrick Named One of the Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother Magazine

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

​Orrick is honored to once again be named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine.

From Pennsylvania Record

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

From Legal Newsline

Blame the criminals, pharmacies facing opioid lawsuits say

By John O'Brien | Jun 8, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – Large pharmacy chains are asking why they are being sued by hundreds of cities and counties over the opioid crisis instead of the criminals who pushed drugs to addicts.

From Legal Newsline

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

Ky. woman blames opioid companies, medical providers for son's O.D. death

By Chris Dickerson | May 31, 2018

CHARLESTON – A Kentucky woman blames nine drug companies as well as a host of doctors, medical facilities and pharmacies for her son’s opioid overdose.

Woman sues Allstate for breach of contract

By Record staff | May 10, 2018

MARTINSBURG – A woman is suing Allstate after she claims it breached its contract with her when it denied coverage for water damage in her home.

Conservation organization accuses U.S. Fish & Wildlife of violating FOIA

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 23, 2018

ELKINS — A conservation organization is suing a federal agency, alleging violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

From Legal Newsline

As Boulder sues, 15 states - including Colorado - oppose global warming lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Apr 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.

From Legal Newsline

Self-driving cars, thinking machines will test limits of tort law

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 20, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Self-driving cars, machines that teach themselves how to operate and home digital assistants that can enter into legally binding contracts are all either on the market now or soon will be. So the next question is: Whom do you sue when they run amok?

Three lawsuits filed against State Farm for uninsured motorist claims problems

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 29, 2018

CHARLESTON – Three lawsuits have been filed against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company for issues with uninsured motorist claims from car accidents that occurred in 2005 and 2009.

Wal-mart wrongful termination case removed to federal court

By From staff reports | Mar 19, 2018

HUNTINGTON – A man is suing Wal-mart after claims his employment was terminated when he acted in self defense.​​​​​

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