A federal agency is keeping its research secret as it pushes a controversial rule that will harm consumers and businesses alike, a fellow regulator is telling members of a U.S. Senate committee.
Testimony questioned the practices of the Law Offices of Peter Angelos, arguing it hasn’t taken advantage of open trial slots in the past.
The business community and legal reform groups are fighting a decision that exposes asbestos defendants to higher verdicts in New York City.
For the moment, a New York law firm upset with online reviews has dropped its lawsuit against the website pissedconsumer.com.
What’s it worth for plaintiffs attorneys suing companies over their websites on behalf of blind clients to take the case to trial? In the only example, those lawyers have been awarded more than $100,000 for their efforts.
The current co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation committee said he “wholeheartedly” agrees with the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent move to rescind its so-called “persuader rule,” saying the rule would’ve meant “real consequences” for employers.
A lawsuit that blames the fracking industry for increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma is back.
The leader of a California legal reform group sees “situational due process” as a growing concern in Sacramento.
At the end of this month California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Werdegar is scheduled to retire, giving Gov. Jerry Brown the opportunity to appoint his fourth justice to the highest court, ending a Republican majority and sealing his influence over t…
The Opportunity to Work Act, introduced several months ago in the California Assembly, would require businesses to offer extra hours to employees before hiring new ones – and create myriad problems in the process, a Los Angeles defense attorney says.
The convention is scheduled to take place in Boston from July 22-25 and will feature meetings on several areas of the law, including litigation over skiing and bicycling accidents.
How does one establish proper policy and regulation without stymying innovation in the space travel industry? That’s a question scientists, legal experts and lawmakers from around the world have been working to answer since the 1960s.
A frequent target of asbestos lawyers is seeking access to the ballots cast by holders of asbestos claims against one of the many companies forced into bankruptcy by the long-running litigation.
As courts are asked to provide guidance on the future of a federal telemarketing law that was written before the cell phone era, a House subcommittee is hearing suggestions on how to modernize it.
Spaceports are popping up over the country as private companies bet on a surge in commercial spaceflight and equally eager states maneuver to make room for them.
The idea of buying a ticket to space seems like something that would play out in a summer blockbuster movie. Companies like Virgin Galactic, XCOR Aerospace and Blue Origin have been working for several years to change that.
Last week, two Illinois federal judges dismissed lawsuits filed by John Crane Inc., an Illinois-based industrial manufacturer, against two out-of-state asbestos law firms, concluding both firms’ ties to the state were “insufficient.”
Attorneys accused of a “Mafia-style” racketeering scheme are fighting allegations they conspired to develop professional plaintiffs for the purpose of bringing class action lawsuits.
More than 25 years after its passage, a federal telemarketing law hasn’t just created a cottage industry for lawyers – it has spawned a group of professional plaintiffs who amass multiple cell phones for the purpose of receiving debt collection calls often intended for other individuals.
In a federal court in New Jersey, FDS Bank says a Polish immigrant no longer qualifies for Social Security disability benefits because he has made approximately $800,000 from filing 31 lawsuits.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned a lower court in ruling that hugs and kisses between co-workers may create a sexually hostile work environment.
While President Donald Trump has not indicated whether he would veto legislation that targets the country’s current asbestos injury compensation system, the bill’s sponsor is fairly confident he has the president’s support.
One of the nation’s top employment and labor law firms found, in its most recent study, that New York and California courts lead the way in the number of class action certifications.
A Texas judge’s refusal to unseal testimony given by renowned plaintiff’s attorney Russell Budd on the “Terrell memo” was a “travesty,” says the lawyer who filed the motion to unseal it.
Republican lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. Department of Justice from keeping parts of fines and penalties and prevent federal agencies from requiring defendants to donate money to outside groups as part of settlement ag…
Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court last week agreed to review the validity of class action waiver clauses in employer/employee arbitration agreements, and one attorney says its decision could have “important implications” for businesses. In an order list Friday, the nation’s high court granted petitions for writ of certiorari, or review, in Epic […]