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  • Baron & Budd among asbestos firms donating to state races

    DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – All across the nation, state candidates on every level are benefiting financially from the nation’s leading asbestos litigation firms. Although based in Dallas, the Baron & Budd law firm and its attorneys have donated thousands of dollars to several out-of-state...

  • Feds seek comment on lower-risk tobacco bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has sought input on a modified risk...

  • Texas company drops case against Apple over touchscreen patent

    MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based company that sued Apple in federal court earlier this year has since dropped its case against the maker of the popular iPhone and iPad. Hilltop Technology LLC filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in...

  • Plaintiff provided no ‘specific examples’ in class action against Apple, judge rules

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against Apple for its allegedly “clearly defective” Maps application has been dismissed by a California federal judge. “Plaintiff’s complaint alleges that through its marketing and advertising campaigns for...

  • Former smoker’s award won’t be reduced in Md. asbestos case

    BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland’s highest court has ruled that a trial court properly rejected a defendant’s request to have the jury apportion damages in an asbestos case involving a former smoker. Judge Clayton Greene, Jr. delivered the opinion on July 21 in the Court of Appeals...

  • Ill. Republican Party blasts Callis campaign for ‘manhandling’ protestors

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Video footage of an Ann Callis campaign staffer physically grabbing and removing a protestor has surfaced, prompting the right to call foul. Callis stepped down from a 19-year career on the bench last year to make a bid for the 13th Congressional District....

  • Vitaminwater agrees to settle class action alleging misleading labels

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against the Coca Cola Company and Energy Brands Inc. alleging Glaceau Vitaminwater was deceptively marketed has been settled. The settlement will include changes to Vitaminwater’s labeling and marketing, which will benefit all class members...

  • US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems

    DETROIT (AP) — An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in January after getting complaints of malfunctions that reduced power-assisted...

  • EPA again shows ‘disregard’ for rule of law, 13 AGs say

    Morrisey CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday that outlined further legal objections to the agency’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. Morrisey and...

  • Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week. SB270 failed Monday on a 37-33 vote that crossed party lines after an hour-long debate...

  • Law on genetically modified crops ruled invalid

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect in...

  • Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly,...

  • Fight against militarized police is a culture war worth having

    Asked "whether it's proper to militarize the nation's city police forces," President Obama opined last week that "one of the great things about the United States has been our ability to maintain a distinction between our military and domestic law enforcement."

  • Class action filed against Walmart over Great Value fruit juices

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Walmart after class members claim it marketed its Great Value brand cranberry pomegranate juice as being composed of two fruits when it is made up of five fruit juices and contains very little pomegranate....

  • Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge. Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his...



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