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‘Evasive Discovery Tactics’ Cost Lead Plaintiff Against Sanofi

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Bloomberg Law reports that a plaintiff in a bellwether products liability case involving the chemotherapy drug Taxotere was sanctioned for withholding information about her medical history.

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7th Circuit Tosses $3M Verdict in Suit Blaming Antidepressant Labeling for Biglaw Partner’s Suicide

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The ABA Journal reports that a federal appeals court has overturned a $3 million award to the widow of a Reed Smith partner who blamed antidepressant labeling for her husband’s suicide.

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Third Quarter IADC Defense Counsel Journal Dissects Trending International Law Topics

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The International Association of Defense Counsel has published its third quarter 2018 Defense Counsel Journal (DCJ) with articles on trending international law issues.

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Judge Slashes Attorneys’ Fees in Anthem Data Breach Settlement

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The judge ruled that attorneys for the class action plaintiffs are entitled to $31 million in fees, $2 million in expenses, and $132,000 for other operation costs, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Jury Awards Family $242 Million After Finding Toyota Liable for Children’s Injuries in Crash

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The family’s legal team presented evidence they said showed engineering, design and structural issues with the front seat backs of the vehicle, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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National Law Journal Honors Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon

National Law Journal Honors Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon

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The publication’s research staff selected the Dallas-based firm for its lawyers’ “exemplary performance in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs over the last 18 months.”

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Houston Day Care Center Sued over Toddler’s Death in Hot Van

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The family of a 3-year-old who died after being left for more than four hours in a Houston day care center’s van in late July has sued the operator for negligence.

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How IRS Taxes Kill Plaintiff’s $289M Monsanto Weedkiller Verdict

How IRS Taxes Kill Plaintiff’s $289M Monsanto Weedkiller Verdict

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If you are the plaintiff with a contingent fee lawyer, the IRS treats you as receiving 100% of the money, even if the defendant pays your lawyer directly, writes Robert W. Wood for Forbes.

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Jury Hits Monsanto with $289 Million Verdict in Roundup Trial

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Ruling in favor of former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, the jury awarded $39.25 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages.

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The Entire W.Va. Supreme Court Faces Impeachment for Alleged Corruption

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Fourteen articles of impeachment allege corruption, maladministration, incompetence, neglect of duty and potential criminal behavior — impeachable offenses under the state constitution, according to The Washington Post.

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Probate Judge Largely Wipes Out Widow’s Big Verdict Against JPMorgan

Probate Judge Largely Wipes Out Widow’s Big Verdict Against JPMorgan

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The jury award was the highest in the U.S. for 2017, according to Bloomberg, but the judgment was reduced to $7.1 million, mostly in lawyers’ fees.

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Download: Basics of E-Discovery Guide (2nd Edition)

Download: Basics of E-Discovery Guide (2nd Edition)

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Exterro has published the second edition of its Basics of E-Discovery Guide and made it available for downloading at no charge.

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Firm Disqualified for Dropping One Client, Then Suing It for Another

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A Massachusetts federal judge said Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP’s breach of duty of loyalty was clear and the situation was not “unforeseeable,” reports Bloomberg Law.

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‘He Has Torn My Head Off’: Manafort Judge Known for Being Tough During Trials

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T.S. Ellis III regularly interrupts trial testimony with his own questions and demands that certain lines of inquiry be cut short, clearing up ambiguity that defense attorneys hoped to create, reports The Washington Post.

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Army of Local Lawyers Itching to Fight Trump’s Policies

Army of Local Lawyers Itching to Fight Trump’s Policies

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Lawyers for Good Government is led by executive director Traci Feit Love, a Harvard Law School graduate and former litigator for DLA Piper, one of the biggest law firms in the world.

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Brett Kavanaugh Likely to Disappoint Conservatives With Recusals

Brett Kavanaugh Likely to Disappoint Conservatives With Recusals

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The choice ultimately would be up to him, but analysts said they’d be shocked if he didn’t sit out the case, according to The Washington Times.

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Non-Compete: Who is the Bad Actor?

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The Labor & Employment Law Perspectives blog of Foley & Lardner discusses the increased attention paid to restrictive covenants and the increase in litigation as employers seek to protect their confidential information and prevent a loss of business.

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Biglaw Partner Suspended After Accusing Small-Firm Litigator of Using Pregnancy to Delay Trial

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“Parental leave is not a compelling circumstance justifying the severe prejudice” that will be caused by delaying the trial, Paul Reid argued.

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Papa John’s Founder Sues the Company, Seeking Documents Related to His Ouster

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A Papa John’s spokesman called John Schnatter’s filing “a needless and wasteful lawsuit in an attempt to distract from his own words and actions.”

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Burn Victim Sues Chinese Phone Subsidiary ZTE USA Over House Fire

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The plaintiff suffered serious burns from a fire he attributed to his recently purchased ZTE ZMax Pro Blu phone catching fire while he slept.

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