From the monthly archives:

February 2013

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 7 said the Vioxx multidistrict litigation court properly awarded attorney fees from a settlement to the lawyer who represented the client during the settlement and not to another lawyer who tried to stop the process at the 11th […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Granting a motion for summary judgment by Microsoft Corp., a Washington federal judge on Feb. 7 found three independent and 10 dependent claims in patents held by Motorola Inc. to be invalid as indefinite, per the guidelines of U.S. Code Title 35 Section 112, dismissing those claims from […]

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TweetA Chicago attorney is in hot water over comments she made on her blog. The posts included allegations of corruption in the probate court of Cook County, particularly in relation to a case in which she was disqualified. While many lawyers and law firms now have blogs, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) […]

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TweetFor fans that enjoyed last week’s Super Bowl, it may be time to soak it up. Given the legal and public relations fallout from the National Football League’s handling of head injuries, the tradition may not be around forever. Over 4,000 former players have now filed lawsuits alleging that the league hid the risks of […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Black & Decker Inc. cannot be liable for a mechanic’s wife’s exposure to asbestos from the use of its general-use grinders and shop vacuums, a Connecticut judge held Jan. 29 (Joseph Abate Jr., et al. v. AAF-McQuay Inc., et al., No. CV 10-6006228 S, Conn. Super., Fairfield at Bridgeport […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News An Arkansas state court judge on Jan. 31 ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $ 181.1 million to a law firm that last year got the state government a record $ 1.2 billion verdict for alleged violations of state law in the marketing of the atypical antipsychotic drug […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal judge in California on Jan. 28 denied class certification of a suit alleging that Nike Inc. violated the Song-Beverly Credit Act of 1971 by requesting and recording credit card customers’ ZIP codes, ruling that the plaintiffs have not shown that they are typical of the class […]

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