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A group of 37 attorneys general urged an Ohio federal judge Monday to reject a fee request from lead plaintiffs' attorneys in the opioid multidistrict litigation, saying it could irreparably disrupt progress made toward reaching a large national settlement.
California firm Del Mar Law Group LLP must face a clothing company's malicious prosecution claims, after a split California appeals court ruled on Friday that evidence suggests it was possible the firm used a "shill plaintiff" in a failed suit over the denim maker's "Made in the USA" labels.
Reed Smith LLP on Monday urged a Virginia federal court to toss allegations by LabMD Inc. that the firm should be partially liable for assisting a scheme that led to a Federal Trade Commission investigation of the company and its eventual shuttering.
A Texas attorney lied to immigration officials about her knowledge of a scheme in which her brother, also an attorney, bribed detention center employees into giving him detainee rosters that he would use to solicit potential clients, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.
A federal judge ruled on Monday that prosecutors can use documents from the Panama Papers leak at the criminal trial of an accountant facing tax conspiracy charges, despite defense attorneys’ complaint that the information was stolen.