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  • February 24, 2020

    37 AGs Assail Plaintiffs' Atty Fee Bid In Opioid MDL

    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.

  • February 24, 2020

    Calif. Firm Must Face Claim It Used 'Shill Plaintiff' In Label Suit

    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.

  • February 24, 2020

    Reed Smith Wants LabMD's $150M Suit Over FTC Probe Axed

    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.

  • February 24, 2020

    Atty Lied To ICE About Brother Bribing Employees, Feds Say

    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.

  • February 24, 2020

    Leaked Docs Fair Game At Panama Papers Trial

    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.

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