- ExxonMobil v. New York City: Jury Awards Windfall In Case Involving Federally-Permitted Gas Additive
By Jeffrey S. Moller, a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm Blank Rome LLP.
- Lawsuit Roulette: Pursuit Of The “Children’s Trust” Climate Change Litigation
By Victor Schwartz, Chairman of the law firm Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.’s Washington, D.C.-based Public Policy Group, Phil Goldberg, a partner, and Christopher E. Appel, an associate, both also with the firm’s Public Policy Group.
- Will Court Ruling Increase Government Superfund Liability?
By Byron Gee and Alfred Smith, partners at the law firm Nossaman, LLP.
- Thomas More Law Ctr. v. Obama
On June 29, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a 2 to 1 split decision, rejected a challenge to the federal health care reform law. The case involved a constitutional challenge to the controversial Patient Protection and…
- Friedman v. Sebelius
On June 28, 2011, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, urging it to overturn draconian penalties imposed on three pharmaceutical executives after they pled to misdemeanors under the “responsible…
- In re 510(k) Advisory Committee
On June 28, 2011, WLF filed a Citizen Petition with FDA, urging it to comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act by refusing to use any advice or recommendations provided by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee assembled for the purpose of…
- Goodyear Luxembourg Tires, SA v. Brown
On June 27, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed a North Carolina appeals court decision that threatened to allow plaintiffs’ lawyers to use U.S. courts as a platform for asserting claims against foreign companies in cases that bore no…
- Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Jackson
On June 27, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a Louisiana state court decision that certified a massive class action against the nation’s major cigarette makers. The one-sentence order was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief urging…
- White & Case LLP v. United States
On June 27, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an appeals court decision that inhibits a multinational company’s ability to fully defend itself in civil litigation that follows a criminal investigation. The denial of review was a…
From The Legal Pulse:
- Update: European Regulators Note Decline in “Reverse Payment” Drug Patent Suit Settlements – By Glenn Lammi
- Menu Labeling Mandate: Regulation for the Sake of Regulating – By Stephen Richer
- EPA to Activist Groups: Sue Us, Please – By Michael Wilt
- Food Advertising Class Action Feeding Frenzy? – By John Kendrick
- Update: Likelihood of New Trolling Low after Surprising Outcome in Nortel Patent Auction
- Update: “Street View” Class Action Privacy Suits Allowed to Proceed – By Glenn Lammi
- Hot Coffee, The Movie: Cup-Half-Full Propaganda on Legal Reform – By Cory Andrews
- “Pro-Business” Supreme Court?: Justice Doesn’t Paint by the Numbers – By John Kendrick