As of now, April 22, 2014 will mark an end to what is quite possibly the most significant monetary settlement in United States history. Almost any business in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi... Read more
The U.S. Coast Guard announced on June 10th that BP has completed cleanup work in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. This decision comes three years after the April 20, 2010, catastrophe. BP... Read more
BP should have learned a lesson from the disaster in the Gulf, but I have to wonder if it really has. The oil giant has done a masterful job of convincing the public that it has cured all of... Read more
Walgreens has agreed to a settlement with the federal government that will cost the company about $80 million. The DEA accused Walgreens of committing an “unprecedented” number of record-kee... Read more
A settlement in a lawsuit involving the drug OxyContin in a Kentucky court was announced last month. The drug maker Purdue Pharma agreed to pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit over abuse of t... Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it’s illegal for states to require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using the “Motor Voter” federal registration form.... Read more
A civil justice reform measure, one hailed in 2009 as the most comprehensive bill to ever affect Oklahoma’s legal system, has been declared unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. In... Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court gave pharmaceutical companies another huge gift on June 25th, largely shielding the generic industry from lawsuits for the design of their drugs. This is the second Su... Read more
In a ruling that will make it even more difficult to challenge agency rulemakings, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided that courts must defer to an agency’s interpretation of a statute it enf... Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 20th that an arbitration agreement prevents merchants from bringing class action claims against American Express Co. The nine-member court ruled, on a 5-... Read more
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