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Judge Questions Credibility of Eli Lilly’s Science Expert

A federal judge on Thursday said he will likely reject a request to disqualify a science expert, Boria Bastian, hired by Eli Lilly to debunk claims that Viagra and Cialis cause skin cancer, but questions about the scientist’s credibility still linger.

“I really don’t see here a basis on which to disqualify this particular expert witness,” U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said in court Thursday.

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Toobin: Cohen’s guilty plea has legal perils for Trump

Michael CohenNow that President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, what kind of legal trouble does that mean for the president? Writing in The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin outlines how Cohen’s plea explains a lot about Trump’s fawning over Russian leader Vladimir Putin. As with so many things, Toobin says it comes down to money, particularly how Trump kept seeking permission to build a Trump Tower in Moscow well into 2016. Read more about Toobin’s analysis at The New Yorker.

CNN also has commentary from Toobin, in which he discusses the possibility that Trump may not even finish his first term.

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Insurers Should Prepare for an Influx of New Claims Over Electric Scooters

Both riders and pedestrians injured on or by scooters are making waves in courthouses and the media, calling for increased regulation or, in some cases, prohibition of the scooters altogether.

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Second Circuit Revives Fight Between Mattress Giants

Reinstating a decade-long dispute between mattress sellers, the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that a federal judge should not have dismissed slander claims brought by a retailer against a bed manufacturer over statements salespeople made to secret shoppers.

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Federal Judge Demands Answers From PG&E Over Wildfire

A federal judge overseeing utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric’s conduct in the wake of a criminal conviction for a 2010 pipeline blast that leveled a neighborhood demanded answers about the utility’s safety protocols amid liability concerns for the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Recognizes Common Law Duty to Safeguard Employees’ Personal Data

On November 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court drastically changed the data breach litigation landscape by holding that an employer has a common law duty to use reasonable care to safeguard employees’ personal information stored on an Internet-accessible computer. The Court further held that Pennsylvania’s economic loss doctrine permits recovery for “purely pecuniary damages” on a negligence claim premised on a breach of such a duty.

UPMC employees filed a putative class action asserting negligence, invasion of privacy, and breach of implied contract claims

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Virginia court orders loan company to pay more than $50 miliion for alleged illegal loans

 A Hampton Circuit Court has ordered a loan company and its owner to pay more than $50 million in debt relief and civil penalties for advancing illegal, high-interest loans to more than 1,000 veterans and seniors in the state, according to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office.

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New York files suit against 3M, Tyco Fire Products, others over alleged contamination from fire extinguishing foam

The state of New York alleges a product used to extinguish fires has contaminated the environment.

The state of New York filed a complaint on June 19 in the Supreme Court of New York – Albany County against the 3M Co., Tyco Fire Products LP, Chemguard Inc., Buckeye Fire Equipment Co., National Foam Inc. and Kiddie-Fenwal Inc. alleging public nuisance and other counts.

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Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS for Opioid Sales

Florida has had more than its share of misfortune, and then the opioid crisis happened. Earlier this decade, Florida became known for its “pain mills.” Federal officials said 90 percent of the nation’s biggest opioid prescribers were Florida doctors. Now Florida is suing Walgreens and CVS for its opioid……

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Stark County jury issues $636,000 verdict in malpractice lawsuit

A Stark County jury recently sided with an elderly man in his medical malpractice lawsuit, awarding $636,000 in damages.

Following a roughly one-week trial, the jury found that Dr. David C. Stachel was negligent in his care and treatment of Russell Johnson.

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Gamestop Class Action Settlement! Claim FREE Money Just for Shopping!

Gamestop Class Action Settlement has been approved for the Data Breach that happened from 2016-2017 for shoppers online and in store. Did you shop at Gamestop online or in store from September 2016 to February 2017? You may be entitled to a cash payment from the Gamestop Class Action Settlement! I remember when this Data Breach happened, my bank was notified before I was and canceled my card to prevent any misuse.

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Bill Could Shield Utilities From California Wildfire Damages

California’s Legislature will be asked to protect utilities from possible bankruptcy by shielding them from billions of dollars in liability linked to this year’s deadly swath of wildfires, it was reported Tuesday.

Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), plans to introduce a measure that could allow Pacific Gas & Electric and other utilities to pass onto customers some costs related to this year’s fires, the San Jose Mercury News reported .

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Los Angeles Jury Awards $5M Verdict to Mobile Home Park Victims

In a major win for homeowners, a Los Angeles jury awarded more than $5 million to a group of Long Beach families who say they were forced to live in slumlike conditions in the Friendly Village mobile home park.  The families are represented by a legal team led by Brian S. Kabateck of the Los Angeles firm Kabateck LLP.

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EEOC obtained more than $500 million in relief for workplace discrimination victims

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows the agency obtained more than $500 million in relief for workplace discrimination victims as well as a 30 percent increase in discrimination inquiries through its new online system,  according to the agency.

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NY Judge Grants Habeas Order for Bronx Zoo Elephant

Celebrating the advancement of its effort to make the Bronx Zoo free one of its Asian elephants, the Nonhuman Rights Project said Monday that Happy is the world’s first elephant to secure a habeas corpus order.

The Nov. 16 order from Justice Tracey Bannister comes just over a week after the group complained that its petition was languishing in Orleans County Supreme Court.

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