JEFFERSON CITY – A student who sued student loan servicer Navient won’t have to go through arbitration in a suit over allegations that his student loan interest amount was higher than what was stated in loan documents.
Now, Rannazzisi is helping private lawyers pin the blame squarely on manufacturers and distributors of opioids, as well as pharmacies. A post-DEA alliance with trial lawyers has been worth six figures for Rannazzisi, who has been hailed as a whistleblower by those cheering attempts to prosecute the opioid industry for the nation’s addiction crisis.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked a federal appeals court to halt or dismiss the first two bellwether trials in opioid multidistrict litigation, in a major escalation of the long-brewing fight between state AGs and cities/counties seeking their own share of opioid lawsuit proceeds.
CAPE GIRARDEAU – A trademark dispute between two pet care companies over kitty litter packaging ended with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri’s Southeastern Division denying defendant PetSmart Inc.’s motion to dismiss the suit.
ST. LOUIS – A federal court has granted dismissal to the U.S.-based franchiser and parent corporation of Hardee's restaurants in a case filed by the parents of a boy who was fatally electrocuted at a restaurant overseas.
ST. LOUIS – The city of St. Louis and a handful of its police officers failed to convince the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri’s Eastern Division to dismiss a case against them filed by an award-winning journalist who was arrested while covering a protest.
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Bayer will not comment on "rumors and speculation," the company said following a report that it has proposed a multibillion-dollar global settlement over claims that the use of its weedkiller causes cancer.