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2014-04-02 23:33:40

Boehringer Ingelheim ordered to pay nearly $1 million fine for obstructing pre-trial evidence gathering. National network of attorneys continues policy of no-cost consultations to consumers inquiring about legal options to seek compensation over these allegations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/pradaxa-lawsuits.html Resource4thePeople today announced important new developments involving lawsuits* alleging that the popular...

2013-09-18 08:22:17

TORONTO, MONTREAL and HALIFAX, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Over 140 groups, including environmental organizations, unions and freedom of expression advocates, are calling on the Ontario legislature to adopt strong legislation to prevent Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) from being used to limit freedom of expression, public participation and prevent the abuse of libel laws. Anti-SLAPP laws, which have already been adopted in Quebec, a majority of U.S. states...

2013-06-05 16:23:44

TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - PEN Canada welcomes the Attorney General of Ontario's pledge to move forward with legislation that will protect comment in matters of public interest by discouraging frivolous and vexatious lawsuits. This was recommended in October 2010 by the province's Advisory Panel on Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP). Philip Slayton, chair of PEN Canada's National Affairs Committee, said, "It is time to stop lawsuits that have no intrinsic...

2013-02-01 20:20:46

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Presiding Judge Joseph R. Kalin of the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles issued a favorable ruling to Dina LaPolt this morning. The Court granted LaPolt's anti-SLAPP motion on three of Kovac's claims against her regarding Steven Tyler. In doing so, the Court recognized that Kovac's lawsuit was a strategic lawsuit against public participation, also known as a "SLAPP." The purpose of anti-SLAPP law is to deter SLAPP lawsuits that are designed...

2012-07-11 10:21:53

MINNEAPOLIS, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradlee Dean, minister and founder of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International (YCR) is suing Rachel Maddow/MSNBC for defamation and false light and now, through YCR, has filed pleadings seeking the disqualification of Judge Joan Zeldon of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. "YCR and I chose to sue Rachel Maddow and MSNBC and now have voluntarily, for tactical reasons, chosen to drop the suit in DC Superior Court and bring the case...

2011-06-06 09:00:00

CHICAGO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of prominent media organizations have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold a 2007 state law that permits ordinary citizens to speak out on questions of public policy without fear of expensive, lengthy, retaliatory lawsuits brought by the subjects of their speech. The request comes in an amicus curiae brief filed recently by the ACLU of Illinois, the Illinois Press Association, the Illinois...

2010-11-15 04:51:00

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, November 15, at 6 P.M. in a closed session, West Hollywood City Council Members may take the side of the Billboard Companies and not let the People vote on Taxing Billboards and Supergraphics. They are considering fighting the Tax Billboard Act in court in the closed session with the City Attorney before the public council meeting. The decision to fight the "Tax Billboard Act", which thousands of voters signed to qualify for...

2010-11-14 13:11:00

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The following press release has been issued by Sunset Strip, Inc.: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101114/AQ01100 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101114/AQ01100 ) West Hollywood City Council, Please consider the following points regarding the "Tax Billboard Initiative" for the March 2011 election before you try to take away the right of the people to express their opinion. 1. The West Hollywood City...

2010-08-24 15:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal judicial panel ruled today that the question of whether a false and misleading ABC News report libeled prominent South Los Angeles pastor Dr. Frederick K.C. Price should be decided by a jury. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory to the founder of the 22,000-member Crenshaw Christian Center by reversing a lower court's ruling that ABC's and correspondent John Stossel's misrepresentation of Dr. Price's...

2009-04-16 11:31:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Containment Technologies Group, Inc. received a ruling from a federal judge in a lawsuit against The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Gregory F. Peters, Marghi R. McKeon and William T. Weiss relating to an article entitled Potential for Airborne Contamination in Turbulent and Unidirectional-Airflow Compounding Aseptic Isolators, which was published in March 15, 2007 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. The court ruled...