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2013-02-27 23:03:25

Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuit Remanded to Los Angeles Superior Court, After U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez Determines Defendants Failed Show that Removal to Federal Court was Proper. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced drug injury law firm, reports that a federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by alleged victims of Darvon and Darvocet side effects should be remanded back to Los Angeles Superior Court. In an Order dated February 20, 2013,...

2013-02-27 16:20:24

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing a "persistent pattern of willful and bad faith litigation misconduct," on February 19, a U.S. District Court judge in Tampa, Florida granted defense contractor DSE, Inc.'s motion to dismiss a False Claims Act lawsuit initiated by Relator John D. King in December 2008. Following an evidentiary hearing on DSE's motion to dismiss, the court found "overwhelming evidence of Relator's bad faith," including the destruction of evidence that is...

2013-02-12 20:21:31

PHOENIX, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a stunning blow to the Hualapai Nation, U.S. District Court Judge, David Campbell has confirmed the $28.6 million arbitration award entered against the Tribe's wholly-owned corporation 'Sa' Nyu Wa, Inc. (SNW) in favor of Grand Canyon Skywalk Development (GCSD), builders of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The judgment relates to unpaid management fees of the Skywalk from 2008-2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/LA59253) According to...

2013-01-29 16:20:57

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under a plea agreement accepted by a federal court today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will oversee the distribution of nearly $2.4 billion in settlement funds BP has agreed to pay to benefit natural resources on the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Vance approved the plea agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and BP. The payment will be...

2013-01-13 17:02:24

Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Involving Products Manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc., C. R. Bard, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., Ethicon, Inc., and Coloplast Corp. are currently pending in West Virginia Federal Court. First case set for trial in February. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 13, 2013 Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading nationwide law firm and Ohio personal injury law firm, continues to investigate transvaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women allegedly injured...

2012-11-15 12:30:31

More Than 70 Actions Brought By FTC and Its Law Enforcement Partners WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission today announced seven new law enforcement actions and developments in five other FTC cases involving scams that falsely promise jobs and opportunities to "be your own boss" to people are unemployed or underemployed. Six of the new FTC actions are the first cases brought under the FTC's recently updated Business Opportunity Rule, which...

2012-09-24 02:32:22

Group's Brief Outlines Government's Failures To Make Google Respect Users' Privacy SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission's proposed $22.5 million settlement with Google for hacking past privacy settings on Apple's Safari browser fails to include a permanent injunction against violating its "Buzz" Consent Decree with the Commission, one of three reasons it be should be rejected, Consumer Watchdog said today. The failure to include the...

2012-08-29 02:32:06

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court Judge has granted Consumer Watchdog the right to oppose Google's record $22.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission because it allows the Internet giant to deny any wrongdoing. "Google executives want to buy their way out of trouble with what for them is pocket change and then deny doing anything wrong," said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project director. "Allowing this settlement...

2012-08-22 02:26:23

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking that it be allowed to oppose the $22.5 million settlement the Federal Trade Commission has reached with Google because the agreement allows the Internet giant to deny any wrongdoing. Gary Reback and Robert J. Yorio, of the law firm Carr & Ferrell, filed the motion in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on behalf of the nonprofit, nonpartisan public...

2012-08-13 06:21:14

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), a leading renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, announced today that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals granted Gevo's motion to stay a status quo order entered on July 6(th) by the U.S. District Court in Delaware. The status quo order had prohibited Gevo from selling bio-isobutanol to the automotive fuels market pending Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC's (Butamax) appeal of the District Court's...