Latest U.S. District Court Stories

2011-12-13 00:05:00

The Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr., Chief District Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maine, Refuses to Dismiss Light Cigarette Lawsuit Against Philip Morris USA and Altria Group, Inc.; Grants Parker Waichman Alonso LLP's Motion to Suggest Remand Back to Eastern District of New York For Class Certification New York, New York (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, a national law firm, is pleased to announce that the Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr., Chief District Judge...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

Super Lawyers magazine names the Philadelphia accident lawyers of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2011 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine has named Philadelphia, PA attorneys Donald M. Soloff, Alison F. Soloff, and John N. Zervanos of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2011. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. Founding member and managing...

2011-09-13 18:40:00

According to Neblett, Beard & Arsenault's Richard J. Arsenault, who represents hundreds of farmers, an 85% threshold participation must be met by October 10th for the settlement to proceed as currently structured. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 (MDL # 1811 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri) (Neblett, Beard & Arsenault) - The last day for U.S. rice farmers and landowners to participate in the proposed $750 million Bayer CropScience settlement is less than a...

2011-09-06 07:00:00

Good news for the Plaintiffs, Y & S Auto Body. U.S. District Court Judge Otero remanded the case back to state court where the Plaintiffs originally filed. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 Attrorneys Joe Curd and Alex Galindo of the law offices of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP announced today that U.S. District Court Judge S. J. Otero sent Plaintiffs' (Y & S Auto Body) case (Safar et al v. Kinder Morgan et al U.S. District Court/Central District Case No.: CV10-7171 SJO)...

2011-08-02 18:52:00

Fishing, conservation groups call for solutions table on salmon crisis PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. District Court Judge James Redden ruled today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service failed for the third time in ten years to produce a legal and scientifically adequate plan to protect imperiled Columbia-Snake River salmon from extinction. The harm to these species has been largely caused by operation of the...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP Files Two Class Action Lawsuits on Behalf of Iowa Property Owners Alleging DuPont's Imprelisâ“ž¢ Herbicide Killed and Damaged Trees on Their Property New York, New York (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, a national law firm representing victims of defective products and toxic substances, together with its partner law firms, has filed two class action lawsuits on behalf of Iowa residents alleging DuPont's...

2011-07-25 07:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) communicated to its employees that the company's board of directors voted to approve the fabrication of fuel and the refueling of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in October. This will be the plant's 29th refueling. While the company has received a 20-year license extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the state of Vermont has refused to grant a certificate of public good to continue...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'