Interesting times, to say the least. At the end of last week, the “conservative” block of SCOTUS overruled decades of precedent by holding that a takings claim against a state or local government can be immediately pursued in federal court rather than wading/waiting through state law processes. One also wonders what this ruling means for
The litigation industry continues to evolve and grow. Consider, for example, this June 19, 2019 press release by a group of firms brining opioid suits, titled: “Lawsuits Filed by Opioid Justice Team in 34 of the 48 States Reporting Babies Born Opioid-Exposed and/or Dependent.”
Note also that the press release provides yet another example of…
Mass tort claiming continues to drive numerous chapter 11 cases. The latest addition to the list is Insys filing due to opioid claims. Some of the prior posturing by the company is reviewed and linked in this June 10, 2019 article at BioSpace.
The litigation industry is global. The latest example is the start of RoundUp/glyphosate litigation in Australia, as described in this June 3, 2019 article in the Brisbane Times.
Adam Winkler’s We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights identifies the legal foundations of corporate constitutional rights and traces the historical
New findings – from a highly credible source – provide yet another example of the power of AI to find previously unseen patterns that drive diseases, including cancers. As the new findings illustrate, use of the term “junk DNA” after the Human Genome Project was not such a good idea. Today, there is much more…
Interesting article on the US Chamber of Commerce in the May 2, 2019 WSJ. In short, the President and the Chamber have divergent views and disagreements.
Hmmm – it will be interesting to see if state AG’s and/or private class action lawyers successfully sue Turbo Tax for its bait and switch tactics, as documented in detail by Pro Publica in an April 22, 2019 article.
The abstract pasted below was not an April fool’s joke. To the contrary, it illustrated the increasing efforts to combine in silico and in vitro analysis to predict in vivo outcomes, and to extrapolate across biologic systems. The abstract is online here, as of April 1, 2019, at Environmental Health Perspectives.
It’s an amazing world out there. For legal analysis and data on “sextortion” cases, see this March 19, 2019 post at Lawfare.