Legal Issues This category contains the most recent legal news, including releases regarding new and ongoing legal action and investigations, class-action suits, appeals processes, judgements and settlements. Also included are releases pertaining to the growth and performance of the legal sector and firms, with reports of office openings and expansions as well as significant new hires and partnerships. This section also includes the latest patent law news, with releases covering new applications, granted patents, appeals, and challenges.

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May 27, 2016, 07:30 ET Class action Alleges Link between Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

TORONTO, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Rochon Genova LLP and Will Davidson LLP have commenced a class action against Johnson & Johnson...


May 26, 2016, 19:43 ET Court Denies Wynn Resorts' Motion Seeking to Sever And Delay Trial Of Elaine Wynn's Case

  Nevada state court judge Elizabeth Gonzalez denied Wynn Resorts' motion to sever, which had sought to indefinitely delay trial of...


May 26, 2016, 19:30 ET Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against LendingClub Corporation

 Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the United States District...


May 26, 2016, 19:30 ET Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Ability Inc.

 Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court for the United States District...


May 26, 2016, 19:11 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of The Board of Directors of Resource America, Inc. -REXI

Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Resource America, Inc....


May 26, 2016, 18:15 ET Milberg LLP Announces Investigation of Board of Directors' Decision to Sell Mines Management, Inc. to Hecla Mining Company

Milberg LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law in connection with the proposed acquisition of Mines...


May 26, 2016, 15:44 ET SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Gerdau S.A. (GGB) and Lead Plaintiff Deadline: July 25, 2016

Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against of Gerdau S.A....


May 26, 2016, 14:53 ET INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Inventure Foods, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit - SNAK

The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities...


May 26, 2016, 14:46 ET Teamsters Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Flight Options

 Yesterday, a federal judge from the United States District Court for the Northern District in Cleveland granted a request from the...


May 26, 2016, 14:12 ET MINES MANAGEMENT INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Mines Management, Inc.

 Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") are investigating the...


May 26, 2016, 13:00 ET Sklar Kirsh Expands Media and Entertainment Practice

 Sklar Kirsh LLP announced today that Scott R. Ehrlich has joined the Firm as a Partner.  Ehrlich previously served as General Counsel of...


May 26, 2016, 11:49 ET Treatment Center Accuses Wellmark of Fraud

St. Gregory Retreat Centers and the Alternative Legal Placement Program (ALPP) announced today that they have filed a lawsuit in federal court...


May 26, 2016, 10:47 ET Milberg LLP Announces Investigation of Board of Directors' Decision to Sell Resource America, Inc. to C-III Capital Partners LLC

Milberg LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law in connection with the proposed acquisition of...


May 26, 2016, 10:04 ET Home Health Leaders Thank Bipartisan Lawmakers for Opposing Medicare Home Health Prior Authorization Requirement

 The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare – a coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and...


May 26, 2016, 10:00 ET Banking and Securities Department Orders Two Philadelphia Pawnbrokers to Cease and Desist

The Department of Banking and Securities has issued orders against Art's Money Loan, Inc. and Golden Cousins, Inc. ("Art's" and "Golden Cousins"),...


May 26, 2016, 09:32 ET Shareholder Alert: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of Commencement of a Class Action Lawsuit Involving PJT Partners Inc. and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of June 14, 2016 - PJT

 The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Southern District of New York on...


May 26, 2016, 09:17 ET Former NBA Star, Kermit Washington, Wrongly Indicted in Charity Fraud Case by Missouri Grand Jury

Kermit Washington has been wrongfully indicted on pending fraud related charges relating to his charity, Project Contact Africa....


May 26, 2016, 09:00 ET Lake George Alumni & Concerned Citizens Launch a Task Force to Explore Construction Projects completed at the High School in the 80s and 90s and possible links to abnormally high Health Issues.

 A group of former students, faculty, family and concerned citizens of Lake George have launched a Task Force that will investigate and deliver...


May 26, 2016, 08:45 ET Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Guides Recently Diagnosed US Navy Veterans and Their Families through the Internet Minefield to Ensure They Hire the Right Lawyers

 The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging a US Navy Veteran who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or their loved...


May 26, 2016, 08:45 ET Study Results Show New Patent May Eliminate Brain Injury From Football

 "Today we are pleased to release third party research findings for our patented helmet technology (The Mason System)," said Roger Mason, Chief...


May 26, 2016, 08:30 ET Dr. Martin Giniger, Leading Authority on Toothpaste and Teeth Whitening Formulations, Now Recognized as the Undisputed Top Expert Witness in Dental Products Industry

 If you have ever wondered about the safety, mechanism of action and efficacy of oral care products, you are not alone. It is a topic that few...


May 26, 2016, 08:00 ET Block & Leviton LLP Investigates Alibaba Group Following Reports of SEC Investigation

 Shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ("Alibaba" or the "Company") (NYSE: BABA) plunged approximately 7% yesterday after the Company disclosed...


May 25, 2016, 21:01 ET CBL ALERT: Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP Announces Investigation of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. After Report of SEC and FBI Probes; All Investors Encouraged to Contact Firm

 Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP is investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws by CBL &...


May 25, 2016, 20:36 ET Barnow and Associates, P.C. announces settlement with Calumet Transload Railroad, LLC

 If you owned property located within the boundaries of Torrence Avenue on the West, 95th Street on the North, the Illinois-Indiana border on...


May 25, 2016, 17:18 ET Luvera Law Firm Announces Court-Approved Settlement with City of Bothell in Death of Nurse Killed in High-Speed Police Chase

 Three years after Rachael Kamin was killed during a high-speed police chase involving two Bothell Police Department officers, the City of...