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May 1, 2015

In the News Today – May 1, 2015

A bill is on its way to the desk of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley that The Wall Street Journal is calling “a major trial lawyer defeat.” The bill would undo an incredibly harmful Alabama State Supreme Court decision that would hold the developers and manufacturers of brand-name drugs liable for harm caused to people who take generic versions of those drugs. (ILR Blog Post)

A federal judge has ruled oil spill cleanup workers “who sue BP for medical problems that surface later in life have the right to make their case before a jury.” (Insurance Journal)

“Defendants’ objections are yet another transparent effort to conceal evidence of the scheme and the mechanisms that allowed them to employ it,” wrote attorneys for Garlock Sealing Technologies, in response to plaintiffs’ firm Belluck & Fox’s fight “to prevent more discovery” in a racketeering suit Garlock has filed against the firm. (Legal Newsline)

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