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Law360, January 11, 2018

Two Honda owners have objected in Florida federal court to the proposed $605 million settlement the automaker reached to exit multidistrict litigation over defective Takata air bags, arguing in part that the 30 percent sought by class counsel is too high.

Southeast Texas Record, January 11, 2018

Over the past several years, Edinburg attorney Kent Livesay has experienced his own share of legal troubles, from being fingered in a barratry lawsuit to being suspended for misconduct.

More recently, the Commission for Lawyer Discipline, an arm of the State Bar of Texas, hit Livesay with a suspension for barratry, commonly referred to as ambulance chasing.

The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday his administration had filed a lawsuit against five major oil companies and was pushing New York City pension funds to divest from fossil fuel, both part of an effort to fight climate change.

New York Post, January 8, 2018

Starbucks has won the dismissal of a US lawsuit accusing the coffee chain of overcharging customers by underfilling lattes and mochas to reduce milk costs.

New York Post, January 6, 2018

Mad because there’s too much empty space in that bottle of Advil? Sue them!

Is there more than just vitamins in your Vitamin Water? Drag ‘em to the courthouse!

Actually — someone probably has sued that big company that committed a petty wrong against you, without you knowing it. New York lawyers rake in millions by suing on behalf of people who have no idea their interests are represented in court.

CNBC, January 4, 2018

Jewelry store Claire's said Thursday that lab results certified its products as asbestos-free, following allegations of the toxic substance in its products last month.

Southeast Texas Record, January 3, 2018

The Wikipedia page for the “Terrell memo,” the infamous cheat sheet revealing how Baron & Budd asbestos clients were coached up before depositions, is no longer up.

Institute for Legal Reform, December 21, 2017

A lawsuit claiming that Jelly Belly “deceived” a woman about the sugar in its Sport Beans product – despite a clear content label on its packaging – tops the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017.

The National Law Review, December 21, 2017

There is something magical about shopping during the holidays. Those who favor the bustle of malls will enjoy elaborate window displays and the familiar sights and sounds of the season. And those who favor shopping while snug in their beds will use websites and apps to have gifts wrapped and shipped to their homes or convenient brick-and-mortar locations.

But lurking among those happy holiday shoppers is a small but growing number of professional plaintiffs with visions of dollar signs dancing in their heads. Hunting for lawsuits rather than bargains, they will concoct claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by enrolling in text message programs and then purporting to revoke that consent in ways that are deliberately designed to evade systems that recognize and register legitimate attempts to opt out. In doing so, these modern day Grinches threaten not only the retailers who are exposed to potentially massive aggregate liability, but also the consumers who have come to rely on their text message programs for information about sales, promotions, and other benefits.

New York Post, December 16, 2017

Wonder why New York pays through the nose for everything from health care to construction projects to auto insurance — and taxes? A new report from the Empire Center has a one-word answer: lawsuits.