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News Articles, October 31, 2017

Lawyers from 25 firms, most of which based in Texas, will pack a Houston courtroom on Nov. 1 as they vie to lead involuntary condemnation litigation filed on behalf of individuals and businesses dealing with the aftermath of flooding that occurred after water was released from two reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey.

Legal Newsline, October 27, 2017

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Coca-Cola, alleging that Diet Coke is misleadingly marketed as a weight-loss beverage, Diet Dr. Pepper, alleging that the beverage's manufacturer has engaged in false advertisement and unjust enrichment, and PepsiCo over its marketing of Diet Pepsi.

The Hill, October 28, 2017

President Trump has now declared the nation’s opioid crisis a “public health emergency.” This important step follows the recommendation by a White House commission, led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, to “act boldly,” to stem the crisis.  

Crain's New York Business, October 29, 2017

Before opening Union Square Café in 1985, Danny Meyer planned to attend law school. Instead, he decided to skip the entrance exam and pursue a career in hospitality. Thirty years later, his empire boasts the Shake Shack burger chain as well as some of the finest restaurants in New York City.

But now Meyer, like many successful entrepreneurs, has been dogged by litigation. This month he was named in a lawsuit by diner Timothy Brown that might be among the most absurd in history., October 27, 2017

For a man who considers himself  “the most avid social-media judge in America”, Don Willett’s monthlong silence on Twitter is almost deafening.

The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2017

Amid Republican disagreements over health and tax reform, 50 GOP Senators united Tuesday to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration rule. This is a victory for the economy and Mitch McConnell’s leadership.

Legal Newsline, October 26, 2017

A California judge last week reversed an award of more than $400 million to a woman who claims Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder caused her ovarian cancer.

Legal Newsline, October 26, 2017

According to a leading defense attorney in the field, the current class action lawsuit system is clouding a key issue.

Southeast Texas Record, October 23, 2017

A non-Texas company may seek out and do business with Texas companies and pay Texas taxes but that isn't enough for that company to fall under the jurisdiction of Texas courts, according to a recent opinion from a state appeals court.

The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2017

President Trump has plenty of cause to fire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray. But if he wants more, he should consult a forthcoming Treasury report on how the bureau rigged a study in support of its arbitration rule benefiting Mr. Cordray’s trial lawyer pals.