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Mar 17, 2008

Appeals court tosses arbitrator's award to credit card company

No showing that debtor ever agreed to ADR process

Mar 17, 2008

Wyeth appeals $58 million award in Nevada drug case

RENO, Nev. — Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth is appealing an award of $58 million to three Nevada women who claim one of its drugs caused their breast cancer. The appeal filed earlier this month asks the Nevada Supreme Court to overturn the Feb. 21 award by Washoe County (Nev.) District Judge Robert Perry. It is the […]

Mar 17, 2008

W.Va. plaintiffs appeal ruling in DuPont pollution case

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Citizens who won nearly $400 million in damages in a DuPont pollution case are now asking the West Virginia Supreme Court for a little more. Lawyers for plaintiffs in the town of Spelter, W.Va., say the trial judge erred in a ruling that left about 300 people out of a property cleanup […]

Mar 17, 2008

Despite $4.5B Vioxx settlement, Merck faces host of lawsuits

TRENTON, N.J. — Merck & Co. is on the verge of settling most serious personal injury lawsuits over Vioxx, but the drugmaker faces lots of litigation over the onetime blockbuster painkiller it yanked from the market in 2004 over cardiovascular risks. In November, Merck announced a proposed $4.85 billion settlement for U.S. personal injury cases […]

Mar 17, 2008

Textile firm says railroad should pay $420M after Graniteville wreck

GRANITEVILLE — Attorneys for a shuttered textile company that blames its closure on a 2005 train wreck and toxic chemical spill say the railroad company should pay them $420 million dollars in damages. Michael Russ told jurors on the first day of the trial that equipment at Avondale Mills’ facilities was covered with yellow hydrochloric […]

Mar 17, 2008

Insurance – CGL Coverage – 'Occurrence' – Faulty Stucco – Subcontractor – Property Damage

CGL Coverage - 'Occurrence' - Faulty Stucco - Subcontractor - Property Damage

Mar 17, 2008

The battle over 'Redneck Shop'

Black pastor fights KKK store in Laurens

Mar 10, 2008

Master lacked equitable discretion to refuse deficiency judgment

A Spartanburg County master-in-equity overstepped his authority when he denied a mortgage company’s request for a deficiency judgment after a foreclosed property sold for less than what was owed, the Supreme Court has ruled. The master, Gordon G. Cooper, contended that he had “the discretion to deny the request for the entry of a deficiency […]

Mar 10, 2008

Settlement reached after verdict in Golf Trust lawsuit

A $3.8 million jury verdict — the third largest award on January’s Verdicts & Settlements survey — has been converted into a structured settlement, Lawyers Weekly has learned. Charleston lawyer Joseph P. Griffith Jr. told Lawyers Weekly that the parties negotiated a final settlement in the case of Young et al. v. Golf Trust of […]

Mar 10, 2008

Administrative – Tobacco Reform Act – Buyout Contracts – Standing

Tobacco Reform Act - Buyout Contracts - Standing

Mar 10, 2008

Contract – Arbitration – Hotel Franchise – Notice

Arbitration - Hotel Franchise - Notice

Feb 25, 2008

Va. federal court to decide if resort's homes agreement violates antitrust law

A fight between two realty companies over the right to sell Wintergreen resort properties has hit federal court in Virginia. The plaintiff, Mountain Area Realty Inc., says that Wintergreen Partners Inc.’s grant of an exclusive right to set up shop on the mountain and snag all those day-trippers to the resort gives it an unfair […]

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