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  • July 19, 2024

    Utility, Attys 'Colluded' On $178M Ore. Wildfire Deal, Court Told

    Berkshire Hathaway-owned utility PacifiCorp is facing allegations from plaintiffs firms that it "colluded" with a trio of other law firms to reach a "paltry" $178 million settlement with survivors of deadly Oregon wildfires allegedly sparked by the utility's equipment, according to a filing in Oregon state court.

  • July 19, 2024

    Class Seeks $1.5B Settlement In Payday Loan Dispute

    A class of borrowers has urged a Virginia federal court to approve what would be the largest settlement ever obtained in a challenge to participants in the tribal lending industry, arguing that the agreement would give significant relief to hundreds of thousands in the form of debt cancellations and cash payments.

  • July 19, 2024

    Bankruptcy Judge's Affair Sank Barge Company, Ex-CEO Says

    The former CEO of a now-defunct barge company claims that a Houston bankruptcy judge's affair with a Jackson Walker attorney helped destroy his business, saying that Jackson Walker shouldn't escape racketeering claims because it hid its part in the lucrative relationship.

  • July 19, 2024

    Tweeting Holdout Ga. Juror's Removal Demands New Trial

    The Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered a new trial for a man convicted of child molestation, ruling that the trial judge wrongly replaced a holdout juror even though he'd described himself on social media as "walking grounds for a mistrial."

  • July 19, 2024

    McCarter & English Pushes To End Biotech Malpractice Row

    McCarter & English LLP faced accusations Friday in New Jersey state court that it was making "fictitious" defenses in a malpractice suit by a biotechnology company, saying in response that it was being treated as a "scapegoat."

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