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Chevron Loses Major Pollution Ruling

  Reuters (10/18, Garcia) reports that Ecuadorean plaintiffs on Tuesday announced that an order recently issued by an Ecuadorean court allows them to seize some $200 million worth of assets belonging to US oil company Chevron Corp. As Reuters notes, this decision represents a new legal blow to Chevron in the ongoing pollution liability case, […]

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Federal Judge Finds Jurisdiction Over Chinese Drywall Manufacturer

  Three years ago, Colleen Stephens moved her family from a 5,000-square-foot, newly renovated home overlooking the bay in Virginia Beach into a house half the size and much farther inland. As reported below by the NYT, Judge Eldon Fallon handed down what could be one of the more important decisions of the year. As […]

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Court allows New York man to sue gun manufacturer, distributor for shooting incident.

On its face this may be viewed by some as a very contraversial decision. When you look at the facts , however, there is merit to the claim that dealers are flooding markets where they know the guns are highly likely to be used for the wrong purpose. Reuters (10/9, Wiessner) reports that a man […]

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Mesothelioma : Philadelphia Federal Judge Hands Down Major Decisions Affecting Maritime Cases

  Addressing a series of first impression maritime law issues in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a judge has ruled that a ship doesn’t qualify as a product for the purposes of products liability and that makers of the components of those ships don’t have a duty to warn “sophisticated” users about hazardous products, like […]

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How Can We Pass Laws Intended to Disenfranchise Voters?

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Discrimination class action continues against Walmart and Sam’s Club

Many people thought this case was over but the federal judge in North Carolina felt otherwise. Wal-Mart Women Win Right to Proceed With Discrimination Class Action Victoria Pynchon, Contributor       Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yesterday, a trial level federal court in Northern California denied Wal-Mart’s motion to […]

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