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Johnson and Johnson faces $572 Million Judgment Regarding Opioid Crisis

Oklahoma judge Thad Balkman of Cleveland County ordered Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries to pay $572 million into a state fund to help reduce the opioid crisis in Oklahoma. This ruling was the first of its kind to make it to a final ruling. It comes as nearly 2,000 lawsuits, filed by various government. Continue reading…

Federal Court Says Georgia Must Have Paper Ballots

On August 15th, Federal Judge Amy Totenberg issued a 153-page ruling saying that the “long and twisted” saga of the State’s voting systems was nearing a conclusion. Georgia remains one of five status in the U.S. that uses touchscreen voting machines with no paper back up mechanism or record keeping ability. However, earlier this year,. Continue reading…

Closely Divided Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia’s Habitual Drunkard Law

A Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, held that a Virginia habitual drunkard law was unconstitutionally vague. In its 8-7 opinion, the court noted the law raised concerns about violations of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Virginia’s Law The state law makes it a crime for individuals labeled as. Continue reading…

Things to Consider When Deposing an International Witness

Deposing a witness is a headache. There is coordination, fees, preparation, and numerous other things to consider. Deposing an international witness can be even worse. In addition to the standard procedures you have to undertake, there are other things to consider as well. What are the internal laws of the witness’s home country? Do you. Continue reading…

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