Civil procedure

Appeal by the Quebec defendants from a sequencing decision by a judge tasked with case management of this putative class proceeding. The Province of BC sought to recover opioid-related health-care costs from 48 defendants involved in the manufacturing, marketing, distribution or sale of opioid drugs and products in Canada. The judge ordered that all preliminary
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LANSING — Three groups of objectors to a proposed $641.25-million settlement of civil lawsuits arising from the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water supply have asked a federal appeals court to intervene in the case. In a Friday filing with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, lawyers accuse U.S. District Judge Judith Levy of showing bias and excluding them
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Holding In Performance Chemical Company v. True Chemical Solutions, LLC, No. W-21-CV-00222-ADA (W.D. Tex. May 21, 2021), Judge Albright of the Western District of Texas found that True Chemical Solutions (“True Chem”) violated the Court’s discovery order in bad faith and caused substantial prejudice to Performance Chemical Company (“PCC”). The district court granted PCC’s motion for sanctions
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Source: New Jersey Federal Practice Alert On June 21, 2021, Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the District Of New Jersey entered two Orders amending the District’s local civil rules, both of which are effective immediately: First, the Court adopted new Local Civil Rule 7.1.1, which requires the disclosure of third-party litigation funding within 30
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