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Bezos’s Girlfriend Likely Won’t Be Deposed in Brother’s Suit

Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend Lauren Sanchez probably won’t have to be questioned under oath as part of her brother’s defamation lawsuit against the world’s richest man. A California state court judge on Friday tentatively rejected Michael Sanchez’s argument that he’s entitled …

Bayer Fights Jury Loss in Bid to Minimize Roundup Payouts

If Bayer AG wants to keep total Roundup liability capped at $10 billion, it may be crucial to get a 2018 California court verdict overturned. On Tuesday, the German chemical giant will ask the state appeals court to toss a …

How Plaintiff Lawyers Help Corporate America Keep its Secrets

Paula Lawlor was sifting through piles of internal General Motors Co documents in a hotel room outside of Los Angeles when she hit pay dirt: Company records showing that GM knew for years that stronger roofs on its vehicles could …

Texas Supreme Court Closes ‘Trapdoor’ of Pretrial Negligence Requests

Insurance companies should take note of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Texas that closes a “trapdoor” pretrial discovery gambit by plaintiffs’ lawyers that exposed defendants to sanctions for denying negligence in pretrial requests for admissions and then …

N.J. Court Prohibits Lawyer from Asking Client at Trial if Vehicle Totaled

A New Jersey Superior Court judge recently issued a written ruling, holding that, as a matter of first impression, it was inappropriate for a lawyer to question his client during trial as to whether his vehicle was “totaled” as a …

Plaintiff in Iowa Bias Suit to Face Theft Charge

A former Iowa workforce adviser helping lead a class-action discrimination lawsuit filed by black workers is expected to face federal charges of embezzlement and identity theft. Linda Pippen is due in court Wednesday for a hearing where she is expected …