Tag: civil litigation

Opioid makers face lawsuits

Gripped by the tragic toll of prescription drug overdoses, states, municipalities and labor unions are suing opioid manufacturers. “Philadelphia-area union workers are joining a wave of litigation against opioid manufacturers after losing eight members to addiction in 11… Read More

A Good Place To Discover ‘Civil Gideon’

Say what you will about president-elect Donald J. Trump, his election seems to have sparked interest in the concept of a “civil Gideon,” which would provide representation to people in non-criminal cases like eviction and child custody cases… Read More

High-Profile Civil Lawsuit Sours 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

Courts Monitor Publisher Sara Warner has written about some of the controversies plaguing the National Park Service in its 100th anniversary year. Everything from sexual harassment by NPS Grand Canyon river guides (complete with up-skirt photography charges and… Read More

Legal Weed Still Brings Plenty Of Court Action

As criminal actions against marijuana users and growers diminish in “legal” states like Colorado and Washington and in more than 30 “medical marijuana” states like California, there has been a new crop of civil litigation. For example, in… Read More