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Federal Lawsuit Claims Yahoo Management’s Secret Pact with China Supported Torture, Imprisonment of Pro-Democracy Activists

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Attorneys for renowned Chinese activist Ning Xianhua have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Yahoo Inc. founder Jerry Yang and CEO Terry Semel provided Mr. Ning’s Yahoo emails to Chinese authorities in a joint effort to silence pro-democracy dissidents in China and to aid Mr. Ning’s capture, imprisonment, and torture by Chinese government officials. Yahoo’s successor companies, Oath Holdings, a division of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and Altaba Inc. (NASDAQ: AABA) are also named as defendants in the case.  Continue reading “Federal Lawsuit Claims Yahoo Management’s Secret Pact with China Supported Torture, Imprisonment of Pro-Democracy Activists”

Mark Lanier Leading Efforts to Consolidate Business-Related COVID-19 Coverage Claims In Federal MDL

In a 90-minute video hearing before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the firm’s Mark Lanier advocated for a national consolidation of the growing number of COVID-19-related business interruption claims against insurers.

Mr. Lanier told the seven-member panel that centralizing those cases in federal court would create a consistency among any differing interpretations of policy language. Continue reading “Mark Lanier Leading Efforts to Consolidate Business-Related COVID-19 Coverage Claims In Federal MDL”

Missouri Appellate Court Denies Reconsideration of $2.11 Billion Talc-Ovarian Cancer Ruling

The Missouri Court of Appeals has denied an effort by Johnson & Johnson’s legal counsel to seek a rehearing of the court’s recent opinion that upheld $2.11 billion in punitive and compensatory damages against the company and its affiliate.  The court also denied J&J’s efforts to transfer the ruling to the Missouri Supreme Court. Continue reading “Missouri Appellate Court Denies Reconsideration of $2.11 Billion Talc-Ovarian Cancer Ruling”