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Opioid Defendants Seek to Disqualify Judge Overseeing 2,300 Cases

Professor Howard Erichson provided his legal opinion to the New York Times on the motion filed by pharmacy retailers and drug distributors to disqualify the judge presiding over the bellwether Ohio case and nearly 2,300 other opioid-related lawsuits. Legal experts said they were surprised at the timing of the move to disqualify the judge, as

Calls for Justice Kavanaugh’s Impeachment are Mounting. Here’s How it Could Work.

Professor Jed Shugerman was quoted in a Washington Post article about the possibility that impeachment proceedings could be brought against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh following the most recently reported accusations of sexual misconduct by the justice. Yet Kavanaugh’s removal is exceedingly unlikely, given the supermajority threshold in the Senate, where there are 53 Republicans,

‘This was a gift:’ Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 days in Prison for Her Part in College Admissions Scandal

Professor James Cohen provided his opinion in the New York Daily News about the sentence handed down to actress Felicity Huffman for her part in the college admission scandal. “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was sentenced to only 14 days in prison Friday for her role in what prosecutors have called the largest college admissions

TM Rights Vs. Free Speech In Humvee Call Of Duty Case

Adjunct Professor David Jacoby wrote an article published in Law360 about the trademark infringement case involving the use of the Humvee name and likeness in the highly popular Call of Duty video game series. The defendant Activision Blizzard is the maker of the hugely successful Call of Duty series of video games, which, since 2003,

What a Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Means for the Sackler Family

An Associated Press article quoted Professor Richard Squire on the likelihood that a bankruptcy filing would block any pending claims against the Slacker Family, the owners of Purdue Pharma. HOW MANY LAWSUITS ARE THE SACKLERS FACING? At this time, more than 20 states have sued family members by name for their role in the crisis.