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Airline passenger’s injury claims aren’t preempted

Federal law regulating the airline industry does not completely preempt the personal injury claims of a disabled passenger who claimed she didn’t receive the wheelchair assistance she requested, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a ...

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Mass. jury awards $63M for child’s reaction to Motrin

A Massachusetts jury awarded $63 million to a teenaged girl and her parents after the girl suffered an adverse reaction to Children’s Motrin that left her scarred and blind, with permanent brain and lung damage. And the award may increase.

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Can plaintiffs recover from Ponzi scheme in state court?

Does the Securities Litigation Standards Act preempt state-law class actions claiming that the defendant engaged in a Ponzi scheme involving misrepresentations about transactions with securities covered by the federal act? The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to answer this question.

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