Supreme Court of the United States

Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Goodyear's Appeal of $7.2M Tire Defect Verdict

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:37pm

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., leaving in place a $7.2 million wrongful death verdict for the family of a Plaquemines Parish man who was killed when a defective Goodyear G182 tire suddenly exploded.

Key Points: 
  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., leaving in place a $7.2 million wrongful death verdict for the family of a Plaquemines Parish man who was killed when a defective Goodyear G182 tire suddenly exploded.
  • The case is one of several recent favorable outcomes secured by the Kaster, Lynch, Farrar & Ball trial team, including:
    A $3.08 million tire defect verdict against Kumho Tire in September 2021.
  • A $1.2 million jury verdict upheld on appeal in May 2020 on behalf of an Arkansas truck driver seriously injured in a crash caused by a defective Hankook tire.
  • Numerous tire defect settlements with significant confidential awards against some of the world's largest tire and automotive companies, including Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone Tire and Michelin.

Spencer Stuart Welcomes General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer Lucy Lopez

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, is pleased to announcethat Lucy Lopez is joining the firm as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, is pleased to announcethat Lucy Lopez is joining the firm as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer.
  • Lopez will succeed Dave Rasmussen, who is retiring as Spencer Stuart's General Counsel after 24 years at the firm.
  • Lopez, who is based in New York, joins Spencer Stuart after more than two decades with McKinsey & Company, most recently serving as Deputy General Counsel and Head of Legal, Americas.
  • "I am thrilled to start a new chapter as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Spencer Stuart.

The History of Vaccine Mandates in the US Military, States, and Public Schools Dates Back Over 200 Years, per the A-Mark Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

There is also coverage of opposition to vaccine mandates throughout history, and an informative chart showing the vaccine requirements and exemptions for K-12 public schools in all 50 states.

Key Points: 
  • There is also coverage of opposition to vaccine mandates throughout history, and an informative chart showing the vaccine requirements and exemptions for K-12 public schools in all 50 states.
  • We also found that all 50 states currently require vaccinations for viruses such as polio, measles, and rubella for students in K-12 public schools."
  • While all 50 states have had mandated vaccine requirements since 1980 or earlier, there are some exemptions allowed.
  • "We hope that our report will add to available information on vaccine mandates, which should allow people to make more informed decisions about this contentious issue."

David L. Taylor is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:53pm

Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law provides quality, expert legal services in two offices located in Cambridge and Sterling, Massachusetts.

Key Points: 
  • Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law provides quality, expert legal services in two offices located in Cambridge and Sterling, Massachusetts.
  • Garnering nearly fifty years of vast knowledge and experience, Mr. Taylor specializes in real estate, corporate, real estate, elder, trust, probate, and nonprofit tax laws.
  • An academic scholar, Mr. Taylor completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1967.
  • To further his professional development, Mr. Taylor is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Christian Legal Society.

Global Superstars Back VirtualStaX

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:09pm

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --NFL Superstars Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes, South African rugby legend Jean de Villiers and music mogul Randy Jackson unite as global ambassadors behind VirtualStaX (aka StaX) - a new digital platform set to revolutionize the global fan economy.

Key Points: 
  • CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --NFL Superstars Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes, South African rugby legend Jean de Villiers and music mogul Randy Jackson unite as global ambassadors behind VirtualStaX (aka StaX) - a new digital platform set to revolutionize the global fan economy.
  • What started as an idea in a small log cabin near four years ago (about three years before NFTs hit the mainstream) has grown to become TheXchange - the pioneering global marketplace behind VirtualStaX.
  • TheXchange and VirtualStaX provide opportunities to those that may not have had them before,"added De Villiers.
  • "TheXchange and StaX enables talent at any stage of their career- from rising stars to superstars - to put themselves on the map through a global growing fan base to fund their dreams.

Global Superstars Back VirtualStaX

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:06pm

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --NFL Superstars Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes, South African rugby legend Jean de Villiers and music mogul Randy Jackson unite as global ambassadors behind VirtualStaX (aka StaX) - a new digital platform set to revolutionize the global fan economy.

Key Points: 
  • CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --NFL Superstars Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes, South African rugby legend Jean de Villiers and music mogul Randy Jackson unite as global ambassadors behind VirtualStaX (aka StaX) - a new digital platform set to revolutionize the global fan economy.
  • What started as an idea in a small log cabin near four years ago (about three years before NFTs hit the mainstream) has grown to become TheXchange - the pioneering global marketplace behind VirtualStaX.
  • TheXchange and VirtualStaX provide opportunities to those that may not have had them before,"added De Villiers.
  • "TheXchange and StaX enables talent at any stage of their career- from rising stars to superstars - to put themselves on the map through a global growing fan base to fund their dreams.

New Lawsuit Filed to Remedy Existing Racial Gerrymandering, Restore Fairness to Alabama’s Congressional Redistricting Process, and Afford African Americans More Choice

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 1:03pm

Before the Supreme Court announced the one person, one vote rule in 1964, Alabama split no counties.

Key Points: 
  • Before the Supreme Court announced the one person, one vote rule in 1964, Alabama split no counties.
  • Since 1982, Alabamas Congressional map consists of gerrymandered districts that split across seven counties and divide Montgomery County among three congressional districts.
  • The complaint includes an example of how Alabamas Congressional districts can be redrawn constitutionally without splitting a single county, while maintaining the cores of existing districts.
  • Redistricting in Alabama using the Whole County Map is the best path forward for equal voting rights in Alabama.

PennEast Concedes to Opposition, Cancels Pipeline Project

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 9:08pm

FAR HILLS, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PennEast Pipeline Company today announced it will abandon plans for a fossil gas pipeline in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Key Points: 
  • FAR HILLS, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PennEast Pipeline Company today announced it will abandon plans for a fossil gas pipeline in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • "PennEast has ceased all further development of the Project," the company said in a statement that cited lack of necessary permits as the reason.
  • Environmental advocates, residents, and federal, state and local government officials combatted the unneeded pipeline for seven years.
  • "My children and I are overcome with sheer joy and gratitude that the fight against the PennEast Pipeline is finally over!"

Chevron Mourns Passing of Former Texaco Chairman Alfred DeCrane

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:23pm

Chevron Corporation today honored the life and career of former Texaco Chairman and CEO Alfred C. DeCrane, Jr., who died this past week at the age of 90.

Key Points: 
  • Chevron Corporation today honored the life and career of former Texaco Chairman and CEO Alfred C. DeCrane, Jr., who died this past week at the age of 90.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210927005737/en/
    Alfred DeCrane, former Texaco chairman and CEO.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Al led Texaco at an important and challenging time for the company and the industry as a whole, and he leaves a proud legacy, said Mike Wirth, chairman and CEO of Chevron.
  • Following his retirement in 1996, DeCrane served on many corporate boards, including Bestfoods, Cigna, Birmingham Steel, Harris Corp., and Dean Whitter Discover.

U.S. District Court Invalidates Dartmouth Patents Asserted by ChromaDex

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

The litigation between Elysium Health, ChromaDex, and Dartmouth commenced in September 2018, centered on two Dartmouth patents licensed by ChromaDexU.S.

Key Points: 
  • The litigation between Elysium Health, ChromaDex, and Dartmouth commenced in September 2018, centered on two Dartmouth patents licensed by ChromaDexU.S.
  • 101 and under controlling U.S. Supreme Court precedent because they are directed to products of nature, as nicotinamide riboside ("NR"), the subject of the patents, is a naturally-occurring vitamin.
  • Because the District Court concluded that the patents are invalid on this ground, it did not have occasion to reach numerous other defenses Elysium Health had raised, including additional invalidity and noninfringement grounds.
  • "After three years of litigation, we are gratified that the court vindicated our position and concluded that the Dartmouth patents licensed by ChromaDex are invalid, as we have contended all along," said Elysium Health CEO Eric Marcotulli.