Duane Morris LLP Presents Groundbreaking Product Liability and Mass Torts Class Action Review – 2024, Offering Expert Insight for Organizations Facing Legal Challenges

Chicago, IL – Duane Morris LLP, a leading law firm, has released its inaugural publication, the Duane Morris Product Liability and Mass Torts Class Action Review – 2024. This comprehensive review analyzes the key legal rulings, settlements, and litigation trends in the product liability and mass tort class action space in 2023. Written by Duane Morris partners Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley, alongside contributions from members of the Class Action Defense Group, the review provides valuable insights from their extensive experience in defending class action litigation across the United States. Class action … Read more

Firefighter Convicted of Kidnapping in Cannabis Theft Retaliation, Faces City Employment Review

ESTACADA, Oregon – A Portland firefighter has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree kidnapping after locking a man inside a shipping container in a bid to recover stolen cannabis. Douglas Bourland, 48, had allegedly scared Colbey Fleishman into revealing the whereabouts of around 260 pounds of marijuana that he had stolen from Bourland’s business, the Oregon Hemp House. The trial lasted for three days before a Multnomah County jury delivered the guilty verdicts against Bourland. He has been on unpaid leave from Portland Fire & Rescue since his indictment in August 2021. The … Read more

City of Solana Beach Files Lawsuit Against Del Mar Fairgrounds Over KAABOO Music Festival Approval without Proper Review Process

SOLANA BEACH, California – The future of the KAABOO music festival, set to make its return this summer, is now uncertain as the City of Solana Beach has filed a lawsuit against the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The city alleges that the fairgrounds granted approval for the event without undergoing the necessary review process. The lawsuit, filed last Monday, urges the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the fairgrounds, to revoke its approval of the festival until it complies with the California Environmental Quality Act. This Act mandates that public agencies assess the environmental impacts of … Read more

New Database Empowers Young Lawyers to Review Judges and Expose Workplace Misconduct

Washington, D.C. — A new database is set to launch next month, offering young lawyers the opportunity to review their experiences working for judges and providing law students with insights into the reputations of potential employers. Created by former law clerk Aliza Shatzman, the platform aims to address concerns regarding abusive behavior by judges and improve workplace conditions for judicial employees. Shatzman, who founded the Legal Accountability Project in 2022, has already received over 800 surveys from current and former clerks since beginning her efforts last April. Her own experience with an abusive judge derailed … Read more