Supreme Court Decision on Purdue Case Raises Barriers for Settling Mass Torts in Bankruptcy

Washington – A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has significantly influenced the landscape of bankruptcy law, particularly affecting how mass torts, such as widespread injury claims against companies, can be resolved when the accused entities file for bankruptcy. Central to this decision was the case involving Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, which has been at the heart of numerous lawsuits due to allegations of fueling the opioid crisis in America. The court’s ruling has curtailed a common legal strategy often employed by companies in bankruptcy: settling mass tort litigation through bankruptcy protection plans that … Read more

Landmark Decision: Judge Greenlights $92 Million Bond for Trump, Settling E. Jean Carroll Defamation Lawsuit

New York, NY – In a recent development, a judge has given approval for former President Donald Trump’s $92 million bond in order to cover a jury award in a defamation case brought by E. Jean Carroll. Carroll, a former writer for Elle magazine, accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s. The case gained significant attention during Trump’s presidency and has continued to make headlines as it progresses through the legal system. The decision to grant the bond comes as a response to a request made by Trump’s legal team. They argued that … Read more

Apple and Chip Startup Rivos Settling Trade Secrets Lawsuit

San Jose, California – Apple has reached a settlement with chip startup Rivos, ending a two-year legal battle over stolen trade secrets. Both parties informed a judge on Friday that they are working towards finalizing the settlement by March 15. Apple had filed a lawsuit against Rivos in May 2022, accusing the “stealth-mode” startup of luring away engineers who had access to confidential company information. The lawsuit claimed that former employees stole Apple’s System-on-a-Chip specifications and design files at Rivos’ request during the recruitment process. In response, Rivos countersued Apple in September 2023, claiming that … Read more

Finding Love vs. Embracing Freedom: The Dilemma of Settling Down and Having Kids

NEW YORK, NY – Liz, a 32-year-old woman living in New York City, has been feeling the pressure to settle down and have children. Her best friend and housemate, Maggie, acknowledges Liz’s concerns but wishes she would take a step back and relax. In a city where app dating is the norm, Liz is constantly chatting with potential partners, while Maggie takes breaks due to the exhausting nature of dating apps. Liz’s intense focus on finding a partner and starting a family has led her to regurgitate misinformation about fertility, according to Maggie. Despite Liz’s … Read more