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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Opioid Litigation

For years, the number of people becoming addicted to opioid-based pharmaceuticals has rapidly increased. People who are chronic users of opioid drugs can experience severe side effects and are at a greater risk of overdose related death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that opioids account for 68% all drug overdose deaths, and in 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for America’s opioid epidemic. Several states, individuals, and other government divisions have filed lawsuits against various entities involved in the creation and sale of prescription, opioid-based painkillers.

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How Mobile Devices are Changing eDiscovery

The importance of mobile device data in legal discovery, investigations, and other proceedings is ubiquitous and virtually indisputable. Mobile devices such as cellphones, smartphones, e-readers, and tablets pose a significant and unique challenge to the legal industry when it comes to the collection, searching, processing and production of electronically stored information for discovery. Read on for what you need to know when approaching mobile data collection for legal discovery.

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SCOTUS Ruling has Far-Reaching Effects on Employment Litigation and Class Action

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that companies can prohibit workers from bringing class action suits over workplace issues. This affects an estimated 25 million employment contracts, and has far-reaching implications in wage and hour litigation and beyond. Click here to read what this means for you.

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Measuring Success and Avoiding Pitfalls in Discovery for Litigated Claims

At the recent 2018 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) conference, Epiq chief innovation officer, Cliff Dutton, hosted a roundtable titled, “Measuring Success and Avoiding Pitfalls in Discovery for Litigated Claims.” Engaging with professionals in the fields we support allows us to learn what’s most important to our clients; it also allows us to contribute our knowledge to help them achieve efficiencies in their legal matters.

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