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Judge Breyer’s Historic Judgment Against Walgreens Concluded Evidence was “Devastating”

According to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, “Walgreens gave short shrift to its regulatory obligations, and its pharmacies failed to perform due diligence on hundreds of thousands of red flag prescriptions, many of which were written by suspicious prescribers that Walgreens’ own pharmacists warned the company about. The aggregate evidence that Plaintiff presented at trial was not only adequate to establish Walgreens’ culpability—it was devastating.” (Case No. 18-cv-07591-CRB).

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The Risks of Overconcentration in Pot Stocks

The annals of investment history are lightly peppered with stories of ordinary people who made their millions concentrating their holdings with a single company—Microsoft, Sears, Facebook, and others. However, these success stories are the exception, not the norm.

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The Risks of Overconcentration in Pot Stocks

The annals of investment history are lightly peppered with stories of ordinary people who made their millions concentrating their holdings with a single company—Microsoft, Sears, Facebook, and others. However, these success stories are the exception, not the norm.

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$5.6 Million Verdict for Gainesville Man For Spinal Cord Injury Incurred at Pool Party

A jury awarded $5.6MM to Jack Massey, an underage minor in 2017, who was invited to a party at The Retreat Gainesville, was permitted to consume alcohol and was provided alcohol, then dove or flipped into a swimming pool, sustaining a traumatic spinal cord injury that left him a partial Quadriplegic. Pensacola Attorney Rachael Gilmer, of Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR), along with co-counsel Jamie Holland of Holland Law, represented Massey at trial.

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“Road to Justice:” Law Firm Launches Series of Camp Lejeune Town Hall Meetings in Multiple Florida Cities

The Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) law firm announces the launch of “Road to Justice,” a series of Town Hall Meetings aimed at informing people about Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims. A “Road to Justice” Town Hall will take place this Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the American Legion Post 235 at 105 Hollywood Boulevard NW, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, from 5 pm to 7 pm.

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Opening Arguments Given in First Week of New Mexico Opioid Trial

Opening arguments were given earlier this week (September 6, 2022) in the bench trial for the state of New Mexico’s opioid case against Walgreens, Walmart, and Kroger. The three pharmacy giants stand accused of recklessly dispensing opioids and, in so doing, facilitating the state’s opioid crisis. Together, the defendants are responsible for more than 50% of the opioid pills in New Mexico, according to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, who opened the bench trial.

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People’s Law School Opens its Doors to the Public for Free, Weekly Classes

The Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) law firm is proud to present the People’s Law School starting September 6 at The REX Theatre in Downtown Pensacola. Anyone who is interested in knowing more about the law as it pertains to personal injury, estate/probate, worker’s compensation, or bankruptcy is welcome to attend every Tuesday in September from 6pm to 8pm.

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Attorney Mike Papantonio Named the Best Lawyers® 2023 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year”

Mike Papantonio, of the Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) law firm, received the 2023 Best Lawyers® Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” award. He was one of only three lawyers in Florida to receive this honor. “Lawyer of the Year” honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.
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Could Your Elmiron Medication Have Caused Your Maculopathy?

Many of the four-to-twelve million people who suffer from interstitial cystitis (IC) (a painful, chronic bladder condition) have sought relief from their symptoms by taking the prescription medication Elmiron—only to learn the drug carries some concerning side effects.

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Levin Papantonio Rafferty Public Service Announcements

On January 1, 2022, a merger between Gulf Power and Florida Power & Light (FPL) has resulted in power bills for some customers doubling or even tripling.

Levin Papantonio Rafferty is helping to lead a campaign to get the Florida Public Service Commission to reconsider its approval of the utility rate, or at the very least hold public hearings on the issue.

Below are some of the news stories on the issue:

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Teva to pay over $4 billion to communities in pending nationwide opioid settlement

The National Prescription Opiate Litigation Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee confirmed that they, alongside the working group of States’ Attorneys General, counsel for Native American Tribes and plaintiffs’ lawyers representing the States and local communities, have reached an agreement in principle with pharmaceutical manufacturer Teva on the primary financial terms of a nationwide opioid settlement. This agreement follows years of litigation naming Teva as a defendant responsible for fueling the opioid epidemic in America.

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JPML to Consider Consolidating Abbott Powdered Formula Lawsuits

The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has scheduled a hearing to consider Plaintiff’s motion to transfer eighteen Abbott powdered baby formula lawsuits to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida where they would be consolidated in MDL No. 3037. The court will also hear arguments from plaintiffs who oppose consolidation of these cases. The hearing is scheduled for July 28, 2022.

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