In the case of the Central American governments suing
the tobacco companies, the governments' health ministries wanted the cigarette makers to reimburse them for the cost of treating smokers who fell ill.
The second element requires that a reasonable connection exist between the contents of the accountant's misrepresentations and the action the suing
party took by relying on them.
"What we are likely to see is a Domesday scenario in which the parties are suing
each other and the insurance companies for damages.
The people who were suing
were sick, and the companies being sued were at fault because they knew about the hazards of asbestos, but failed to warn people.
multiple defendants, the plaintiff could choose which defendant to use in support of venue in a particular county.
With his current legal battle, one of the obstacles faced by Kaufman's attorneys is that, surprisingly, New York State has not had a single case involving a property owner suing
an association to enforce regulations.
Further, the appellants were not precluded from suing
die firm because of their standing as third parties (as opposed to being actual clients).
Aided by the American Civil Liberties Union, the couple is suing
the school system.
The Patient Protection Act allows individuals to sue their health plan while limiting damages and prohibiting the individual from suing
the employer, unless the it was directly involved in making a medical decision.
It is ironic that these Fortune 500 high-tech companies are suing
their property insurers for more than $1 billion to cover the cost of remediating Y2K problems in computer systems that they probably designed and programmed years ago.
A North Carolina jury recently mulcted the Meineke muffler chain for an estimated $400 million to $600 million, more than the annual profits of its large British parent company, after a lawyer invited jurors to "send a message to foreign companies." This September a New Jersey court ruled in favor of class-action lawyers suing
Thorn PLC (formerly half of the Thorn EMI music group), the British parent of the Rent-a-Center chain, in a case that Thom says might cost it $120 million.