In the early 2000s, iconic cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris underwent a "rebranding" that included a name change to "Altria." Some viewed the move as a thinly veiled effort to associate with altruism a company that made some of the deadliest products in human history, and to give consumers the sense that the company was good. The name change took place amidst a flurry of litigation accusing the company of lying to consumers about cigarettes' cancerous effects and addictiveness.
KENT, OHIO - Today, Lauren Kesterson, a senior at Kent State University, filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Ohio asking it to order the University to provide public records about how it handled her rape report against a fellow student-athlete as well as efforts by a University employee to suppress that report.
Today, the Chandra Law Firm obtained a significant victory in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that will make it more difficult for defendants to engage in abusive litigation tactics against civil-rights plaintiffs and their counsel.