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Blue Diamond's "all natural" claim (left) has been dropped from its current packaging (right).
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Class-Action Blue Diamond Settlement Challenged in Arkansas

A New York attorney said he is coming to Washington County Circuit Court later this month to challenge a class-action settlement against the makers of Blue Diamond almond products that he said is unfair to class members. read more >
From left: Judges Duane Benton, Bobby Shepherd and Lavenski Smith of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Insurance / Legal

8th Circuit Hears Forum Shopping Case Involving Goodson

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case. read more >
Insurance / Legal

John Goodson To Defend Himself at Circuit Court of Appeals

Texarkana class-action attorney John Goodson will get his day before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 7. read more >
P.K. Holmes III

Class-Action Watchdog Says Sanctions Should Stand Against Attorneys

A group tells the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that sanctions should stand against five plaintiffs' attorneys who were found to have abused the court system in their manipulation of a controversial case. read more >
The Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building and Courthouse in Fort Smith, serving the Western District of Arkansas.
Insurance / Legal

Old Ruling Haunts Class-action Lawyers

When 17 attorneys submitted briefs explaining why they moved a class-action case out of Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III’s court and into Polk County Circuit Court, something was curiously missing. read more >
Insurance / Legal

John Goodson, Others Respond to Judge; Court Date Reset

The "show-cause" hearing date involving more than a dozen attorneys in the controversial class-action "forum shopping" case has been moved up a day to Feb. 18. read more >
John C. Goodson (inset) and his Texarkana law firm Keil & Goodson have been involved in about two dozen lawsuits since November 2013 against insurance companies for improperly depreciating labor costs on property claims.
Government & Politics / Insurance / Legal

John Goodson’s New Class-Action Strategy Takes Place of One Blocked by US Supreme Court

Since the U.S. Supreme Court found a previous strategy to be illegal, Keil & Goodson and other class-action attorneys have taken a different approach to keeping their class-action settlements out of the hands of federal judges: strike a deal with the defendants to settle the case in state court. read more >