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Leadership Chosen for JUUL Cases Consolidated in California State Court

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On February 19, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Jones, who has been selected to preside over the consolidated California state court lawsuits against JUUL Labs, appointed a number of attorneys to lead the litigation against the San Francisco-based manufacturer.   The team of lawyers will oversee the nearly 100 lawsuits that have been filed in … Continue reading “Leadership Chosen for JUUL Cases Consolidated in California State Court”

Glyphosate Fact Sheet: Cancer and Other Health Concerns

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Glyphosate, a synthetic herbicide patented in 1974 by the Monsanto Company and now manufactured and sold by many companies in hundreds of products, has been associated with cancer and other health concerns. Glyphosate is best known as the active ingredient in Roundup-branded herbicides, and the herbicide used with “Roundup Ready” genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Herbicide … Continue reading “Glyphosate Fact Sheet: Cancer and Other Health Concerns”

Bayer Strives to Settle Lawsuits While Roundup Still on the Market

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Article in the Wall Street Journal — Bayer Strives to End Lawsuits Over Roundup—While Still Selling It, by Laura Kusisto, Ruth Bender, and Jacob Bunge. https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/2020/02/bayer-strives-to-settle-lawsuits-while-roundup-still-on-the-market.html

FDA Public Hearings Held on Asbestos Testing for Talc Products and Cosmetics

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On February 4, for the first time in almost fifty years, the FDA held a hearing examining the standards used for testing talc-containing products for asbestos and other potentially harmful contaminants. In response to recent reports that asbestos had been found in several talc-containing products, including a bottle of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the … Continue reading “FDA Public Hearings Held on Asbestos Testing for Talc Products and Cosmetics”

Litigation Upate: Zantac Lawsuits Head to Southern Florida

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On February 6th, the JPML released an order that will send over 140 lawsuits involving injuries caused by the heartburn medication Zantac to the Southern District of Florida. The judge assigned to preside over the consolidated cases, The Honorable Robin L. Rosenberg, will have the opportunity to oversee her first MDL. Although other districts such … Continue reading “Litigation Upate: Zantac Lawsuits Head to Southern Florida”

The Potential Hazard of “Forever Chemicals”

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A recent study done by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on the drinking water supplies of dozens of U.S. cities reveals that PFAS (as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are more commonly known) are far more prevalent than previously believed. PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because of the way they can accumulate and remain inside … Continue reading “The Potential Hazard of “Forever Chemicals””

Bard Hernia Mesh Cases Leading the Charge to Settlements in Hernia Mesh Litigations

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The primary Bard Hernia Mesh state litigation, pending in Rhode Island state court under Judge Gibney, is now set to begin its first bellwether trials that will focus on claims involving the Ventralex patch product, and proceed to trials involving the Composix E/X product. Not to be outdone, and though only designated in August 2018, … Continue reading “Bard Hernia Mesh Cases Leading the Charge to Settlements in Hernia Mesh Litigations”

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