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Litigation Update: Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Proceedings Accelerate

Posted on by Edward Lott

A general bar date has been set for filing claims in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings involving the Boy Scouts of America.  In a telephonic hearing held on May 18, Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware established a filing deadline of November 16, 2020 and provided a … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Proceedings Accelerate”

Data Tells Many Stories Behind the COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes

Posted on by Edward Lott

Data Analysis by: Robert Koehl, Verus’ Analytics Manager and Jose Thomas, Verus’ Senior Statistician The news is filled every day with pandemic-related statistics: number of new cases, number of deaths, number of recoveries and so on. But what’s the real story behind the data? Data concerning nursing home cases can be used to bring serious … Continue reading “Data Tells Many Stories Behind the COVID-19 Impact on Nursing Homes”

How Will J&J’s Move to Discontinue Baby Powder Sales Impact Its Ongoing Talc Litigation Now?

Posted on by Edward Lott

On May 19, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced it is discontinuing North American sales of its talc-based baby powder, a product it has defended for decades in the face of lawsuits filed by consumers who say it caused cancer. This move likely would not have happened without the public attention drawn to individuals who have … Continue reading “How Will J&J’s Move to Discontinue Baby Powder Sales Impact Its Ongoing Talc Litigation Now?”

Appeals court focused on damages question ahead of Johnson v. Monsanto hearing

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A California appeals court looks poised to issue a ruling that would uphold the first U.S. trial victory involving allegations that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The United States Court of Appeal First Appellate District on Wednesday notified lawyers for plaintiff Dewayne “Lee” Johnson and legal counsel for Monsanto that they should be prepared … Continue reading “Appeals court focused on damages question ahead of Johnson v. Monsanto hearing”

Litigation Update: J&J to Discontinue Sales of Baby Powder in North America

Posted on by Edward Lott

Even as the company continues to defend the safety of its flagship product, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced on Tuesday that it would discontinue selling its talc-based baby powder product in the U.S.   Facing tens of thousands of lawsuits from women alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by asbestos contamination of J&J baby powder, … Continue reading “Litigation Update: J&J to Discontinue Sales of Baby Powder in North America”

Artificial Intelligence and Client Acquistion

Posted on by Edward Lott

We are now using Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the first step in our lead verification process. We are constantly upgrading our technology platform to improve the quality of verified leads and signed cases we provide to our clients. This new technology allows us to verify the leads name, address, phone number, date of birth, email … Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence and Client Acquistion”

Financial Technology Company Plaid Accused Of Banking Data Ripoff 

Posted on by Edward Lott

Venmo, Stripe, Square’s Cash App, and Coinbase are just a few of the thousands of financial services apps that use banking authentication services provided by a company called Plaid. Founded in 2013, Plaid, a financial technology company, claims to connect to more than 11,000 banking institutions worldwide, allowing them to interact with day-to-day banking, investment, … Continue reading “Financial Technology Company Plaid Accused Of Banking Data Ripoff “

Litigation Update: California Appeals Court Reinstates Thousands of Risperdal Cases Against Johnson & Johnson

Posted on by Edward Lott

On May 8, the California 2nd District Court of Appeals reinstated thousands of cases pending against drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson involving the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  The March, 2017 lower court ruling in the Risperdal and Invega Products Liability Cases had granted motions for summary judgment in favor of J&J on preemption grounds in five … Continue reading “Litigation Update: California Appeals Court Reinstates Thousands of Risperdal Cases Against Johnson & Johnson”

Assessing the Potential for Successful COVID Insurance Claims

Posted on by Edward Lott

  By Guest Author: Gagan Gupta Insurance Disputes Division | Paynter Law Ph: (844) 272-5435 | ggupta@paynterlaw.com   Almost every state and local government across the country has entered “shelter in place” or shutdown orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These orders typically require that all non-essential businesses cease operations, and even require that … Continue reading “Assessing the Potential for Successful COVID Insurance Claims”

Litigation Update: Zantac Leadership Is Selected

Posted on by Edward Lott

On Friday, May 8th, District Judge Robin Rosenberg, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, appointed 26 lawyers to a range of leadership positions to the Zantac MDL that was transferred to Florida last February. Initially, the Judge had created an interim team to handle some special tasks given the Covid-19 … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Zantac Leadership Is Selected”

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