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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”

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”

Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child abuse case, court rules

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Home Daily News Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:40 pm CST The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to report that one of its members had been sexually abusing children for years. In its 7-0 decision, the … Continue reading “Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child abuse case, court rules”

California Court of Appeal Aligns with Ninth Circuit on ADA Website Accessibility Standards

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When plaintiffs sue companies alleging that their websites do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), courts start by answering two threshold legal questions. Does the ADA apply to websites? And if it does, which websites does it apply to? At least seven federal circuit courts have answered these questions and have reached … Continue reading “California Court of Appeal Aligns with Ninth Circuit on ADA Website Accessibility Standards”

Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct

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Home Daily News Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving… Corporate Law By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 9:39 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, who recently came under fire for his relationships with women who worked at the company, announced Friday that he will retire at the … Continue reading “Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct”

Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules

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Home Daily News Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve,… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:08 pm CST The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an airshow in 2007. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. An appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking the U.S. Air Force from discharging two airmen because of … Continue reading “Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules”

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