Lawsuits

Lawyers for Camp Lejeune Victims Push to Allow Jury Trials

Attorneys for Camp Lejeune contaminated water victims are pleading foul against the government for attempting to ban jury trials that the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 presumably grants so injured parties can be heard by juries. Lawyers in a...
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Judge Deals a Blow to Lawsuits Claiming Tylenol/Autism Connection

The judge in the consolidated multidistrict litigation, which claims painkiller Tylenol can cause autism in children if their mothers take it during pregnancy, dealt plaintiffs a potentially fatal blow by barring their expert witness testimony in a December 18 hearing...
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Washington Hip Implant Claims Have Been Consolidated Into One Case

A Washington State judge ruled for plaintiffs in defective hip implant litigation by consolidating their cases into a single case in King County Superior Court. The defendant, Depuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, had argued the cases were...
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Covidien Hernia Mesh MDL Case is About to Get its Leadership Team

A leadership team is about to be appointed to move hernia mesh lawsuits through federal pretrial proceedings and discovery, while taking actions that will benefit each of the approximately 600 (and growing) plaintiffs. The leadership plan was proposed by Covidien...
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Camp Lejeune Lawsuits Slowing Down and Becoming Wrongful Death Claims

Eddie Peterson is just one Marine veteran waiting for his day in court after being exposed to toxic drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in the 1970s and contracting Parkinson’s disease. More than 93,000 other veterans, family members,...
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San Francisco School District Sues Altria Over Teen Vaping, Settlement Soon Follows

Weeks after San Francisco school district lawyers in federal court accused Altria Group Inc. (MO.N) of hooking a new generation of young people with its vaping products, Altria announced a settlement. On May 10, 2023, Altria agreed to pay $235...
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Consumer Group Calls for Gabapentin to be Classified as a Controlled Substance

The prescription epilepsy drug gabapentin is under fire from the consumer safety group Public Citizen, claiming in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) petition that some users get high on it, leading to overdoses, addiction, and sometimes death. The consumer...
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Class Action Lawsuits Filed in East Palestine Train Derailment

In the wake of the train crash in East Palestine, Ohio that sent plumes of acrid smoke and toxic chemicals into the environment, residents have joined in filing at least four class-action lawsuits against Norfolk Southern railway for toxic exposure...
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Questions About Anonymity as More University of San Francisco Players Join Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Against Coaches

More plaintiffs came forward in October in a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed last summer against the former University of San Francisco Dons baseball coaches Nino Giarratano and Troy Nakamura, USF, and the NCAA. The original complaint cites that the coaches...
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Monsanto’s Legacy: A Brief History of Corporate Strongarm Tactics in Favor of Poisonous Products

The pesticide industry, like Big Oil and Big Tobacco before it, has for decades used deception to sell the message that its products are safe and necessary to expand world food production. But global studies prove otherwise. Pesticides, the blanket...
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