Litigation Update: FDA Denies Request to Add Birth Defect Warning to Zofran’s Label

Litigation Update: FDA Denies Request to Add Birth Defect Warning to Zofran’s Label The FDA has notified Novartis that it has rejected their request to add a birth defect warning to Zofran’s label. Plaintiffs claim that Zofran, a drug used to treat nausea for cancer and surgery patients, was also promoted by GlaxoSmithKline – the … Continue reading “Litigation Update: FDA Denies Request to Add Birth Defect Warning to Zofran’s Label”

Litigation Update: Juul and Altria Avoid Racketeering Claims in Vaping Litigation

Litigation Update: Juul and Altria Avoid Racketeering Claims in Vaping Litigation In an order issued on Friday, October 23, Judge Orrick denied plaintiffs’ claims on racketeering charges against Juul and Altria for their lack of specific proof to sustain those charges. Plaintiffs, however, have the option of modifying their filings to make them a RICO … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Juul and Altria Avoid Racketeering Claims in Vaping Litigation”

Litigation Update: Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty and Settles for $8.3 Billion

Litigation Update: Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty and Settles for $8.3 Billion The DOJ has announced that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, the opioid painkiller which had a big role in the U.S. opioid epidemic, has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges in addition to paying $8.3 billion. The agreement does not … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty and Settles for $8.3 Billion”

Bayer settles U.S. Roundup, dicamba and PCB litigation for more than $10 billion

In an expensive clean-up of Monsanto litigation messes, Bayer AG said Wednesday that it will pay out more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of U.S. claims brought against Monsanto over its Roundup herbicide, as well as $400 million to resolve lawsuits over Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide and $650 million for PCB pollution claims. … Continue reading “Bayer settles U.S. Roundup, dicamba and PCB litigation for more than $10 billion”

Roundup cancer attorney pleads guilty to extortion attempt

A Virginia lawyer who helped represent the first Roundup cancer plaintiff to take Monsanto to trial pleaded guilty on Friday to trying to extort $200 million from a chemical compound supplier to Monsanto. Timothy Litzenburg, 38, admitted to a scheme in which he and another lawyer threatened to inflict substantial “financial and reputational harm” on … Continue reading “Roundup cancer attorney pleads guilty to extortion attempt”

Litigation Update: Claims Notices Filed Over COVID-19 Infections in NJ Veterans’ Homes

As the COVID-19 outbreaks impacted nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country, state-run veterans’ homes were among the hardest hit. In New Jersey, two locations in particular stand out – Menlo Park and Paramus.  As of June 23, there were 378 confirmed cases and 143 deaths in these two facilities.  The staff … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Claims Notices Filed Over COVID-19 Infections in NJ Veterans’ Homes”

Big Ag groups argue court cannot tell EPA when to ban dicamba

The heaviest of Big Ag’s heavy hitters told a federal court it should not try to stop GMO cotton and soybean farmers from using illegal dicamba weed killers through the end of July, despite the court’s order earlier this month for an immediate ban. Six national trade associations, all of which have long-standing financial ties … Continue reading “Big Ag groups argue court cannot tell EPA when to ban dicamba”

2020 Mid Year Update: Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Outlook

While many courtrooms across the country were closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several mass torts that continued making significant progress despite the legal hiatus. Two of these were cited in our 2020 forecast: JUUL The JUUL MDL (Northern District of California) has continued to move forward since the end of 2019. … Continue reading “2020 Mid Year Update: Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Outlook”

Verus LLC to Provide Expert Related Services in the Proof of Claim Process in the Boy Scouts of America Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings

Litigation Support Firm Will Provide Victim-Centered, Trauma-Informed Expert Services by Specially Trained Professionals PRINCETON, N.J., June 16, 2020 – Verus LLC has been retained to provide specially-trained expert services to sex abuse survivors who are looking to submit a Proof of Claim form in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for the Boy Scouts of America … Continue reading “Verus LLC to Provide Expert Related Services in the Proof of Claim Process in the Boy Scouts of America Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings”

Litigation Update: Talc Lawsuits Developments for Chanel, L’Oreal and Imerys

In the wake of lawsuits filed against Chanel and other manufacturers and sellers, linking cancer to their talc products, the company, along with cosmetic giants Revlon and L’Oreal are considering alternatives to talc in some of their products.  Chanel has removed talc from a loose face powder and discontinued its talc body powder.  Revlon has … Continue reading “Litigation Update: Talc Lawsuits Developments for Chanel, L’Oreal and Imerys”

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