Litigation Update: Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Proceedings Accelerate

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”

Fresh talk of a settlement between Bayer and Roundup cancer patients

There was renewed talk of a potential settlement this week between Bayer AG and tens of thousands of cancer patients as a key court hearing looms next week. According to a report in Bloomberg, lawyers for Bayer have reached verbal agreements with U.S. lawyers representing at least 50,000 plaintiffs who are suing Monsanto over claims … Continue reading “Fresh talk of a settlement between Bayer and Roundup cancer patients”

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

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?”

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

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”

Financial Technology Company Plaid Accused Of Banking Data Ripoff 

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 “

ILSI is a Food Industry Front Group, New Study Suggests

News Release For Immediate Release: Sunday, May 17th 2020 at 8pm EDT For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin +1 415 944 7350 The influential global nonprofit group International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) says that its mission is to “improve the well-being of the general public,” but a study published today in Public Health Nutrition adds evidence that … Continue reading “ILSI is a Food Industry Front Group, New Study Suggests”

Dicamba Fact Sheet

Dicamba (3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid) is a broad-spectrum herbicide first registered in 1967. The herbicide is used on agricultural crops, fallow land, pastures, turfgrass and rangeland. Dicamba is also registered for non-agricultural uses in residential areas and other sites, such as golf courses. At these types of sites, it is primarily used to control broadleaf weeds such as dandelions, chickweed, … Continue reading “Dicamba Fact Sheet”

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

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

  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

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 which 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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