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Deodorant Recall: Potential Cancer Risk in Old Spice and Secret Spray-On Products

December 3, 2021   |  
Popular brands of deodorant have been recalled due to potential cancer risk after an independent lab discovered the presence of benzene — a known cancer-causing chemical — in certain Old Spice and Secret spray-on deodorants. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary deodorant recall by Proctor & Gamble in...
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Can You Sue Your City in North Carolina?

November 29, 2021   |  
Understanding Your Right to Compensation in a Civil Lawsuit Against a Municipality What happens when a municipality, such as a city or county, is responsible for your injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one? Despite what some people think, you are able to sue a local government when...
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“Can a Motorcyclist Run a Red Light in North Carolina?”

November 4, 2021   |  
You might think that it's always illegal for motorcyclists to run a red light in North Carolina. In fact, this is incorrect. In very rare situations, it's actually legal for a motorcycle rider to drive through a red light in North Carolina. Since 2007, motorcyclists in North Carolina have been...
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Talcum Powder Lawsuits Update: Johnson & Johnson Attempts to Use Bankruptcy to Avoid Liability

October 22, 2021   |  
In response to thousands of talcum powder lawsuits claiming that their popular talc-based baby powder may lead to certain cancers, Johnson & Johnson appears to be attempting to use a bankruptcy filing to avoid liability or paying value in these claims. Johnson & Johnson’s recent legal move suggests that time...
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Paraquat Lawsuit Update: Lawsuits Mount Against Syngenta

October 15, 2021   |  
Paraquat, a popular weedkiller (herbicide) used in commercial and residential agriculture, and its manufacturer Syngenta continue to face mounting Paraquat lawsuits that allege a connection between Paraquat exposure and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Syngenta and its chief distributor, Chevron, have attempted to abate the lawsuits by settling several pending...
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SSA Announces Major Increase in Social Security Benefits in 2022

October 14, 2021   |  
The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced this week that Social Security payments to retired and disabled beneficiaries will increase by 5.9% starting in January of 2022. There are roughly 70 million Americans receiving benefits from SSA (retirement and disability). Every year, the benefit amount is adjusted to allow for inflation....
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Bayer Scores First Roundup Jury Trial Win After Other Losses

October 6, 2021   |  
The saga continues. Roundup manufacturer Monsanto (now known as Bayer AG following an acquisition) scored its first Roundup lawsuit trial win on October 5 when a jury ruled that Roundup herbicide was not a "substantial cause" of the plaintiff's non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Bayer has previously lost three jury trials involving Roundup...
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Paraquat Lawsuits Could Cost Syngenta and Chevron Billions

September 29, 2021   |  
Swiss chemical manufacturer Syngenta and its chief distributor Chevron face mounting lawsuits against the popular weed killer paraquat (often marketed under several different paraquat brand names). As dozens of cases continue to be filed, some legal analysts anticipate that potential Paraquat lawsuit settlement amounts could total billions of dollars. Paraquat...
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First Zantac Trial Scheduled in California

September 22, 2021   |  
Following a wave of consumer lawsuits against the makers of popular heartburn medication Zantac, a California state court judge has scheduled the first Zantac trial. The first Zantac “bellwether” trial is set to take place on October 10, 2022, in Oakland, California. First Zantac Bellwether Trial This is the first...
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Philips Facing CPAP Class Action Lawsuits

August 24, 2021   |  
Following a recall of many of its popular CPAP and ventilator machines due to potential cancer risk, Philips now faces several CPAP class action lawsuits brought against them by former users of the recalled devices. This is the first wave in what is expected to be a large number of...
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