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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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Bayer Asks Supreme Court to Strike Down $25 Million Roundup Verdict

August 23, 2021   |  
Bayer has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a $25 million verdict in a recent Roundup lawsuit, arguing that the Roundup chemical glyphosate is safe to use and therefore the company did not have to warn consumers. Bayer also argued that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed inappropriate testimony...
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Roundup Verdict Upheld: Bayer Must Pay $87 Million in Roundup Lawsuit

August 20, 2021   |  
A California appeals court upheld an $87 million verdict against Bayer in a lawsuit alleging that Roundup caused plaintiffs’ cancer. The loss is yet another setback for Bayer in ongoing Roundup lawsuits. The company recently announced it was setting aside another $4.5 billion for anticipated legal costs and potential settlements....
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Johnson & Johnson Wins $50 Million Talcum Powder Lawsuit But Faces Thousands More

August 6, 2021   |  
On Friday, July 30, 2021, an Illinois jury ruled in a talcum powder lawsuit that Johnson & Johnson was not liable for specific plaintiffs’ claims that its popular talc-based baby powder can lead to ovarian and other cancers. This marks a major win for Johnson & Johnson, which has faced...
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Bayer to Stop Selling Roundup for Residential Use in 2023

August 3, 2021   |  
On July 29th, 2021, pharmaceutical and agricultural giant Bayer announced that they would stop selling glyphosate-based products, including popular weed killer Roundup, to residential consumers starting in 2023. This is part of a five-point plan to reduce the risk of future Roundup lawsuits surrounding allegations that exposure to Roundup and...
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Bayer Sets Aside $4.5 Billion for Potential Roundup Settlements

July 30, 2021   |  
Roundup Lawsuit Costs Continue to Pile Up for Bayer Bayer faces potentially massive costs in thousands of Roundup lawsuits. On July 29, the company announced that it was setting aside an additional $4.5 billion to cover the ongoing litigation and potential settlements and/or verdicts. Bayer has already set aside roughly...
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Court Rules Against Generic Zantac Lawsuits

July 28, 2021   |  
There is huge news in Zantac cancer lawsuits. In early July 2021, a federal court ruled against plaintiffs in generic Zantac lawsuits, saying that manufacturers of generic Zantac cannot face litigation alleging that their generic ranitidine causes cancer. The ruling affects thousands of lawsuits alleging that generic versions of Zantac...
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Facing Talcum Powder Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson Considers Restructuring, Bankruptcy Filings

July 27, 2021   |  
Defendant Considers Bankruptcy Protections as It Faces Talcum Powder Lawsuits Facing potentially billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in thousands of talcum powder lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson is considering options to "offload" liabilities, potentially including starting new talc-related business units that would then seek bankruptcy protections. First reported by...
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Sunscreen Recall: Johnson & Johnson Issues Benzene Cancer Warning

July 15, 2021   |  
Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreen Recall Announced Due to Cancer Risk Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall of certain sunscreens due to benzene contamination and potential cancer risk. The company announced that it was recalling five sunscreen lines marketed under the Neutrogena and Aveeno brand names. The company said...
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JUUL to Pay $40 Million to Settle North Carolina Lawsuit

June 29, 2021   |  
JUUL will pay $40 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the State of North Carolina, alleging that the company deliberately marketed its popular e-cigarettes to minors. The JUUL lawsuit was filed in 2019 by the North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein. IMPORTANT: This settlement covers the lawsuit filed by...
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