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1st Paraquat Bellwether Trial Scheduled for Late 2022

May 17, 2022   |  
Paraquat Lawsuits Will Go to Trial in November 2022 In June of 2021, the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation in the Southern District of Illinois consolidated all Paraquat lawsuits filed against chemical manufacturer Syngenta into new multidistrict litigation (MDL). The first “bellwether” Paraquat trial has now been scheduled for November...
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Federal Court Accelerates Appeal of Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Plan to Limit Talcum Powder Liability

May 12, 2022   |  
Plaintiffs Will Appeal Approval of the "Texas Two-Step" Bankruptcy Filing Affecting Talcum Powder Lawsuits A U.S. bankruptcy judge has granted and will accelerate an appeal by talcum powder lawsuit plaintiffs of Johnson & Johnson's recently approved and controversial "Texas Two-Step" bankruptcy plan, which would shield the company from significant liability...
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Similac Baby Formula Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL

May 9, 2022   |  
Baby Formula NEC Lawsuits Enter Multidistrict Litigation The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has granted a request to consolidate baby formula lawsuits brought against Abbott Nutrition regarding potentially dangerous Similac baby formula into multidistrict litigation (MDL). The panel has chosen the Northern District of Illinois to hear the baby...
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FDA Orders Philips to Improve Communications About CPAP Recall & Health Risks

April 25, 2022   |  
Philips Warned By FDA to Step Up CPAP Health Risk Warnings In June 2021, Philips issued a recall of many of their CPAP and ventilator devices due to findings that the devices may pose a risk to consumers' health, including putting them at higher risk for cancer and breathing problems....
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Deodorant Cancer Lawsuits Against Proctor & Gamble Consolidated in Multi-District Litigation

April 25, 2022   |  
Deodorant Lawsuits Consolidated in the Southern District of Ohio The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has decided that a series of deodorant cancer lawsuits alleging Proctor & Gamble failed to disclose the presence of cancer-causing benzene in certain spray-on deodorant and body spray products will be consolidated into multidistrict...
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3M Hit With Another $50 Million Verdict in Latest Earplugs Lawsuit Trial

April 11, 2022   |  
Latest Earplugs Trial Verdict Puts Further Pressure on 3M for Potential Settlement In Florida, a federal jury dealt another blow to 3M during another bellwether trial concerning the company’s allegedly defective military earplugs. Luke Vilsmeyer of Indiana was awarded $50 million in compensatory damages for hearing loss he acquired in...
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Bayer Asks Supreme Court to Overrule Recent Roundup Lawsuit Verdicts

April 11, 2022   |  
Bayer Seeks to Overturn $87 Million Roundup Verdict Bayer is again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review one of the recent multi-million dollar Roundup verdicts against the company in Roundup cancer lawsuits. In this case, the company has asked the Supreme Court to overrule their recent lawsuit ruling that...
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3M Hit with $110 Million Verdict in Military Earplugs Trial

March 28, 2022   |  
3M Loses Major Trial Over Defective Earplugs Allegations In January 2022, a federal jury awarded a $110 million settlement to two U.S. Army veterans who claimed that earplugs manufactured and sold by 3M to the U.S. military were defective and caused significant hearing damage. Nearly 300,000 U.S. service members and...
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2nd Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Begins

March 24, 2022   |  
Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Bellwether Trial Gets Underway The second hernia mesh lawsuit bellwether trial for thousands of claimants seeking damages for defective Bard hernia mesh implants has begun in the Southern District of Ohio. The Honorable Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., a U.S. District Judge, presides over the multi-district litigation...
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Exactech Recall Issued Over Defective Knee, Hip, and Ankle Inserts

March 21, 2022   |  
Exactech Implants Recalled Due to Degradation and Potential Health Risks Medical device manufacturer Exactech has issued an urgent recall for several knee, hip, and ankle implants / inserts based on potentially defective packaging that may result in health complications, sometimes resulting in revision surgery. On February 7, 2022, the company...
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