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Why You Should Never Admit Fault in a Car Accident

March 7, 2023   |  
You should not admit fault in a car accident because it can prevent you from successfully collecting compensation for your losses. Even if you believe you are partially to blame, it’s not a good idea to express that to the other driver, police, or insurance companies. Instead, seek the counsel...
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Millions Awarded for PFAS Cleanup in Pittsboro, NC

March 6, 2023   |  
Amidst an ongoing battle over PFAS contamination, the town of Pittsboro, North Carolina, will receive nearly $18 million to build two new drinking water treatment projects. Experts have found high levels of PFAS in Pittsboro’s drinking water supply. In early February 2023, the town sued multiple chemical companies, alleging they...
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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Update – March 2023

March 6, 2023   |  
What’s Happening with Hernia Mesh Lawsuits? C.R. Bard MDL is Now the Second Largest Mass Tort Litigation With more than 18,000 cases as of January 2023, the C.R. Bard hernia mesh multi-district litigation (MDL) is now the second largest mass tort litigation ever, trailing only the massive 3M earplugs MDL....
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Riddle & Brantley Secures $2.9 Million Settlement in Motorcycle Accident Case

March 1, 2023   |  
[caption id="attachment_1029728" align="alignleft" width="300"] Attorney Darren Dawson took the lead in handling the motorcycle accident case, securing $2.9 million in total compensation for the injured victim.[/caption] Riddle & Brantley attorneys Darren Dawson and Gene Riddle secured $2.9 million in total compensation for the victim of a motorcycle accident (see disclaimer...
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CPAP Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL: February 2023 Update

February 16, 2023   |  
Philips CPAP MDL Will Accelerate the Legal Process for Victims A wave of CPAP lawsuits filed following a recall of Philips Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines have been consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL). The sprawling MDL includes both class action lawsuits and personal...
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AFFF Cancer Lawsuits: February 2023 Update

February 3, 2023   |  
AFFF Cancer Lawsuits Move Toward Trial New cases in AFFF firefighting foam multidistrict litigation (MDL) continue to climb as the first bellwether trial approaches. The AFFF firefighting foam MDL topped 3,380 individual cases in January 2023 after a new study clarified links between the substance and cancer-related deaths. The first...
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Johnson & Johnson’s Bankruptcy Plan for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Crushed by Appeals Court

January 31, 2023   |  
Court Rules Against Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Plan in Major Win for Talcum Powder Plaintiffs Johnson & Johnson suffered a significant legal defeat in its efforts to avoid liability in talcum powder lawsuits this week, with the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the company cannot use bankruptcy...
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Federal Panel Considers Hair Relaxer MDL

January 28, 2023   |  
Judicial Panel to Consider Consolidation of Hair Relaxer Lawsuits into MDL More than 100 hair relaxer lawsuits have been filed as research continues to link uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and other injuries to chemical hair relaxer use. A judicial panel will consider consolidating these lawsuits in February 2023, establishing a...
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What to Expect in the 1st Paraquat Bellwether Trial

January 23, 2023   |  
1st Paraquat Trial to Begin in October 2023 Paraquat, a widely used commercial and consumer herbicide, has been linked to Parkinson's disease in recent years. It has been used for decades in the agricultural industry, but scientists have only started to uncover this hazardous chemical's true dangers. As a result,...
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5 Changes Coming to Social Security in 2023

December 29, 2022   |  
As we approach the beginning of a new calendar year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is about to implement several changes in their system of benefit payments. Most of them relate to the biggest “cost-of-living adjustment” or “COLA” in many years because of inflation. Basic Benefit Rates Will Increase by...
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