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Are JUUL Pods Contaminated? Lawsuit Makes Explosive Claim

November 3, 2019   |  
JUUL faces yet more legal scrutiny after a former executive alleged in a new lawsuit that at least one million JUUL menthol flavor pods were contaminated and the company “refused to recall those contaminated pods or even issue a product health and safety warning.” Alleged JUUL Contamination Filed in US...
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Can I sue JUUL?

October 28, 2019   |  
Recently, an environmental group sued e-cigarette maker JUUL and reached a settlement that will restrict the company’s marketing practices in several ways. The legal action comes as JUUL faces increasing scrutiny for an outbreak of lung disease cases and deaths associated with e-cigarette products. Can I sue JUUL? If you’ve...
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North Carolina Files Lawsuit Against JUUL and Other e-Cigarette Companies

October 24, 2019   |  
North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against JUUL, alleging that the e-cigarette company intentionally marketed its products to minors and downplayed potential health risks. The lawsuit, filed in May 2019, also alleges that JUUL used lax verification methods in selling its vaping products online. North Carolina State Attorney General Josh...
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11th-Hour Opioid Lawsuit Settlement Averts Ohio Trial

October 21, 2019   |  
Four major opioid manufacturers have agreed to settle an opioid lawsuit brought by Ohio counties in a deal worth $260 million. First reported by the Wall Street Journal, the settlement averts a jury trial that was scheduled to begin today. Defendants in the lawsuit, McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health...
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Another One: Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $20.4 Million Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

October 4, 2019   |  
Major pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson this week announced it would pay $20.4 million to settle opioid lawsuits brought by two Ohio counties. The settlement arrives just before a landmark federal trial combining thousands of opioid lawsuits begins in October. Of the $20.4 million, Johnson & Johnson will pay $10...
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Johnson & Johnson Opioid Trial: Company Ordered to Pay $572 Million

August 27, 2019   |  
An Oklahoma judge has issued a verdict in a closely watched Johnson & Johnson opioid trial, ordering the pharmaceutical company to pay $572 million to the State of Oklahoma for its role in fueling the opioid crisis. In his ruling, Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman wrote that Johnson &...
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Allergan and Endo Settle Opioid Lawsuit for $15 million

August 26, 2019   |  
Two major opioid manufacturers have agreed to settle an Ohio opioid lawsuit alleging that Endo International PLC and Allergan PLC helped cause the U.S. opioid epidemic. The companies agreed to pay $15 million to two Ohio counties and provide up to $1 million in two pharmaceutical drugs at no cost....
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Johnson & Johnson Aims for Dismissal of Talcum Powder Lawsuits

August 8, 2019   |  
A Kentucky jury has rejected claims that Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder contained asbestos and caused a woman’s mesothelioma. This is the sixth straight win for Johnson & Johnson in court in recent months, and a spokeswoman for the company said it is “pleased” with the decision. According to...
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Roundup Lawsuit Update: Bayer Would Consider “Reasonable” Settlement

August 1, 2019   |  
Roundup lawsuits are piling up, and a potential settlement may be on the horizon. According to Bayer, which acquired Roundup-manufacturer Monsanto in 2018, the company now faces more than 18,000 lawsuits alleging that its popular weed killer causes cancer. Monsanto has lost three high-profile Roundup cancer lawsuits in recent months,...
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Opioid Manufacturer, 4 Others Indicted in Federal Court

July 22, 2019   |  
Legal action continues to heat up against opioid manufacturers and distributors. This week, the federal government filed charges against Miami-Luken, an Ohio-based manufacturer, as well as the company’s president and compliance officer. Two pharmacists in West Virginia were also charged. The charges allege that executives at Miami-Luken ignored suspicious drug...
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