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Paraquat Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in Illinois

June 28, 2021   |  
In major news for plaintiffs claiming that exposure to Paraquat caused their Parkinson’s disease, Paraquat lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Paraquat MDL On Monday, June 7th, 2021, the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation in the Southern District of Illinois created new multidistrict litigation (MDL) for claims made...
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Supreme Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal of $2 Billion Talcum Powder Verdict

June 3, 2021   |  
The Supreme Court has declined to take up Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2 billion verdict in talcum powder lawsuits. Johnson & Johnson had argued that it did not receive a fair trial. As is typical in rejecting appeals, the Supreme Court offered no explanation for its decision. Two...
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What’s Happening: 3M Earplug Lawsuit Update

December 16, 2020   |  
In 2018, 3M settled a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act with the Department of Justice for $9.1 million over an alleged defect in their Combat Arms Earplugs that could have caused hearing damage in tens of thousands of military service members, but they did not admit any...
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EPA Re-Approves Glyphosate, Potentially Cancer-Causing Ingredient in Roundup

March 23, 2020   |  
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces multiple lawsuits alleging that the government agency ignored warnings in re-approving a potentially cancer-causing ingredient, glyphosate, in the popular weed killer Roundup. In January, the EPA re-approved glyphosate — the controversial ingredient in Roundup herbicide — and claimed that it does not present a...
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JUUL Contamination: Harvard Study Finds Dangerous Chemical in Vaping Products

January 21, 2020   |  
A research team at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health has discovered glucan, a potentially dangerous contaminant, in samples of JUUL vaping oil. Glucan is a form of sugar that can cause chronic inflammation of the lungs. According to the Harvard study, of 54 JUUL vaping cartridges analyzed,...
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JUUL Suspends Sale of Fruit-Flavored “Pods” in Canada

January 19, 2020   |  
JUUL, North America’s largest e-cigarette manufacturer, will suspend sales of its fruit-flavored vaping products in Canada as the company continues to grapple with increasing legal and political scrutiny for its role in the vaping epidemic. JUUL is accused of deliberately targeting underage youth with “fun” flavors like mango, cucumber and...
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100 Billion Pain Pills: Report Casts Alarming New Light on Opioid Crisis

January 19, 2020   |  
IMPORTANT: Please note that due to filing deadlines and other criteria, we are no longer accepting any opioid claims. More than 100 billion doses prescription painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone were shipped throughout the United States from 2006 to 2014, according to disturbing new data from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)....
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New Mexico Files Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

January 6, 2020   |  
The State of New Mexico has become the first state to file a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. In a court filing in January 2020, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Baldera alleged that Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos contamination in its popular talc-based Baby Powder and continued...
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Vaping Ban: FDA Cracks Down on Flavored E-Cigarette Products

January 3, 2020   |  
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new rules that will ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products. Banning flavored vaping products follows months of public debate over the health risks of e-cigarettes, as thousands of cases of EVALI (e-cigarette and vaping product associated lung injury) have been reported...
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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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