Judge Refuses GlaxoSmithKline Motion for New Paxil Suicide Trial

Chicago, Illinois -- A federal judge has entered judgment against GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”) affirming the April 20, 2017 jury verdict in favor of Wendy Dolin who alleged her husband’s 2010 suicide was the result of side effects he suffered while taking generic Paxil (paroxetine). Following the jury’s $3,000,000 verdict in Dolin’s [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Blog, Michael L. Baum, Paxil News, Pharma News, Press Releases, R. Brent Wisner|

Trial Set for Driver in Rosemead Truck Accident that Killed Grandmother

Video evidence puts lie to truck driver Jose Rivas’ claim to authorities that Elpidia Willie was the one who ran a red light. The video, provided by the bus following Mrs. Willie, shows Rivas running a red light and plowing into Willie’s vehicle. He is set to face trial on [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Blog, Katherine Harvey-Lee, Press Releases, Truck News|

Lawsuit Alleges Negligence Caused Death in Compton Plane Crash

The Los Angeles law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has filed an aviation wrongful death lawsuit against American Airports Corporation Inc. (AAC) on behalf of a woman whose husband was killed by the fire that ignited after his plane crashed at Compton Airport in Compton, California. Aviation attorney [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Blog, Timothy A. Loranger, Top Stories|

Judge’s Ruling Allows Germanwings Crash Lawsuit to Remain in U.S.

A federal judge ruled late last week that the family of two victims from Virginia who perished in the 2015 Germanwings crash can sue the airline in the United States. Last Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ruled that the “Court has personal jurisdiction over Germanwings because the [...]

Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act is Anything but Fair

Earlier this year, a bill with serious implications for America’s judicial system passed with little fanfare in the House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 985, currently sits with the U.S. Senate. If it passes and is signed into law, H.R. 985 would make a series of changes to the federal [...]

EU Glyphosate License Vote Requires Member State Majority

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, will only be relicensed in Europe if a majority of European Union (EU) member states provide sufficient support, said European Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis. "I wanted to make clear that the Commission has no intention to reapprove this substance without [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

Ohio Companies, Execs Pay $19.5M to Resolve Skilled Nursing Fraud Claims

Ohio-based Foundations Health Solutions Inc. (FHS), Olympia Therapy Inc., Tridia Hospice Care Inc. and executives of all three companies will pay a combined $19.5 million to resolve allegations pertaining to the submission of false claims for medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy and hospice services. FHS is the corporate successor to Provider [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog, Top Stories, Whistleblower News|

Air Canada Plane Came Within 100 Ft. of Hitting Two Planes at SFO

An Air Canada flight with 140 passengers onboard came within 100 feet of causing what could have been one of the worst disasters in aviation history. Last Friday, Air Canada Flight 759 was forced to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and perform a go-around after the [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|A. Ilyas Akbari, Blog, Top Stories|

MEPs Express ‘Strong Doubts’ on EU Glyphosate Assessment

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) wrote a letter last week to the U.S. District Judge overseeing the Monsanto Roundup litigation, seeking to learn more about the validity of the scientific conclusions EU regulators reached on the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.The letter, signed by MEPs Bart Staes of [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Top Stories|

California Talcum Powder Lawsuit Heads to Trial in Los Angeles

The first trial stemming from a California talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was set to begin Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 63-year-old plaintiff Eva Echeverria, who alleges that regular and repeated feminine hygiene use of J&J talcum powder products [...]