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 [...]

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 [...]

States Make Plans for $2.7 Billion Volkswagen Environmental Settlement

In the wake of an emissions scandal that cost Volkswagen billions of dollars, states that received a share of the $2.7 Billion Volkswagen environmental settlement are now determining how to spend their money. VW faced sanctions for using "defeat devices" on its diesel cars, so the vehicles would appear to [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Blog, Consumer Lawsuits / Class Action News, Top Stories|

Attorneys Will Continue Missouri Talcum Powder Lawsuits Despite SCOTUS Ruling

Attorneys representing victims in Missouri talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson say they will continue their efforts to keep cases in the state, despite a Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling that stalled the most recent talc case in St. Louis Circuit Court. Last week, SCOTUS issued [...]

Missouri Talcum Powder Verdicts Award Plaintiffs Over $300 Million

Over the last 15 months, four juries in St. Louis, Missouri have delivered verdicts in talcum powder lawsuits against health care product giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) worth more than $300 million. This month saw the largest verdict yet in the talcum powder litigation—$110.5 million to 62-year-old Lois Slemp, who [...]

Largest Talcum Powder Lawsuit Verdict to Date: $110 Million

A Missouri jury ruled against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) on Thursday, awarding more than $110 million to a Virginia woman who accused the health care product giant of failing to properly disclose the cancer risks associated with its talcum powder products. Thursday’s talcum powder lawsuit verdict is the largest to [...]

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed as FDA Funds Ovarian Cancer Study

The number of talcum powder lawsuits alleging women developed ovarian cancer after using baby powder for years continues to grow, and now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to fund a study examining the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Studies have been conducted concerning the [...]

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Verdicts: $195 million in 8 Months

What does a company do when the product upon which its brand is built is linked to cancer? At one point the tobacco industry faced this same question and for years they were, one might say, somewhat less than forthcoming. Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson now faces that same question [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Consumer Lawsuits / Class Action News, Talcum Powder News|

Celexa, Lexapro and the Death of Evidence-Based Medicine

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave. When first we practise to deceive!” From Walter Scott’s epic poem, Marmion This is the story of a drug and an idea, and how, in 2004, the rise of one helped bring about the downfall of the other. The drug is Celexa (generic [...]

Volkswagen Settlement Worth as Much as $15.3 Billion

German automaker Volkswagen has agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion after the company admitted to cheating on emissions testing in the U.S. over the span of years. The proposed agreement will resolve the Volkswagen class action lawsuits filed in response to the emissions scandal. Formally submitted by the Justice [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Consumer Lawsuits / Class Action News|