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|

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|

Will the U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirm its Affinity for Corporate Theft?

Our Supreme Court has granted a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to decide whether its ruling in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion upholding a forced adhesion contract clause barring class actions applies even where California law has outlawed the clause. I am going to go out on a limb and do what [...]

Settlement of Missouri Celexa® and Lexapro® Class Action Lawsuit Announced

March 26, 2014 - - Plaintiffs’ attorneys in a class action involving Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (collectively, “Forest”) announced that they have reached a settlement of claims relating to the past marketing of the antidepressants Celexa® and Lexapro® for use by minors in Missouri.  A settlement fund ranging [...]

Federal Judge Certifies Celexa / Lexapro Pediatric Antidepressant Class Action

A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit filed by two mothers from Missouri alleging that Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Forest Laboratories, Inc. “misrepresented and concealed” information concerning the effectiveness of two company drugs for the treatment of depression in pediatric patients. The plaintiffs, represented by the law firms Baum, [...]

Forest Pharmaceuticals Can’t Stop Missouri Pediatric Antidepressant Class Action

January 10, 2014 -- A Massachusetts federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit filed by two Missouri mothers who accuse Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of "misrepresenting and concealing" information regarding the effectiveness of two company drugs prescribed to treat depression in pediatric patients.  The mothers, who are represented by the law [...]

BPA Banned from Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups, FDA Announces

We are no longer accepting cases concerning BPA. Help empower us to take on the next big fight! Please like our Facebook page and become part of our social voice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that chemical bisphenol-A, also known as BPA, [...]

By | July 17th, 2012|BPA Injuries, Consumer Lawsuits / Class Action News|

Baby Formula Class Actions Filed Against Makers of BPA – Laced Products

We are no longer accepting cases concerning BPA. Help empower us to take on the next big fight! Please like our Facebook page and become part of our social voice. Los Angeles -- Six Southern California families have filed separate consumer fraud class actions against six [...]