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Acthar Class Action Accuses Mallinckrodt of Inflating Price 85,000%

Los Angeles, California - - A class action lawsuit filed on behalf of numerous Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) accuses pharmaceutical manufacturer Mallinckrodt (MNK) of engaging in a scheme to drastically inflate the price and reduce competition for its drug H.P. Acthar Gel (Acthar), a drug primarily prescribed for infants with [...]

Johnson & Jonhson Hit with $417M Verdict in First California Talc Trial

Just the Facts: 62-year-old Eva Echeverria alleged feminine hygiene use of J&J talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. A Los Angeles jury awarded her $417 million. The verdict includes $347 in punitive damages against J&J. This talc verdict is the first in California. Previous verdicts in Missouri awarded [...]

By |2017-09-01T14:00:56-07:00August 21st, 2017|Talcum Powder News|

First Talcum Powder Trial Begins in California

The first talcum powder trial in California is underway in Los Angeles, one of more than 300 ovarian cancer cases filed against defendant Johnson & Johnson that have been consolidated in the Superior Court of Los Angeles (Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases, number JCCP4872). The attorney for plaintiff Eva [...]

By |2017-08-08T13:43:34-07:00July 28th, 2017|Talcum Powder News|

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 |2017-07-14T11:57:11-07:00July 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 [...]