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Kendra Goldhirsch

Ohio Sues Monsanto To Recover Damages from PCB Pollution

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, the manufacturers of Roundup, for allegedly producing and selling toxic chemicals called “polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)” while being aware of, but concealing, their toxic effects. The lawsuit seeks compensation for […]

Eric T. Chaffin

JUUL E-Cigarettes a Rising Concern for Parents and School Teachers

Parents and teachers are becoming increasingly concerned with the growing popularity of the JUUL e-cigarette. A USB-shaped vaping device, the product employs a central heating unit to create a nicotine-laced vapor that users then inhale. Because it’s small and discreet, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Diesel Exhaust Linked with Increased Risk of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that diesel exhaust is a mixture of gases and particulates produced during the combustion of diesel fuel, and that workers exposed to diesel exhaust “face the risk of health effects ranging from […]

James Humann

IVC FILTER UPDATE: Second Bard IVC Bellwether Case Moves Forward as MDL Judge Narrows the Issues for Trial

Currently, there are thousands of personal injury cases pending against Bard in the MDL and the first bellwether trial, Sherr-Una Booker v. C.R. Bard, Inc., et al., will soon be in the hands of an Arizona jury. Recently, District Judge David G. Campbell issued a ruling on Bard’s summary judgment motion that will define the issues for the second bellwether trial which is currently scheduled to begin on May 15, 2018.

James Humann

Complications Associated with Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter May be Introduced in Upcoming Trial Concerning Bard’s G2 IVC Filter

On March 1, 2018, the Court ruled that evidence of the Bard Recovery IVC filter problems may be introduced during the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation 2641 (MDL 2641). The Court stated that it would be difficult to try the Booker case without evidence of the Recovery filter and the problems it encountered. Accordingly, Bard’s motion to exclude the evidence was denied and reported problems with the Bard Recovery filter will be fair play in the Booker trial next week.

James Humann

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Case Selection Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Pretrial Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh. After years of battling transvaginal mesh lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon finds itself at the forefront of the expanding litigation over defective hernia mesh products.

Thomas Curcio

Just Say No to Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is not a new epidemic. It’s the number one cause of deaths on the road.

Thomas Curcio

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Series: Tide Pods Challenge

Tide Pods are bringing a whole new meaning to washing your mouth out with soap.

Roopal Luhana

Organic Consumers Association Files New Roundup Lawsuit Against Bigelow Tea

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently filed a deceptive advertising lawsuit against tea-maker R. C. Bigelow, Inc., in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. It claims that Bigelow should be held liable for “deceptive labeling, marketing, and sale […]

Roopal Luhana

In Light of New Glyphosate Study, Judge Delays Daubert Hearings

In October 2016, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally-filed Roundup lawsuits into one court in the Northern District of California. These are all cases filed by plaintiffs who claim that after using the herbicide for […]