Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

J.R. Whaley

The Final Tally — $17.2 Billion Estimated in Damages to Natural Resources from the BP Oil Spill

April 20, 2017 marked the 7th anniversary of the tragic BP Oil Spill.  That event cost 11 men their lives, seriously injured dozens, and caused billions of dollars in economic damages to businesses along the Gulf Coast.  But seven years later, […]

Dori Milner

Little Girl Suffers Nicotine Poisoning from E-Cigarette Solution

While electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were initially touted as being much safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes, recent research has highlighted a number of safety concerns associated with them. There have been instances where the devices have exploded and injured consumers. In […]

Eric Terry

FDA Warns Parents Not to Use Popular Teething Tablets and Gels

Popular homeopathic teething tablets and gels have been linked to the deaths of 10 children and 400 adverse reports. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to caregivers to stop using the products. The deaths and adverse […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Study of Pennsylvania Residents Shows Link Between Fracking and Migraines

A new study published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives links fracking to health problems, including migraine headaches and fatigue. The study has important implications for residents living close to natural gas wells that use fracking, as the study […]

Dori Milner

Hoosick Falls Residents Frustrated with State Response to PFOA Contamination

On August 30, 2016, a New York State committee held a daylong hearing on the water contamination that has plagued Hoosick Falls and nearby communities for years. Residents expressed their frustration with state officials’ slow response to the crisis, while […]

Dori Milner

Hoosick Falls Residents Concerned When Bottled Water Deliveries Stop

In November 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urged the Mayor of Hoosick Falls, New York, to warn residents that the toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) had been found at concerning levels in the groundwater. They also recommended that bottled […]

Laurence Banville

U.S. Talcum Powder Lawsuits Outcomes Are Watched Closely By Canadians For Precedents

While the Canadian and American court systems are completely independent of one another, the recent verdicts in favor of the American plaintiffs may show promise to Canadians who have filed suit against J & J.

Laurence Banville

Johnson & Johnson Takes Third Major Loss In Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Recently a jury in St. Louis determined that Johnson & Johnson is to pay $70 million to a plaintiff who claimed that their talcum powder products contributed to the development of her ovarian cancer.

Rick Shapiro

Over 70 Million Dollars Awarded to Woman Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer After Long-Term Use of Johnson & Johnson Talc Products

A jury in St. Louis, Missouri awarded over $70 million in damages to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using baby powder and other talc-containing products manufacturered by Johnson & Johnson for decades. The jury determined that Johnson […]