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Joseph H. Saunders

$110 Million Jury Verdict in J&J Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial

A St. Louis jury awarded $110 million in a Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder ovarian cancer trial on May 4, 2017.  This is the largest jury verdict in a talcum powder case yet. For decades Johnson and Johnson encouraged women […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Rover Pipeline Spills Bring Construction Under Scrutiny

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent two Notices of Violation to Rover Pipeline, an Energy Transfer Company, on April 17, 2017. According to the notices, the company is coming under scrutiny because of two recent spills that released over […]

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.