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California Becomes the Latest State to Extend Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Claims

October 16, 2019

On the heels of New York’s landmark decision to extend the statute of limitations for adult survivors of child sexual abuse to pursue civil claims against their abusers, California has followed suit with its own child sexual abuse statute of limitations extension. In addition to extending the amount of time adults… Read More> Comments Off on California Becomes the Latest State to Extend Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Claims

Defense Verdict Handed Down in First Taxotere Bellwether Trial

October 11, 2019

Drug maker Sanofi was cleared of liability in the first Taxotere bellwether trial to go to court in the Taxotere multidistrict litigation (MDL), involving claims that the chemotherapy medication causes patients to lose their hair permanently. There are multiple pharmaceutical companies currently facing more than 11,000 lawsuits over claims that the… Read More> Comments Off on Defense Verdict Handed Down in First Taxotere Bellwether Trial

MGM Agrees to Pay Up To $800 Million to Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

October 7, 2019

MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay upwards of $800 million to settle nearly all of the lawsuits stemming from the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017 that killed 58 concertgoers and wounded hundreds of others. The multimillion-dollar settlement, announced just last week, would resolve allegations that MGM was negligent in… Read More> Comments Off on MGM Agrees to Pay Up To $800 Million to Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

Lawsuits Flood Courts Amid New Laws Extending Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse Claims

August 21, 2019

With the enactment of the Child Victims Act in New York last week, hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits are expected to be filed on behalf of adult victims of child sexual abuse who were previously barred from filing a claim by strict statute of limitations laws. The new Child… Read More> Comments Off on Lawsuits Flood Courts Amid New Laws Extending Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse Claims

Juul Labs Faces Class Action Lawsuits over Illegal Ads Targeting Teens and Youth

August 20, 2019

The maker of the wildly popular Juul e-cigarette is the target of numerous lawsuits filed on behalf of teens who have become addicted to nicotine and suffered injuries as a result of “juuling.” Juul Labs introduced its Juul e-cigarette device in 2015 and quickly became the leading e-cigarette manufacturer in the… Read More> Comments Off on Juul Labs Faces Class Action Lawsuits over Illegal Ads Targeting Teens and Youth

Bayer Proposes $8 Billion Settlement to Resolve Thousands of Roundup Cancer Claims

August 19, 2019

Bayer AG, the company that acquired Monsanto in 2018, and its legal woes along with it, is said to have proposed an $8 billion deal to settle more than 18,000 lawsuits alleging that its controversial weed killer, Roundup, causes cancer. The proposed payout, which could take months… Read More> Comments Off on Bayer Proposes $8 Billion Settlement to Resolve Thousands of Roundup Cancer Claims

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson Agree to Settle Xarelto Lawsuits for $775 Million

May 2, 2019

Pharmaceutical giants Bayer and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to pay $775 million to settle thousands of product liability lawsuits filed over problems with their blood thinner medication, Xarelto, which has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, bleeding problems and death. The settlement agreement resolves nearly 25,000 Xarelto state… Read More> Comments Off on Bayer and Johnson & Johnson Agree to Settle Xarelto Lawsuits for $775 Million

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