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SCOTUS punts on cy pres issue; Millions would be paid to lawyers and causes of their choosing, while class members get nothing

By John Severance | Mar 21, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court on March 20 sent an internet privacy case back to the lower courts, refusing to rule on the merits of an appeal that questioned why class members received nothing in a multimillion-dollar settlement


Asbestos

Asbestos history lesson for jurors in N.J. talc trial

By John Sammon | Mar 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A professor of science history at Columbia University on Monday told a jury how asbestos came to be regarded as a deadly toxic substance in a trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused Ricardo Rimondi’s mesothelioma.


Filings

Court denies True Organic Products' motion for injunction in fertilizer false advertising case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 21, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in California has denied an organic fertilizer seller's motion for preliminary injunction in a false advertising suit against a competitor, stating that the company failed to establish it would suffer injury if the injunction was not issued.


Class Action

Lawsuit: Mexicans are charged an unfair tax imposed by airlines

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2019

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed in Maryland against five major U.S. airlines and three Mexican airlines alleging the airlines fraudulently charged a tax to Mexican citizens.


Asbestos

J&J attorney attempts to tie plaintiff's mesothelioma to a factory in Peru and not baby powder

By John Sammon | Mar 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – In the trial of a man suing Johnson & Johnson over allegations the company's asbestos-tainted baby powder caused him to develop mesothelioma, Johnson & Johnson's attorneys on Wednesday attempted to pin the blame on a factory in Lima, Peru.


Asbestos

Mineralogist says no asbestos in J&J baby powder, but the expert-witness industry again brought up

By John Sammon | Mar 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson in a mesothelioma trial on Tuesday attempted to use the plaintiff's star witnesses' own past words against them, while a mineralogist witness for J&J conceded his employer has made millions from testifying in asbestos-related trials.

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