U.S. Supreme Court to hear objection of $8.5M Google settlement; Class members get nothing, funds sent to lawyers' alma maters
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Petitioners opposing Google's settlement of a class action lawsuit are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to provide greater clarity on the use of the doctrine of “cy pres” after a federal appeals court approved the agreement, sending millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations that are not plaintiffs in the case.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A jury on April 13 hit New Jersey maker of mesh implant devices C.R. Bard with $35 million in punitive damages in addition to the $33 million in compensatory damages awarded the previous day for the alleged physical damage its mesh device caused a North Carolina woman.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A jury by 7-1 vote on April 12 ruled that $23 million in damages be awarded to plaintiff Mary McGinnis after deciding a pelvic mesh implant caused the 70-year-old North Carolina woman to suffer inflammation, severe pain, loss of lifestyle and mounting medical bills when the mesh had to be removed over subsequent surgeries.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An attorney for Mary McGinnis in her lawsuit against C.R. Bard said during trial that the pelvic mesh McGinnis had installed in her pelvic region in 2009 shrunk and distorted, while the defendant contends it can be tissues attempting to heal that causes mesh shape change, not the mesh.
Former C.R. Bard VP said company 'chose not to remind' resin maker over use of resin in medical products
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A former C.R. Bard vice president told a jury April 6 that the use of a resin substance in pelvic implant devices had not been communicated to a supplier of the resin because if the supplier found out its resin material was being used for medical purposes, it might prohibit its availability.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for defendant C.R. Bard on April 2 called their own witness, a urologist and pelvic reconstruction surgeon specialist, who said the cause of plaintiff Mary McGinnis’ painful symptoms were not a result of a defective vaginal mesh implant, but her pre-history of arthritis.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The attorney for the plaintiff went after a defendant's star witness on April 3, downplaying the urologist and reconstruction surgeon specialist’s experience with a pelvic mesh implant device the plaintiff alleged damaged her life and resulted in excruciating pain.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff Mary McGinnis told a jury March 29 how her life had changed because of the polypropylene mesh implant she had surgically placed in 2009, which instead of propping up a sagging bladder as intended, allegedly caused tissue inflammation and intense burning pain, necessitating removal by surgery.