The good news about polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, is scientists have yet to uncover a “signature disease” associated with the ubiquitous chemicals once used to manufacture products as varied as waterproof outdoor gear and the packaging for chocolate cake mix.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has reinstated a Risperdal lawsuit which was thrown out after 11 days of trial proceedings in a Philadelphia court in December 2016 and said its original granting of nonsuit was improper.
A broad array of organizations from sewage-treatment plants to hospital districts would be threatened with Superfund liability if Congress passes legislation requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to declare an entire family of chemicals known as PFAS as hazardous pollutants.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The New York Supreme Court will not be hearing a Texas woman's case against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson that claims talcum powder products caused her cancer, according to an order handed down July 10.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Closing arguments were heard Monday in a historic trial to determine if Johnson & Johnson created an opioid epidemic in Oklahoma as state attorneys contend, or if as defense attorneys said, the state is trying to make Johnson the fall-guy for a societal drug problem it did not create.
NORMAL, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – As lawyers for Johnson & Johnson called their last witness on Friday in a case accusing the company of causing an opioid epidemic, they filed a motion again asking an Oklahoma judge to toss the lawsuit saying it’s unconstitutional.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys hired by the State of Oklahoma on July 1 filed a motion asking a judge to deny a request by lawyers for Johnson & Johnson to strike the testimony of a key state’s witness in a trial accusing J&J of creating an opioid epidemic.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A drug researcher on Tuesday told defense attorneys that opioid drugs sold by Janssen Pharmaceuticals are safe for pain relief, and later under questioning by state-hired attorneys declined to describe Oklahoma's situation as an epidemic.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in California has been mulling Monsanto's claims that an unfair trial led to an $80 million Roundup jury verdict in March. And now, U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria must consider the significance of a juror who hugged a plaintiff during a recent post-trial hearing and a letter the same juror wrote him urging the verdict be upheld.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Advocacy and civil liberty groups are fighting against a new law in New Jersey that critics claim will silence voices, with some opponents describing it as a direct attack on the First Amendment.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson on Monday lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by contingency-fee lawyers hired by the State of Oklahoma who accused the company of creating an opioid epidemic.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Immediately after Oklahoma closed its case against Johnson & Johnson, the company last week filed a motion seeking judgment in its favor, telling the judge who is overseeing a trial that has lasted five weeks that the State failed to prove J&J caused the state’s opioid crisis.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Eddie Bauer is seeking a dismissal of a lawsuit over allegations the outdoor clothing and accessories retailer sent emails that used false or misleading information in the subject lines when advertising sales.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A sales representative for Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday told a courtroom his company sold opioid drug products that were safe and effective, while attorneys for the State of Oklahoma contended the company harmed the public for profit.
FRANKFORT, Germany (Legal Newsline) – Chemical and agri-business conglomerate Bayer has hired outside counsel and set up a committee in response to lawsuits and its falling share price in the face of thousands of claims that a key ingredient of its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. Supreme Court decision cements a long-standing doctrine that federal agencies do have wide powers to oversee regulations, but other legal actions on claimed overreach are possible, according to one attorney with expertise in litigation challenging agency actions.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson in a trial accusing the company of creating an opioid drug crisis in Oklahoma on Monday brought in an expert witness to counter the testimony of Dr. Andrew Kolodny - a witness the company has alleged is a "de facto" member of the State's legal team.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - A proposed opioid “negotiation class” that would include more than 24,000 U.S. cities and counties is a waste of judicial resources unlikely to achieve its stated goal of hammering out a global settlement, say critics, including a former Connecticut official who was directly involved in negotiations with the opioid industry.