RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia legislators have passed a bill in the wake of a state Supreme Court decision over when a lawsuit can be filed in relation to asbestos-connected conditions and injuries.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson says a Food and Drug Administration panel charged with designing new standards for detecting asbestos in talc used “faulty assumptions” and failed to reflect scientific consensus in its draft recommendations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A fierce behind-the-scenes conflict is growing as law firms that specialize in asbestos litigation urge the Food and Drug Administration to broaden the definition of mineral particles believed to cause disease while industry representatives try to make it narrower.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs claiming injuries from asbestos and silica would have to establish a basis for suing each defendant under a bill the Senate Judiciary Committee passed on Feb. 18.
HARRISBURG – According to a new ruling from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the state’s Fair Share Act is not supposed to apply strict liability lawsuits such as asbestos cases, so verdicts will be evenly divided among multiple defendants rather than split according to the percentage each defendant is found liable.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The prominent asbestos law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy has been sanctioned by a New York judge for violating a protective order after it leaked the deposition of Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky to reporters at the Reuters news service.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge is considering a motion for attorneys' fees and costs by a Baltimore personal injury law firm following a $1.5 million jury award last month against a prominent New York firm and others in litigation over referral fees from asbestos lawsuits.
SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has sued Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn consumers about asbestos in its iconic Baby Powder even as J&J is on a winning streak convincing judges and juries that the central allegation in the state’s case is untrue.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Delaware has ruled that Ford Motor Co.'s appeal that a $40.6 million ruling in an asbestos case was excessive has merit and has remanded the case back to a lower court for a new trial or remittitur.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - It was a stroke of good luck for Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio that U.S. District Judge Dan Polster selected them for the first bellwether trial out of thousands of other cities and counties that are blaming the opioid industry for the nation's addiction crisis.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Purdue Pharma’s already contentious bankruptcy will face a pair of big tests later this week as the OxyContin manufacturer appears in hearings over issues including paying its employees and halting more than 2,600 lawsuits against the company and members of the controlling Sackler family.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Officials for Johnson & Johnson and attorneys representing plaintiffs suing the company for alleged asbestos-tainted baby powder both vowed on Tuesday to continue litigating after two recent verdicts went against the company.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Supreme Court has reinstated a jury's decision in a mesothelioma case against an engineering company that limited its portion of a $1.5 million judgment based on a percentage of blame.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey ruled on Aug. 29 to affirm a lower court's verdict in the defendants' favor in a case filed over allegations talc powder products led to a woman's mesothelioma diagnosis and death.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has ruled that a woman whose husband allegedly died from asbestos exposure injuries did not offer enough proof in her case against Union Carbide Corp. (UCC) and granted UCC's motion for summary judgment.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – In its majority opinion, the Court of Appeals of Maryland recently stated that a lower court did not abuse its discretion in a case involving a $7.2 million jury award to a former Honeywell employee who claims he was was injured because of asbestos exposure and affirmed the judgment.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A jury on Aug. 2 decided Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive were not to blame for the mesothelioma that killed a woman after the companies were alleged to have caused the deadly illness through asbestos-tainted talc powder products.