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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson will face a new trial over claims that its talcum powder caused ovarian cancer, a California appeals court has ruled. The appeals court also affirmed a ruling voiding a verdict awarding more than $400 million against the parent company.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Santa Monica law firm that represented a whistleblowing client until late in his lawsuit against Bank of America that settled last year is asking a federal judge to toss part of an arbitrator's award for its fees and costs.
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.