WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – When a House subcommittee holds a hearing Wednesday on the history of chemicals known as PFAS, companies that used them in their products figure to get bashed, considering the witness list is full of activists and regulators, as well as a researcher used by plaintiffs lawyers as an expert.
TRENTON, N.J. – The fate of about 12,000 lawsuits claiming Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing baby powder causes women to develop both ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, will be decided after eight days of expert witness testimony in a New Jersey federal court.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Lowndes Advocacy Resource Center Inc. – operating as LARC Inc. in Valdosta, Georgia – will pay $157,473 in back wages to 130 employees for failing to meet the requirements of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Login Consulting Services Inc. – a staffing and recruitment company based in El Segundo, California – has paid $58,815 to two employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the H-1B foreign labor certification program.
Alupress LLC – a manufacturing subsidiary of Alupress AG based in Laurens, South Carolina – has paid $34,538 to a former employee after the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
SAN FRANCISCO – On one coast, Bayer AG is fighting to reverse eye-popping jury verdicts based on a contested theory Roundup herbicide made by its Monsanto unit causes cancer. On the other, Johnson & Johnson begins hearings this week in federal court in New Jersey over its request to exclude more than 20 expert witnesses plaintiff lawyers need to prove their case that Johnson’s Baby Powder is contaminated with deadly asbestos and can cause ovarian cancer.
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged AR Capital LLC, its founder Nicholas S. Schorsch, and its former CFO Brian Block with wrongfully obtaining millions of dollars in connection with two separate mergers between real estate investment trusts (REITs) that were sponsored and externally managed by AR Capital.
The Securities and Exchange Commission instituted two related enforcement actions against Nomura Securities International Inc., which has agreed to repay approximately $25 million to customers for its failure to adequately supervise traders in mortgage-backed securities.
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.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California stamp collector alleges a brokerage house he contracted to sell the collection failed to remit payment and still has not returned more than 2,000 stamps to him after he terminated their agreement.
SHERMAN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A group of people who purchased airline tickets for flights on now-grounded 737 MAX series planes manufactured by Boeing alleges that the airplane manufacturer and Southwest Airlines lied to customers about the defective nature of the planes.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An American free enterprise advocacy group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court decision made earlier this year in the case of a blind man suing a nationwide pizza delivery chain over an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – A statistical mathematician testifying as an expert witness for Johnson & Johnson last week said the market share of opioids sold by the company’s drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals was low, while state-hired attorneys contended his figuring was off.
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.