MO Appeals Court Vacates $72 Million Talc Cancer Verdict for Non-Resident Plaintiff

A family photo of Jacqueline Fox and her son, Marvin Salter.

The Missouri Court of Appeals vacated a $72 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson, ruling that the trial court could not take jurisdiction over the company because its activities in Missouri did not give rise to the claims of the non-residents … Continue reading

Mass Tort Judge Signals Settlement in Taxotere Hair Loss MDL

Telegraphing that there will be a settlement in Taxotere chemo drug products liability litigation, the judge in the mass tort docket ordered plaintiff attorneys to file information about all pending and anticipated claims “so that “claimants may have the opportunity … Continue reading

Attracting New Trucking Leads with the Web, TV and a Book

Dino Colombo is a successful personal injury attorney. Like you, he’s in a very competitive market and invests lots of money to capture the attention of prospects and make his phone ring. He  has a great website. He advertises on … Continue reading

$62 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict to Man Who Lost Leg

A Rhode Island jury awarded $40 million to a 62-year-old man who lost his right leg due to severe blood clotting after doctors erroneously told him to stop taking blood thinners. The award will increase to $62 million with interest … Continue reading

MO Supreme Court Upholds $38 Million Verdict in Depakote Birth Defect Trial

The Supreme Court of Missouri has upheld a $38 million award to a Minnesota woman who was born with spina bifida and other birth defects after her mother took Depakote while she was pregnant. Abbot Laboratories makes Depakote, an anti-epilepsy drug. … Continue reading

Jury Orders AbbVie to Pay $140M in Testosterone Bellwether Trial

A federal jury in Chicago awarded more than $140 million to a man who claimed that AbbVie Inc. misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack Jeffrey Konrad, 56, of Tennessee, had … Continue reading

NTL President-Elect Mark Lanier among National Law Journal’s 2017 Winning Litigators

The National Trial Lawyers 2018 President-Elect and Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier is honored among the National Law Journal’s 2017 Winning Litigators based on his courtroom victories on behalf of people injured by Johnson & Johnson’s defective Pinnacle metal-on-metal … Continue reading

First Opioid Lawsuit by Texas County Filed in Federal Court

Lawyers for Upshur County filed the first lawsuit by a Texas governmental body against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid painkiller epidemic that has gripped Texas and the nation. The lawsuit filed by the Dallas-based litigation firm of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C. names more … Continue reading

Video: Lisa Bloom on different side defending Weinstein

Lisa Bloom

California attorney Lisa Bloom has made a career out of defending women who have been victimized by sexual assault and violence. But now she’s defending Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer accused of sexual misconduct. “He wanted to be respectful to … Continue reading

Canceling Defense Verdict, Judge Orders New Trial in DePuy Hip Implant Case

In a major success for plaintiffs, a Chicago judge granted a new trial in the case of a woman who had a defective DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL hip implant replaced. This reversed a 2013 defense verdict. Cook County Circuit Judge Deborah … Continue reading