MDL Panel to Decide on Mass Torts Docket Nov. 30 for Equifax Litigation

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will decide on Nov. 30 whether to create a new MDL docket for the dozens of class action lawsuits filed against Equifax for allowing a massive data breach September 7, 2017. Equifax joined plaintiffs in … Continue reading

Podcast: Bharara reads Mueller’s tea leaves

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Former US Attorney Preet Bharara knows a thing or two when it comes to deciphering plea deals and indictments, and he tells Politico that he sees much more coming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign. “Hard … Continue reading

Trial Judge Reverses $417 Million Verdict in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

Citing jury misconduct and a lack of evidence, a California trial judge reversed a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a case where a woman charged she got ovarian cancer from the company’s talcum powder. Judge Maren Nelson … Continue reading

PA Supreme Court Lets $11.3 Million Malpractice Verdict Stand

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, thereby upholding an $11.3 million verdict against it and three doctors for failing to diagnose an 11-month old boy who had meningitis. The case is Shantice Tillery, In … Continue reading

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

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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

Podcast: Why sending defendants to religious work camps could be illegal

A nonprofit group is asking 24 Oklahoma courts to stop sending defendants to a Christian drug rehabilitation center that forces them to attend church and work for free at a chicken plant. According to Reveal by The Center for Investigative … 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