Multidistrict litigation is proceeding with common technical considerations being resolved
If the company is successful in segregating its talc business from the rest of the company it could take years for ovarian cancer victims to get paid
One scientist who studied the effects of Elmiron (pentosyn polysulfate sodium) is shocked at the severity of vision damage caused by the anti-bladder pain medicine
Famotidine is much stronger than ranitidine and potentially more toxic
Asbestos in cosmetics used by women every day could be an even bigger problem than baby powder cancer
A combination of factors like body heat and stomach nitrates may cause ranitidine to degrade into NDMA a probably human carcinogen
A jury in the Johnson's Baby Powder ovarian cancer trial then failed to hold Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman's death
Johnson & Johnson chose to target black women with their baby powder advertising after discovering their product caused cancer
Women would have opted for a different course of IC treatment like improving their diet had they known taking Elmiron would cause them to go blind
Legal experts expect more than 1000 lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn women that their bladder pain medicine could ruin their eyesight
Former Zantac users that have developed cancer are contacting Zantac cancer lawyers
A lawsuit filed by The National Council of Negro Women could cause thousands of women with allegedly talc-related ovarian cancer to come forward
Valisure's ranitidine testing method differs from the one used by the FDA
Plaintiff attorneys are eager to get the results of a Department of Justice investigation of Sanofi, the maker of Zantac heartburn and acid reflux medicine
Johnson & Johnson is looking to limit their legal liabilities and shelter their more profitable lines of business
The FDA waited for 24-years before updating its warnings about Elmiron night blindness vision damage
The company has set aside 4 billion dollars for 2021 legal expenses for talcum powder cancer lawsuits
A Missouri Court of Appeals judge laid bare Johnson & Johnson's attempt to confuse and distort talcum powder asbestos ovarian cancer facts
The Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association may have overlooked studies pointing to high levels of talc asbestos contamination
There is no denying that ranitidine degrades and becomes carcinogenic and that the FDA recall was justified
New information points to vision damage beginning years later when an ex-Elmiron patient thought they were in the clear
The best scientists in the world will give testimony later this year and next about how Johnson's Baby Powder Caused Cancer
Plaintiffs suing Sanofi will need to present concrete scientific evidence that ranitidine becomes NDMA under normal circumstances
Thousands of cases of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma point to the cosmetics industry being unable to regulate itself
Each lawyer is to submit only the cases that meet the MDL judges criteria
Zantac appears to have caused many types of cancer once attributed to eating a poor diet
Women who use talc-based makeup could be also be inhaling asbestos non-stop all day, every day
Retailers like Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS, and others have been released of responsibility for negligence in storing Zantac at higher than normal temperatures
Elmiron vision damage lawsuits are being filed by patients who can no longer see well at night or in less than optimal lighting conditions
Tens of thousands of American women may have died unnecessarily from ovarian cancer because Johnson & Johnson claimed it was safe, pure, and asbestos-free
All parties are focused on the upcoming MDL Science Day to hear the evidence regarding Zantac cancer claims.
Not all heartburn pain can be alleviated with antacid medicine and medical attention may be required
The Food and Drug Administration has tested and found Johnson's Baby Powder talc to contain asbestos, a known carcinogenic, and nothing further has been done
Federal bellwether trials against the cosmetics and fragrance giant scheduled for this year could signal an end to Johnson & Johnson's talc ovarian cancer defense
Scientists suggest that heating ranitidine during testing and not ranitidine is the cause of high levels of NDMA
The researcher measured more than a 10% increase in NDMA over the amount thought to be safe
Zantac lawsuits could reach the 100,000 level as soon as bellwether trials occur
The restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19 are being lifted and Elmiron cases are proceeding
Johnson & Johnson is accused of systematic racism for handing out free samples of baby powder in black churches in the 1970s
Meanwhile, plaintiff attorneys look forward to sharing the science behind Elmiron causing vision damage with the MDL judge in September
Experts are also unsure if asbestos in talc can cause ovarian cancer like it causes mesothelioma
Zantac heartburn medicine cancer litigation could be the largest mass tort personal injury case since tobacco
More than 30,000 ovarian cancer trials are being processed through the Federal Court System
Military personnel that have developed stomach and other types of cancer are suing the manufacturer of the drug for negligence
The makers of Zantac ranitidine are claiming that there is no concrete link between taking Zantac and developing cancer
There is little plausible evidence that talc causes ovarian cancer definitively, as 30,000 baby powder ovarian cancer plaintiffs seem to believe
Generic ranitidine manufacturers and retail chain stores are co-defendants in Zantac cancer lawsuits
Heavily publicized tests of ranitidine started in 1982 that confirmed ranitidine was unstable and could become carcinogenic
Johnson & Johnson has settled another case against them in a virtual courtroom
The number of women who experience Elmiron vision damage may continue to grow long after the drug is off of the market
The judge presiding over a new standard of diversity in selecting the Zantac cancer MDL panel faces her first challenge
The judge in MDL proceedings requested the companies provide emails around the time ranitidine was recalled by the FDA
The number of plaintiffs with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma has increased to more than 30,000 despite a verdict overturned recently
Doctors may have misdiagnosed Elmiron-related maculopathy as several seemingly naturally occurring conditions as one grows older
Prominent scientists have concluded that taking pentosan polysulfate sodium regularly for years can cause a unique type of eyesight damage once blamed on getting older
Zantac users that have developed cancer after using the heartburn and acid reflux medicine may have a good case
Heartburn and acid reflux may also signal that a person is not getting enough exercise
Many states are giving civil litigants the option of having a relatively speedy virtual trial via Zoom rather than wait because of the Covid-19 delays
Sanofi turns defense into offense and rebrands Zantac made from ranitidine into Zantac 360 made from famotidine
It was not unexpected since the expert witnesses presented by the plaintiffs failed to pass muster
Investors may dump Johnson & Johnson stock because of the litigation exposure they face from multiple product failures including baby powder causing cancer
Men and women injured by taking Elmiron have evidence in the form of scientific studies
Plaintiffs need not quantify the amount of asbestos they have been exposed to as even one microscopically small particle can cause cancer
Former Zantac ranitidine users that are thinking about switching to Zantac 360 famotidine should reconsider their decision
A federal judge is considering several motions filed by defense attorneys to dismiss as part of the multidistrict litigation process
The PCPC was instrumental in keeping the cosmetics industry self-regulating and shelving more accurate talc asbestos testing methods
A settlement offer may be on the horizon now that the company has failed in its challenge of a multi-billion dollar baby powder cancer jury award
Thousands of individuals that have used heartburn and acid reflux medicine Zantac are expected to file lawsuits in the coming months alleging that taking the drug caused them to develop cancer
A write up on a leading website describes the plethora of deception being used by Sanofi to make up lost Zantac ranitidine sales
The FDA may soon wake up to the dangers of Elmiron and insist doctors stop prescribing it
Allot is riding on the outcome of Johnson & Johnson's appeal to the US Supreme Court in addition to overturning the $2 billion 2018 jury award.
Cold, hard science is expected to determine whether some experts may testify and some may not
Sanofi sold ranitidine for decades without informing customers that it may cause cancer before eventually being caught
Johnson & Johnson knew in the early 1970s that they had an asbestos problem and lied to the FDA about talc/asbestos testing results
Bellwether trials for plaintiffs suffering from eyesight damage allegedly from using anti-bladder pain drug Elmiron may soon begin.
A Reuters investigation has found out that the company has known all along that there was asbestos in its baby powder and failed to alert public health officials or consumers
The company admits to deleting sensitive emails in violation of a court order to preserve them but claims it was accidental and should have no impact on upcoming trials.
The company cites issues that their attorneys are having given the restriction put on them by Covid-19 precautions
Doctors warn that talcum powder does more harm than good and is generally not needed for personal hygiene or baby care.
Treating heartburn and acid reflux the easy way by reaching for a heartburn medicine may mask a serious health problem
Sanofi intends to brand famotidine as Zantac and return the over-the-counter brand to the US market
Famotidine (Zantac 360) May Cause Liver Disease
Elmiron was prescribed to women with bladder pain without regard to the drug's side effects of causing vision damage
Conservative public interest groups filed amicus briefs to support overturning the $2.1 billion jury award
Zantac litigation is in its earliest stages of MDL and could attract thousands of plaintiffs
Allot is riding on the outcome of Johnson & Johnson's appeal to the US Supreme Court in addition to overturning the $2 billion 2018 jury award
Canada's leading health agency warns citizens to avoid using baby, beauty, and health care products that contain talc
A third of Americans can not control their eating and tens of millions rely on heartburn and acid reflux medicine as a result
The FDA's fast-track drug approval program lacks adequate pre-market human drug testing trials
Another person has filed a lawsuit alleging that taking Zantac heartburn and acid reflux medicine of causing cancer
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analysis of talc samples has shown the presence of asbestos time and time again
Talcum Powder Lawsuit News during 2017
Baby Powder Lawsuits through 2016
Plaintiffs who have filed claims against Farxiga will appear before the JPML in March.
The latest Hearing Session Order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has been published on the panel’s website.
The JPML granted plaintiffs’ motion to transfer lawsuits filed against Eliquis to a single federal court.
Plaintiffs in 24 lawsuits apply for a motion to transfer Qualcomm claims into multidistrict litigation.
In recent lawsuit news, the motion to transfer Xytex sperm donor lawsuits into multidistrict litigation was denied on December 7.
The next JPML hearing session will take place on March 30 in Phoenix, Arizona.
A huge civil fine coupled with yet another recall has put Takata back in the lawsuit news world in a damaging turn for the company.
The panel that rules on which groups of lawsuits will be transferred into multidistrict litigation will hold their next hearing session on January 26 in Miami.
The number of cases against GlaxoSmithKline concerning their anti-nausea medication Zofran and it’s connection to the development of birth defects continue to grow more than a month after the nationwide litigation was consolidated into an MDL.
The first trial heard against Wright's Profemur hip replacements ended in a $11 million decision in favor of the plaintiff.
Lawsuits pending against Ashleymadison.com and it's parent company Avid Life Media will appear before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on December 3.
The lawsuits filed in an MDL against companies producing testosterone therapies such as Androgel have reached over 3,000 total cases.
The first awarding of damages with an Avaulta transvaginal mesh plaintiff was recently reached for a total of $3.6 million.
A new lawsuit from the Central District of California will appear before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on December 3.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hear arguments from both sides on whether the lawsuits filed against Volkswagen should be consolidated, and where those lawsuits should be sent to if certified.
The Bayer medication is in the midst of multidistrict litigation, which will likely see the plaintiffs point to the FDA reviewer's analysis of Xarelto as they have often compared the drug to its allegedly more effective predecessor Warfarin.
The recently consolidated Zofran lawsuits will take their first step in pretrial proceedings with a status conference on November 17.
The pepper manufacturer is facing lawsuits from competitors that have claimed McCormick did not sufficiently inform customers of their changes to provide less overall pepper in their products.
11 lawsuits were included in a motion to transfer that seeks to centralize lawsuits filed against the daily fantasy companies Fanduel and DraftKings in the Southern District of New York federal court.
The lawsuits taking aim at the Clean Water Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers that the federal agencies were seeking to consolidate were denied transfer by the JPML.
Lawsuits connected to the Amtrak train crash that occurred on May 12 in Philadelphia have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
The Airline Carriers Delta, American, United and Southwest have been named as defendants in a number of antitrust lawsuits recently transferred into multidistrict litigation by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Roughly half a dozen cases alleging that Google illegally obtained Gmail user information and sold it to targeted marketers were linked to pending multidistrict litigation against the company.
The state of Oregon settled claims against a number of LCD manufacturers allegedly involved in antitrust behavior involving their LCD products for $21 million.
The JPML ruled that the lawsuits included in the motion to transfer filed before the panel concerning the allegedly cancer spreading power morcellators be transferred into multidistrict litigation.
Lawsuits related to the data hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management have been consolidated into a MDL by the JPML in the District of District of Columbia federal court.
Dozens of lawsuits claiming that GlaxoSmithKline marketed their Zofran medication off-label to pregnant mothers and increased the risk for birth defects were consolidated into multidistrict litigation by the JPML on Wednesday.
A number of lawsuits filed against Honda for the distracting vibration felt in their 2015 CR-V models were transferred into an MDL in the Southern District of Ohio by the JPML.
For a second time, plaintiffs seeking for their Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuits to be consolidated into an MDL were rebuffed by the JPML.
The first bellwether trials in the Benicar multidistrict litigation are expected to take place sometime in the second half of 2016.
A number of motions to transfer filed by plaintiffs with grievances against GlaxoSmithKline's Zoloft medication, Honda's vibrating 2015 CR-V model and Amtrak's role in a May train derailment were heard by the JPML at their bi-monthly hearing in New York this week.
Plaintiffs in lawsuits filed against Eli Lilly concerning their antidepressant Cymbalta will argue the second motion to transfer attempt over the alleged severe withdrawal symptoms, of which the manufacturer failed to properly warn consumers.
Plaintiffs that filed a motion to transfer the lawsuits claiming airline colluded to raise the price of their plane tickets will present their case for certification before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation October 1.
Following the EPA's discovery of emissions falsifications by the automotive giant, lawsuits already filed against Volkswagen are widely expected to be eventually consolidated into multidistrict litigation.
Bellwether dates and electronic communication orders were made by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the multidistrict litigation concerning the defective blood-thinning drug Xarelto.
General Motors has agreed to a $900 settlement with plaintiffs who claims that the automaker knew of serious issues with ignition switches in thousands of vehicles and failed to warn consumers of the potential danger the malfunction posed to drivers.
Lawsuits from around the country alleging GlaxoSmithKline knowingly failed to warn consumers of the connection between its anti-nausea drug Zofran and birth defects while it marketed the drug off-label to pregnant mothers will be up for consolidation before the JPML October 1.
Lawsuits from six separate states are combined in a motion to transfer the proceedings to multidistrict litigation claiming Honda knew of a vibration problem with its newest CR-V models and failed to pass the information on to consumers.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation certified nearly two dozen lawsuits claiming that a strong antibiotic marketed by large pharmaceutical companies did not properly warn consumers of the strength of the connection between the drug and potential nerve damage.
The first bellwether in the multidistrict litigation claiming the medical device manufacturer Zimmer released a defective knee implant to the public, garnering more than 1,000 individual lawsuits, is set to begin in October.
McCormick filed a motion to transfer for lawsuits filed against the company by competitors in the pepper industry claiming that the defendant underfilled its tins intentionally without alerting customers in an attempt to save on commodity costs.
A plaintiff who filed a lawsuit against the matchmaking website Ashleymadison.com has filed a motion to transfer at least five similar lawsuits into multidistrict litigation.
The presiding judge's acceptance of a report advising dismissal of plaintiffs claims written by a magistrate judge is a win for insurance companies fighting claims of antitrust behavior.
The motion to transfer five actions into multidistrict litigation by SeaWorld was denied by the JPML.
22 lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard Inc. for the serious complications that were allegedly caused by the company's IVC filter devices were consolidated into multidistrict litigation by the JPML.
Plaintiffs claiming that Manny Pacquiao intentionally failed to disclose an injury leading up to a pay-per-view boxing match misled customers who purchased the fight in efforts to capitalize on the eventual revenues from the pay-per-view purchases.
Nearly 200 plaintiffs were added to multidistrict litigation concerning the defective blood thinning medication Xarelto.
A dozen lawsuits filed against KIND LLC for falsely marketing its granola bars have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of New York by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
After an influx of claims, nearly 2,000 testosterone therapy lawsuits are currently pending in the MDL against pharmaceutical manufacturers that failed to warn customers of the risk of heart attack and stroke connected to their medications.
Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard elected to settle with thousands of plaintiffs that filed lawsuits against the company for the complications that came with surgical implantation of transvaginal mesh.
Around 1,200 lawsuits are expected to be covered by the $56.9 million settlement reached between Bayer and plaintiffs that claimed the companies Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills led to complications due to blood clotting.
Thousands of lawsuits claiming that Delta and AirTran colluded to create baggage fees were certified by a federal judge into the ongoing multidistrict litigation.
Three foam manufacturers reached settlement with plaintiffs who accused them of antitrust activities concerning their foam products.
Plaintiffs that brought up issues relating to defective front-panels and mold accretion in washing machines that previously had an MDL shot down by a federal jury have reached a settlement with defendants.
Three lawsuits focused on the data hack into the Office of Personnel Management have been taken up by the Department of Justice and filed a motion to transfer the cases into multidistrict litigation in Washington D.C.
Power morcellator manufacturers have made their opposition to the request by plaintiffs to centralize the lawsuits known, claiming that there are not enough lawsuits to necessitate multidistrict litigation.
Foot Locker agreed to pay $7.1 million to settle claims brought by employees alleging the shoe retailer failed to compensate their workers in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Plaintiffs filing suit against Eli Lily over withdrawal symptoms related to their Cymbalta drug are appealing to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation a second time to consider their claims for consolidation.
LiNA Medical has reached the first settlement with a power morcellator plaintiff. The confidential settlement was made with a man who claimed his wife passed away after complications from cancer intensified by the controversial medical device.
Automotive company Takata has rebuffed a U.S senator's call to create a compensation fund for those affected by their defective airbags that have already killed 8 and injured over 100.
Medical device maker Covidien has agreed to settle thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against the company for its defective product.
A handful of lawsuits filed in Illinois and New York have filed a motion to transfer their lawsuits before a federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois.
Pentair became the third and final company involved in the pool products antitrust MDL to settle with plaintiffs who claim that they had to pay inflated prices for equipment purchased from the defendants.
In an effort to speed transvaginal mesh MDL, 39 cases have been consolidated into a single trial to begin December 7.
50 plaintiffs have been selected to participate in the first bellwether trials in August of 2016 for multidistrict litigation concerning the serious bleeding incidents connected to the blood-thinning drug Xarelto.
More than five years after the explosion and subsequent spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a record-breaking settlement has been reached between the Department of Justice, along with five states, and the oil company BP for $18.7 billion.
A series of lawsuits claiming that manufacturers of power morcellators failed to adequately warn their patients of the cancer-spreading risk related to the device were named in a motion to centralize before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
A group of plaintiffs involved in the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia have filed a transfer motion before the JPML.
The JPML has combined four dockets into multidistrict litigation against herbal supplement manufacturers whose products allegedly repeatedly failed to contain ingredients listed on the labels.
The JPML rejected an MDL request to consolidate actions against California wine companies for high levels of arsenic in their products.
Antitrust lawsuits claiming that manufacturers of contact lenses set minimum pricing guidelines for retailers were transferred to the Middle District of Florida in June by the JPML.
The JPML ruled that the lawsuits filed against Anthem for a data breach that compromised millions of customers' sensitive data will be certified into multidistrict litigation in the Northner District of California.
The lawsuits against Lumber Liquidators for selling toxic flooring have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Verginia
Federal Judge Edon Fallon is expected to rule on the damages to be paid to plaintiffs by Chinese drywall manufacturer Taishan Gypsum in relation to the toxic gases emitted by their building materials sold to the American Southeast.
A jury ruled in favor of Pfizer for the 2nd time, finding that the warning label the company provided adequately warned of the medication's possible link to birth defects.
A lawyer involved with the ignition switch lawsuits pending against GM has filed a new motion claiming that GM conspired with multiple parties in covering up serious engineering defects at the heart of multidistrict litigation against the company.
A Federal Appeals Court ruled to reverse the summary judgment made against FedEx drivers claiming they were employees and not independent contractors in Florida, sending the case back to a U.S. District Court.
Birth defect lawsuits against pharmaceutical company Pfizer deal with new reports and expert eligibility.
The Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Profemur hip implants that caused serious complications for patients are headed for their first trial in California.
Levaquin and lawsuits related to similar medications are seeking certification into multidistrict litigation before the JPML.
A $19 million settlement reached out-of-court by Target and MasterCard failed to reach the 90 percent approval needed to be met by financial institutions seeking reimbursement for costs resulting from the 2013 Target data breach.
The recall affecting millions of vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags has reportedly more than doubles to 34 million cars, with the potential to severely thin out the company’s finances as it simultaneously deals with multidistrict litigation.
Lawsuits against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson for the faulty blood thinner continue to grow, while the judge overseeing the case selects specific cases to be reviewed as the MDL enters discovery.
A New Jersey Federal Judge denied summary judgment to a majority of securities fraud lawsuits pending against the pharmaceutical company.
The JPML has ruled to transfer 15 lawsuits against Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Forest Laboratories Inc. for side effects related to their drug Benicar to New Jersey for multidistrict litigation.
With lawsuits mounting against Lumber Liquidators over their toxic laminate flooring, the company has suspended the sale of the tainted product coming from China.
Boston Scientific agreed to pay out $119 million as it reached its first settlement with roughly 10 percent of plaintiffs suing the company for it's faulty transvaginal mesh products.
Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay $2.4 billion to settle lawsuits against the company claiming the diabetes drug Actos led to a higher risk of bladder cancer.
Private settlements in the large air cargo antitrust MDL recently reached a combined total of $1 billion after EVA Airways recently reached a $99 million deal.
LG and Mitsubishi are the latest electronics companies to settle with plaintiffs in the MDL, as they agreed to a deal with Target over the alleged cathode ray tube price-fixing scheme.
Some generics makers in the testosterone replacement therapy lawsuits are attempting to use a 2011 Supreme Court ruling to have the claims filed against them dismissed.
In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states have the power to pursue litigation against energy companies relating to allegations of antitrust activities without the risk of preemption by the National Gas Act or the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission.
The NFL concussion MDL has finally received final approval from the judge overeeing the cae after multiple tries.
The motion to centralize two Testofen actions was denied in April after judges found no necessity in combining only two actions included listed in the request for certification, opting to remand them to their original districts.
In a big decision that influenced expected multi-billion dollar damages related to injuries and deaths due to faulty ignition switches, a New York bankruptcy judge ruled that the new owners of GM were protected from paying damages to plaintiffs according to the parameters of the bankruptcy filed by the old owners.
An attempt by Reckitt Benckiser to toss allegations of antitrust behavior was rebuffed by a federal judge, although some lawsuits filed by end payors were cut from the multidistrict litigation.
A federal judge ruled that bankruptcy agreements made by FCA US LLC after the merger of Fiat and Chrysler will excuse the company from dealing with the lawyers who rained possible conflict of interest concerns after his appointment as a special mediator.
A five-member panel appointed by the Texas Supreme Court has decided to create a new MDL court system to deal with lawsuits brought against insurance companies in relation to hail storms around Texas. The insurers claim they are attempting to protect themselves from predatory litigation tactics that could eventually cause them to no longer offer insurance in some parts of Texas.
Lawsuits alleging four large mobile carriers conspired to artificially increase and fix the price of text message rates was dismissed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
A resolution to Target Corp.'s massive 2013 holiday season data breach is nearing completion as a Minnesota federal judge granted preliminary approval to a $10 million settlement deal proposed by the nationwide retailer.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals has publicly asserted it would be willing to part with more than $2 billion to settle lawsuits involved in the MDL concerning its diabeties drug Actos and its connection to bladder cancer.
Plaintiffs and Defendants have given oral arguments concerning a December filing attempting to transfer lawsuits over the blood pressure drug Benicar before the JPML.
A lawyer who filed lawsuits against a series of wine manufacturers for containing high levels of arsenic is seeking for the cases to be transferred into multidistrict litigation in Louisiana.
Cases continue to mount against Ethicon, Inc. for their defective vaginal mesh implants, with more than 15,000 lawsuits currently part of the MDL filed against the Johnson & Johnson company.
The Chinese company Taishan Gypsum has reached the first of many expected settlements in multidistrict litigation concerning toxic chemicals found in drywall it sold to U.S. homeowners.
Many plaintiffs are hoping to have their federal GMO corn cases remanded to the state level given lengthy projections relating to a possible resolution to multidistrict litigation against Syngenta.
States from the South and Midwest have settled with seed company Monsanto for the negative affects the discovery of their genetically modified wheat product had on the U.S. grain market in 2013.
TIN Inc. and USG Corp. have both agreed to the first settlements approved in multidistrict litigation connected to allegations of price-fixing in the drywall industry.
Class members and the presiding judge in an MDL concerning false car milage rates are unhappy with the plaintiffs' representation after learning of the high proportion of attorney's fees detailed in a proposed settlement.
The eligibility date was expanded to January 2015 for those affected by the DePuy metal-on-metal ASR hip implant, adding more than 1,400 cases.
Over 70,000 class members constitute a nationwide group of plaintiffs attempting to have their lawsuits claiming violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act by Whole Foods certified into Multidistrict Litigation.
Plaintiffs claim that Facebook violated California Family Code laws by refusing refunds to parents whose children had unknowingly made purchases via the company's gaming applications.
A "60 Minutes" report on carcinogens present in flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators has led to class-action lawsuits around the country, with the possibility of multidistrict litigation recently being put on the table.
Lawyers representing the federal class of plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation dealing with improper overdraft fees charged by HSBC are upset with the bank's preliminary settlement agreement with plaintiffs in a New York state court.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals has to pay $3.6 million in damages for the cancerous side effects of its diabetes drug Actos.
Birth Defects Lawsuits Continue to be Filed Over the Off-Label Use of Zofran
A federal judge chided Bayer for contributing to the slow pace of the Yaz and Yasmin birth control MDL, naming a new trial date and cases to be heard during bellwether trials.
Four classes involved in a nationwide lawsuit against General Motors for the false advertisement of safety ratings are appealing to a Florida federal judge to consolidate their claims into multidistrict litigation.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision by a previous court to dismiss antitrust lawsuits against Netflix, stating no injuries-in-fact could be proven.
The First Circuit Court of Appeals threw out an earlier settlement and ruled that only $15 million should be awarded to plaintiff's attorneys, down from the original $30 figure.
Two lawsuits against Indiana health care providers have been consilidated into multidistrict litigation in Massachusetts.
Lawsuits nationwide aimed at the absence of listed ingredients in herbal supplements are appealing to federal judges for consolidation into multidistrict litigation.
Target claims to have inadvertantly given the court more than 40,000 documents pertaining to its data breach litigation. The court rules the retailer's use of the clawback provision not applicable.
A federal judge dismissed the antitrust MDL against Google's Android operating system on February 20, requests plaintiffs restructure arguments and return in three weeks.
The JPML ruled in favor of consolidation for a group of patent infringement lawsuits originally filed by the company Protegrity.
A $8.5 million settlement reached in 2012 was reversed by the Ninth District Court of Appeals following complaints of unfair disbursement and extravagant attorney fees.
Plaintiffs, Defendants and the JPML are still in the midst of assigning a location for the multidistrict litigation over exploding airbags to be centralized. Arguments key on an array of locations all around the U.S.
Four confidential settlements were reached with Johnson & Johnson over their controversial Transvaginal Mesh products.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that the appeal of the dismissed LIBOR MDL can proceed, contrary to the ruling the Second Circuit Court of Appeals originally made.
After the denial of a 2011 settlement that left swindled customers short-changed, the latest settlement in the Babies "R" Us price-fixing lawsuit puts much more cash in the pockets of those who paid for overpriced merchandise.
Plaintiffs have accused DuPont of concealing documents that allegedly hold information about a company the defendants may be trying to work with to dilute settlements.
28 lawsuits alleging that Sprint and Verizon were overbilled by local exchange carriers, many operated by Century Link, were recently consolidated into multidistrict litigation.
Preliminary approval was given to a number of settlements stemming from multidistrict litigation accusing oil companies and gasoline retailers of failing to adjust the price of motor fuel in relation to fluctuations in temperature.
Lawsuits connected to the early deterioration and discoloration of GAF decking materials were consolidated in New Jersey on January 7.
More than 1,600 Lipitor lawsuits are now included in the MDL against Pfizer for failing to warn consumers of the serious side effects connected to their cholesterol drug Lipitor, namely the risk of developing new-onset type 2 diabetes.
Overheating and engine failure are at the heart of a series of lawsuits against heavy-duty truck manufacturer Navistar Inc. that were recently consolidated into multidistrict litigation.
Supreme Court Justices are split in appeal over federal preemption laws concerning state rights to pursue multidistrict litigation against energy companies involved in the natural gas antitrust lawsuit.
Google recently settled with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they allowed for minors to make unauthorized in-app purchases on parents' cell phones, and argue that motion should be enough to deny ongoing class action lawsuits MDL certification.
Louisiana has joined into multidistrict litigation with 14 other states across the country against a number of auto insurers that allegedly suppressed reimbursement rates auto body shops receive for collision repairs.
China recently lifted the ban on Syngenta's genetically modified corn strain MIR162, though parties affected by its initial rejection continue to pursue damages.
25 separate actions against Eli Lily and their antidepressant drug Cymbalta were denied consolidation by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on December 10.
Whole Foods Lawsuits concerning the mislabeled sugar content in their 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt were consolidated into multidistrict litigation December 10.
The Home Depot 2014 data breach that compromised personal information belonging to millions of customers was transferred into multidistrict litigation on December 11.
More than 7,000 lawsuits have been filed in the Depuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement MDL for the product's faulty metal-on-metal design.
21 pending lawsuits against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson concerning the blood thinner Xarelto have been transferred to multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana.
The initial bellwether trials in the growing MDL involving Androgel and other testosterone replacement therapies have been scheduled to take place between October, 2016 and April, 2017.