Premature Infant NEC Lawsuit Alleges Formula Caused Newborn’s Death
Jun 24, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A Colorado mother says feeding her premature son Similac and Enfamil resulted in a fatal case of necrotizing enterocolitis.

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3M Earplug Settlement Discussions To Be Held at Multi-Day Mediation This Summer, Court Orders
Jun 13, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A federal judge has ordered parties involved in 3M Combat Arms earplugs litigation to hold multi-day settlement negotiation discussions next month, in an attempt to resolve the litigation before federal courts nationwide have to deal with tens of thousands of trials.

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Research contract gave Bayer control of neonics study methods, but university researchers claim full credit
Jun 09, 2022 by Abbe Hamilton

A research contract gave multinational pesticide manufacturers ample influence over pesticide research conducted at a state university. Experts in research ethics found fault with the influence the contract gave the funders, and linked the situation to broader transparency failures in corporate-funded research. Resulting scientific studies only acknowledged the funds the pesticide manufacturers contributed to the […]...Continue reading

Opioid Bankruptcy Litigation Updates
Jun 02, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

At a hearing held on April 29, 2022, a six-member panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was asked by lawyers representing OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma to approve the bankruptcy plan submitted earlier in the year, currently estimated to be worth between $5.5 and 6 billion.  In addition to contributing billions […]...Continue reading

Foley Hoag Partner Giselle Joffre on False Claims Act Enforcement
Jun 01, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Foley Hoag partner Giselle Joffre says that False Claims Act enforcement is skewed against defendants. Giselle Joffre “There are some big hammers with respect to potential disbarment or exclusion from federal reimbursement, the heavy toll of litigation costs and the reputational concerns for public companies,” Joffre told Corporate Crime Reporter in an interview last week. […]...Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Seeking to Avoid Thousands of Lawsuits With Texas Two-Step
May 19, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Johnson & Johnson is seeking to execute a corporate bankruptcy shell game known as the ‘Texas Two-Step’ to avoid facing claims from cancer-stricken customers. The ‘Texas Two-Step’ is the name given to a highly controversial legal strategy that some of the biggest companies are now using to shield their assets from accountability. It allows massively […]...Continue reading

Facebook Hack Victims Left Out in the Cold
May 10, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

A number of Facebook hack victims are being left out in the cold by Facebook. In recent days, Facebook users across the country have had their Facebook pages deleted and have been unable to recover them. And Facebook has not been responsive to those hack victims. Victims have been posting their stories on other social […]...Continue reading

Single Payer Docs Now Want National Health Service
May 09, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

A group of high profile single payer advocates now say single payer is not enough and are calling for a move toward a Veterans Administration (VA) style universal healthcare system. David Himmelstein In an article in The Nation magazine last week, doctors David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Adam Gaffney, Don McCanne and John Geyman called […]...Continue reading

Bayer pressured researchers over neonic study results, but researchers pushed back
May 05, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Agrichemical giant Bayer helped fund a study by university academics, then pressured them to omit photos that implicated a defective insecticide-treated seed product as a threat to bees, according to communications obtained by U.S. Right to Know. Several seed and insecticide companies, including Bayer, paid Ohio State University researchers to determine how much their insecticide-coated […]...Continue reading

Litigation Update: MDL 3026 Created for 17 Infant Formula Litigation Cases
May 05, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

The Motion to Transfer cases pending against Abbott Laboratories involving injuries allegedly caused by its infant formula was heard at the March 31, 2022 meeting of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML).  Abbott, with support from Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, another formula manufacturer and co-defendant in a number of the cases, filed the […]...Continue reading