Talcum Powder Lawsuits Reassigned To New MDL Judge, Days After J&J Bankruptcy Plan Rejected By Appeals Court
Feb 02, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

Following the retirement of the original talcum powder MDL judge, the U.S. JPML has appointed U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp to oversee proceedings as active litigation gets back underway in thousands of cases. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has reassigned all federal talcum powder lawsuits to a new judge after U.S. District […]...Continue reading

J&J Talcum Powder Bankruptcy Filing Overturned By Appeals Court, Saying Subsidiary Faced No “Financial Distress”
Jan 30, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

This is the second major ruling against corporations trying to use a controversial legal strategy to avoid massive product liability costs. In what appears to be a repudiation of the controversial legal maneuver known as the Texas Two-Step, a federal appeals court has rejected Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to force thousands of talcum powder lawsuits […]...Continue reading

Federal Court Dismisses J&J Texas Two-step Bankruptcy Petition; Full Judgment Included
Jan 30, 2023 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

By Christina Grube This morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit dismissed a bankruptcy petition by Johnson & Johnson, forcing the company’s subsidiary, LTL Management, to continue litigating lawsuits filed by plaintiffs alleging the company’s talcum powder causes cancer and other serious health issues. The ruling reverses a previous controversial decision […]

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Coca-Cola Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over High PFAS Levels in Simply Orange Juice Products
Jan 30, 2023 by Russell Maas

The class action lawsuit claims Simply Orange contains levels of PFAS many times higher than those recommended by the EPA. According to allegations raised in a recently filed class action lawsuit, the Coca-Cola Company falsely advertises its “Simply Tropical” juice products as all natural, when in fact that juice products contain high levels of per- […]...Continue reading

Court Consolidates 40 Zantac Lawsuits Pending in New York State for Pretrial Litigation
Jan 27, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

Zantac lawsuit filings have shifted to New York and other state courts after a federal judge issued a ruling last month that resulted in the dismissal of the litigation. With a growing number of Zantac lawsuits being filed in various different state courts nationwide following the controversial decision of a federal judge to dismiss thousands […]...Continue reading