Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-September-12

The U.S. District Judge presiding over all 3M earplug lawsuits has ordered the parties to participate in a multi-day mediation to discuss settling the litigation, after a bankruptcy judge cleared the way for cases to proceed against 3M Company, despite its Aearo Technologies subsidiary's recent bankruptcy filing.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-September-5

A U.S. judge ruled on Friday that the bankruptcy of a subsidiary did not prevent lawsuits against the non-bankrupt parent business, 3M Co., which means that the company must now deal with more than 230,000 defective earplugs claims.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-August-22

After a jury held the owners of CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies responsible for fueling the opioid epidemic, a federal judge in Ohio ordered them to pay two Ohio counties $650 million over 15 years.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-August-16

Johnson & Johnson announced on Thursday that it will cease selling talc-based baby powder internationally in 2023, more than two years after it stopped selling the product in the United States, which prompted hundreds of consumer safety lawsuits.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-August-8

Tennessee state's attorney general said on Wednesday that he has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens, claiming that the pharmacy giant failed to maintain adequate safeguards against the misuse of prescription painkillers, which contributed to the state's opioid problem.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-August-1

A $45 million class-action settlement was just granted by the federal court presiding over tens of thousands of Roundup weedkiller personal injury lawsuits against Monsanto and its owner, Bayer AG.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-July-25

On Tuesday, Impax Laboratories said that it has reached an agreement to pay $145 million to settle antitrust class actions alleging that the pharmaceutical company conspired unlawfully with Endo International Plc to postpone the release of a generic version of its Opana ER opioid medication.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-July-18

Allergan and Teva, two manufacturers of opioids, have agreed to pay $54 million in cash and medications to reverse overdoses to settle a federal lawsuit filed by San Francisco that claimed the drug business was responsible for a spike in overdoses and addiction that resulted in a public nuisance.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2022-July-11

According to assessments from the Lake County commissioners, the regional body holding authority over how funds from the OneOhio Solution opioid litigation settlement are allocated is largely established and a decision on the "bellwether trial" against pharmacy chains for "irresponsibly distributing drugs" will soon be coming to a resolution.

Personal Injury News: Pick Of Last Month: July-2022

A lawsuit brought by the family of an unarmed Black man who was shot and killed in his car by sheriff's deputies more than a year ago has been settled for $3 million, according to a North Carolina sheriff's office.