Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-Apr-05

Jury selection has started for three lawsuits that are consolidated for the first bellwether trial in the 3M earplugs multidistrict litigation (MDL). The selection began on Monday and the trial will be held in Pensacola, Florida.

Personal Injury News: Pick Of Last Month: Apr-2021

The family of a Holyoke woman who died in a crosswalk in 2017 after getting hit by a driver has been awarded $7M in a wrongful death suit. In addition to this amount, the compounded interest will also be added, which makes the settlement amount to be more t

Personal Injury News: Pick Of Last Month: Mar-2021

Southern California Edison, the largest subsidiary of Edison International and the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California, reached a settlement worth $2.2 billion to resolve insurance claims linked to the 2018 Woolsey fire.

The tragic incident happened on Nov. 8, 2018, and destroyed 1,643 structures, killed…

What Happened In The MassTorts World Last Week? 2021-Mar-01

Last month, Valisure researchers highlighted serious health risks inherent in Zantac through two new independent studies published in JAMA Network Open and MedRxiv. In these studies, the online pharmacy established that under simulated gastric conditions the active ingredient ranitidine easily converts to…

What Happened In The MassTorts World Last Week? 2021-Feb-15

On Thursday, McKinsey & Co., the American worldwide management consulting firm, announced that it would pay $573 million to resolve a lawsuit filed over its role in fueling the opioid epidemic.

According to the settlement, which is yet to be approved by the court, the company will have to pay…

What Happened In The MassTorts World Last Week? 2021-Feb-08

Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) trial staff has urged that the commission should not delay the virtual trial slated for April 13 against the tobacco manufacturer Altria's $12.8 billion investment in electronic cigarette company Juul.