Injury Law News

  • Michael Bloomberg launches $160M initiative to ban flavored e-cigarettes
    Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic arm announced plans on Tuesday to spend $160 million over three years in an attempt to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the U.S., saying tobacco companies "are preying on America's youth." Though Bloomberg Philanthropies has
  • Juul under fire from federal regulators for vaping safety claims
    Federal health officials warned electronic cigarette maker Juul Monday to stop saying vaping is safer than smoking because it hasn't complied with regulations that call on companies to prove that's true. The Food and Drug Administration also sent a letter to the company "expressing concern, and
  • Judge denies J&J's attempt to avoid Risperdal punitive damages trial
    PHILADELPHIA – A state court judge decided that a new punitive damages trial will proceed in a Risperdal action that initially resulted in a $1 million-plus verdict in 2015 – above Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to dismiss the case through a motion for summary judgment. Philadelphia County Court
  • The Mysterious Vaping Illness That is Becoming an Epidemic
    An 18-year-old showed up in a Long Island emergency room, gasping for breath, vomiting and dizzy. When a doctor asked if the teenager had been vaping, he said no.   The patient’s older brother, a police officer, was suspicious. He rummaged through the youth’s room and found hidden vials of
A St. Louis auto mechanic won $8.4 million against Ford Motor Co. for asbestos exposure in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s while working at its dealerships. The mechanic, Al Bennett, and his wife, Pam Bennett, were represented by Chris Layloff and Jason Steinmeyer of the Gori Law Firm, who argued that he Read More
Volkswagen has reached a proposed agreement for misstating the fuel economy ratings of 98,000 vehicles earlier this decade. The agreement will see VW paying people who purchased or leased some 2013-2017 model year vehicles from VW, Audi, Bentley and Porsche in the U.S. small sums of money for Read More
In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis. The verdict issued by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman marks the end of the first state trial attempting to hold a Read More
Tallahassee, FL— Jurors Friday hit two Florida bars with a $30.8 million verdict for the devastating brain damage a woman suffered in a hit-and-run that followed a night of underage drinking. Faircloth v. Cantina 101, et al., 2015-CA-002778.   The jury, in the state’s 2nd Judicial Circuit, awarded Read More
The families of two children who were paralyzed after heart surgeries at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will receive $26 million and $12.75 million in settlements with the hospital, state records show. Although the identities of the children are not public, the records describing their cases Read More
NEW ORLEANS - A proposed settlement would give homeowners in primarily five U.S. states, including Virginia, compensation after defective drywall produced by a Chinese company caused damage to homes and properties. If the settlement filed in a New Orleans federal courtroom is approved by a judge, Read More

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