Injury Law News

  • PG&E Is Offering $13.5 Billion in Compensation to Wildfire Victims
    Bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. is trying to offer $13.5 billion in compensation to the victims of wildfires sparked by its power lines as part of a restructuring plan, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The offer by the San Francisco-based power company would match the
  • Woman injured in Hoboken train crash gets $1.5M from NJ Transit
    A woman who was injured in the Sept. 29, 2016 crash of a commuter train into Hoboken Terminal has reached a $1.5 million settlement of a lawsuit she brought against NJ Transit. The New Jersey Law Journal first reported NJ Transit’s settlement with LaTonya Story, 45, of Garnersville New York, who
  • Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Families’ Lawsuit Against Gunmaker
    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the gun industry, refusing to block a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. by family members of nine people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The lawsuit blames the gunmaker’s marketing practices for inspiring the killer, Adam Lanza, who
  • Judge Grills PG&E Over Cable That Failed Before Massive Wildfire
    A federal judge overseeing the probation of utility giant PG&E Corp. is demanding information on a power line that failed minutes before a massive wildfire broke out last month in Northern California.   U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered PG&E to respond to several questions about so-
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating thousands of Jeep Wranglers made as 2018MY and MY2019 cars in a bid to determine if early examples of the JL-generation model have bad frame welds. A probe was kicked off by the Office of Defects Investigation in October Read More
Lawyers for drug companies and pharmacies have expressed support for removing a federal judge who has been overseeing lawsuits against the companies over their alleged role in the opioid crisis. In court documents filed Saturday, the companies questioned whether U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Read More
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic. Purdue’s board met Sunday evening to approve the long-expected bankruptcy filing, which the company Read More
An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year sued a leading e-cigarette maker on Friday, accusing it of deliberately marketing to young people and sending the message that vaping is cool. Attorneys filed a lawsuit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of 18- Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More

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