Injury Law News

  • Drug companies back effort to remove judge from opioid lawsuit
    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
  • Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy
    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
  • Illinois lawsuit filed against Juul
    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-
  • 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
Growing up on a farm in Lunenburg, Jessica Jacobson dreamed of becoming the first in her family to go to college. She graduated from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg in 2002, and went on to get an associate degree in web design from Mount Wachusett Community College in Read More
July 30 (Reuters) - Capital One Financial Corp was sued on Tuesday after the bank said a hacker who has since been arrested accessed personal information belonging to about 106 million people in the United States and Canada. The lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed in the federal court in Read More
When Neil Armstrong died in a Cincinnati hospital two weeks after undergoing heart surgery in 2012, his family released a touching tribute addressing the astronaut’s millions of admirers around the globe. “Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty,” they wrote, telling fans of the Read More
First, Karen Ward was sexually harassed by her boss. When she spoke up, the former Ernst & Young partner faced retaliation. Then, she was fired. Now, Ward, 49, is fighting back — but it’s costing her an astonishing amount of money just to bring her case to court.  She’s paid $185,000 so far to Read More
Newly unsealed documents in a landmark lawsuit Tuesday in Cleveland show the pressure within drug companies to sell opioids in the face of numerous red flags during the height of the epidemic. The release of the exhibits — sworn depositions of executives, internal corporate emails and experts’ Read More
Even as Bayer AG got a jury verdict slashed to $25.3 million from $80.3 million in a California case alleging exposure to its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, the judge who made the cut found the company’s behavior “reprehensible.” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ruled Monday Read More

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