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
Fox, meet henhouse. Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that he had ordered the NYPD to crackdown on reckless drivers and cars parked in bike lanes is being ridiculed for one key reason: NYPD officers routinely drive recklessly in their personal cars and often park in bike lanes. A Streetsblog Read More
A judge backed a push by U.S. cities and counties suing opioid makers such as Purdue Pharma LP and Johnson & Johnson to negotiate a settlement as a group but put off until August a final decision on the request. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, overseeing more than 1,900 lawsuits by U.S. Read More
A federal law requiring longer prison sentences for using a gun during a "crime of violence" is unconstitutionally vague, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday. The verdict divided not only the justices in general but President Donald Trump's two nominees in particular: Associate Justice Neil Read More
Jeremy Rosenthal represented a young woman who suffered a pelvic fracture as a result of a motor vehicle accident in 2017. The young woman was a Division 1 swimmer in college and an avid outdoor enthusiast. Before the accident, she enjoyed swimming, hiking, camping, and skiing. After college, she Read More
Bayer AG has asked a California judge to overrule a $2 billion verdict by jurors who found the company’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer responsible for a couple’s cancer, arguing the jury decision was not supported by evidence. The German drugmaker and chemicals company in court filings on Read More
Online pharmacy Valisure has discovered another cancer-causing chemical in blood-pressure pills made by companies including Novartis, according to a petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The filing to the FDA on Thursday involves dimethylformamide, or DMF, a solvent detected in the Read More

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