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
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
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 Read More
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 Read More
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

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