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Survivors of Defective Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Meet with NYS Attorney General, Request Criminal Investigations by State AGs into CEO’s Alleged Destruction of Documents

Today, all the female survivors of the defective Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh implants submitted a petition and request to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, demanding a criminal investigation of J&J CEO Alex Gorsky and his alleged destruction of documents relating to the product. Prior to today’s submission, 44 states presented investigation requests to […]

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$10B Verdict Restored In Philip Morris Light Cigarettes Lawsuit

An Illinois appeals court reinstated a $10 billion verdict on April 29 in a class action accusing Philip Morris USA Inc. of deceptively marketing light cigarettes. The appellate court said a lower court wrongly speculated that Illinois Supreme Court justices would have favored the defendant despite new evidence. The ruling revived an 11-year-old case which […]

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Decade Old Apartheid Abuse Cases against IBM and Ford Allowed to Proceed

Apparently time does not heal all wounds. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in New York ruled that IBM Corp and Ford Motor Company are not off of the hook as far as lawsuits in apartheid abuse cases dating back 10 years. There are three suits which aim to hold the two companies responsible for selling […]

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Johnson & Johnson Drug Company Ordered to Pay $3M for Birth Defect

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, was ordered by a Philadelphia jury to pay $3 million for a child’s birth injuries. The jury found that the injuries occurred as a result of the mother Kelly Anderson taking Janssen drug Topomax while pregnant. It was ruled that Janssen failed to provide adequate label information, […]

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Johnson & Johnson Drug Company Agrees to Pay $5.9 Million in Risperdal Settlement

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has agreed to a settlement of $5.9 million stemming from a 2008 Risperdal lawsuit. The suit accused the company of using illegal, unfair and deceptive practices when marketing the antipsychotic drug, according to The National Trial Lawyers. The lawsuit was originally filed by the Montana State Attorney […]

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Medtronic Faces Repercussions because of the Court’s Reversal

Medtronic may not be a big fan of the Appellate Court these days, and with good reason. The company is back to facing a negligence lawsuit because of an off-label use of their product Infuse. The situation goes like this; a male patient underwent spinal surgery. The surgeon used Infuse. The patient went numb. A […]

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