Mass Tort Minute

March 1, 2013

In this week’s edition of ‘Mass Tort Minute,’ Chris Placitella discusses the most recent defective product lawsuits that reached settlements.  It was a good week for customers in defective product suits, with major settlements including: Johnson & Johnson handing down $3.35 million and $7.76 in punitive damages in a defective pelvic mesh case.  Apple agreeing to pay $1 billion to customers whose children downloaded apps from the iTunes store without permission.  Toyota agreeing to pay $1 billion to settles sudden acceleration lawsuits and settling a different case alleging it misled customers about product safety for $29 million with the Attorney General.  Merck paying $688 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it issued misleading statements about the drug Vylorin.


Feburary 6, 2013

Attorney Chris Placitella discusses the week’s personal injury law verdicts, settlements, and new class action lawsuits in this edition of the ‘Mass Tort Minute.’ Two medical device cases against Johnson and Johnson wind down, a NJ judge certifies a class action lawsuit against Merck for a defective prescription judge, BP pleads guilty to manslaughter in Deep Water Horizon incident, two multi-million dollar asbestos-related settlements are announced, and Toyota settles a sudden acceleration lawsuit.

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In this edition of the ‘Mass Tort Minute,’ attorney Chris Placitella discusses the week’s appellate court rulings, verdicts and settlements, new class actions which have been filed, an update on Johnson & Johnson hip impant claims, and up-to-date news on pharmaceutical drugs and defective product litigation occurring in the courts.

In this video, attorney Christopher M. Placitella discusses important questions to ask your pharmacist, especially when it comes to generic drugs versus name brand prescription drug labels. In certain cases, the differences can impact a person’s health.

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