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Class Action/Mass Torts

Jury Finds Reckless Indifference of Johnson & Johnson and its Talc Supplier and Awards $80 Million in Punitive Damages for Selling Powder Containing Asbestos

  On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, a New Jersey state jury slammed Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier with combined punitive damages of $80 million after finding that the pharmaceutical giant acted with reckless indifference in selling asbestos-containing talcum powder that contributed to a man's development of mesothelioma. After awarding last week a $37 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and the company's French-based...
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Talc Powder Being Examined for Asbestos-Related Medical Problems

After a $37 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and the company's French-based talc supplier, Imerys Talc America, for its talcum powder causing cancer, comes news that the product may contain cancer-causing asbestos particles that the company failed to disclose to the public. Some consumers have been using Johnson & Johnson talc products for years, even using it for babies because the marketing of the...
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Proposed Settlement in Pella Proline Window Class Action Before District Court Judge for Review

Plaintiffs' counsel petitioned the court on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 for approval of a proposed settlement between Pella Window Corp. and consumers who purchased Pella Proline wood casement windows between the years 1991 and 2009 that now display wood rot.The settlement comes after several years of contentious litigation.The magistrate judge oversaw discovery, and also presided over extensive settlement discussions. The magistrate ultimately made a recommendation...
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Clifford Law Offices Files Class Action Complaint Involving the Opioid Crisis

Clifford Law Offices filed a class action complaint in Mississippi federal court on behalf of a number of health care institutions that seek to hold a number of pharmaceutical companies responsible for the over-prescribing of opioid medications. The 134-page complaint filed in the Southern District of Mississippi's federal court alleges that the opioid crisis in America is caused by "Defendant's unlawful marketing, sales, and distribution...
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Clifford Law Offices Files Class Action Lawsuits Against Equifax

Clifford Law Offices has filed five class action lawsuits on behalf of Equifax consumers who have been subject to the massive data breach announced a few months ago. One class action lawsuit alleges that Equifax knew that the consumers' information (names, full Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and possibly driver's license numbers and credit card information) were compromised by a third party hacker as...
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