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Volkswagen Class Action Settlement

The federal judge handling the Volkswagen Class Action lawsuits in the U.S. approved a $14.7 billion settlement Tuesday, October 25th. The Northern District of Illinois federal court said in its Executive Summary that "The goal of the Volkswagen Class Settlement Program is to compensate everyone who owned or leased a Volkswagen or Audi 2.0-liter TDI vehicle ("Eligible Vehicle") on September 18, 2015 (the date the...
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Federal Judge Certifies Class Action Against State Farm in $7.6 Billion+ “Dark Money” Action

An Illinois federal judge late Friday (Sept. 16, 2016) granted class certification to plaintiffs representing 4.7 million State Farm policyholders involved in a complex Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") regarding an alleged scheme involving campaign contributions being poured into an Illinois Supreme Court justice's race to influence the reversal of a $1.05 billion decision. If successful, that could result in a more than...
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Talc Mining Company Named in Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

  In recent years, some women who used talcum powder as part of their daily routine have developed ovarian cancer. Presently, more than 1000 women and surviving family members have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. In 2016, juries in Missouri ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million and $55 million respectively in cases...
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Proposed Class Action VW Settlement Awaits Court Approval — Class Members Invited to Examine Proposal

Volkswagen has reached proposed Settlements involving 2.0-liter Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles with the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"), the California Attorney General, the California Air Resources Board ("CARB"), the Federal Trade Commission, and current vehicle owners/lessees and certain former vehicle owners/lessees in the United States. If the proposed Settlements are approved by the California Judge, then Volkswagen has agreed to: Buy back, terminate...
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Clifford Law Accepting Victims of Talc and Talc Powder Causing Ovarian Cancer

Despite two multi­-million­-dollar verdicts this year against Johnson & Johnson for its talc products causing ovarian cancer in women who used it for feminine hygiene, the company continues to sell these products without safety warnings. Johnson & Johnson faces several more decisive trials on the same issue this year and several already scheduled for next year from California to St. Louis to New Jersey. Clifford...
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