Biostatistician Tells Jury Pratt & Whitney Caused Cancers

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A biostatistician told Florida jurors Monday that radioactive waste from a former Pratt & Whitney rocket and aerospace testing site had contaminated a nearby Palm Beach County neighborhood and caused a cancer cluster in the area. In a federal court in West Palm Beach, Dr. Francesca Dominici, a biostatistician at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public […]

Juul Buyers Win Cert. For 4 Classes In Vape MDL

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By Lauren Berg ·       Law360 — The California federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation alleging Juul Labs Inc. deceptively advertised their vaping products to young people certified on Tuesday four classes of people who bought the electronic-cigarette company’s products. U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick in a 94-page order granted the consumers’ request for class certification of two […]

SF Says Pharmaceutical Cos. Created City’s Opioid Crisis

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By Bonnie Eslinger ·       Law360 — A lawyer for San Francisco has told a California federal judge overseeing a bellwether bench trial in multidistrict opioid litigation that Anda, Allergan, Teva and Walgreens promoted and distributed the powerful painkillers in ways that created a public nuisance that endangered the health and safety of the city’s residents. Thursday’s proceedings — a discussion […]