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 […]

FDA Orders Juul E-Cigs Off Shelves

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By Emily Field  Law360 (June 23, 2022, 11:12 AM EDT) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday officially said it was ordering e-cigarette giant Juul‘s products off the market, capping off a two-year review process of its tobacco and menthol-flavored vaping products. Previously, the agency had delayed making a decision on the market titan, which has about […]

Bankruptcy judge will consider re-opening some J&J talc cases

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J&J subsidiary prefers to estimate value of talc claims in bankruptcy court Bankruptcy judge said he’s talked with other courts about re-opening cases Judge also approved hiring appellate attorney at “groundbreaking” $2,465 hourly rate (Reuters- By Dietrich Knauth) – A U.S. bankruptcy judge said Tuesday that he may allow some lawsuits that accuse Johnson & Johnson […]

Juul Will Pay $22.5 Million to Settle a Washington State Lawsuit

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Vape pen maker Juul has agreed to settle another state lawsuit alleging that it targeted minors with its marketing. It will pay $22.5 million and undertake measures to prevent underage use and sales to settle a suit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson in September 2020. Juul admits no wrongdoing under the settlement, though it told […]