Judge OKs Fees For Talc Lawyers In J&J Unit’s First Ch. 11

A New Jersey bankruptcy judge has told counsel for talc tort claimants in the original Chapter 11 of Johnson & Johnson’s talc spinoff that they are due hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees and expenses, saying the payment was justified by the “extraordinary” circumstances of the case. In an opinion filed, U.S. Bankruptcy JudgeContinue reading “Judge OKs Fees For Talc Lawyers In J&J Unit’s First Ch. 11”

J&J Talc Unit Questions Distress Need In Ch. 11 Appeal

The talc unit of Johnson & Johnson laid out the basis for an appeal of the dismissal of its Chapter 11 case Friday, saying it questions the need for the business to be in financial distress to file for bankruptcy in good faith.  — law360 Settlements are coming!  We are finding and getting settlements signedContinue reading “J&J Talc Unit Questions Distress Need In Ch. 11 Appeal”

Vet Says 3M’s $50M Bellwether Verdict Appeal Is ‘Scattershot’

A veteran who was awarded $50 million in compensatory damages over 3M’s allegedly defective earplugs urged the Eleventh Circuit on Friday not to overturn his verdict.  Veteran Luke Vilsmeyer told the panel that 3M is “grasping at straws” in its arguments that he failed to prove that the combat earplug caused his hearing damage and thatContinue reading “Vet Says 3M’s $50M Bellwether Verdict Appeal Is ‘Scattershot’”

J&J Talc Unit Refiles For Ch. 11 With $8.9B Deal

Johnson & Johnson’s talc unit commenced a new Chapter 11 bankruptcy case Tuesday afternoon, this time coming to court with an $8.9 billion settlement with a group of talc injury claimants whose litigation led to its original insolvency case. In addition to more than 50,000 filed talc injury suits, there are likely to be another 20,000Continue reading “J&J Talc Unit Refiles For Ch. 11 With $8.9B Deal”

L’Oreal Sued Over Alleged Cancer-Causing Products

Hair product maker L’Oreal failed to warn the public that their Black hair care products contained chemicals which posed major health risks, such as uterine cancer, according to two lawsuits filed in Florida and Texas federal court by women who say they had to undergo hysterectomies after decades of repeated exposure.  The personal injury suits sayContinue reading “L’Oreal Sued Over Alleged Cancer-Causing Products”

This Year in Review and to a Happy New Year!

3M3M can’t avoid any part of its alleged liability in massive multidistrict litigation over injuries purportedly caused by its Combat Arms Earplugs, a Florida federal judge ruled, saying the company cannot shift the blame to its codefendant.  This came after 3M was denied a new trial earlier after a jury awarded a veteran Green Beret $50Continue reading “This Year in Review and to a Happy New Year!”

Calif. Woman Awarded $50M In Talc Suit

A Los Angeles jury has awarded a 76-year-old woman and her husband more than $50 million in damages for the cancer she said she got from using Avon cosmetics containing asbestos-tainted talc, according to a pair of verdicts. The jury found that Avon Products Inc.’s negligence in manufacturing its cosmetics was a substantial factor in causing harmContinue reading “Calif. Woman Awarded $50M In Talc Suit”

3M Can’t Get Gov’t Contractor Immunity

A law firm recently hit a dead-end on a product liability case in which they had the correct and current contact information for their client, but she was completely unresponsive to their attempts to reach her by phone or by mail.  Puzzled, the lawyers turned to us for help.   We launched a search andContinue reading “3M Can’t Get Gov’t Contractor Immunity”

Lawyer Wins $4.8M Jury Verdict in Hernia Mesh Trial

A Hawaii man won $4.8 million in a hernia mesh lawsuit.  Becton, Dickinson and Co’s C.R. Bard Inc subsidiary must pay the $4.8 million to Paul Trevino, who said he suffered serious complications after being implanted with the company’s hernia repair mesh.  The Rhode Island attorney who served as the lead counsel for Trevino saidContinue reading “Lawyer Wins $4.8M Jury Verdict in Hernia Mesh Trial”

We Can Obtain Military Records For Your 3M Clients!

Your clients may be having trouble obtaining proof of military service; form DD214.  It can be a long process, exhausting and highly frustrating.  Most vets will be routed to the national archive free records request system.  It is a manual process that requires you to print, sign, stamp, and mail or fax a confusing applicationContinue reading “We Can Obtain Military Records For Your 3M Clients!”