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    • Post-Trial Rulings on $497 Million Pinnacle Hip Verdict

      Post-Trial Rulings on $497 Million Pinnacle Hip Verdict

      As reported in our article about the second bellwether trial involving an allegedly defective metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implant, $360 million of the $497.6 million verdict rendered in March to five plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit was […]

    • Pinnacle Hip Implant Trials to Continue

      Pinnacle Hip Implant Trials to Continue

      The multidistrict litigation (MDL) regarding allegedly defective Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. unit is being overseen by Texas U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade.  The first bellwether trial in the Pinnacle hip implant MDL […]

    • Donald Trump tries to prejudice Trump University case

      Donald Trump tries to prejudice Trump University case

      The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which have been adopted by all 50 States and the District of Columbia, forbid a lawyer who is participating in a litigation from making public statements about the case “that the lawyer knows […]

    • Takata Airbags and Products Liability Law

      Takata Airbags and Products Liability Law

      As the lawsuits on behalf of the families of victims killed by metal shrapnel from defective Takata airbags mount, it is interesting to read about the strategy of plaintiff’s counsel in these cases.  The most recent Takata lawsuit was filed […]

    • Texas Teen Killed by Defective Takata Airbag

      Texas Teen Killed by Defective Takata Airbag

      Eleven Takata Airbag fatalities so far On March 31, 2016, a 17-year old Texas woman died from injuries she sustained when her 2002 Honda Civic collided with another vehicle in Fort Bend, Texas, causing the Takata airbags to activate.  The […]

    • Study Links Talcum Powder Use to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

      Study Links Talcum Powder Use to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

      “A sprinkle a day keeps the odor away,” according to the old ads for Johnson & Johnson baby powder and Shower to Shower.  For millions of people, sprinkling baby powder on their bodies and underclothing was a daily routine. According […]

    • Takata Airbag Recalls and Deaths Mounting

      Takata Airbag Recalls and Deaths Mounting

      Takata airbags have been recalled in approximately 25 million vehicles worldwide, and at least 12 deaths have been attributed publicly to the defective airbags.  I say “publicly” because there have been confidential settlements, which may have been kept from the […]

    • Ninth Death Linked to Takada Airbag

      Ninth Death Linked to Takada Airbag

      Honda has confirmed that a Takata airbag inflator ruptured during a July crash near Pittsburgh involving a 1991 Honda Accord, and that shrapnel from the rupture likely lead to the death of the young driver.  This would be the ninth […]

    • Class I Recall of MicroPort’s ProFemur Hip Implant due to Fracture Rate

      Class I Recall of MicroPort’s ProFemur Hip Implant due to Fracture Rate

      The FDA announced that it is recalling MicroPort Orthopedics’ ProFemur Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus and Valgus Modular Neck implants over issues with the acute fractures.  The agency labeled the recall as a Class I, the most serious type of recall, […]

    • AutoNation Won’t Sell Recalled Vehicles

      AutoNation Won’t Sell Recalled Vehicles

      Kudos to AutoNation, the country’s largest auto retailer, which announced on Tuesday that it will no longer sell any new or used vehicles under recall that have not been repaired.  It’s time for CarMax and the other major auto retailers […]