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    • Why are E-Cigarettes Blowing Up?

      Why are E-Cigarettes Blowing Up?

      Before any of you vaping fanatics get all fired up (pun intended) about this post, watch this You Tube video – <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1LjSuq0rk8″>E-Cigarette Explodes in Man’s Pocket</a>. The poor guy is simply trying to pay for something at the Shell […]

    • Virginia now has a Discovery Rule for Medical Device Cases

      Virginia now has a Discovery Rule for Medical Device Cases

      “In products liability actions against parties other than health care providers…for injury to the person resulting from or arising as a result of the implantation of any medical device, [the cause of action shall be deemed to accrue] when the person knew or should have known of the injury and its causal connection to the device.”

    • 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 […]