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Tina Bellon

Merck lacks arguments to overturn Fosamax ruling, plaintiffs tell SCOTUS

Nov 19 2018

Some 500 women suing Merck & Co over its osteoporosis drug Fosamax have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal appeals court ruling that allowed their cases to move forward.

MDL Watch: Consolidation sought in infant opioid and firefighting foam litigation

Nov 16 2018

A federal judicial panel is set to weigh requests to create multidistrict litigation for products liability lawsuits against several companies over infants born opioid-dependent and foams with C-8 used to fight liquid fuel fires.

California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March

Nov 16 2018

A California judge on Thursday granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG's Monsanto unit, alleging the company's glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease.

New jury fails to reach verdict in J&J South Carolina talc cancer trial

Nov 16 2018

A second South Carolina jury on Thursday failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a case by a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer.

Consumers urge U.S. court to uphold Nestle non-GMO labeling lawsuit

Nov 15 2018

A proposed class of consumers has asked a federal California court to reject Nestle USA Inc's motion to dismiss their lawsuit alleging the world's largest foodmaker misled shoppers about its "No GMO ingredients" label.

California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March

Nov 15 2018

Nov 15 A California judge on Thursday granted an expedited trial for March in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG's Monsanto unit, alleging the company's glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease.

Imerys asks MDL judge to block plaintiffs' access to talc tests in state court

Nov 14 2018

The talc supplier to Johnson & Johnson is asking a federal judge in New Jersey to weigh in on a discovery request in a California state court lawsuit alleging asbestos contamination in J&J talc products caused a woman to develop cancer.

Jury clears J&J of liability in California talc cancer case

Nov 14 2018

A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said.

J&J, others face new talc cancer trial against firm that won $4.7 bln in similar case

Nov 13 2018

As trials against Johnson & Johnson and its supplier Imerys Talc America over allegedly asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products causing cancer are ramping up across the country, the law firm that clinched a multi-plaintiff $4.69 billion talc verdict in July is preparing for another jury to hear its arguments.

NYC tells 2nd Circuit climate change case should be revived

Nov 12 2018

The City of New York urged a federal appeals court to revive its climate change lawsuit against five major oil companies, saying the lower court had erred when it concluded the city's claims were preempted by federal law.

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